Roots & Affixes For 5th Graders

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This quiz has been designed for 5th graders in the state of Kansas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below. What is the definition of a root word?
    • A. 

      A part that is added to a word that changes its meaning.

    • B. 

      The base or stem of the word that provides the basic meaning of the word.

    • C. 

      Words that do not affect other words in any way.

  • 2. 
    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below. Prefixes and suffixes are both considered affixes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Choose the best answer(s) below: These word parts can be added to roots to form new words.
    • A. 

      Affix

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Prefix

  • 4. 
    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.A prefix is added to the end of a root word to change its meaning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which type of affix is added to the end of a root word?
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Root

  • 6. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.This prefix means two.
    • A. 

      Tri-

    • B. 

      -ish

    • C. 

      Bi-

  • 7. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.What does the word bi-level mean?
    • A. 

      Upper level

    • B. 

      Two levels

    • C. 

      Split levels

  • 8. 
    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.Co- is a prefix that means with, together, or deeply.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.A coworker can best be defined as:
    • A. 

      A person who you work for

    • B. 

      A person who you work with

    • C. 

      A person who works a lot of hours

  • 10. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.The prefix de- can best be defined as:
    • A. 

      Under, below, or beneath

    • B. 

      Across, over, or through

    • C. 

      Apart, away, or not

  • 11. 
    Choose the best answer(s) below: Based on your knowledge of affixes, which word below means to cause something not to function or work.
    • A. 

      Triactivate

    • B. 

      Deactivate

    • C. 

      Coactivate

  • 12. 
    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.The prefix en- has the following meanings: a) put into or onb) bring into the condition ofc) to intensify
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which group of words represents items that have three of something:
    • A. 

      Quadricep, quadrant, quadriplex, quadruplet

    • B. 

      Bipolar, biopsy, bicycle, binoculars

    • C. 

      Tripod, tricycle, triceratops, triple

  • 14. 
    Choose the best answer(s) below: Identify the suffix(es) that mean: capable of  OR able to.
    • A. 

      -eble

    • B. 

      -ible

    • C. 

      -able

  • 15. 
    Choose the best answer(s) below:Which suffixes mean an action or state of being?
    • A. 

      -ance and -ince

    • B. 

      -able and -ible

    • C. 

      -ate and -ish

  • 16. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Based on your knowledge of roots and affixes, what does the word assistance mean?
    • A. 

      Capable of assisting

    • B. 

      The action of assisting

    • C. 

      The desire to assist

  • 17. 
    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.The suffix -ate can be defined as:
    • A. 

      The nature of or a quality of

    • B. 

      Similar to or the same as

    • C. 

      Unlike or different from

  • 18. 
    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.The affix -ish means to resemble. Therefore someone who is acting foolish resembles a fool.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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