Literature Terms And Greek/Latin Root Words And Suffixes

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Literature Terms And Greek/Latin Root Words And Suffixes - Quiz

A short quiz on various Greek and Latin Root words and Suffixes. Various basic literature terms are also given


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The suffix-ry means

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Life

    Correct Answer
    B. Of
    Explanation
    The suffix -ry is used to form nouns and signifies "of" or "pertaining to." It is used to indicate a relationship or association with the root word. In this case, the correct answer "of" accurately reflects the meaning of the suffix -ry.

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  • 2. 

    The root word al as in ALready

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      In between

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    The root word "al" in "already" indicates that something has happened or been done prior to the present time. Therefore, the correct answer is "before," as it aligns with the meaning of the root word.

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  • 3. 

    Suffix -ion/ation/tion as in alliterATION means

    • A.

      Stable or way of

    • B.

      Action or condition

    • C.

      Left or right

    Correct Answer
    B. Action or condition
    Explanation
    The suffix -ion/ation/tion is commonly used to form nouns that indicate an action or a condition. In the word "alliteration," the suffix -ation is added to the root word "alliter," which means to repeat the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words. Therefore, the correct answer is "action or condition," as it accurately describes the meaning of the word formed by the suffix -ation.

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  • 4. 

    Anthropo and dem mean very close to the same thing which would be

    • A.

      Teacher and instructor

    • B.

      Chattle and slave

    • C.

      Human being and people

    Correct Answer
    C. Human being and people
    Explanation
    Anthropo and dem are both root words derived from Greek. "Anthropo" means human being, while "dem" means people. Therefore, the correct answer is "human being and people" as both terms refer to the same concept of individuals belonging to the human species.

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  • 5. 

    The word biography would translate to_______ _______

    • A.

      Written life

    Correct Answer
    A. Written life
    Explanation
    The word "biography" is derived from the Greek words "bios" meaning "life" and "graphia" meaning "writing". Therefore, it can be understood as "written life", where a person's life is documented and written about.

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  • 6. 

    We have a demoCRATic society. All the people in charge are elected into office. CRAT means....

    • A.

      Rule or goven

    • B.

      Nation or land

    • C.

      Under or below

    Correct Answer
    A. Rule or goven
    Explanation
    The word "CRAT" in this context refers to "rule or govern." This is evident from the given statement that mentions a "demoCRATic society" where the people in charge are elected into office. "CRAT" is derived from the Greek word "kratos," which means power or rule. Therefore, in this case, "CRAT" indicates the act of ruling or governing.

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  • 7. 

    Which word best fits the following definition. (hint a root and a suffix help determine the word) Having characteristics of one type of diease spread from person to person or people to people.

    • A.

      Ethnocentricism

    • B.

      Biology

    • C.

      Epidemic

    • D.

      Euphoric

    Correct Answer
    C. Epidemic
    Explanation
    The word "epidemic" best fits the given definition as it refers to a situation where a disease spreads rapidly and extensively among a population. The root "epi-" means "upon" or "among," and the suffix "-emic" relates to a condition or state. Therefore, "epidemic" accurately describes the characteristics of a disease spreading from person to person or people to people.

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  • 8. 

    True or False Alliteration is the repeation of the same vowel sound within a sentance

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of words within a sentence, not the repetition of the same vowel sound. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    Allusion is....

    • A.

      Learning about works of literature and historic moments.

    • B.

      Explaining why things are the way they are though repetition

    • C.

      Referring to past material you have learned, historic events, works of literature, movies, etc... to explain what you are learning now.

    Correct Answer
    C. Referring to past material you have learned, historic events, works of literature, movies, etc... to explain what you are learning now.
    Explanation
    Allusion refers to the act of referencing past material, such as historic events, works of literature, movies, etc., in order to provide an explanation or understanding of the current topic being discussed or learned. It involves drawing upon prior knowledge and making connections between different sources to enhance comprehension and convey meaning.

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  • 10. 

    The suffix -LESS means

    • A.

      Without

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Large

    Correct Answer
    A. Without
    Explanation
    The suffix -LESS is used to indicate the absence or lack of something. For example, "careless" means without care, "fearless" means without fear, and "limitless" means without limits. Therefore, the correct answer is "without."

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  • 11. 

    True or false A dynamic character and a round charcter share many of the same qualities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A dynamic character and a round character share many of the same qualities because both types of characters undergo significant development and change throughout a story. They are multidimensional and complex, exhibiting depth and growth in their personalities, motivations, and beliefs. Both dynamic and round characters often have internal conflicts and struggles that contribute to their transformation over time. These qualities make them more relatable and interesting to readers, as they mirror the complexities and growth that can be found in real-life individuals. Therefore, the statement that a dynamic character and a round character share many of the same qualities is true.

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  • 12. 

    Root word CERT means....

    • A.

      To lean, lie, or bend

    • B.

      To be sure, to trust

    • C.

      To go. to yeild

    • D.

      To take hold, grasp

    Correct Answer
    B. To be sure, to trust
    Explanation
    The root word CERT means "to be sure, to trust." This can be inferred from the fact that the other options do not accurately represent the meaning of the root word. "To lean, lie, or bend" does not relate to certainty or trust. "To go, to yield" does not convey the idea of being sure or trusting. "To take hold, grasp" also does not align with the meaning of certainty or trust. Therefore, the correct answer is "to be sure, to trust."

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  • 13. 

    Which type of book would be the true story of a horse? A biograhy or autobiography.______________________

    • A.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    A. Biography
    Explanation
    A biography would be the correct type of book for a true story of a horse. A biography is a written account of someone's life, typically written by someone else. In this case, the book would be about the life of the horse, written by an author. An autobiography, on the other hand, is a book written by the subject themselves. Since a horse cannot write its own story, an autobiography would not be applicable in this case.

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  • 14. 

    What does autobiography mean when you break it apart

    • A.

      Self/spontaneous, drawing, of life

    • B.

      Before/to begin,drawing, of life

    • C.

      Self/spontaneous, writing, of life

    • D.

      Before/to begin, writing of life

    Correct Answer
    C. Self/spontaneous, writing, of life
    Explanation
    Autobiography means self/spontaneous, writing, of life. This is because "auto" means self, "bio" means life, and "graphy" means writing. Therefore, autobiography refers to a written account of one's own life.

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  • 15. 

    What does starLET mean

    • A.

      A star on Hollywood Blvd.

    • B.

      Characteristic of a star

    • C.

      Acting like a star

    • D.

      A small star

    Correct Answer
    D. A small star
    Explanation
    The term "starLET" is a combination of the words "star" and "let." The suffix "-let" is often used to denote something small or lesser in size. Therefore, "starLET" can be interpreted as a small star, indicating that it refers to a star that is not as prominent or well-known as a full-fledged star in the entertainment industry.

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  • 16. 

    Whatis a condition where your blood pressure is below normal.

    • A.

      Hydrodynamics

    • B.

      Hypnolepsy

    • C.

      Hypertension

    • D.

      Hypnoanalysis

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypertension
    Explanation
    Hypertension is the correct answer because it refers to a condition where the blood pressure is above the normal range. The question asks for a condition where the blood pressure is below normal, so none of the other options are correct. Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid behavior, hypnolepsy is a made-up term, and hypnoanalysis is a form of therapy.

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