Root Words Quiz: 7th Grade Test!

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  • 1. 

    What does the root"aqua" mean?

    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Sun

    Correct Answer
    C. Water
    Explanation
    The root "aqua" is derived from Latin and it means water. This root is commonly used in various words related to water, such as aquarium, aqueduct, and aquatic. Therefore, the correct answer is water.

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  • 2. 

    "Biblio" means?

    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Book

    Correct Answer
    D. Book
  • 3. 

    The root "bio" means?

    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      Sisters

    Correct Answer
    A. Life
    Explanation
    The root "bio" is derived from the Greek word "bios," which means life. This root is commonly used in various words related to living organisms, such as biology (the study of living organisms), biography (a written account of someone's life), and antibiotic (a substance that inhibits the growth of microorganisms). Therefore, the correct answer is "life."

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  • 4. 

    The root "chron" means?

    • A. 

      Metals

    • B. 

      Smiling

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Phones

    Correct Answer
    C. Time
    Explanation
    The root "chron" is derived from the Greek word "chronos" which means time. This root is commonly used in words related to time, such as chronology (the study of time and its sequence of events) and chronic (referring to a long-lasting condition or illness). Therefore, "time" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of the root "chron".

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  • 5. 

    Geo means?

    • A. 

      Stars

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Sound

    • D. 

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    D. Earth
    Explanation
    The term "geo" is derived from the Greek word "ge" which means "earth". It is commonly used as a prefix in various words related to the Earth, such as geography (study of the Earth's surface), geology (study of the Earth's rocks and minerals), and geocentric (referring to the Earth as the center). Therefore, the correct answer is "earth".

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  • 6. 

    The root "graph" means?

    • A. 

      Measure

    • B. 

      Write

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      Time

    Correct Answer
    B. Write
    Explanation
    The root "graph" is derived from the Greek word "graphein," which means "to write." This root is commonly used in words related to writing or recording, such as "autograph," "photograph," or "graphite." Therefore, the correct answer is "write."

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  • 7. 

    Meter means?

    • A. 

      Books

    • B. 

      Friends

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Measure

    Correct Answer
    D. Measure
    Explanation
    The word "meter" typically refers to a unit of measurement used to quantify length or distance. It is commonly used in fields such as science, engineering, and mathematics. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "measure," as it best represents the meaning of "meter."

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  • 8. 

    The root "phono" means?

    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Sight

    • C. 

      Thoughts

    • D. 

      Touch

    Correct Answer
    A. Sound
    Explanation
    The root "phono" is derived from the Greek word "phōnē" which means sound. This root is commonly used in words related to sound such as telephone (sound from afar), phonics (study of sounds in language), and symphony (sounding together). Therefore, the correct answer is sound.

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  • 9. 

    Demi is a root that means?

    • A. 

      Mine

    • B. 

      Move

    • C. 

      Jeans

    • D. 

      Half or less than

    Correct Answer
    D. Half or less than
    Explanation
    The root "demi" is derived from the French word meaning "half" or "less than." It is commonly used in English to indicate a fraction or a smaller portion of something. Therefore, the correct answer is "half or less than."

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  • 10. 

    The root "hemi" means?

    • A. 

      The sewing at the botton of your jeans

    • B. 

      Half or partial

    • C. 

      Small

    • D. 

      Distant

    Correct Answer
    B. Half or partial
    Explanation
    The root "hemi" means half or partial. This can be seen in words like hemisphere, which refers to half of a sphere, or hemiplegia, which is paralysis affecting one side of the body. The prefix "hemi-" is derived from the Greek word "hemi," meaning half. It is used to indicate that something is only partially or halfway present or functioning.

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  • 11. 

    Micro means?

    • A. 

      Yarn

    • B. 

      Very large

    • C. 

      Voice

    • D. 

      Very small, short, minute

    Correct Answer
    D. Very small, short, minute
  • 12. 

    The root "migr" means?

    • A. 

      Walk around

    • B. 

      Move

    • C. 

      Full of

    • D. 

      Power

    Correct Answer
    B. Move
    Explanation
    The root "migr" is derived from the Latin word "migrare" which means "to move." Therefore, the correct answer is "move" as it accurately represents the meaning of the root.

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  • 13. 

    The root "mim" means?

    • A. 

      To play

    • B. 

      To write

    • C. 

      To copy

    • D. 

      Something made of paper

    Correct Answer
    C. To copy
    Explanation
    The root "mim" means to copy. This can be inferred from the given options as all the other options - to play, to write, and something made of paper - do not relate to the meaning of the root "mim".

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  • 14. 

    Photo means?

    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Large

    • C. 

      Title

    • D. 

      Scrapbook

    Correct Answer
    A. Light
  • 15. 

    Tele/ telo is a root that means?

    • A. 

      Telephone

    • B. 

      To converse

    • C. 

      To fear

    • D. 

      Far, distant, complete

    Correct Answer
    D. Far, distant, complete
    Explanation
    The root "tele/ telo" in this context means far, distant, or complete. This is evident in words like "telescope" (a device to see distant objects), "telecommunication" (communication over long distances), and "telethon" (a complete television broadcast to raise funds).

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  • 16. 

    Scrib/ script are roots which mean?

    • A. 

      To receive

    • B. 

      To drive

    • C. 

      To write

    • D. 

      To withhold

    Correct Answer
    C. To write
    Explanation
    The root "scrib/script" is derived from Latin and it means "to write." This can be seen in words like "scribble" and "manuscript" which both involve the act of writing. Therefore, the correct answer is "to write."

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  • 17. 

    The root "test" means"?

    • A. 

      A tough day at school

    • B. 

      To bear witness

    • C. 

      Something from science class

    • D. 

      Small

    Correct Answer
    B. To bear witness
    Explanation
    The root "test" means "to bear witness". This means that the word or root "test" is associated with the act of providing evidence or testimony to support a statement or claim. It does not refer to a tough day at school, something from science class, or being small.

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