SAT Root List I: Trivia Quiz! MCQ

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This SAT Root Words quiz will test your skills and knowledge about Word roots and check your understanding of vocabulary for scoring more used in previous SAT words. There's an essential list of roots every test taker should have should attempt. Let's try it out. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Ab-" as in "abnormal"

    • A.

      Self

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      Apart

    • D.

      Another

    • E.

      Know

    Correct Answer
    C. Apart
    Explanation
    The prefix "ab-" in words like "abnormal" means "away from" or "separate from." Therefore, the word that best fits with this meaning is "apart."

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  • 2. 

    "Ante-" as in "antecedent"

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      With

    • E.

      Full

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" in the word "antecedent" means "before." It is used to indicate something that comes before or precedes another thing. In this case, "antecedent" refers to something that comes before or is prior to something else. Therefore, the correct answer is "before."

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  • 3. 

    "bene-" or "ben-" as in "benevolent"

    • A.

      Anger

    • B.

      Sure

    • C.

      Good

    • D.

      Trust

    • E.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    C. Good
    Explanation
    The word "bene-" or "ben-" is a prefix that means "good" or "well." In the word "benevolent," the prefix "bene-" is used to convey the meaning of being kind or generous. Therefore, out of the given options, "good" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of the prefix in the word "benevolent."

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  • 4. 

    "Auto-" as in "autocratic"

    • A.

      Towards

    • B.

      Year

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Happen

    • E.

      Self

    Correct Answer
    E. Self
    Explanation
    The prefix "auto-" in the word "autocratic" indicates self or one's own. In this context, it suggests that an autocratic leader has complete control and makes decisions solely based on their own beliefs and desires, without considering the opinions or input of others. Therefore, the correct answer is "self".

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  • 5. 

    "Am-" or "Ami-" as "amiable"

    • A.

      Love

    • B.

      Amusing

    • C.

      Bizarre

    • D.

      Not human

    • E.

      Amusing

    Correct Answer
    A. Love
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "love" because the prefix "Am-" or "Ami-" in the word "amiable" means friendly or likable. Therefore, it is logical to associate this prefix with positive emotions such as love, as opposed to negative emotions like bizarre or not human. Additionally, the word "amusing" is repeated twice in the options, making it less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    "Aud-" as in "audacity"

    • A.

      Outrageous

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Smart

    • D.

      Hear

    • E.

      See

    Correct Answer
    D. Hear
    Explanation
    The prefix "aud-" in the word "audacity" means to hear. This is evident in the definition of audacity, which refers to the boldness or daring to do something. The concept of hearing is related to being bold and daring as it involves actively listening and paying attention to what is being said or expressed. Therefore, "hear" is the correct answer that aligns with the meaning of the prefix "aud-" in the word "audacity".

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  • 7. 

    "Ann-" or "Enn-" as in "anniversary"

    • A.

      Old

    • B.

      Characteristic of humor

    • C.

      Year

    • D.

      Celebration

    • E.

      Important

    Correct Answer
    C. Year
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "year" because the given options are related to the concept of "anniversary," which is an event that occurs once a year to commemorate a specific date. The word "year" is directly associated with the idea of time and represents the duration of one revolution of the Earth around the Sun.

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  • 8. 

    "Biblio-" as in "bibliography"

    • A.

      Rhyming

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      List

    • D.

      Book

    • E.

      Back

    Correct Answer
    D. Book
    Explanation
    The prefix "biblio-" in the word "bibliography" refers to books or the study of books. It is derived from the Greek word "biblion" which means book. Therefore, the correct answer is "book".

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  • 9. 

    "Carn-" as in "carnivore"

    • A.

      Hungry

    • B.

      Animal

    • C.

      Meat

    • D.

      Sharp

    • E.

      With fur

    Correct Answer
    C. Meat
    Explanation
    The term "carn-" in words like "carnivore" refers to meat. This indicates that the word is related to animals that eat meat. Therefore, the correct answer is "meat".

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  • 10. 

    "-cess" or "-ced" as in "access"

    • A.

      Yield, go

    • B.

      Good, best

    • C.

      Quick, spry

    • D.

      Smart, witty

    • E.

      Win, victorious

    Correct Answer
    A. Yield, go
    Explanation
    The words "yield" and "go" both end with the suffix "-ed" which is pronounced as /d/. This is consistent with the pronunciation of the suffix "-ced" in words like "access." Therefore, the correct answer is "yield, go" because they share the same pronunciation pattern as "access."

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  • 11. 

    "-cide" as in "pesticide"

    • A.

      Smell

    • B.

      Murder

    • C.

      Spray

    • D.

      Bait

    • E.

      Body

    Correct Answer
    B. Murder
    Explanation
    The word "-cide" in "pesticide" refers to the act of killing or destroying. In the context of the given options, "murder" is the only word that directly relates to killing or causing the death of someone. The other options do not have the same connotation of intentional killing. Therefore, "murder" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    "Chrom-" as in "chromosome"

    • A.

      Gene

    • B.

      Time

    • C.

      Metal

    • D.

      Color

    • E.

      Shiny

    Correct Answer
    D. Color
    Explanation
    The term "chrom-" in "chromosome" refers to color. Chromosomes are structures within cells that contain genetic material, and they are named as such because they can be stained with certain dyes to reveal their distinct colors. Therefore, the correct answer is "color."

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  • 13. 

    "Chrono-" as in "chronology"

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Study

    • D.

      Old

    • E.

      Logical

    Correct Answer
    A. Time
    Explanation
    The prefix "chrono-" is derived from the Greek word "chronos" which means time. Therefore, when we see "chrono-" in a word like "chronology," it indicates that it is related to the concept of time.

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  • 14. 

    "Cred-" as in "incredible"

    • A.

      Amazing, fasicanating

    • B.

      Repulsive, gross

    • C.

      Involved, part of

    • D.

      About, concerning

    • E.

      Believe, trust

    Correct Answer
    E. Believe, trust
    Explanation
    The prefix "Cred-" is derived from the Latin word "credere" which means "to believe" or "to trust." In the word "incredible," the prefix "in-" negates the meaning, so "incredible" means "not believable" or "not trustworthy." Therefore, the correct answer is "believe, trust."

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  • 15. 

    "Corp-" as on "corporation"

    • A.

      Business

    • B.

      Group

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Body

    • E.

      Large

    Correct Answer
    D. Body
    Explanation
    The word "corp-" in "corporation" refers to a body or a group of people working together for a common purpose. A corporation is a legal entity that is formed by a group of individuals to conduct business. It is a separate body from its owners and has its own rights and liabilities. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "body".

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  • 16. 

    "Cosmo-" or "Cosm-" as in "cosmetic"

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      Covering

    • C.

      World

    • D.

      City

    • E.

      Woman

    Correct Answer
    C. World
    Explanation
    The prefix "Cosmo-" or "Cosm-" in words like "cosmetic" refers to the world. It comes from the Greek word "kosmos" which means world or universe. This prefix is used to indicate something related to the world or the universe. Therefore, the correct answer is "world".

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  • 17. 

    "Cogn-" or "Gno-" as in "agnostic"

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Hear

    • D.

      Touch

    • E.

      Idea

    Correct Answer
    A. Know
    Explanation
    The root "Cogn-" or "Gno-" in words like "agnostic" refers to knowledge or knowing. It indicates that someone is unsure or does not have knowledge about the existence of a higher power or deity. Therefore, the correct answer is "know."

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