Roots & Affixes For 6th Graders

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The base or stem of the word that provides the basic meaning of the word.
    Explanation
    The definition of a root word is the base or stem of the word that provides the basic meaning of the word.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Prefixes and suffixes are both considered affixes because they are added to the beginning (prefix) or end (suffix) of a word to modify its meaning or create a new word. Affixes are a type of morpheme that can change the grammatical category or meaning of a word. Therefore, it is correct to say that both prefixes and suffixes are considered affixes.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Affix
    B. Suffix
    C. Prefix
    Explanation
    The word parts mentioned in the answer (affix, suffix, prefix) are all examples of word parts that can be added to roots to form new words. An affix is a general term for any type of prefix or suffix, while a suffix is specifically added to the end of a word and a prefix is added to the beginning of a word. Therefore, all three options are correct answers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. A prefix is actually added to the beginning of a root word to change its meaning, not the end. A prefix is a group of letters that is added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning. For example, the prefix "un-" added to the root word "happy" changes its meaning to "unhappy".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Suffix
    Explanation
    A suffix is added to the end of a root word to modify its meaning or create a new word. It is the opposite of a prefix, which is added to the beginning of a root word. A root word is the base word that carries the primary meaning, while affixes are added to change or enhance that meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is suffix.

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  • 6. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which best defines the root word auto?

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Conjoined

    • C.

      Self

    Correct Answer
    C. Self
    Explanation
    The root word "auto" is best defined as "self." This is because "auto" is commonly used in words like "automobile" (a vehicle that can move itself) or "autobiography" (a written account of one's own life). The prefix "auto-" indicates self or automatic action.

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  • 7. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which option includes the best definitions for the prefix con-?

    • A.

      Through or across

    • B.

      With, jointly, or completely

    • C.

      Under, beneath, below

    Correct Answer
    B. With, jointly, or completely
    Explanation
    The prefix "con-" is commonly used to indicate being together, joint action, or completeness. It is derived from the Latin word "cum," meaning "with" or "together." Therefore, the option "with, jointly, or completely" provides the best definitions for the prefix "con-."

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  • 8. 

    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.The prefix fore- means after, behind, or less fortunate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The prefix fore- actually means before, not after, behind, or less fortunate. It is commonly used in words like forecast, foresee, and foreword, all of which indicate something that comes before or precedes something else. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Using your knowledge of prefixes, which of the following best defines the word multilingual.

    • A.

      Understanding languages

    • B.

      Several languages

    • C.

      Finding languages

    Correct Answer
    B. Several languages
    Explanation
    The word "multilingual" is defined as being able to speak, understand, or use several languages. Therefore, the correct answer is "several languages."

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  • 10. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which of the following affixes means below?

    • A.

      -some

    • B.

      Fore-

    • C.

      Sub-

    Correct Answer
    C. Sub-
    Explanation
    The affix "sub-" means below.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the best answer(s) below: How would you define the prefix up-?

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Higher

    • C.

      Improved

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Higher
    C. Improved
    Explanation
    The prefix "up-" typically conveys the meaning of "higher" or "improved". It suggests an upward movement or an enhancement in quality or status. For example, in words like "upgrade" or "uplift", the prefix "up-" implies a progression or advancement to a higher level or a better state. Therefore, the correct answer options for defining the prefix "up-" are "higher" and "improved".

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  • 12. 

    Choose true if you agree with the statement below; choose false if you disagree with the statement below.The three options below can all be use to define the suffix -age. a) act ofb) state of c) result of

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that all three options (act of, state of, result of) can be used to define the suffix -age. This means that when the suffix -age is added to a word, it indicates an action, a state, or a result related to that word. For example, the word "breakage" can be defined as the act of breaking, the state of being broken, or the result of something being broken. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 13. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which affix means the following: connecting to, relating to, the action of?

    • A.

      Sub-

    • B.

      -some

    • C.

      -al

    Correct Answer
    C. -al
    Explanation
    The affix "-al" means connecting to, relating to, or the action of.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the best answer(s) below: Which suffix means: make or become, treat in a specified way, or follow a specialized practice.

    • A.

      -some

    • B.

      -age

    • C.

      -ize or -yze

    Correct Answer
    C. -ize or -yze
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ize" or "-yze" means to make or become, treat in a specified way, or follow a specialized practice. This suffix is commonly used to form verbs that indicate the action or process of doing something in a specific manner or adopting a particular practice. Examples include "organize," "analyze," and "specialize."

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  • 15. 

    Choose the best answer(s) below:Which phrase below best defines the suffix -ous.

    • A.

      Characterized by

    • B.

      Inside of

    • C.

      Below or under

    Correct Answer
    A. Characterized by
    Explanation
    The suffix -ous is used to form adjectives that describe a quality or characteristic of something. For example, if something is described as "courageous," it means that it is characterized by courage. Therefore, the phrase "characterized by" best defines the suffix -ous.

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  • 16. 

    Please choose the response that best answers the question below.Which affix means: a group of or specified number or characterized by being.

    • A.

      Auto-

    • B.

      -some

    • C.

      -al

    Correct Answer
    B. -some
    Explanation
    The affix "-some" means a group of or specified number or characterized by being.

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