Latin Stems Quiz 2

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  • 1. 

    The Latin stem that means over is

    • A.

      Extra

    • B.

      Super

    • C.

      Sub

    • D.

      Per

    Correct Answer
    B. Super
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "super" means over.

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  • 2. 

    The Latin stem that means under is

    • A.

      Extra

    • B.

      Super

    • C.

      Sub

    • D.

      Per

    Correct Answer
    C. Sub
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "sub" means "under." This is evident in words such as "submarine" (a vehicle that operates under the sea) and "subterranean" (referring to something that is under the surface of the Earth). Therefore, "sub" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of "under" in Latin.

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  • 3. 

    The Latin stem that means science is

    • A.

      Archy

    • B.

      Ician

    • C.

      Logy

    • D.

      Spec

    Correct Answer
    C. Logy
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "logy" means science. This can be seen in various scientific terms such as biology (the study of living organisms), psychology (the study of the mind and behavior), and geology (the study of the Earth's structure and history). Therefore, "logy" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the meaning of science.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following words mean huge?

    • A.

      Profound

    • B.

      Prodigious

    • C.

      Manifest

    • D.

      Languor

    Correct Answer
    B. Prodigious
    Explanation
    The word "prodigious" means huge or enormous. It is the correct answer because it is the only word among the options that conveys the meaning of being exceptionally large in size or extent. "Profound" means deep or intense, "manifest" means clear or evident, and "languor" means a state of tiredness or lack of energy. Therefore, "prodigious" is the most suitable word that means huge.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following words mean deep?

    • A.

      Profound

    • B.

      Prodigious

    • C.

      Manifest

    • D.

      Languor

    Correct Answer
    A. Profound
    Explanation
    The word "profound" means deep. It is used to describe something that is very deep in terms of its depth or significance.

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  • 6. 

    What is the Latin stem that means carry?

    • A.

      Ject

    • B.

      Port

    • C.

      Cept

    • D.

      Circum

    Correct Answer
    B. Port
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "port" means carry. This can be seen in words like "transport" and "import" where the prefix "trans-" and "im-" respectively, are added to the stem "port" to convey the meaning of carrying something from one place to another.

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  • 7. 

    The Latin stem that means take is

    • A.

      Ject

    • B.

      Port

    • C.

      Cept

    • D.

      Circum

    Correct Answer
    C. Cept
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "cept" means "take." This can be seen in words like "reception" (the act of taking in or receiving) and "concept" (a thought or idea that is taken or understood).

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  • 8. 

    What is the Latin stem that means within?

    • A.

      Inter

    • B.

      Intro

    • C.

      Intra

    • D.

      Intre

    Correct Answer
    C. Intra
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "intra" means within.

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  • 9. 

    What is the Latin stem that means against?

    • A.

      Anti

    • B.

      Ante

    • C.

      Mis

    • D.

      Dis

    Correct Answer
    A. Anti
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "anti" means against. This can be seen in words like "antibiotic" (against bacteria), "antidote" (against poison), and "antipathy" (strong dislike or opposition).

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  • 10. 

    What is the word that means facial expression?

    • A.

      Prodigious

    • B.

      Languor

    • C.

      Manifest

    • D.

      Countenance

    Correct Answer
    D. Countenance
    Explanation
    Countenance is the correct answer because it refers to the facial expression or the look on someone's face. It is often used to describe a person's expression, whether it is happy, sad, angry, or neutral. In this context, countenance is the word that specifically means facial expression.

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  • 11. 

    The Latin stem that means throw/lie is

    • A.

      Ped

    • B.

      Port

    • C.

      Ab

    • D.

      Ject

    Correct Answer
    D. Ject
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "ject" means throw/lie. This can be seen in words like "project" (to throw forward) and "eject" (to throw out). Therefore, "ject" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    The Latin stem that means lead is

    • A.

      Ped

    • B.

      Port

    • C.

      Duct

    • D.

      Ject

    Correct Answer
    C. Duct
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "duct" means lead. This can be seen in words like "conductor" (one who leads or directs), "ductile" (able to be led or shaped), and "induction" (the act of leading or bringing in). The root "duct" refers to the action of guiding or leading, which is related to the concept of lead.

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  • 13. 

    The Latin stem that means around is

    • A.

      Port

    • B.

      Circum

    • C.

      Port

    • D.

      Trans

    Correct Answer
    B. Circum
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "circum" means around.

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  • 14. 

    The word that means weakness is

    • A.

      Profound

    • B.

      Countenance

    • C.

      Languor

    • D.

      Prodigious

    Correct Answer
    C. Languor
    Explanation
    Languor means a state of weakness or lack of energy. It is often associated with a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion. Therefore, languor is the correct answer as it directly relates to the meaning of weakness.

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  • 15. 

    The Latin stem that means specialist is

    • A.

      Ician

    • B.

      Logy

    • C.

      Aqua

    • D.

      Spec

    Correct Answer
    A. Ician
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "ician" is used to indicate a specialist or a practitioner of a specific field or profession. This can be seen in words like physician (a medical specialist), technician (a specialist in a technical field), and musician (a specialist in music). Therefore, "ician" is the correct Latin stem that means specialist.

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  • 16. 

    The Latin stem that means foot is

    • A.

      Audi

    • B.

      Port

    • C.

      Cept

    • D.

      Ped

    Correct Answer
    D. Ped
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "ped" means foot. This can be seen in words like "pedestrian" (a person traveling on foot), "pedicure" (a treatment for the feet), and "pedometer" (a device that measures the distance walked). The stem "ped" is derived from the Latin word "pes," which directly translates to "foot."

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  • 17. 

    The Latin stem that means down is

    • A.

      Sub

    • B.

      De

    • C.

      Dis

    • D.

      Ab

    Correct Answer
    B. De
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "de" means down. This can be seen in various Latin words such as descend, which means to go down, or decline, which means to decrease. The prefix "de-" is commonly used to indicate a reversal or removal of something, implying a downward motion or decrease in intensity. Therefore, "de" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 18. 

    The Latin stem that means away is

    • A.

      Sub

    • B.

      De

    • C.

      Trans

    • D.

      Ab

    Correct Answer
    D. Ab
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "ab" means away.

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  • 19. 

    The Latin stem that means through is

    • A.

      Inter

    • B.

      Con

    • C.

      Per

    • D.

      Pre

    Correct Answer
    C. Per
    Explanation
    The Latin stem "per" means "through" or "thoroughly." It is used in various words to indicate movement or action that goes from one side to the other or completely through something. For example, "permeate" means to pass through or spread throughout, while "perforate" means to make a hole or opening through something. The prefix "per-" is also commonly used in English to convey a sense of completeness or intensity, as in "perfect" or "persist."

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  • 20. 

    The word that means obvious

    • A.

      Countenance

    • B.

      Manifest

    • C.

      Languor

    • D.

      Prodogious

    Correct Answer
    B. Manifest
    Explanation
    The word "manifest" means easily perceived or understood; clear or obvious. It is the most suitable word among the options provided that conveys the meaning of something being apparent or evident. "Countenance" refers to a person's facial expression, "languor" means a lack of energy or enthusiasm, and "prodigious" means remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree. Therefore, "manifest" is the correct answer as it best matches the given definition.

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