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Complete the following practice quiz to see where you are with your knowledge and application of Greek and Latin roots and affixes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If someone is malnourished, he/she is 

    • A.

      Well fed

    • B.

      Poorly fed

    • C.

      Anorexic

    • D.

      Sick

    Correct Answer
    B. Poorly fed
    Explanation
    If someone is malnourished, it means that they are not receiving adequate nutrition or a balanced diet. This can result in various health issues and deficiencies. Therefore, the correct answer is "poorly fed" as malnourishment indicates a lack of proper nourishment and nutrition.

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  • 2. 

    If something is atypical, it  

    • A.

      Not typed

    • B.

      Typed

    • C.

      Not typical

    • D.

      Resembles an atypic

    Correct Answer
    C. Not typical
    Explanation
    If something is atypical, it means that it is not typical or not conforming to the usual or expected pattern. It suggests that the thing in question is different or unusual compared to what is considered normal or standard.

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  • 3. 

    Something subterranean  would be found

    • A.

      On a submarine

    • B.

      In the ocean

    • C.

      Under a house

    • D.

      Under the earth

    Correct Answer
    D. Under the earth
    Explanation
    The word "subterranean" refers to something that is underground or beneath the surface of the earth. Therefore, if something is described as "subterranean," it would be found under the earth.

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  • 4. 

    If you want to find out if something is truthful, you would __________ it. 

    • A.

      Verify

    • B.

      Veritas

    • C.

      Deconstruct

    • D.

      Transform

    Correct Answer
    A. Verify
    Explanation
    To verify something means to confirm or establish its truthfulness. By verifying something, you are conducting a process of investigation or examination to ensure its accuracy or validity.

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  • 5. 

    An intrastate rivalry would be between 

    • A.

      Teams that lead their states' divisions

    • B.

      Teams within the same state

    • C.

      Teams in different states

    • D.

      State champions

    Correct Answer
    B. Teams within the same state
    Explanation
    An intrastate rivalry refers to a competition or rivalry between teams that are located within the same state. This means that the teams are from different cities or regions within the same state and compete against each other. This type of rivalry is often intense and passionate, as it involves local pride and bragging rights. It is different from inter-state rivalries, which involve teams from different states competing against each other. State champions may or may not be involved in intrastate rivalries, as they can be from different states.

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  • 6. 

    The diameter of a circle divides it in ___ equal parts. 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The diameter of a circle divides it into two equal parts.

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  • 7. 

    A monologue is literally defined as  

    • A.

      One piece of wood you put in a fire

    • B.

      A part of a play

    • C.

      One person speaking

    • D.

      A conversation

    Correct Answer
    C. One person speaking
    Explanation
    A monologue is a form of speech or performance where only one person is speaking. It is typically a long uninterrupted speech that allows the speaker to express their thoughts, feelings, or ideas. In a monologue, there is no back-and-forth conversation or dialogue between multiple people. Instead, it is a solo performance where one person holds the stage and captivates the audience with their words.

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  • 8. 

    Antihydrology is 

    • A.

      The study of water

    • B.

      The study of being against water

    • C.

      The study of deep water

    • D.

      Learning how to hate water

    Correct Answer
    B. The study of being against water
    Explanation
    Antihydrology is the study of being against water. This implies that it involves studying ways to oppose or resist water, rather than studying its properties or characteristics. This could include studying methods to prevent water from flowing, finding ways to repel or remove water, or developing techniques to counteract the effects of water.

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  • 9. 

    "Brevity is the soul of wit" (Shakespeare) means that witty comments are best if  

    • A.

      Crude

    • B.

      Sexual

    • C.

      Only understood by certain people

    • D.

      Brief

    Correct Answer
    D. Brief
    Explanation
    The phrase "Brevity is the soul of wit" means that being concise and to the point is the essence of being witty. It suggests that witty comments or remarks are most effective when they are brief and succinct, rather than being long-winded or verbose. This implies that brevity enhances the impact and cleverness of a witty statement.

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  • 10. 

     A biography is

    • A.

      A story

    • B.

      Fiction

    • C.

      Writing about a life

    • D.

      Writing about two things

    Correct Answer
    C. Writing about a life
    Explanation
    A biography is a form of writing that focuses on the life of a person. It involves gathering information and presenting it in a narrative format, providing details about the person's background, experiences, achievements, and impact on society. It is a non-fiction genre that aims to provide an accurate and comprehensive account of someone's life.

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  • 11. 

    The study of plants is 

    Correct Answer
    herbology
    Explanation
    The study of plants is referred to as herbology. This field focuses on the identification, classification, and understanding of plants, including their structure, growth, reproduction, and uses. Herbology also involves the study of plant diseases, their prevention, and treatment.

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  • 12. 

    Related to having three eyes 

    Correct Answer
    triocular
    trioculic
  • 13. 

     To know somebody again

    Correct Answer
    recognize
    Explanation
    The word "recognize" means to know or identify someone or something again. It implies that the person or thing was known or familiar to the individual at some point in the past. This word suggests a sense of familiarity and remembrance, indicating that the person is able to recall and acknowledge someone or something they have encountered before.

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  • 14. 

    To speak of something before it happens 

    Correct Answer
    predict
    Explanation
    The word "predict" means to say or estimate that something will happen in the future. It involves making an educated guess or forecast about a future event or outcome based on available information or patterns. Therefore, if someone is speaking about something before it happens, they are likely making a prediction about it.

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  • 15. 

    To have similar or identical feeling

    Correct Answer
    sympathy
    Explanation
    Sympathy refers to the act of understanding and sharing the feelings of another person. It involves feeling compassion, empathy, and support for someone who is going through a difficult situation or experiencing pain or sadness. When individuals have similar or identical feelings, they are more likely to show sympathy towards each other as they can relate to and understand each other's emotions.

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