Vocabulary Quiz On SAT Root Words II

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Vocabulary Quiz On SAT Root Words II - Quiz

This SAT Root Words quiz has been developed to test your skills and knowledge about Word roots and check your understanding of vocabulary for scoring more that have been used in previous SAT words. There’s an essential list of roots every test taker should have should attempt. So, let's try out the quiz All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Cresc" or"Cret" as in "Crescendo"

    • A.

      Rise

    • B.

      Grow

    • C.

      Music

    • D.

      Loud

    • E.

      Muted

    Correct Answer
    B. Grow
    Explanation
    The root "Cresc" or "Cret" is commonly used in the word "Crescendo", which refers to a gradual increase in intensity or volume in music. Therefore, the correct answer is "grow", as it best represents the idea of something increasing or expanding over time.

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  • 2. 

    "Culp" as in "Culprit"

    • A.

      Person or man

    • B.

      Well or good

    • C.

      Blame or fault

    • D.

      Have or hold

    • E.

      Do or done

    Correct Answer
    C. Blame or fault
    Explanation
    The word "culp" is related to the word "culprit," which refers to a person who is responsible for a crime or wrongdoing. "Blame or fault" is the closest meaning to "culp" in this context, as it implies holding someone accountable for their actions or finding them responsible for a mistake or offense.

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  • 3. 

    "Curr" or "Curs" as in "Cursive"

    • A.

      Run

    • B.

      Round

    • C.

      Swear

    • D.

      Money

    • E.

      Scroll

    Correct Answer
    A. Run
    Explanation
    The word "run" is the only option that contains the letters "curr" or "curs" as in "cursive". The other words do not have these specific letter combinations.

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  • 4. 

    "De" as in "Depart"

    • A.

      Leave, go

    • B.

      Undone, unravel

    • C.

      Before, previous

    • D.

      Down, out, apart

    • E.

      In, on, into

    Correct Answer
    D. Down, out, apart
    Explanation
    The word "de" in "depart" is used to indicate movement or separation. It can mean "down," "out," or "apart" in this context. It suggests that when someone departs, they are moving away from a place or separating from a group.

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  • 5. 

    "Dec" as in "December"

    • A.

      Ten, tenth

    • B.

      Cold, chilly

    • C.

      Final, end

    • D.

      Quiz, test

    • E.

      Twelve, twelfth

    Correct Answer
    A. Ten, tenth
    Explanation
    The given words "ten" and "tenth" are related to each other in the same way as "Dec" and "December". "Ten" is the numerical form of the word "tenth", just like "Dec" is the abbreviated form of the word "December". Both pairs represent the same concept but in different forms.

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  • 6. 

    "Dem" or "Demo" as in "Democracy"

    • A.

      Vote

    • B.

      Government

    • C.

      Show

    • D.

      Group

    • E.

      People

    Correct Answer
    E. People
    Explanation
    The word "Dem" or "Demo" is commonly used as a prefix in words like "Democracy" which refers to a system of government where power is vested in the people. In this context, "people" is the correct answer as it aligns with the concept of democracy where the ultimate authority rests with the citizens who exercise their power through voting. The other options like "government," "show," and "group" do not accurately represent the essence of democracy.

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  • 7. 

    "Dia" as in "diamond"

    • A.

      Shine

    • B.

      Cut

    • C.

      Sharp

    • D.

      Across

    • E.

      Round

    Correct Answer
    D. Across
    Explanation
    The word "across" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is related to the word "shine" in the given list. "Across" implies movement or position from one side to another, which can be associated with the way light shines or moves across a surface. The other words in the list, such as "cut," "sharp," and "round," do not directly relate to the concept of shining.

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  • 8. 

    "Dic" or "Dict" as in "Indict"

    • A.

      Speak

    • B.

      Charge

    • C.

      Order

    • D.

      Write

    • E.

      Book

    Correct Answer
    A. Speak
    Explanation
    The word "indict" means to formally accuse or charge someone with a serious crime. When we look at the options provided, "speak" seems to be the most suitable explanation for the word "Dic" or "Dict" as it implies the act of verbalizing or expressing accusations or charges against someone. The other options like "charge," "order," "write," and "book" do not directly relate to the concept of making accusations or charges.

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  • 9. 

    "Dis", "Die", or "Di" as in "Disturb"

    • A.

      Uneven

    • B.

      In, on, into

    • C.

      Confused

    • D.

      Messy or unorganized

    • E.

      Not, apart, away

    Correct Answer
    E. Not, apart, away
    Explanation
    The given words "Dis", "Die", or "Di" are prefixes that can be added to words to change their meaning. In the context of the word "Disturb", the prefix "Dis" means "not", "apart", or "away". Therefore, the correct answer is "not, apart, away".

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  • 10. 

    "Doc" or "Doct" as in "Document"

    • A.

      Paper

    • B.

      Heal

    • C.

      Facts

    • D.

      Teach

    • E.

      Accept

    Correct Answer
    D. Teach
    Explanation
    The word "Doc" or "Doct" is often used as an abbreviation for "Doctor" or "Doctorate," indicating someone who has completed advanced studies and is knowledgeable in a specific field. In this context, the word "teach" is the most appropriate answer as it aligns with the idea of imparting knowledge and expertise, which is typically associated with doctors or individuals who hold doctorate degrees.

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