MCQ Quiz On Medical Prefixes And Suffixes A-h

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How well are you aware of medical prefixes and suffixes? Check your medical terminology with this MCQ quiz based on medical prefixes and suffixes from A to H letter of the English alphabet. In the quiz below, you must tell what each question's given suffix or prefix means. Do you think you can do so? Well, your scores will tell you how good you will a medical practitioner be. Let's begin the quiz, then! Good luck, dear!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A, an

    • A.

      Without

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Against

    Correct Answer
    A. Without
    Explanation
    The word "without" is used to indicate the absence or lack of something. It is commonly used to express the absence of a particular thing or action. In this context, "without" is the correct answer as it fits the given options and conveys the meaning of being without something.

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  • 2. 

    Ab

    • A.

      Toward

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Pain

    • D.

      Away from

    Correct Answer
    D. Away from
  • 3. 

    Ad

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Binding

    • C.

      Together

    • D.

      Toward

    Correct Answer
    D. Toward
  • 4. 

    Algia

    • A.

      Pressure

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Point

    • D.

      Away

    Correct Answer
    B. Pain
    Explanation
    The word "algia" refers to pain, which is the sensation of discomfort or distress in the body. This term is commonly used in medical terminology to denote pain in a specific area or organ. Therefore, "pain" is the correct answer as it directly corresponds to the meaning of "algia".

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  • 5. 

    Anti

    • A.

      Against, instead of

    • B.

      Down or away from

    • C.

      Binding, fixation

    • D.

      Outside, beyond

    Correct Answer
    A. Against, instead of
    Explanation
    The word "anti" is commonly used to indicate opposition or contrast to something. It means being against or in opposition to something, rather than being in favor of it. In this context, "against" is the correct answer because it aligns with the meaning of "anti" as being opposed to or instead of something.

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  • 6. 

    Bi

    • A.

      Three, triple

    • B.

      Two, double

    • C.

      Four, quad

    • D.

      Five, quint

    Correct Answer
    B. Two, double
    Explanation
    The given answer is "two, double" because it follows the pattern established in the previous examples. Each number is followed by a word that describes the number of times it is doubled. For example, "bi" means two and "double" means to multiply by two. Therefore, "two, double" means that the number two is doubled.

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  • 7. 

    Brady

    • A.

      Fast

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow
    Explanation
    The given words "brady," "fast," "pain," and "water" all have a common characteristic of being associated with speed or intensity. However, the word "slow" is the opposite of this characteristic as it represents a decrease in speed or intensity. Therefore, "slow" is the correct answer as it does not fit the pattern established by the other words.

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  • 8. 

    Circum

    • A.

      Square

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      Around

    • D.

      Through

    Correct Answer
    C. Around
    Explanation
    The word "around" is used to indicate movement in a circular or curved path, or in a general area without specifying a precise location. It suggests that something is happening in the vicinity or surrounding of a particular place or object.

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  • 9. 

    Co, con

    • A.

      Together

    • B.

      Against

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      Without

    Correct Answer
    A. Together
    Explanation
    The root "co" or "con" is commonly used as a prefix to indicate the idea of "together." It implies a sense of unity or collaboration between two or more entities. This can be seen in words like "cooperate," "collaborate," or "contribute," where individuals work together towards a common goal. Therefore, the correct answer is "together."

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  • 10. 

    De

    • A.

      Up and towards

    • B.

      Against, instead of

    • C.

      Two, double

    • D.

      Down or away from

    Correct Answer
    D. Down or away from
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "down or away from". This means that the movement is in a downward direction or moving away from a certain point. It suggests a movement that is opposite to going up or towards something.

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  • 11. 

    Desis

    • A.

      Binding, fixation of

    • B.

      Against, instead of

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Shape of

    Correct Answer
    A. Binding, fixation of
    Explanation
    The word "desis" refers to the binding or fixation of something. It implies the act of joining or securing something in place. The other options, such as "against, instead of" and "through" do not accurately describe the meaning of "desis." Additionally, "shape of" is not related to the concept of binding or fixation. Therefore, the correct answer is "binding, fixation of."

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  • 12. 

    Dia

    • A.

      Excision

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Through

    Correct Answer
    D. Through
  • 13. 

    Dys

    • A.

      Difficult, abnormal

    • B.

      Binding, fixation of

    • C.

      Against, instead of

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    A. Difficult, abnormal
    Explanation
    The word "dys" is a prefix that is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate difficulty or abnormality. It is often used to describe conditions or symptoms that deviate from the normal or expected. Therefore, the correct answer is "difficult, abnormal" as it accurately represents the meaning of the prefix "dys".

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  • 14. 

    Ecto

    • A.

      Outside of

    • B.

      Below, under

    • C.

      Half

    • D.

      Toward

    Correct Answer
    A. Outside of
    Explanation
    The word "ecto" means "outside of." It refers to something that is located or happening on the exterior or outer side of something else. This term is often used in scientific or medical contexts to describe the outer layer or surface of an organism or structure.

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  • 15. 

    Ectomy

    • A.

      Binding

    • B.

      Binding, fixation

    • C.

      Without

    • D.

      Excision

    Correct Answer
    D. Excision
    Explanation
    The term "ectomy" refers to the surgical removal or excision of a specific body part or tissue. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe various surgical procedures. In this context, "excision" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the meaning of "ectomy" and signifies the act of cutting out or removing a specific part of the body. The other options, such as "binding" and "fixation," do not align with the meaning of "ectomy" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 16. 

    Endo

    • A.

      Outward

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Together

    Correct Answer
    C. Within
    Explanation
    The word "within" means inside or contained by something. In the context of the question, it suggests that the subject or action is happening inside a certain area or boundary. This is in contrast to the other options, which imply movement or direction towards a specific location (outward, toward) or the idea of being together with something or someone (together). Therefore, "within" is the most appropriate choice for describing something happening inside a specific area or boundary.

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  • 17. 

    Epi

    • A.

      Iron

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      Outer, on top of, over

    Correct Answer
    D. Outer, on top of, over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "outer, on top of, over" because the prefix "epi-" means "outer" or "on top of" something. It can also indicate "over" or "above" in terms of position or location. Therefore, when used in medical terms like "epidermis" or "epigastric," it refers to the outer layer or surface of the skin or the upper part of the stomach.

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  • 18. 

    Exo

    • A.

      Excision

    • B.

      Away from

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Toward

    Correct Answer
    B. Away from
    Explanation
    The word "exo" means "away from" in this context. It is used to indicate movement or direction away from a certain point or location. In contrast, "within" would mean movement or direction inside or within something, while "toward" would mean movement or direction towards a certain point or location. Therefore, the correct answer is "away from" as it accurately represents the meaning of "exo".

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  • 19. 

    Extra

    • A.

      Outside, beyond

    • B.

      Abnormal

    • C.

      Binding, fixation

    • D.

      Down or away

    Correct Answer
    A. Outside, beyond
    Explanation
    The given answer "outside, beyond" accurately describes the meaning of the word "extra". It means something that is outside or beyond the usual or expected. This word can be used to indicate something additional or exceeding the normal amount or extent. Therefore, "outside, beyond" is the correct explanation for the word "extra".

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  • 20. 

    Ferro

    • A.

      Zinc

    • B.

      Carbon

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    C. Iron
    Explanation
    Iron is the correct answer because it is the only element among the options given. Ferro, zinc, carbon, and water are not elements but compounds or mixtures. Therefore, iron is the only option that fits the category of an element.

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  • 21. 

    Fore

    • A.

      Always

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    D. Before
    Explanation
    The word "before" is used to indicate that something happens prior to another event or time. In this context, "before" suggests that whatever is being referred to in the question occurs prior to something else.

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  • 22. 

    Form

    • A.

      Paste

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excision

    • D.

      Shape of

    Correct Answer
    D. Shape of
    Explanation
    The given answer "shape of" is the most appropriate option because it is the only phrase that fits grammatically and contextually with the words provided. The other options do not make sense or do not match the given words. "Shape of" is a common phrase used to describe the form or physical appearance of something.

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  • 23. 

    Graphy

    • A.

      Writing, record

    • B.

      Shape of

    • C.

      Binding

    • D.

      Away from

    Correct Answer
    A. Writing, record
  • 24. 

    Hemi

    • A.

      Full

    • B.

      Empty

    • C.

      Half

    • D.

      Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Half
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "half" because it is the only word that is related to the given words "hemi, full, empty, and above". "Half" means something that is divided into two equal parts, which can be related to the other words in terms of quantity or measurement.

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  • 25. 

    Hydra, hydro

    • A.

      Wastes

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Writings, records

    • D.

      Half

    Correct Answer
    B. Water
    Explanation
    The word "water" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is directly related to the given words "hydra" and "hydro," which both refer to water. The other words mentioned, such as "wastes," "writings," and "records," do not have a direct connection to the given words. Therefore, "water" is the most logical and appropriate answer.

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  • 26. 

    Hyper

    • A.

      Slow

    • B.

      Below

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Above

    Correct Answer
    D. Above
    Explanation
    The word "above" is the correct answer because it is the only option that indicates a position or location that is higher or superior to something else. "Hyper," "slow," "below," and "through" do not convey the same meaning as "above" in terms of position or location.

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  • 27. 

    Hypo

    • A.

      Below

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Sideways

    Correct Answer
    A. Below
    Explanation
    The word "below" indicates a position that is lower or underneath something else. In the context of the question, it suggests that the subject or object being referred to is situated at a lower level or position compared to another point of reference.

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