Prefixes Quiz 1; MAS 117/119 (By M Daish)

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1 of 3 quizzes (when I finish them) on the PREFIXES. First quiz in learning our prefixes for class. We will be tested on our prefixes, suffixes and roots "sometime in the next two months." Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Meaning of:a-, an-

    • A.

      Against

    • B.

      Slow

    • C.

      Once

    • D.

      Without

    • E.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    D. Without
    Explanation
    The prefix "a-" or "an-" in this context means "without." It indicates the absence or lack of something. In this case, it suggests that the word or concept being described does not have or is not associated with the quality or condition mentioned in the question.

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  • 2. 

    Ab-

    • A.

      Twice

    • B.

      Away from

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      Above

    • E.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    B. Away from
    Explanation
    The prefix "ab-" means "away from" or "off," indicating a direction or movement away from something. In this context, "ab-" suggests moving or being positioned away from a certain point or object. Therefore, the correct answer is "away from."

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  • 3. 

    Ad-

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Not

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Within

    • E.

      To, toward

    Correct Answer
    E. To, toward
    Explanation
    The given answer "to, toward" is correct because the prefix "ad-" in Latin often indicates direction or movement towards something. It can be translated as "to" or "toward" in English. This prefix is commonly used to form words such as "advance" (to move forward) or "adhere" (to stick to). Therefore, "to, toward" accurately represents the meaning of the prefix "ad-".

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  • 4. 

    Alb-

    • A.

      Against

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Around, near

    • D.

      After

    • E.

      New

    Correct Answer
    B. White
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "white" because "alb-" is a prefix that means "white" in Latin.

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  • 5. 

    Ambi-

    • A.

      Twice

    • B.

      Same

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Before

    • E.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    The prefix "ambi-" means "both" or "twice." It indicates that something has two aspects or occurs in two different ways. Therefore, the correct answer is "both," as it aligns with the meaning of the prefix.

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  • 6. 

    Ana-

    • A.

      Up, back, against, throughout

    • B.

      Along side of, beside

    • C.

      Below, under

    • D.

      On

    • E.

      Bad

    Correct Answer
    A. Up, back, against, throughout
    Explanation
    The given answer consists of prepositions that indicate various positions or movements. "Up" and "back" suggest upward and backward movements respectively. "Against" indicates a position of opposition or contact with something. "Throughout" implies a sense of being present or occurring in every part of a particular area or object.

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  • 7. 

    Ante-, anter/o

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Large

    • C.

      After, behind

    • D.

      Before, in front of

    • E.

      Against

    Correct Answer
    D. Before, in front of
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" or "anter/o" means "before" or "in front of." This prefix is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate something that is located in front of or comes before another structure or event. For example, "anteversion" refers to the abnormal forward tilting of an organ or body part. Therefore, the correct answer is "before, in front of."

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  • 8. 

    Anti-

    • A.

      Two, twice, double

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Against

    • E.

      Hard

    Correct Answer
    D. Against
    Explanation
    The prefix "anti-" means against or opposite. Therefore, the correct answer "against" aligns with the meaning of the prefix.

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  • 9. 

    Bi-/bis

    • A.

      Fast

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Twice, double

    • D.

      Along side, beside

    • E.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    C. Twice, double
    Explanation
    The prefix "bi-/bis" means "twice" or "double." This means that when this prefix is added to a word, it indicates that something is happening or being done two times or is being doubled.

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  • 10. 

    Brady-

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Backward

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      Across

    • E.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow
    Explanation
    The given list of words consists of various adjectives. Out of these adjectives, "slow" is the only one that describes the speed or pace of something. The other words do not specifically relate to speed or pace. Therefore, "slow" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 11. 

    Circum-

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      Outside

    • E.

      Same

    Correct Answer
    B. Around
    Explanation
    The prefix "circum-" means "around" or "surrounding." It is used to indicate something that is located or happening around a particular object or area. In this context, "circum-" suggests the idea of something being in close proximity or encircling. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "around."

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  • 12. 

    Con-

    • A.

      With

    • B.

      Against

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      New

    • E.

      Up, back again, against, throughout

    Correct Answer
    A. With
    Explanation
    The prefix "con-" means "with" and is used to indicate being together or in partnership with something or someone. It is often used to form words that describe cooperation or joint action. Therefore, the correct answer is "with."

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  • 13. 

    Contra-

    • A.

      With

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Outside, beyond, in addition to

    • E.

      Against

    Correct Answer
    E. Against
    Explanation
    The prefix "contra-" is used to indicate opposition or contrast. Therefore, when something is described as "contra-", it means it is against or in opposition to something else.

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  • 14. 

    Cyan/o

    • A.

      Under, below

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      False

    • D.

      Away from

    • E.

      Back

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    The term "cyan/o" refers to the color blue. This is evident from the fact that "cyan/o" is derived from the Greek word "kyanos" which means blue. Therefore, the correct answer is blue.

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  • 15. 

    Di-

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      Outside, outward

    • C.

      Two, twice, double

    • D.

      With

    • E.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    C. Two, twice, double
    Explanation
    The prefix "di-" in this context means "two," "twice," or "double." It indicates that the root word is being multiplied or repeated.

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  • 16. 

    Dors/o

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      New

    • D.

      Back

    • E.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Back
    Explanation
    The word "back" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is related to the given word "dors/o". "Dors/o" is a root word that means "back" in Latin, so "back" is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 17. 

    Dys-

    • A.

      Well, good, easy

    • B.

      Before, in front of

    • C.

      Hard, difficult, bad

    • D.

      Not

    • E.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    C. Hard, difficult, bad
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys-" is commonly used to indicate something that is hard, difficult, or bad. It is often used to describe conditions or disorders that are abnormal or problematic. For example, "dysfunction" refers to a state of impaired or abnormal functioning, while "dyslexia" is a learning disorder that affects reading and writing abilities. Therefore, the correct answer is "hard, difficult, bad" because these words align with the meaning commonly associated with the prefix "dys-".

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