Root Words: Quiz 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word fraternity uses the root-word frat, which means:

    • A.

      Birth

    • B.

      Brother

    • C.

      Throw

    • D.

      Write

    Correct Answer
    B. Brother
    Explanation
    The word "fraternity" is derived from the root-word "frat," which means "brother." This suggests that the word "fraternity" is related to the concept of brotherhood or a group of male individuals bonded by a common purpose or interest.

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  • 2. 

    The word malicious means intending to do harm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "malicious" refers to having the intention to cause harm or injury. It implies a deliberate and harmful motive behind one's actions. Therefore, the given statement that "malicious means intending to do harm" is true.

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  • 3. 

    This picture best represents which root-word?

    • A.

      Ject

    • B.

      Log

    • C.

      Gen

    • D.

      Geo

    Correct Answer
    D. Geo
    Explanation
    The picture best represents the root-word "geo" because "geo" is commonly associated with the study of the Earth, geography, and geology. The picture appears to show a globe or a map, which are related to the study of Earth's features and locations.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following words is related to law?

    • A.

      Manual

    • B.

      Aggressive

    • C.

      Lucid, translucent

    • D.

      Legal, legitimate

    Correct Answer
    D. Legal, legitimate
    Explanation
    The words "legal" and "legitimate" are related to law because they both refer to concepts that are recognized and accepted by the legal system. "Legal" refers to something that is permitted or authorized by law, while "legitimate" means something that is lawful, valid, or justifiable. These words are commonly used in legal contexts to describe actions, rights, contracts, or processes that are in accordance with the law. Therefore, "legal" and "legitimate" are the correct answers as they directly relate to law.

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  • 5. 

    The scientific study of animals is:

    • A.

      Sociology

    • B.

      Anthropology

    • C.

      Zoology

    • D.

      Psychology

    Correct Answer
    C. Zoology
    Explanation
    Zoology is the correct answer because it is the scientific study of animals. Sociology is the study of human society, anthropology is the study of human culture and evolution, and psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. None of these fields specifically focus on the study of animals, making zoology the most appropriate answer.

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  • 6. 

    The root-word gen used in the words generation and genetic means:

    • A.

      Study, word

    • B.

      Birth, race

    • C.

      Hand

    • D.

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    B. Birth, race
    Explanation
    The root-word "gen" in the words generation and genetic refers to "birth" and "race". This is because "gen" is derived from the Greek word "genos" which means "race" or "kind". In the context of these words, "gen" is used to indicate the process of producing or giving birth to something, as well as the characteristics or traits that are inherited or passed down through generations.

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  • 7. 

    Something that is translucent is cloudy and heavy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Something that is translucent is not cloudy and heavy. Translucent refers to an object or material that allows light to pass through, but diffuses it in a way that makes it difficult to see clearly through. It is neither cloudy nor heavy.

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  • 8. 

    When an object is ejected, it:

    • A.

      Is thrown

    • B.

      Is stopped

    • C.

      Is cooked

    • D.

      Is graded

    Correct Answer
    A. Is thrown
    Explanation
    When an object is ejected, it means that it is forcefully expelled or thrown out of a particular space or container. Therefore, the correct answer is "is thrown".

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following root-words means sea?

    • A.

      Geo

    • B.

      Log

    • C.

      Mar

    • D.

      Frat

    Correct Answer
    C. Mar
    Explanation
    The root-word "mar" means sea.

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  • 10. 

    Sewing, making cookies, and professional sports are all manual labors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because sewing, making cookies, and professional sports all require physical work and manual skills. Sewing involves using a needle and thread to join fabric together, which requires manual dexterity. Making cookies involves mixing ingredients, shaping dough, and baking, all of which require physical effort. Professional sports involve physical activities such as running, jumping, and throwing, which require physical strength and skill. Therefore, all three activities can be classified as manual labors.

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