Prefixes... Suffixes... And Base Words Quiz

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Prefix And Suffix Quizzes & Trivia

Putting words together by adding prefixes or suffixes. Analyzing words based on their prefix or suffix.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which word does the prefix un mean NOT?

    • A.

      Uniform

    • B.

      Unable

    • C.

      Understand

    Correct Answer
    B. Unable
    Explanation
    The prefix "un" in the word "unable" means "not". It negates the word "able", indicating the lack of ability or the inability to do something.

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  • 2. 

    What is the base word of UNTOUCHED?

    • A.

      Touched

    • B.

      Un

    • C.

      Touch

    • D.

      Untouch

    Correct Answer
    C. Touch
    Explanation
    The base word of "untouched" is "touch". The prefix "un-" is added to the base word "touch" to create the word "untouched". The prefix "un-" is used to indicate the negation or reversal of the action or quality of the base word, in this case, the opposite of "touch". Therefore, "touch" is the base word from which "untouched" is derived.

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  • 3. 

    Which word means not direct?

    • A.

      Indirect

    • B.

      Nondirect

    • C.

      Neverdirect

    • D.

      Undirect

    Correct Answer
    A. Indirect
    Explanation
    The word "indirect" means not direct. It refers to something that is not done in a straight or immediate way, but rather through a circuitous or roundabout route. It implies that there is an intermediary or an indirect connection between two points or actions. The other options, such as "nondirect," "neverdirect," and "undirect," are not recognized words in English and do not convey the same meaning as "indirect."

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  • 4. 

    A prefix is found at the _______________ of the base word.

    Correct Answer
    beginning
    Explanation
    A prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a base word to create a new word with a different meaning. Therefore, it is correct to say that a prefix is found at the beginning of the base word.

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  • 5. 

    Prefixes and suffixes change the _________________ of the base word.

    Correct Answer
    meaning
    Explanation
    Prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of the base word by adding additional letters or syllables to the beginning or end of the word. This alters the original word's definition or adds a new connotation to it.

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  • 6. 

      The suffix er, as in COMPOSER, means:

    • A.

      Happened in the past

    • B.

      More than once

    • C.

      Someone who

    • D.

      Made of

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone who
    Explanation
    The suffix "er" is commonly used to indicate a person or thing that performs a particular action or has a particular quality. In this case, the word "composer" refers to someone who composes or creates music. Therefore, the correct answer is "someone who."

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