Grammar Quiz

Prefixes Suffixes Quiz


Someone is __________ (not active) when playing video games.

A. disactive

B. reactive

C. unactive

D. inactive

What happens to a word when a prefix is added?

A. the spelling changes

B. the word and meaning changes

C. it turns into a different language

What can sometimes happen to a word when a suffix is added?

A. the grammar function can change

B. it gets longer and more complicated

C. it can get confusing

Choose the word that contains a prefix.

‘My teachers might give us a pretest before we learn a new unit.’

A. pretest

B. teachers

C. unit

D. might

Some words have a prefix and a suffix.



What is a suffix?

A. the base of a word

B. the beginning part of a word

C. the end part of a word

The turtle walked _______ (in a slow way) to the ocean.

A. slowful

B. slowly

C. slowness

D. slowable

The squirrels in the back yard are _________ (without harm).

A. harmful

B. harmless

C. harmed

D. harming

My homework packet is __________ (not finished).

A. refinished

B. unfinished

C. disfinished

D. misfinished

A suffix is a group of letters added to the start of a root word.



The broken toy is a _________ (without worth) piece of junk.

A. worthless

B. worthful

C. worthing

D. worthable

What does the word nonfiction mean?

A. fiction AGAIN

B. AGAINST fiction

C. BEFORE fiction

D. NOT fiction

Choose the word that contains a suffix.
‘The tall fearless firefighter went into the burning house.’

A. fearless

B. tall

C. went

D. house

Which word would match the definition “able to believe”?

A. Disbelief

B. Believeable

C. Believed

D. Unbelieveable

Did you see the _______ (full of color) rainbow in the sky?

A. colorable

B. colorful

C. colored

D. coloring

Jen _______ (dye) her hair blonde.

A. dying

B. dyeable

C. dyeful

D. dyed

What does understandable mean?

A. without understanding

B. able to understand

C. cannot understand

D. full of understanding

Sue (does not agree) __________ with Amy.

A. unagrees

B. disagrees

C. reagrees

D. misagrees

What is a prefix?

A. base of a word

B. beginning part of a word

C. the end part of a word

My shoe is ________ (not tied).

A. retied

B. untied

C. distied

D. mistied

Tommy _________ (does not like) peas.

A. relikes

B. dislikes

C. unlikes

D. mislikes

Danny ___________ (does not obey) his parents.

A. reobeys

B. unobeys

C. disobeys

D. misobeys

Choose the word that contains a suffix.
‘Last winter was windy and cold.’

A. winter

B. cold

C. windy

D. Last

Ashley takes her time and paints ________ (with care).

A. Carelessly

B. caringly

C. carefully

D. careable

What is a root?

A. base of a word

B. beginning part of a word

C. end part of a word


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