Root Word Retake 1

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following roots means "under"?

    • A.

      Tele

    • B.

      Sub

    • C.

      Ex

    • D.

      Thermo

    Correct Answer
    B. Sub
    Explanation
    The root "sub" means "under" in Latin. This can be seen in words like "submarine" (underwater vessel) and "subterranean" (underground). Therefore, "sub" is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following roots would you combine to "write a story about someone's life"?

    • A.

      Auto+bio+port

    • B.

      Auto+bio+therm

    • C.

      Auto+bio+graph

    • D.

      Auto+bio+sub

    Correct Answer
    C. Auto+bio+graph
    Explanation
    The correct answer is auto+bio+graph. The root "auto" means self, "bio" means life, and "graph" means to write or record. Therefore, combining these roots would result in "auto+bio+graph," which means to write a story about someone's life.

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  • 3. 

    In social studies you learn about how countries "export" goods.  What do the two roots in this word mean?

    • A.

      Out, heat

    • B.

      Out, sound

    • C.

      Out, far

    • D.

      Out, carry

    Correct Answer
    D. Out, carry
    Explanation
    The word "export" is made up of two roots, "out" and "carry". The root "out" indicates that something is being taken or sent away from a place, while the root "carry" suggests that the goods are being transported or conveyed to another location. Therefore, the correct answer is "out, carry".

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  • 4. 

    In science you have learned about photosynthesis.  Which root means "light"?

    • A.

      Photo

    • B.

      Syn

    • C.

      Thes

    • D.

      Thesis

    Correct Answer
    A. Photo
    Explanation
    The root "photo" in the word "photosynthesis" means "light." This is because "photo" is derived from the Greek word "phos," which means light. In the process of photosynthesis, plants use light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. Therefore, "photo" is the correct root that relates to light in the context of photosynthesis.

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  • 5. 

    Why does it make sense for recycle to contain the root "cycle"?

    • A.

      The root cycle means to reuse paper only twice.

    • B.

      The root cycle means circle and when we recycle the process follows a circular pattern.

    • C.

      The root cycle means circle and the less you use the more of a cycle you create.

    • D.

      The root cycle means circle and the more you use the more of a cycle you create.

    Correct Answer
    B. The root cycle means circle and when we recycle the process follows a circular pattern.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the root cycle means circle and when we recycle, the process follows a circular pattern. This explanation is supported by the fact that recycling involves taking materials and turning them back into the same or similar products, creating a continuous loop or cycle. The use of the word "cycle" in recycle emphasizes this circular nature of the process.

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  • 6. 

    What does the root "fore" mean?

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Front

    • C.

      Free

    • D.

      Focus

    Correct Answer
    B. Front
    Explanation
    The root "fore" means "front." This can be seen in words like "forehead" (the front part of the head) and "forefront" (the leading or most important position).

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  • 7. 

    What does the word "ambi" mean?

    • A.

      Both

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Only

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Both
    Explanation
    The word "ambi" is a prefix that is derived from the Latin word "ambō" meaning "both" or "two." It is commonly used to indicate a sense of duality or ambiguity. Therefore, the correct answer is "both," as it accurately represents the meaning of the word "ambi."

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  • 8. 

    What root grouping means "together"?

    • A.

      Therm/thermo

    • B.

      Con/com

    • C.

      Sym/sys/syn

    • D.

      Vis/ viv

    Correct Answer
    C. Sym/sys/syn
    Explanation
    Root grouping refers to the process of categorizing or grouping together words that share a common root or origin. In this case, the correct answer is sym/sys/syn, which all have the root meaning "together." These roots indicate the concept of unity, cooperation, or combination. Words such as symphony, system, and synthesis are examples of words that contain these roots and convey the idea of things being joined or working together.

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  • 9. 

    Which root means many?

    • A.

      Mono

    • B.

      Mov

    • C.

      Multi

    • D.

      Mos

    Correct Answer
    C. Multi
    Explanation
    The root "multi" means many.

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  • 10. 

    What does the root ultra mean?

    • A.

      Beyond

    • B.

      Begin

    • C.

      Catch

    • D.

      Carry

    Correct Answer
    A. Beyond
    Explanation
    The root "ultra" means "beyond." This suggests that it signifies something that is surpassing or exceeding a certain limit or boundary. It implies going further or extending beyond what is expected or normal.

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