Greek & Latin Roots Quiz 6

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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  • 1. 
    If “in” is Latin meaning “not” then based on your knowledge of the root word (dominus) what does the word indomitable mean? 
    • A. 

      Impossible to stop or defeat

    • B. 

      Not useful in any way

    • C. 

      Possible to stop or defeat

    • D. 

      Having a difficult name to spell

  • 2. 
    If “phage” is Greek meaning “to eat” then based on your knowledge of the root word (olig) what does the word oligophagous mean? 
    • A. 

      Eating only a few specific kinds of food

    • B. 

      Eating all kinds of food

    • C. 

      Eating one’s own food

    • D. 

      Sending only a few specific kinds of food

  • 3. 
    If “de” is Latin meaning “down” then based on your knowledge of the root word (scribo) what does the word describe mean? 
    • A. 

      Writing when you feel sad

    • B. 

      Writing downward

    • C. 

      To tell in words about someone or something, including all the important characteristics, qualities, or events.

    • D. 

      Sending someone downward by hurting their feelings

  • 4. 
    If “meter” means “to measure” then based on your knowledge of the root word (ped) what does the word pedometer mean? 
    • A. 

      A device that measures your feet

    • B. 

      A device used to measure how many steps you take

    • C. 

      The moment before someone takes a step

    • D. 

      A device that is used to watch a baby’s first step

  • 5. 
    What does the word “utility” mean? 
    • A. 

      Useful, especially through being able to perform several functions.

    • B. 

      Functional rather than attractive.

    • C. 

      Denoting a player capable of playing in several different positions in a sport.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What does the word “nominate” mean? 
    • A. 

      To yell someone’s name across the room

    • B. 

      To become a lord/master

    • C. 

      Keeping only a few

    • D. 

      Propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award.

  • 7. 
    If “conceive” means “to form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind” then based on your knowledge of (pre) what does the word preconceive mean? 
    • A. 

      Forming an idea or opinion after having the evidence for its truth or usefulness

    • B. 

      Sending someone the evidence for something’s truth or usefulness

    • C. 

      Naming the evidence for something’s truth or usefulness

    • D. 

      Forming an idea or opinion before having the evidence for its truth or usefulness

  • 8. 
    If “sunkrasis” is Greek meaning “with mixture” then based on your knowledge of the root word (idios) what does the word idiosyncrasy mean? 
    • A. 

      A mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual.

    • B. 

      Seeing someone acting in a strange way

    • C. 

      A mixture made of a few items

    • D. 

      A mixture of one’s own ingredients

  • 9. 
    If “trans” means “to cross” then based on your knowledge of the root word (mitt) what does the word transmit mean? 
    • A. 

      To send someone a cross

    • B. 

      To cause (something) to pass on from one place or person to another.

    • C. 

      To Send someone across a lake

    • D. 

      When a lord/master sends a gift

  • 10. 
    If “circum” means “around” then based on your knowledge of the root word (spect) what does the word circumspect mean? 
    • A. 

      Someone that is wary and unwilling to take risks.

    • B. 

      Someone that is writing in circles

    • C. 

      Someone that walks in circles

    • D. 

      Someone that only sees in circles