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

    Explanation
    Con-, Mal-, and Contra- are similar because they all have a linguistic function in common. They are all examples of word elements that are added to the beginning or end of a word to modify its meaning. Con- and Mal- are prefixes, meaning they are added to the beginning of a word, while Contra- is a prefix that is added to the beginning of a word. This similarity in function makes them all examples of word modifiers, or affixes, which can change the meaning of a word.

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  • 9. 

    -ish, -ism, and -cide are similar because they are all

    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because -ish, -ism, and -cide are all suffixes. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning or form a new word. In this case, -ish, -ism, and -cide are added to the end of root words to create new words with different meanings. Therefore, they all fall under the category of suffixes.

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  • 10. 

    Tact, Verse, and Pol are similar because they are all

    Explanation
    Tact, Verse, and Pol are similar because they all belong to different parts of a word. Tact is a root word, Verse is a suffix, and Pol is a prefix. A root word is the base of a word and cannot be further broken down into smaller parts. A suffix is added at the end of a word to change its meaning or function, while a prefix is added at the beginning of a word to alter its meaning. Therefore, Tact, Verse, and Pol are similar in that they represent different linguistic elements within a word.

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  • 11. 

    The word "benefactor" has a negative connotation due to the root word "bene." 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "benefactor" has a negative connotation due to the root word "bene." The root word "bene" means good or well, so when combined with "factor" to form "benefactor," it implies someone who does good or provides help. However, in this context, the statement suggests that the word "benefactor" has a negative connotation, which contradicts the usual understanding of the word.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "mortician" refers to a person who prepares and arranges bodies for burial or cremation. The root word "mort" is derived from the Latin word "mors" which means death. Since death is often associated with sadness and finality, the word "mortician" has a negative connotation. Therefore, the statement that the word "mortician" has a positive connotation due to its root word "mort" is false.

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  • 13. 

    Monochromatic means containing only one color.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Monochromatic refers to a color scheme or image that consists of varying shades, tints, or tones of a single color. It excludes the presence of any other colors. Therefore, the statement "Monochromatic means containing only one color" is true.

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  • 14. 

    What is the root word of "indigenous"? 

    • A.

      Dig

    • B.

      Indig

    • C.

      Gen

    • D.

      Indigen

    Correct Answer
    A. Dig
    Explanation
    The root word of "indigenous" is "dig." This can be determined by breaking down the word and identifying its origin. In this case, "indigenous" is derived from the Latin word "indigena," which means "native" or "born in." The Latin word "indigena" is formed by combining the prefix "in-" meaning "in" or "within" and the root word "digena" meaning "born." Therefore, the root word of "indigenous" is "dig."

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