Grammar Quiz

Root Word Quiz


The prefix “dis” means:
A. before
B. after
C. cause to
D. not, opposite of

The root word “graph” means:
A. to color
B. to see
C. to write, written

What does the root bio mean?
A. life
B. to throw or toss
C. to speak 
D. health

Geo means _______
A. Earth or rock
B. All science
C. Life

The text structure of this passage is ________ order.  It presents information on Abraham Lincoln from his birth to his death.
A. chronological
B. alphabetical
C. cause/effect
D. problem/solution

a text written by a person about his/her own life
A. autograph
B. automobile
C. autobiography
D. automatic

The meaning of “hydro” is
A. earth
B. water
C. life
D. air

A _____________ studies the Earth.
A. biologist
B. podiatrist
C. geologist
D. archeologist

A microscope, periscope and telescope are all instruments used to 
A. hear
B. see
C. smell
D. taste

A root word is: 
A. the base of the word that we can add prefixes and suffixes to
B. a suffix at the end of a word part
C. a prefix at the beginning of a word part
D. an unknown word

The story of a real person’s life written by another person. 
A. biology
B. biohazard
C. biography

What is a prefix? 
A. word part in the middle
B. word part at the end
C. root word
D. word part at the beginning

The root word “scope” means:
A. to hear
B. to feel
C. to see
D. mouthwash

What does the word microscope mean?
A. A tiny scope
B. A device used to see small things
C. A device used to see small things
D. A tiny creature

A science that deals with things that are alive, such as plants and animals. 
A. antibiotic
B. biology
C. biography

A. self
B. value
C. matically
D. equal

Hydrophobia is 
A. fear of water
B. fear of snakes
C. fear of animals
D. fear of France

a person’s signature
A. automobile
B. autograph
C. autoselect
D. automatic

What does chron mean?
A. Time
B. Space
C. Plants
D. Heat

The root word “graph” means
A. draw, write, record
B. to cast or throw
C. idea, speech, reason
D. essay/novel


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