Root & Affix Word Test

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Morphemes (minimal units of meaning) are of two basic kinds, roots and affixes. If you are an English student prepping for an exam take this quiz and not only test your knowledge on the subject but also revise. Enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify the prefix, root, and suffix of the word: "empowerment." 
  • 2. 
    What does "affix" mean? 
  • 3. 
    "Con" is a prefix; where must you place the hyphen to note its prefix status? 
  • 4. 
    Why is "terrorism" a noun? 
  • 5. 
    Break down 'transformation" and provide the literal definition.
  • 6. 
    If you know that "epidemic" means a "widespread of disease" then please use it in a sentence. 
  • 7. 
    Describe the process of preparing for the root/affix word presentation. In addition, describe how it felt teaching the class. 
  • 8. 
    Con-, Mal-, and Contra- are similar because they are all
  • 9. 
    -ish, -ism, and -cide are similar because they are all
  • 10. 
    Tact, Verse, and Pol are similar because they are all
  • 11. 
    The word "benefactor" has a negative connotation due to the root word "bene." 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The word "mortician" has a positive connotation due to its root word "mort." 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Monochromatic means containing only one color.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is the root word of "indigenous"? 
    • A. 

      Dig

    • B. 

      Indig

    • C. 

      Gen

    • D. 

      Indigen

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