Prefix And Suffix Quiz For Students

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Prefixes and suffixes are sets of letters that are added to the beginning or end of another word. Here is an interesting Prefix And Suffix quiz that will test your knowledge about the two types of affixes. Prefixes and suffixes are not words in their own right and cannot stand on their own in a sentence, but are rather part of a word. Test your knowledge of these using the sentences in the quiz below. Good luck with this quiz!


Prefix And Suffix 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

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. A group of letters put before a root word which changes its meaning
    Explanation
    A prefix is a group of letters that is added before a root word to change its meaning. It is not a word within a word or a group of letters added at the end of a root word. Therefore, the correct answer is "A group of letters put before a root word which changes its meaning."

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a suffix?

    • A.

      Ful

    • B.

      Ing

    • C.

      Re

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Re
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Re." A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to form a new word or change its grammatical function. For instance, the suffix "-ly" is added to "quick" to form "quickly." In contrast, "Re" is not a suffix but a prefix that means "again" or "back." For example, "re" is added to "do" to form "redo."

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  • 3. 

    Which suffix can you add to the end of the cook to make a new word?

    • A.

      Ing

    • B.

      Ful

    • C.

      Est

    • D.

      Ied

    Correct Answer
    A. Ing
    Explanation
    The suffix "Ing" can be added to the end of the word "cook" to make a new word "cooking". This new word represents the action of preparing food by heat, which is a common activity associated with the word "cook".

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Unemploy

    • B.

      Employed

    • C.

      Employ

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Employ
    Explanation
    When we take away the prefix "un-" and the suffix "-ed" from the word "unemployed," what remains is the word "employ." The prefix "un-" is a negation prefix that indicates the opposite or absence of something, while the suffix "-ed" is commonly added to verbs to indicate past tense or a completed action. Therefore, removing these parts leaves us with the base word "employ," which means to give someone work or a job.

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  • 5. 

    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

    • D.

      Sub

    Correct Answer
    A. Un
    Explanation
    Adding the prefix "Un" to the word "finished" indicates that there is still some work to be done. The prefix "Un" denotes negation or reversal, indicating that the action of finishing has not been completed entirely. Therefore, "unfinished" implies that there are tasks or actions remaining to be done.

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  • 6. 

    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

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Pre
    Explanation
    The prefix "pre" means before or prior to. Adding the prefix "pre" to the word "view" would create the word "preview," which indicates seeing something before others do.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Way

    • B.

      Marine

    • C.

      Bird

    • D.

      Mission

    Correct Answer
    C. Bird
    Explanation
    The prefix "sub-" means "under" or "below." When added to a word, it changes the meaning to "under" or "below" the original word. However, the word "bird" cannot be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub-." Therefore, it is the word that cannot be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub-."

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  • 8. 

    Which of these prefixes means below?

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Pre

    • C.

      Over

    • D.

      Here

    Correct Answer
    A. Under
    Explanation
    The prefix "Under" means below or beneath. It indicates a position or location that is lower or beneath something else.

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  • 9. 

    What does the prefix “pre” do to the word "cooked" in this sentence? The pies were precooked.

    • A.

      It tells you that you need to cook the pies.

    • B.

      It tells you that the pies are completely raw.

    • C.

      It tells you that the pies have already been cooked.

    • D.

      It tells you that the pies have to be cooked again.

    Correct Answer
    C. It tells you that the pies have already been cooked.
    Explanation
    The prefix "pre-" generally implies "before" or "prior to." When applied to the word "cooked" in "precooked," it indicates that the cooking process has already occurred prior to the current context. This means that the pies were cooked at an earlier time before the point of reference in the sentence. Hence, "precooked" means that no further initial cooking is required before the pies can be served or finished, although they may need reheating or other final preparations.

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  • 10. 

    If you take away the prefix from disagree, the root word is agree.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because when we remove the prefix "dis-" from the word "disagree," we are left with the root word "agree." The prefix "dis-" is a negating prefix that changes the meaning of the root word to its opposite. In this case, "disagree" means not agreeing, and when we remove the prefix, we get the root word "agree," which means to have the same opinion or to be in harmony.

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  • 11. 

    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 tells you that the act appeared to be further away.

    • D.

      It tells you that the act is postponed.

    Correct Answer
    B. It tells you that the cat vanished.
    Explanation
    The prefix "dis" in the word "disappeared" indicates that the action of the cat appearing has been reversed or negated. It suggests that the cat vanished, adding the negative prefix “dis” to the word “appeared”.

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  • 12. 

    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.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. It tells you that she had lots of people staying in her house that weekend.
    Explanation
    The suffix "ful" in the word "houseful" indicates that there were lots of people staying in her house that weekend. It implies that the house was full of people, rather than being empty or messy.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A suffix is actually a group of letters that you add to the end of a root word, not the start. It is important to understand the correct definition of a suffix in order to use it correctly in word formation and understanding word meanings. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect and the correct answer is False.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these is a suffix?

    • A.

      Pre

    • B.

      Un

    • C.

      Pro

    • D.

      Ed

    Correct Answer
    D. Ed
    Explanation
    A suffix is a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to change its meaning or function. In this case, "Ed" is a suffix because it is added to the end of a word to indicate the past tense.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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