6th Grade Vocabulary Test: Prefixes Uni-, Bi-, And Tri-

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6th Grade Vocabulary Test: Prefixes Uni-, Bi-, And Tri- - Quiz

Prefixes Uni-, Bi- and Tri- are used to mean one, two or three. How well do you know the meaning of words after any of the three prefixes are added? Give the practice test below a try and see which new words you don’t know yet. Best of luck as you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word means "singing or speaking at the same time?"

    • A.

      Unison

    • B.

      Tripod

    • C.

      Biannual

    • D.

      Triathlon

    Correct Answer
    A. Unison
    Explanation
    Unison means singing or speaking at the same time. It refers to a group of people performing together in perfect harmony, with their voices or words synchronized.

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  • 2. 

    Which word means "a three legged stand to support a camera or other apparatus?"

    • A.

      Tripod

    • B.

      Biannual

    • C.

      Triathlon

    • D.

      Bilingual

    Correct Answer
    A. Tripod
    Explanation
    A tripod is a three-legged stand commonly used to support a camera or other apparatus. It provides stability and helps prevent camera shake, allowing for steady and clear photographs or videos. The other options, biannual, triathlon, and bilingual, do not relate to a three-legged stand or support for an apparatus.

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  • 3. 

    Which word means "which happens twice a year?"

    • A.

      Biannual

    • B.

      Triathlon

    • C.

      Bilingual

    • D.

      Trilogy

    Correct Answer
    A. Biannual
    Explanation
    Biannual means occurring twice a year.

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  • 4. 

    Which word means "a competition that consists of three athletic events?"

    • A.

      Triathlon

    • B.

      Uniformity

    • C.

      Bilingual

    • D.

      Unique

    Correct Answer
    A. Triathlon
    Explanation
    A triathlon is a competition that consists of three athletic events, typically swimming, cycling, and running. It is a word specifically used to describe this type of competition, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 5. 

    Which word means "remaining the same; does not change?"

    • A.

      Uniformity

    • B.

      Bilingual

    • C.

      Trilogy

    • D.

      Ambidextrous

    Correct Answer
    A. Uniformity
    Explanation
    Uniformity means remaining the same and not changing. It refers to the state of being consistent, constant, or unchanging. It implies a lack of variation or deviation. In this context, the word "uniformity" perfectly fits the given definition of "remaining the same; does not change."

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  • 6. 

    What does the word "bilingual" mean?

    • A.

      Being able to speak two languages

    • B.

      A series with three parts

    • C.

      One-of-a-kind; one that is different from others

    • D.

      To join together; to make one

    Correct Answer
    A. Being able to speak two languages
    Explanation
    The word "bilingual" refers to the ability to speak two languages. It indicates that a person is proficient in two different languages and can communicate effectively in both. This term is commonly used to describe individuals who have acquired fluency in two languages, allowing them to understand, speak, read, and write in both languages. Being bilingual is considered a valuable skill in today's globalized world, as it enables individuals to communicate and interact with people from different linguistic backgrounds.

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  • 7. 

    What does the word "trilogy" mean?

    • A.

      A series with three parts

    • B.

      The ability to use both hands equally

    • C.

      Which happens twice a year

    • D.

      Singing or speaking at the same time

    Correct Answer
    A. A series with three parts
    Explanation
    The word "trilogy" refers to a series that consists of three parts. It is commonly used to describe a set of three books, movies, or any other form of artistic work that is interconnected and tells a complete story across the three parts.

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  • 8. 

    What does the word "unique" mean?

    • A.

      One-of-a-kind; one that is different from others

    • B.

      Singing or speaking at the same time

    • C.

      A series with three parts

    • D.

      Which happens twice a year

    Correct Answer
    A. One-of-a-kind; one that is different from others
    Explanation
    The word "unique" means that something is one-of-a-kind or different from others. It implies that there is only one of its kind and there are no other similar or identical things.

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  • 9. 

    What does the word "ambidextrous" mean?

    • A.

      The ability to use both hands equally

    • B.

      Which happens twice a year

    • C.

      Singing or speaking at the same time

    • D.

      One-of-a-kind; one that is different from others

    Correct Answer
    A. The ability to use both hands equally
    Explanation
    The word "ambidextrous" refers to the ability to use both hands equally. This means that a person who is ambidextrous can perform tasks with either their right or left hand with equal skill and dexterity.

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  • 10. 

    What does the word "unify" mean?

    • A.

      To join together; to make one

    • B.

      A three legged stand to support a camera or other apparatus

    • C.

      Singing or speaking at the same time

    • D.

      The ability to use both hands equally

    Correct Answer
    A. To join together; to make one
    Explanation
    The word "unify" means to join together or make one. It implies bringing different elements or entities together to create a single, cohesive whole.

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  • 11. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? The teacher wanted his students to sing in ____________________, but they kept singing at different times.

    • A.

      Unison

    • B.

      Unify

    • C.

      Bilingual

    • D.

      Unique

    Correct Answer
    A. Unison
    Explanation
    The word "unison" completes the sentence because it means singing or performing together at the same time and in the same way. This is the desired outcome that the teacher wanted from his students, but they were not able to achieve it as they kept singing at different times.

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  • 12. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? Joan can write with her left and right hand.  I guess that makes her ___________________________.

    • A.

      Ambidextrous

    • B.

      Biannual

    • C.

      Bilingual

    • D.

      Unify

    Correct Answer
    A. Ambidextrous
    Explanation
    Joan's ability to write with both her left and right hand indicates that she is ambidextrous, meaning she is equally skilled with both hands.

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  • 13. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? Trevor will compete in this year's ____________________________.  He had three events that he needs to train for in order to do well. 

    • A.

      Triathlon

    • B.

      Bilingual

    • C.

      Trilogy

    • D.

      Unique

    Correct Answer
    A. Triathlon
    Explanation
    Trevor will compete in this year's triathlon. He had three events that he needs to train for in order to do well. A triathlon is a multi-sport race that consists of three continuous and sequential endurance races. This word is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence as it fits the context of Trevor participating in a competition with multiple events.

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  • 14. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? The school wants the students to be in _________________________ with their dress code.  That is why they will not allow different colored shirts to be worn underneath the polo shirt.

    • A.

      Uniformity

    • B.

      Triathlon

    • C.

      Unison

    • D.

      Tripod

    Correct Answer
    A. Uniformity
    Explanation
    The word "uniformity" completes the sentence because it means the state of being uniform or consistent, which aligns with the school's desire for the students to follow the dress code in a consistent manner.

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  • 15. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? Trang is ____________________ because he can speak English and Korean.

    • A.

      Bilingual

    • B.

      Trilogy

    • C.

      Biannual

    • D.

      Unique

    Correct Answer
    A. Bilingual
    Explanation
    The word "bilingual" completes the sentence because it means being able to speak two languages fluently, which fits the context of the sentence where Trang can speak English and Korean.

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  • 16. 

    Is the following word being used properly? The store has a biannual sale each year.  It only happens once, so you should get there soon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "biannual" means occurring twice a year. In the given sentence, it states that the store has a biannual sale each year, but then contradicts itself by saying it only happens once. This is a misuse of the word, as it should be "annual" instead of "biannual." Therefore, the given word is not being used properly.

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  • 17. 

    Is the following word being used properly? Tony uses a tripod to stand his camera by itself so that he can take a group photo with him included.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "tripod" is being used properly in this sentence. A tripod is a three-legged stand that is used to support a camera or other equipment. In this sentence, Tony is using a tripod to stand his camera by itself, indicating that he is using it correctly. He is using the tripod to take a group photo with himself included, which is a common purpose for using a tripod. Therefore, the word "tripod" is being used properly in this sentence.

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  • 18. 

    Is the following word being used properly? That painting is unique.  Everyone has one in their home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "unique" means being the only one of its kind or having no equal. In this context, if everyone has the same painting in their home, it cannot be considered unique. Therefore, the word is not being used properly.

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  • 19. 

    Is the following word being used properly? I love this trilogy that I am reading.  I am on my fourth book!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "trilogy" refers to a series of three books or movies. In the given statement, the person says they love the trilogy they are reading and that they are on their fourth book. This contradicts the definition of a trilogy, as it should only have three books. Therefore, the word "trilogy" is not being used properly in this context.

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  • 20. 

    Is the following word being used properly? Winning the competition will hopefully unify our class again.  It will be nice to see everyone get along.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "unify" is being used properly in the given sentence. The sentence suggests that winning the competition will bring the class together and make everyone get along, indicating a sense of unity. Therefore, the word "unify" is used correctly in this context.

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