Tri - And Quad- : Prefixes And Suffixes Section

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  • 1. 

    What does the prefix tri- mean? 

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    Tri- means three. Think of a tricycle. A tricycle has three wheels.

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  • 2. 

    What is a three-sided figure generally seen in math? 

    • A.

      Square

    • B.

      Rectangle

    • C.

      Triangle

    • D.

      Quadrangle

    Correct Answer
    C. Triangle
    Explanation
    A square has four sides, a rectangle has four sides where opposing sides are even, a quadrangle has four angles (quad means four). The correct answer is a triangle. Generally thought to be a three sided figure, it could be accurate to say a three-angled figure.

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  • 3. 

    What is a tripod? 

    • A.

      A race that combines three activities.

    • B.

      A dinosaur with three horns.

    • C.

      An animal with four feet such as a horse or a cow.

    • D.

      A three-legged stool or stand that holds things like cameras.

    Correct Answer
    D. A three-legged stool or stand that holds things like cameras.
    Explanation
    A race that combines three activities is a triatholon.
    A dinosaur with three horns is a triceratops.
    An animal with four feet such as a horse or cow is a quadraped (quad=four, ped=foot).
    The correct answer is a three-legged stool or stand. (tri=three, pod=feet (legged))

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  • 4. 

    What does the word trilogy mean? 

    • A.

      To cut into three parts.

    • B.

      Three related movies, plays, or written literature.

    • C.

      Having or involving three sides, countries or parties.

    • D.

      A group of three people or things.

    Correct Answer
    B. Three related movies, plays, or written literature.
    Explanation
    To cut into three parts is to trisect. (tri=three, sect=to cut)
    Having or involving three sides, countries or parties is having a "trilateral" arraingement or agreement.
    A group of three people or things is a trio.
    The correct answer is three related movies, plays, or written literatures.

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  • 5. 

    Write a complete sentence with correct punctuation and spelling, using the prefix tri-. You may use your BAV to get a list of words that use the prefix tri. 

  • 6. 

    A dog is a quadraped because it has four feet (paws) on the ground when it walks normally? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Quadrapeds (quad=four, ped=feet) makes the question a true statement. Dogs, horses, and cows are all quadrapeds.

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  • 7. 

     To be quadralingual means to be able to speak three languages.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    quad=four, lingual=language speaking, thus quadralingual is the ability to speak four languages, not three. Three languages would be trilingual.

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  • 8. 

     The prefix quad- means to multiply somthing times four.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To multiply times four could make something a very large number. Take a horse which is a quadraped. If quad meant to multiply times four, then a horse would have by definition 16 feet. 4x4. Quad means four and if you look at the quadraped horse, it has four feet. Quad=four, ped=feet.

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  • 9. 

    Write a complete sentence using one you your quad words. Spelling and punctuation will be counted. 

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