7th Grade Science Prefix, Root, Suffix Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What does the word Biology mean?

    • A.

      Living things

    • B.

      The study of life

    • C.

      Animals

    Correct Answer
    B. The study of life
    Explanation
    The word "Biology" refers to the study of life. It encompasses the investigation of living organisms, their structure, function, growth, evolution, and distribution. By studying biology, scientists gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and interconnectedness of living systems, from microscopic cells to entire ecosystems. This field of study helps us comprehend the various processes and phenomena that occur in living organisms, including their interactions with the environment and other organisms.

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  • 2. 

    What does the word Microscope mean?

    • A.

      To see small things

    • B.

      Small mouthwash

    • C.

      Seeing things

    Correct Answer
    A. To see small things
    Explanation
    The word "Microscope" refers to a device that allows us to see small objects or details that are not visible to the naked eye. It magnifies the image of the object, enabling us to observe and study it in detail. Therefore, the correct answer is "to see small things."

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  • 3. 

    What is placed before a root word?

    • A.

      Suffix

    • B.

      Letters

    • C.

      Prefix

    • D.

      Compound word

    Correct Answer
    C. Prefix
    Explanation
    A prefix is placed before a root word. A prefix is a word part that is added to the beginning of a root word to change its meaning or create a new word. It is a type of affix that helps to modify the root word's meaning. In this context, a prefix is the correct answer as it is the word part that precedes the root word.

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  • 4. 

    Scientists use _________________ to see stars that are millions of miles away.

    • A.

      Transports

    • B.

      Spectators

    • C.

      Telescopes

    • D.

      Synonyms

    Correct Answer
    C. Telescopes
    Explanation
    Scientists use telescopes to see stars that are millions of miles away. Telescopes are optical instruments that gather and magnify light, allowing scientists to observe celestial objects such as stars, planets, and galaxies. By using telescopes, scientists can study the properties and behavior of stars, collect data, and make important discoveries about the universe.

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  • 5. 

    What does the root word "tele" mean?

    • A.

      To talk

    • B.

      To look

    • C.

      Across

    • D.

      Far away

    Correct Answer
    D. Far away
    Explanation
    The root word "tele" means "far away". This can be seen in words like "television" (seeing things from far away), "telecommunication" (communicating over long distances), and "telescope" (seeing distant objects).

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  • 6. 

    Firefighters needed to use the _____ant to put out the fire

    • A.

      Hydr

    • B.

      Graph

    • C.

      Therm

    • D.

      Ped

    Correct Answer
    A. Hydr
    Explanation
    Firefighters needed to use the "hydrant" to put out the fire. A hydrant is a device connected to a water supply, typically found on streets, that firefighters can use to access water and extinguish fires. Using a hydrant allows firefighters to quickly and efficiently obtain a large volume of water to combat the fire.

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  • 7. 

    I needed a THERMAL blanket when it got cold outside. What do you think the word THERMAL means?

    • A.

      Conserving water

    • B.

      Walking

    • C.

      Conserving heat

    • D.

      Writing

    Correct Answer
    C. Conserving heat
    Explanation
    The word "thermal" is commonly used to describe something related to heat. In this context, the person needed a blanket that could help retain or conserve heat when it got cold outside. Therefore, the correct answer is "Conserving heat".

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  • 8. 

    The word "logy" means

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      The study of

    • D.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    C. The study of
    Explanation
    The word "logy" is a suffix that is commonly used to indicate the study or science of a particular subject. For example, biology is the study of living organisms, psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, and geology is the study of the Earth. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "the study of."

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  • 9. 

    The word carnivore means

    • A.

      Animal

    • B.

      Plant eater

    • C.

      Dinosaur

    • D.

      Meat eater

    Correct Answer
    D. Meat eater
    Explanation
    The word carnivore refers to an organism that primarily consumes meat as its main source of nutrition. Carnivores are known for their ability to hunt and feed on other animals. They possess specialized adaptations such as sharp teeth and claws that enable them to capture and consume their prey efficiently. This term is commonly used in biology and zoology to classify animals based on their dietary habits and ecological roles.

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  • 10. 

    The word "phobia" mean

    • A.

      Spiders

    • B.

      Enjoyment, like

    • C.

      Dislike, fear

    • D.

      Sleep

    Correct Answer
    C. Dislike, fear
    Explanation
    The word "phobia" refers to an intense and irrational fear or dislike of something. It is commonly used to describe a specific type of anxiety disorder characterized by an overwhelming fear or aversion towards a particular object, situation, or activity. Therefore, the correct answer is "dislike, fear."

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