Basic Word Formation Exam: Quiz!

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Basic Word Formation Exam: Quiz! - Quiz

Do you play with words? Do you possess the ability to form new words? Can you recognize the word given in the following sentences? If yes, then take this quiz to test your knowledge about word formation. There's a list of 10 basic questions in which you have to select the correct form of the word. Read the questions carefully and answer. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He escaped from __________ by playing video games every afternoon.

    • A.

      Realism

    • B.

      Realistic

    • C.

      Real

    • D.

      Reality

    • E.

      Really

    Correct Answer
    D. Reality
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person escaped from reality by playing video games every afternoon. In this context, "reality" refers to the real world or the actual circumstances of life. Using the word "reality" in the blank helps convey the idea that the person sought a form of distraction or escape from the challenges or demands of everyday life by engaging in video games. The other options don't fit the context as well in conveying the sense of escaping from the real world.

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  • 2. 

    He argued ________________ .

    • A.

      Convinced

    • B.

      Convince

    • C.

      Convincingly

    • D.

      Convincing

    • E.

      Conviction

    Correct Answer
    C. Convincingly
    Explanation
    The word "convincingly" is the correct answer because it is an adverb that describes how someone argued. It suggests that the person presented their points in a compelling and persuasive manner, leaving little doubt or room for disagreement.

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  • 3. 

    The rain will _______________ soon.

    • A.

      Weak

    • B.

      Weakly

    • C.

      Weaken

    • D.

      Weakness

    Correct Answer
    C. Weaken
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "weaken" because it is the verb form that best fits the sentence. The sentence suggests that the rain will become less intense or strong in the near future. "Weak" is an adjective, "weakly" is an adverb, and "weakness" is a noun, so they do not fit the context of the sentence. Therefore, "weaken" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 4. 

    He's been having treatment for two months now without any ___________________

    • A.

      Improvement

    • B.

      Improve

    • C.

      Improved

    Correct Answer
    A. Improvement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "improvement." This is because the sentence states that the person has been receiving treatment for two months, but there has been no mention of any progress or positive change in their condition. The suffix '-ment' means the act of doing something or the result of an action. Therefore, the word "improvement" best fits the context of the sentence, indicating that there has been no improvement despite the treatment.

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  • 5. 

    Ella complained that the company never gave her any ___________________ for her work.

    • A.

      Recognise

    • B.

      Recognition

    • C.

      Recognisable

    • D.

      Recognisably

    Correct Answer
    B. Recognition
    Explanation
    Ella complained that the company never gave her any recognition for her work. This means that Ella felt that her efforts and achievements were not acknowledged or appreciated by the company. She may have expected some form of praise, reward, or acknowledgment for her hard work, but she felt that the company failed to provide any recognition. The suffix -tion means “the actions of” which shows the company failed the action of providing her with any action of recognizing. 

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  • 6. 

    He´s very sensitive. He can´t accept any ________________.

    • A.

      Criticize

    • B.

      Critically

    • C.

      Criticism

    • D.

      Criticized

    Correct Answer
    C. Criticism
    Explanation
    The sentence states that "he" is very sensitive and cannot accept any form of criticism. The word "criticism" refers to the act of expressing disapproval or judgment towards someone or something. Therefore, this is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence and convey the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    I can't take care of the children alone. It's too much _______________.

    • A.

      Responsible

    • B.

      Responsibly

    • C.

      Responsibility

    • D.

      Response

    Correct Answer
    C. Responsibility
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "responsibility." In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing that they cannot handle the task of taking care of the children alone because it is too much responsibility. The word "responsibility" is a noun that refers to the duty or obligation to take care of something or someone.

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  • 8. 

    He got a prize for costume _________________. His costumes were very creative.

    • A.

      Originality

    • B.

      Original

    • C.

      Originally

    • D.

      Origin

    Correct Answer
    A. Originality
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "originality" because it is the noun form of "original," which means being unique, innovative, or creative. The sentence states that he received a prize for his costume, implying that his costumes stood out and were distinctively different from others. Therefore, "originality" best fits the context as it describes the quality of his costumes being very creative.

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  • 9. 

    I _____________dancing to eating out.

    • A.

      Preference

    • B.

      Prefer

    • C.

      Preferably

    • D.

      Preferable

    Correct Answer
    B. Prefer
    Explanation
    The given sentence is comparing two activities, dancing and eating out, and indicating a preference between them. The word "prefer" is the correct answer as it is the base form of the verb and fits grammatically in the sentence. It shows that the speaker or subject has a liking or inclination towards dancing over eating out.

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  • 10. 

    Staying at home is ____________to going out.

    • A.

      Prefer

    • B.

      Preferably

    • C.

      Preference

    • D.

      Preferable

    Correct Answer
    D. Preferable
    Explanation
    The word "preferable" is the correct answer because it is the adjective form of the verb "prefer." In the sentence, it is used to compare two options - staying at home and going out. "Preferable" means more desirable or more suitable, suggesting that staying at home is a better choice than going out.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
"Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education."

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