English Grammar Quiz: Prefixes & Suffixes

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English Grammar Quiz: Prefixes & Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes are sets of letters that are added to the beginning or end of another word. They are not words in their own right and cannot stand on their own in a sentence. Test your knowledge of these using the sentences in the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of the word prefix?
    • A. 

      A word within a word

    • B. 

      A group of letters put before a root word which changes its meaning

    • C. 

      A group of letters put at the end of a root word which changes its meaning

  • 2. 
    What does the word unhurt mean?
    • A. 

      Hurt badly

    • B. 

      Hurt

    • C. 

      Not hurt

  • 3. 
    If you take away the prefix from disagreeing, the root word is agreed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What do you do if you reread a book?
    • A. 

      Don't read it

    • B. 

      Read it again

    • C. 

      Read it for the first time

  • 5. 
    A suffix is a group of letters that you add to the start of a root word.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a suffix?
    • A. 

      Pre

    • B. 

      Un

    • C. 

      Ed

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a suffix?
    • A. 

      Ful

    • B. 

      Ing

    • C. 

      Re

  • 8. 
    Which suffix can you add to the end of the cook to make a new word?
    • A. 

      Ing

    • B. 

      Ful

    • C. 

      Est

  • 9. 
    What does the word tireless mean?
    • A. 

      Always feeling tired

    • B. 

      Never felling tired

    • C. 

      Feeling less tired than someone else

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      This one is lightest than that one

    • B. 

      This one is lighted than that one

    • C. 

      This one is lighter than that one

  • 11. 
    If you heard that a band had reformed, what would this mean?
    • A. 

      Formed again

    • B. 

      Formed for the first time

    • C. 

      Formed for the last time

  • 12. 
    If you take away the prefix and the suffix, what is left of the word "unemployed?"
    • A. 

      Unemploy

    • B. 

      Employed

    • C. 

      Employ

  • 13. 
    What prefix would you add to the word "finished" to show that there is still some work to be done?
    • A. 

      Un

    • B. 

      Dis

    • C. 

      Mis

  • 14. 
    What prefix would you add to the word "view" to indicate that you see something before other people do?
    • A. 

      Re

    • B. 

      Pre

    • C. 

      Dis

  • 15. 
    Which of these words can not be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub?"
    • A. 

      Way

    • B. 

      Marine

    • C. 

      Book

  • 16. 
    Which of these prefixes means below?
    • A. 

      Under

    • B. 

      Pre

    • C. 

      Over

  • 17. 
    What does the prefix do the word "cooked" in this sentence? The pies were precooked.
    • A. 

      It tells you that you need to cook the pies.

    • B. 

      It tell you the pies need cooking again.

    • C. 

      It tells you the pies have already been cooked.

  • 18. 
    What does the prefix "dis" do to the word appeared in this sentence? The cat disappeared before her very eyes.
    • A. 

      It tells you that the cat appeared bigger than before.

    • B. 

      It tells you that the cat vanished.

    • C. 

      It tell you that the act appeared to be further away.

  • 19. 
    What does the suffix "ful" do to the word house in this sentence? She had a houseful that weekend.
    • A. 

      It tells you that her house was empty that weekend.

    • B. 

      It tells you that her house was a mess that weekend.

    • C. 

      It tells you that she had lots of people staying in her house that weekend.