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Greek and latin root word list : quad-

• 1.

• A.

Four sided enclosure, usually surrounded by building

• B.

Collection or group of our: one of four babies born from the same mother at the same time

• C.

An animal with four feet

• D.

Happening every four years

A. Four sided enclosure, usually surrounded by building
Explanation
The correct answer is "four sided enclosure, usually surrounded by building." A quadrangle is a geometric shape with four sides and four angles. In this context, it refers to an enclosed area that is typically surrounded by buildings, such as a courtyard or a college campus.

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• 2.

• A.

To cut or divide into four equal parts

• B.

One out of four equal parts of a circle: one section of a four-section coordinate grid

• C.

The ability tto speak four languages

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A four -sided enclosure, usually surrounded by building

B. One out of four equal parts of a circle: one section of a four-section coordinate grid
Explanation
The term "quadrant" refers to one out of four equal parts of a circle or one section of a four-section coordinate grid. This means that when a circle is divided into four equal parts, each of those parts is called a quadrant. Similarly, in a four-section coordinate grid, each section is also referred to as a quadrant.

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• 3.

• A.

To cut or divide into four equal parts

• B.

Happening every four years

• C.

To create four times as much or as many of something

• D.

The ability to speak four languages

B. Happening every four years
Explanation
The word "quadrennial" refers to something that happens every four years. It is derived from the Latin word "quadri-" meaning four, and "annus" meaning year. Therefore, "happening every four years" accurately describes the meaning of quadrennial.

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• 4.

• A.

A plane figure in qeometry that has four sides

• B.

An animal with four feet

• C.

A muscle group consisting of four muscles that is located along tthe front of the thigh

• D.

To create four times as much or as many of something

C. A muscle group consisting of four muscles that is located along tthe front of the thigh
Explanation
The correct answer is "a muscle group consisting of four muscles that is located along the front of the thigh." Quadriceps is a term used in anatomy to refer to a group of four muscles located in the front of the thigh. These muscles work together to extend the leg at the knee joint.

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• 5.

• A.

One out of four equal parts of a circle, one section of a four-section coordinate grid

• B.

The ability to speak four languages

• C.

To cut or divide into four equal parts

• D.

A plane figure in geometry that has four sides

D. A plane figure in geometry that has four sides
Explanation
The correct answer is "a plane figure in geometry that has four sides." This is because a quadrilateral is a shape with four sides. It is a polygon that is made up of four line segments connected end to end. Examples of quadrilaterals include squares, rectangles, and parallelograms.

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• 6.

• A.

Happening every four years

• B.

An animal with four feet

• C.

The ability to speak four languages

• D.

To create four times as much or as many of something

C. The ability to speak four languages
Explanation
The term "quadrilingual" refers to the ability to speak four languages. This means that a person who is quadrilingual can communicate fluently in four different languages. This term is derived from the Latin word "quattuor," which means four, and "lingua," which means tongue or language. Being quadrilingual is considered a valuable skill as it allows for effective communication and understanding across different cultures and regions.

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• 7.

• A.

To cut or divide into four equal parts

• B.

One out of four equal parts of a circle, one section of a four-section coordinate grid

• C.

Four muscles that is located along the front of the thigh

• D.

An animal with four feet

A. To cut or divide into four equal parts
Explanation
The correct answer is "to cut or divide into four equal parts". This means that the word "quadrisect" refers to the action of dividing something into four equal sections. It does not refer to a section of a circle, a coordinate grid, muscles, or an animal with four feet.

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• 8.

• A.

A collection or group of four; one of four babies born from the same mother at the same time

• B.

Happening every four years

• C.

An animal with four feet

• D.

On out of four equal parts of a circle; one section of a four-section coordinate grid

C. An animal with four feet
Explanation
The correct answer is "an animal with four feet." A quadruped refers to an animal that has four legs or feet. This term is commonly used to describe mammals such as dogs, cats, horses, and elephants, which all have four legs. The other options provided in the question do not accurately define a quadruped.

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• 9.

• A.

To create four times as much or as many of something

• B.

A plane figure in geometry that has four sides

• C.

A collection or group of four; one of four babies born from the same mother at the same time

• D.

To cut or divide into four equal parts

A. To create four times as much or as many of something
Explanation
The correct answer is "to create four times as much or as many of something". This definition of quadruple refers to increasing the quantity or amount of something by four times. It does not refer to a plane figure in geometry, a collection of four, or dividing into four equal parts.

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• 10.

• A.

Happenig every for years

• B.

The ability to speak four languages

• C.

A collection or group of four; one of four babies born from the same mother atthe same time

• D.

One out of four equal parts of a circle, one section of a four-section coordinate grid

C. A collection or group of four; one of four babies born from the same mother atthe same time
Explanation
The correct answer is "a collection or group of four; one of four babies born from the same mother at the same time." This definition refers to the term "quadruplet" as a noun that represents a group of four individuals, specifically babies, who are born at the same time from the same mother. It does not refer to the other options provided, such as the occurrence happening every four years or the ability to speak four languages.

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