Prefixes Exam: Grammar Trivia Quiz!

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Prefixes Exam: Grammar Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The prefix that means “no, not, without, lack of” is ___.
    • A. 

      Anti-

    • B. 

      Ana-

    • C. 

      A-

    • D. 

      Ad-

  • 2. 
    Which of the following terms would be used to describe a “slow” heart rate?
    • A. 

      Brady/cardia

    • B. 

      Brachy/cardia

    • C. 

      Peri/cardia

    • D. 

      Tachy/cardia

  • 3. 
    Which of the following terms would be used to describe a “fast” breathing?
    • A. 

      Brady/pnea

    • B. 

      Brachy/pnea

    • C. 

      Peri/pnea

    • D. 

      Tachy/pnea

  • 4. 
    The prefix used to refer to having “none” is ___.
    • A. 

      Micro-

    • B. 

      Nulli-

    • C. 

      Oligo-

    • D. 

      Di-

  • 5. 
    In the term panorama, the prefix “pan-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Around

    • B. 

      Beside

    • C. 

      All

    • D. 

      Before

  • 6. 
    Someone who is paralyzed from the neck down lacks control in all four limbs. This is referred to as ___.
    • A. 

      Poly/plegia

    • B. 

      Quadri/plegia

    • C. 

      Para/plegia

    • D. 

      Meso/plegia

  • 7. 
    The prefix that refers to something being “false” is ___.
    • A. 

      Pseudo-

    • B. 

      Hetero-

    • C. 

      Primi-

    • D. 

      Mal-

  • 8. 
    The term dysphagia refers to someone who has  ___ swallowing.
    • A. 

      Painful or difficult

    • B. 

      Good or normal

    • C. 

      Bad or poor

    • D. 

      Excessive

  • 9. 
    In the term ambilateral, the prefix “Ambi-” refers to ___.
    • A. 

      Away from

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      Half

    • D. 

      Both

  • 10. 
    In the term antepartum, the prefix “ante-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Toward, near to

    • B. 

      Up, apart

    • C. 

      Against

    • D. 

      Before, forward

  • 11. 
    The prefix that means “self” is ___.
    • A. 

      Meso-

    • B. 

      Auto-

    • C. 

      Retro-

    • D. 

      Homeo-

  • 12. 
    In the term syncope, the prefix “syn-” means “together, with.” Which of the following prefixes shares the same meaning?
    • A. 

      Intra-

    • B. 

      End-

    • C. 

      In-

    • D. 

      Sym-

  • 13. 
    The prefix “post-” can mean “after,” as in the term postoperative. However, as in the term posterior,  it can also mean ___,
    • A. 

      Below

    • B. 

      Away from

    • C. 

      Behind

    • D. 

      Apart

  • 14. 
    Put the prefixes in correct numerical order, from largest to smallest.
    • A. 

      Mono-, di-, tri-, quadri-

    • B. 

      Quadri-, tri-, di-, mono-

    • C. 

      Di-, quadri-, mono-, tri-

    • D. 

      Tri-, mono-, quadri-, di-

  • 15. 
    Which of the following prefixes refers to “water”?
    • A. 

      Hypo-

    • B. 

      Hydro-

    • C. 

      Homeo-

    • D. 

      Oligo-

  • 16. 
    Of the following prefixes, which one has the largest numerical meaning? (biggest number)
    • A. 

      Uni-

    • B. 

      Bi-

    • C. 

      Deca-

    • D. 

      Hemi-

  • 17. 
    The prefix that means “down” is ___.
    • A. 

      Endo-

    • B. 

      Exo-

    • C. 

      Cata-

    • D. 

      Retro-

  • 18. 
    As in the term diameter, the prefix “dia-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Within, inside

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      Half

    • D. 

      Through, between

  • 19. 
    In the term pericardium, the prefix “peri-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Between

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      Beside, alongside

    • D. 

      Outside, beyond

  • 20. 
    In the term intercostal, the prefix “inter-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Middle

    • B. 

      Before, in front of

    • C. 

      Together, with

    • D. 

      Between

  • 21. 
    The prefix that means “first” is ___.
    • A. 

      Pro-

    • B. 

      Primi-

    • C. 

      Uni-

    • D. 

      Mono-

  • 22. 
    Which prefix would be used to denote the smallest number when combined with the suffix "-meter"?
    • A. 

      Milli-

    • B. 

      Centi-

    • C. 

      Hemi-

    • D. 

      Deca-

  • 23. 
    Someone involved in intraspection, is investigating ___.
    • A. 

      Without

    • B. 

      Within

    • C. 

      Around

    • D. 

      Beyond

  • 24. 
    Which pair of prefixes could both be used to refer to something “above”?
    • A. 

      Hyper- & supra-

    • B. 

      Super- & hypo-

    • C. 

      Supra- & pre-

    • D. 

      Sub- & epi-

  • 25. 
    In the terms contraception and contraband, the prefix “contra-” means ___.
    • A. 

      Without

    • B. 

      Away from

    • C. 

      Against

    • D. 

      Bad, poor

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