9th Grade Vocabulary Quiz: Prefixes And Suffixes!

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Welcome to the 9th Grade Vocabulary Quiz: Prefixes and Suffixes! Prefixes are letters that are added before a word, while suffixes are added after the word. These add-ons either modify a word or make up a new word. Every suffix and prefix is designed to give a specific meaning, and in this quiz, we aim to test out how well you know them and what they mean. All you need to do is choose the best description you see fit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Urb

    • A.

      Warlike

    • B.

      City

    • C.

      To do, make

    • D.

      Contrary

    Correct Answer
    B. City
  • 2. 

    Belli

    • A.

      To lead

    • B.

      State, condition of

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      Warlike

    Correct Answer
    D. Warlike
    Explanation
    The word "belli" is derived from the Latin word "bellum" which means war. The suffix "-like" is added to the word "belli" to form the adjective "warlike." This adjective describes someone or something that is inclined towards or characteristic of war. Therefore, the correct answer is "warlike."

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  • 3. 

    Ante-

    • A.

      Before, in front of

    • B.

      In back of

    • C.

      Pertaining to, like

    • D.

      State, condition of

    Correct Answer
    A. Before, in front of
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" means "before" or "in front of." It is used to indicate something that occurs or is positioned prior to or in front of something else.

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  • 4. 

    -hood

    • A.

      Law, right

    • B.

      Warlike

    • C.

      State, condition of

    • D.

      Pertaining to, like

    Correct Answer
    C. State, condition of
    Explanation
    The suffix "-hood" is used to indicate the state or condition of something. It is added to a noun to form a new noun that represents the state or condition associated with the original noun. For example, "childhood" refers to the state or condition of being a child. Similarly, "neighborhood" refers to the state or condition of living in a particular area or community. Therefore, the correct answer is "state, condition of".

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  • 5. 

    Duc/duct

    • A.

      To lead

    • B.

      Light

    • C.

      Pertaining to, like

    • D.

      City

    Correct Answer
    A. To lead
    Explanation
    The word "duc/duct" refers to the root meaning "to lead." This root is commonly found in words like "conduct" and "induce," which both involve leading or guiding something. Therefore, the correct answer is "to lead."

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  • 6. 

    -ic

    • A.

      Bad, disordered, difficult

    • B.

      Pertaining to, like

    • C.

      Contrary, opposite

    • D.

      Warlike

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to, like
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ic" is used to form adjectives that describe a characteristic or quality. In this case, "pertaining to, like" fits this definition. It suggests that the word ending in "-ic" is related to or has similarities to the root word. The other options, such as "bad, disordered, difficult" or "contrary, opposite" do not accurately describe the function of the "-ic" suffix.

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  • 7. 

    Counter-

    • A.

      City

    • B.

      To do, make

    • C.

      Contrary, opposite

    • D.

      Pertaining to, like

    Correct Answer
    C. Contrary, opposite
    Explanation
    The word "counter-" is a prefix that is used to indicate opposition or opposition to something. It is derived from the Latin word "contra" which means against or opposite. Therefore, when used as a prefix, "counter-" means contrary or opposite.

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  • 8. 

    Fac

    • A.

      State, condition of

    • B.

      Light

    • C.

      To do, make

    • D.

      Warlike

    Correct Answer
    C. To do, make
    Explanation
    The word "fac" is derived from the Latin word "facere" which means "to do" or "to make". This explanation is supported by the fact that "fac" is commonly used as a root in various English words such as "factory" (a place where things are made) and "facilitate" (to make something easier). Therefore, the correct answer is "to do, make".

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  • 9. 

    Dys-

    • A.

      Bad, disordered, difficult

    • B.

      City

    • C.

      To lead

    • D.

      Pertaining to, like

    Correct Answer
    A. Bad, disordered, difficult
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys-" means "bad, disordered, difficult". In this case, when combined with the word "city", it creates the word "dyscity", which would mean a city that is in a state of disorder or difficulty. The prefix "dys-" is commonly used to indicate something negative or abnormal, so it makes sense that it would convey a sense of negativity or difficulty when combined with the word "city".

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  • 10. 

    Jud/jur/jus

    • A.

      Contrary, opposite

    • B.

      Law, right

    • C.

      Bad, disordered, difficult

    • D.

      Pertaining to, like

    Correct Answer
    B. Law, right
    Explanation
    The word "jud/jur/jus" is related to the concept of law and right. This can be seen in words like "judicial" which refers to the legal system and "jurisdiction" which refers to the authority of a court to hear and decide cases. The word "right" is also associated with the idea of justice and fairness. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "law, right".

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  • 11. 

    Ego

    • A.

      City

    • B.

      To lead

    • C.

      Contrary, opposite

    • D.

      I

    Correct Answer
    D. I
  • 12. 

    Luc/lum

    • A.

      Light

    • B.

      Bad, disordered

    • C.

      Pertaining to, like

    • D.

      Contrary, opposite

    Correct Answer
    A. Light
    Explanation
    The word "light" can be associated with the root "luc/lum" because it shares a similar meaning. "Light" refers to brightness or illumination, while "luc/lum" also pertains to light. Therefore, the word "light" is a suitable answer in this context.

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