Numerical Prefixes From Greek And Latin

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  • 1. 

    What is an example of a word with the Greek prefix for "One".

    • A.

      Monotone

    • B.

      Unicycle

    • C.

      Bilateral

    • D.

      Septuagenarian

    Correct Answer
    A. Monotone
    Explanation
    Monotone is an example of a word with the Greek prefix for "One". The prefix "mono-" means "one" in Greek, and "tone" refers to a sound or pitch. Therefore, "monotone" refers to a single, unvarying sound or pitch.

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  • 2. 

    Unicycle

    • A.

      Greek Prefix

    • B.

      Latin Prefix

    Correct Answer
    B. Latin Prefix
  • 3. 

    "Tetra" means what number in Latin?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    In Latin, "Tetra" means "four".

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  • 4. 

    The Prefix for seven in Greek and Latin is

    Correct Answer
    sept
    hepta
    Sept
    Hepta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sept, hepta, Sept, Hepta". In both Greek and Latin, the prefix for seven is "sept" or "hepta". The variations in capitalization (Sept, Hepta) do not change the meaning of the prefix.

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  • 5. 

    A sixth child with siblings of the same appearance.

    • A.

      Septuplet

    • B.

      Twin

    • C.

      Sextuplet

    • D.

      Hextuplet

    Correct Answer
    C. Sextuplet
    Explanation
    A sextuplet refers to a set of six siblings who are born at the same time and have the same appearance. This term specifically indicates that the siblings are part of a multiple birth, where six babies are born to the same mother. The word "sextuplet" is derived from the Latin word "sextus," meaning six. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is sextuplet.

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  • 6. 

    Quad is the blank prefix for "four"

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Hillbilly

    • C.

      Italian

    • D.

      Latin

    Correct Answer
    D. Latin
    Explanation
    Latin is the correct answer because "quad" is derived from the Latin word "quattuor," which means "four." In Latin, "quad" is used as a prefix to indicate the number four. The other options, Greek, Hillbilly, and Italian, do not have the same connection to the word "four" as Latin does.

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  • 7. 

    A septuagenarian is a person who is in their blank.

    • A.

      Forties

    • B.

      Thirties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    • E.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    D. Seventies
    Explanation
    A septuagenarian is a person who is in their seventies. This term specifically refers to someone who is between the ages of 70 and 79.

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  • 8. 

    A heptad is what prefix?

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      IDK

    Correct Answer
    B. Greek
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greek because the term "heptad" is derived from the Greek word "hepta," meaning seven. In Greek, "hepta" is used as a prefix to indicate the number seven. Therefore, it can be concluded that "heptad" is a Greek prefix.

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  • 9. 

    An blank is a number of nine persons, or things, containing a prefix from an (a)latin or (b) greek prefix. (Type in the blank, then type a comma with the letter "a" or "b") NO SPACES! Example: nine,c

    Correct Answer
    ennead,b
    ennead
    b
    b,ennead
    ennead, b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ennead,b,ennead,b,b,ennead,ennead,b". The word "ennead" is a number of nine persons or things, and it contains a Greek prefix. The letter "b" represents the Greek prefix in this case. The repetition of "ennead" and "b" indicates that there are multiple instances of nine persons or things with a Greek prefix.

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  • 10. 

    The Latin Prefix originated word for "One-Thousand"

    • A.

      Millenium

    • B.

      Kilogram

    • C.

      Milligram

    • D.

      Killometer

    Correct Answer
    A. Millenium
    Explanation
    The Latin prefix "milli-" means "thousand." The word "millenium" is derived from this prefix and refers to a period of one thousand years. Therefore, "millenium" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the Latin prefix and its meaning.

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  • 11. 

    List the prefix origination in order of Occurance.1.Hectometer2.Semicircle3.Decimal4.Kilogram

    • A.

      1.Greek 2.Latin 3.Latin 4.Greek

    • B.

      1.Greek 2.Latin 3.Latin 4.Latin

    • C.

      1.Latin 2.Greek 3.Greek 4.Latin

    • D.

      All Greek Prefixes

    • E.

      All Latin Prefixes

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.Greek 2.Latin 3.Latin 4.Greek
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.Greek, 2.Latin, 3.Latin, 4.Greek. This is because "Hecto-" and "Kilo-" are Greek prefixes, while "Semi-" and "Deci-" are Latin prefixes. The order of occurrence follows the pattern of Greek, Latin, Latin, Greek.

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