Root Words, Prefixes And Suffixes Quiz #1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Brev

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Large, great

    • D.

      Warn

    Correct Answer
    B. Short
    Explanation
    The word "short" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that directly relates to the word "brev". "Brev" means brief or concise, and "short" is a synonym for these meanings. The other words in the list, such as "water", "large", "great", and "warn", do not have any direct connection to the word "brev".

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  • 2. 

    -cide

    • A.

      Killing

    • B.

      Exaggerated fear

    • C.

      One who believes in

    • D.

      Both ends or all sides

    Correct Answer
    A. Killing
    Explanation
    The suffix "-cide" refers to killing. It is commonly used in words like homicide (killing of a human), suicide (killing oneself), and pesticide (killing pests). In this context, "-cide" indicates an action or process of killing. Therefore, the correct answer is "killing".

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  • 3. 

    Equ

    • A.

      New

    • B.

      Warn

    • C.

      Equal

    • D.

      Short

    Correct Answer
    C. Equal
    Explanation
    The word "equal" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is spelled correctly. The other words have either missing or extra letters, making them incorrect spellings.

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  • 4. 

    Mal, male

    • A.

      Good

    • B.

      Bad, evil

    • C.

      Many, several

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    B. Bad, evil
    Explanation
    The given answer "bad, evil" is correct because it provides synonyms for the word "good." "Bad" and "evil" are words that have opposite meanings to "good" and can be used interchangeably to convey a negative or unfavorable concept.

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  • 5. 

    Bene

    • A.

      Good

    • B.

      Bad, evil

    • C.

      Many, several

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Good
    Explanation
    The word "bene" is an Italian word that translates to "good" in English. Therefore, the correct answer is "good" because it is the translation of "bene".

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  • 6. 

    Micro-

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      Under

    • D.

      Small

    Correct Answer
    D. Small
    Explanation
    The prefix "micro-" means small or tiny. Therefore, the correct answer is "small" because it is the word that best fits the meaning of the prefix.

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  • 7. 

    Magn

    • A.

      Small

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Large, great

    • D.

      Warn

    Correct Answer
    C. Large, great
  • 8. 

    Nov, neo

    • A.

      New

    • B.

      One who believes in

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Many, several

    Correct Answer
    A. New
    Explanation
    The word "new" means something that is recently made, discovered, or created. It can also refer to something that is not familiar or experienced before. In this context, the word "new" does not have any relation to the other words mentioned in the question such as "nov" or "neo". Therefore, the correct answer is "new" because it does not fit into any of the provided options.

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  • 9. 

    Pre

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      Many, several

    • D.

      Under

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    The word "before" is used to indicate the time or order in which something happens. In this context, "before" is the correct answer because it is the opposite of "after." It suggests that something occurs prior to another event or in a preceding position.

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  • 10. 

    Ist

    • A.

      One who believes in

    • B.

      Warn

    • C.

      Exaggerated fear

    • D.

      Killing

    Correct Answer
    A. One who believes in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "one who believes in exaggerated fear". This means that the person has a strong belief or conviction in the existence or occurrence of exaggerated fear. It suggests that they may perceive threats or dangers to be greater than they actually are, leading to heightened anxiety or apprehension.

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  • 11. 

    Sub

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      Under

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      After

    Correct Answer
    B. Under
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "under" because it is the opposite of "across" and "before" which suggest a position above or ahead of something. "After" also suggests a position following something, but "under" implies a position below or beneath something.

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  • 12. 

    Trans

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      Under

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      After

    Correct Answer
    A. Across
    Explanation
    The word "across" means to go from one side to the other side of something. It implies movement or position from one end or side to the opposite end or side. The other options ("under," "before," and "after") do not convey the same meaning as "across" and do not involve the concept of moving or being positioned from one side to the other.

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  • 13. 

    Hydro, hydr

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Warn

    • C.

      Both ends or all sides

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    D. Water
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "water" because the root words "hydro" and "hydr" both refer to water. The other options, "under," "warn," and "both ends or all sides," do not have any relation to water.

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  • 14. 

    Aqua, aque

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Warn

    • C.

      Year

    • D.

      Under

    Correct Answer
    A. Water
    Explanation
    The given words "aqua" and "aque" are both related to water. "Aqua" is derived from Latin and "aque" is derived from French, but both mean the same thing - water. Therefore, the correct answer is water.

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  • 15. 

    Ann, enni

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Across

    • C.

      Year

    • D.

      Warn

    Correct Answer
    C. Year
    Explanation
    The given words "ann" and "enni" do not have any clear connection or relation to the word "year". However, "year" is a standalone word that can be easily understood and does not require any additional context or information to make sense. Therefore, "year" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 16. 

    Poly

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Many, several

    • D.

      Both ends or all sides

    Correct Answer
    C. Many, several
    Explanation
    The word "poly" is a prefix that means "many" or "several." It is commonly used in words like "polygon" (a shape with many sides) or "polygamy" (having multiple spouses). Therefore, the correct answer is "many, several."

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  • 17. 

    Mon

    • A.

      Warn

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Large, great

    • D.

      Small

    Correct Answer
    A. Warn
  • 18. 

    Amphi

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Both ends or all sides

    • C.

      Many, several

    • D.

      Warn

    Correct Answer
    B. Both ends or all sides
    Explanation
    The word "amphi" is a prefix that is derived from the Greek word "amphi" meaning "both" or "all". Therefore, when combined with the word "ends" or "sides", it suggests that something is present or can be found on both ends or all sides. This explanation aligns with the meaning of the word "amphi" and provides a clear understanding of the correct answer.

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