Morpheme Rules Practice

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Morpheme Rules Practice - Quiz

Questions 1-5: Identify the meaning of the root word
Question 6: match the words on the left to the meanings on the right
Questions 7-11: fill-in-the-blank with words from question 6
Questions 12-16: use the correct version of the prefix to write the word (in + port= import)
Questions 17-21: use the correct version of the suffix (save + ior= savior)
*Hint: write down the words from question 6 in order to answer questions 7-11*


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The root in the word "conclusion" means

    • A.

      Lead or draw

    • B.

      Shut

    • C.

      Step or go

    • D.

      Hang, weigh, or pay

    • E.

      Call

    Correct Answer
    B. Shut
    Explanation
    the root is "clus" meaning "to shut or close"

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  • 2. 

    The root in the word "provoke" means 

    • A.

      Lead or draw

    • B.

      Shut

    • C.

      Step or go

    • D.

      Hang, weigh, or pay

    • E.

      Call

    Correct Answer
    E. Call
    Explanation
    the root is "vok" meaning "to call or voice"

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  • 3. 

    The root in the word "introduction" means 

    • A.

      Lead or draw

    • B.

      Shut

    • C.

      Step or go

    • D.

      Hang, weigh, or pay

    • E.

      Call

    Correct Answer
    A. Lead or draw
    Explanation
    the root is "duc" meaning "to lead or draw"

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  • 4. 

    The root in the word "graduation" means

    • A.

      Lead or draw

    • B.

      Shut

    • C.

      Step or go

    • D.

      Hang, weigh, or pay

    • E.

      Call

    Correct Answer
    C. Step or go
    Explanation
    the root is "grad" meaning "to step, move, or go"

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  • 5. 

    The root in the word "dispensary" means 

    • A.

      Lead or draw

    • B.

      Shut

    • C.

      Step or go

    • D.

      Hang, weigh, or pay

    • E.

      Call

    Correct Answer
    D. Hang, weigh, or pay
    Explanation
    the root is "pen" meaning "to hang, weigh, or pay"

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  • 6. 

    The Washington ________ in the park was designed to lead water from Washington, DC to Maryland and Virginia.

    Correct Answer
    aqueduct
    Explanation
    the clue here is lead (aqueDUCT)

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  • 7. 

    The protestors were ________ as they screamed outside of the government building.

    Correct Answer
    vociferous
    Explanation
    the protestors screamed or called out loudly (VOCiferous)

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  • 8. 

    Maria had always been a ________ at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing. 

    Correct Answer
    recluse
    Explanation
    The major clues here were "alone" and "declines a social outing". Maria declines social outings and "shuts" herself back from others to be alone (reCLUSE)

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  • 9. 

    When Glenn became a millionaire, he swore he would never ________ to a life of poverty. 

    Correct Answer
    retrogress
    Explanation
    Green did not want to "move back" to an earlier, less pleasant stage of his life (retroGRESS)

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  • 10. 

    At the exhibit, five of the artist’s paintings will be displayed together as a ________.

    Correct Answer
    compendium
    Explanation
    The artist's paintings will "hang together" (comPENdium)

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  • 11. 

    In + measurable= ________

    Correct Answer
    immeasurable
    Explanation
    The prefix "in-" in the word "inmeasurable" is used to negate or reverse the meaning of the root word "measurable." Therefore, "inmeasurable" means "not measurable" or "unable to be measured." This makes it the correct answer to the given question.

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  • 12. 

    Ad + fluent= ________

    Correct Answer
    affluent
    Explanation
    The word "affluent" fits the given blanks because it combines the prefix "ad-" meaning "to" or "towards" with the word "fluent" meaning "flowing smoothly" or "eloquent." When combined, "ad-" and "fluent" create the word "affluent," which means having an abundance of wealth or resources.

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  • 13. 

    Con + rigible= ________

    Correct Answer
    corrigible
    Explanation
    The word "con" means "together" and "rigible" means "able to be controlled or directed." When combined, they form the word "corrigible," which means "capable of being corrected or reformed." This fits the given context and is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Ad + legory= ________

    Correct Answer
    allegory
    Explanation
    The given word "ad" and "legory" can be combined to form the word "allegory". An allegory is a literary device where characters, events, and settings represent abstract ideas or moral qualities. It is often used to convey a deeper meaning or message in a story or poem. In this case, the wordplay involves combining the first two letters of "ad" with "legory" to create the word "allegory".

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  • 15. 

    In  + pending= ________

    Correct Answer
    impending
    Explanation
    The word "in" is combined with "pending" to form the word "impending". "Impending" means about to happen or occur, suggesting that something is imminent or looming. In this context, "in" is used as a prefix to modify the meaning of "pending" and create a new word with a specific meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Cure + able= ________

    Correct Answer
    curable
    Explanation
    The word "curable" is formed by combining the root word "cure" with the suffix "-able." The suffix "-able" is commonly used to form adjectives that indicate the ability or possibility of something. In this case, "curable" means capable of being cured or treated. Therefore, "curable" is the correct answer that fits the given word equation.

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  • 17. 

    Nerve + ous= ________

    Correct Answer
    nervous
    Explanation
    The word "nervous" is formed by combining the root word "nerve" with the suffix "-ous." The root word "nerve" refers to the bundle of fibers that transmit signals between the brain and other parts of the body, while the suffix "-ous" means "full of" or "characterized by." Therefore, when we combine these two elements, we get the word "nervous," which describes someone or something that is easily agitated, anxious, or apprehensive.

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  • 18. 

    Rot + en= ________

    Correct Answer
    rotten
    Explanation
    The given equation "rot + en" suggests that we need to add the letters "en" to the word "rot" to form a new word. By doing so, we get the word "rotten", which is the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    Busy + ness= ________

    Correct Answer
    business
    Explanation
    When we add the suffix "-ness" to the word "busy," it forms the word "business." The suffix "-ness" is used to create a noun from an adjective, indicating a state or quality. In this case, "busy" describes a state of being occupied or engaged, and when we add "-ness" to it, it becomes "business," which refers to a commercial or professional activity.

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  • 20. 

    Loaf + es= ________

    Correct Answer
    loaves
    Explanation
    When we add the suffix "-es" to the word "loaf," it changes the singular form of the noun to its plural form. Therefore, the correct answer is "loaves," which is the plural form of "loaf."

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