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• 1.

What does the prefix tri- mean?

• A.

One

• B.

Three

• C.

Four

• D.

Two

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.

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.

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.

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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• 6.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation

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• 7.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

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

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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