Prefix/Suffix Practice
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by Trevor Redd
| 16 Questions
Note from the author:
This pulls examples from past Va SOL exams and practice material.
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1
Read the following sentence.

The membership fee is $125.00.

Adding the suffix -ship to the word member makes a word that means...
something from a member
the state of being a member
becoming a member again
the act of benefiting a member
2
1
Read this sentence.

Amy decided that some dates in a biography were not consistent with what she read in other resources.

Which word from this sentence has a prefix that means life?
decided
biography
consistent
resources
3
1
Read the sentence.

There were charcoal drawings of trees, leaves, rocks, and rivers, all done with great thoroughness, and detail.

In which word does -ness mean the same as it does in thoroughness?
buisness
harness
kindness
witness
4
1
Baby animals spend countless hours and large amounts of energy at play.

Adding the suffix -less to the word count makes a word that means...
counted often
counted incorrectly
needing to be counted
not able to be counted
5
1
The scientist used a microscope to analyze the organisms.

Which word from this sentence has a prefix that means small?
scientist
microscope
analyze
organisms
6
1
Read these words from the last section of a flier.

Free unlimited admission to the carnival.

In which word does un- have the same meaning as it does in unlimited?
union
unexpected
universe
underneath
7
1
Which word contains a prefix that means under?
impolite
preschool
subway
multicolored
8
1
In the family backyard he built gymnastic equipment for his seven children. Both parents encouraged their children to develop their athletic skills.

In which word does -ic have the same meaning as it does in gymnastic and athletic?
attic
topic
artistic
panic
9
1
Many students were surprised to learn they had completely missed basketball tryouts because of a misprint on the flier sent home over the summer.

Which word from this sentence has a prefix that means "wrong"?
many
learn
completely
misprint
10
1
I hire several people for my buisness; I am called an ______________.

Which word best completes the sentence?
employer
employee
employment
employ
11
1
When she looked closer, she realized the plastic was also hopelessly tangled around both of its legs.

Adding the suffixes -less and -ly to the word hope makes a word that means...
in a manner of being without hope
being without hope
full of hope previously
needing to have more hope
12
1
Which word contains a prefix meaning across?
transportation
typically
available
certification
13
1
I rule by the right of authority; they call me a ___________.
government
govern
governed
governor
14
1
Just fill out this form, drop it off at the school store, and listen to the announcements every morning.

In which word does -ment have the same meaning as it does in announcement?
cement
monument
element
judgment
15
1
Which word means "to be continually engaged in close, careful study"?
research
researcher
researching
researched
16
1
Which word comes from a root that means "head"?
capsized
feathery
position
hurtle
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