Grammar Quiz

Root Word Quiz


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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