Mtca Chapter 3 Prefixes - Synonyms & Antonyms Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST SIMILAR meanings?

    • A.

      Cac- & mal-

    • B.

      Ante- & dia-

    • C.

      Centi- & deca-

    • D.

      Ecto- & endo-

    Correct Answer
    A. Cac- & mal-
    Explanation
    The prefixes cac- and mal- both have similar meanings as they both indicate something negative or bad. Cac- is a prefix that means bad or ill, while mal- is a prefix that means bad or evil. Therefore, these two prefixes have the most similar meanings out of the given options.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST SIMILAR meanings?

    • A.

      Ana- & ambi-

    • B.

      Eu- & de-

    • C.

      Circum- & peri-

    • D.

      Brachy- & brady-

    Correct Answer
    C. Circum- & peri-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "circum-" and "peri-" have the most similar meanings. Both prefixes indicate something that is around or surrounding a particular object or area. "Circum-" means around or about, while "peri-" means around or surrounding. Therefore, these two prefixes have the most similar meanings compared to the other options.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST SIMILAR meanings?

    • A.

      Sub- & retro-

    • B.

      Dif- & dys-

    • C.

      Nulli- & meso-

    • D.

      Multi- & poly-

    Correct Answer
    D. Multi- & poly-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "multi-" and "poly-" both have similar meanings related to multiple or many. "Multi-" is used to indicate many or multiple, while "poly-" is used to indicate many or much. Therefore, these two prefixes have the most similar meanings compared to the other options.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST OPPOSITE meanings?

    • A.

      An- & in-

    • B.

      Endo- & exo-

    • C.

      Super- & supra-

    • D.

      Anti- & contra-

    Correct Answer
    B. Endo- & exo-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "endo-" and "exo-" have the most opposite meanings. "Endo-" means inside or within, while "exo-" means outside or external. These prefixes indicate opposite directions or positions, with "endo-" suggesting something internal and "exo-" suggesting something external. Therefore, these prefixes have the most opposite meanings compared to the other options.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST OPPOSITE meanings?

    • A.

      Hemi- & semi-

    • B.

      Pro- & pre-

    • C.

      Sym- & syn-

    • D.

      Hypo- & hyper-

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypo- & hyper-
    Explanation
    The prefixes hypo- and hyper- have the most opposite meanings. Hypo- means "under" or "below normal" while hyper- means "over" or "above normal". These prefixes are used to indicate a decrease or increase in a certain condition or quality. Therefore, hypo- and hyper- are antonyms and have opposite meanings.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST OPPOSITE meanings?

    • A.

      Tachy- & brady-

    • B.

      Di- & bi-

    • C.

      Homeo- & oligo

    • D.

      Epi- & meta-

    Correct Answer
    A. Tachy- & brady-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "tachy-" and "brady-" have the most opposite meanings. "Tachy-" means fast or rapid, while "brady-" means slow. These prefixes are used in various medical terms to describe the speed or rate of certain processes or conditions. For example, tachycardia refers to a fast heart rate, while bradycardia refers to a slow heart rate. Therefore, these prefixes have opposite meanings when it comes to describing the speed or rate of something.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST OPPOSITE meanings?

    • A.

      Mega- & pan-

    • B.

      Auto- & para-

    • C.

      Ab- & ad-

    • D.

      Uni- & mono-

    Correct Answer
    C. Ab- & ad-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "ab-" and "ad-" have the most opposite meanings. "Ab-" is a prefix that means "away from" or "not," while "ad-" is a prefix that means "towards" or "to." These two prefixes are antonyms of each other and have opposite directional meanings.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following prefixes have the MOST OPPOSITE meanings?

    • A.

      Micro- & milli-

    • B.

      Inter- & para-

    • C.

      Pseudo- & primi-

    • D.

      Tri- & quadri-

    Correct Answer
    B. Inter- & para-
    Explanation
    The prefixes "inter-" and "para-" have the most opposite meanings. "Inter-" means between or among, while "para-" means beside or alongside. These two prefixes indicate contrasting directions or positions, making them the most opposite in meaning compared to the other options.

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