Roots and Affixes CCPA
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by Danny Perez
| 15 Questions
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What is most likely the meaning of anterior in the following passage: The veins anterior to the heart are the most vulenrable.
nearest
in front of
behind
next to
2
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What is the definition of a root word?
A part that is added to a word that changes its meaning.
The base or stem of the word that provides the basic meaning of the word.
Words that do not affect other words in any way.
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Choose the best answer: These word parts can be added to roots to form new words.
Suffix
Prefix
Affix
None of these
4
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Which type of affix is added to the end of a root word?
Prefix
Suffix
Infix
Root
5
1
Which affix best defines the word free?
Lib-
Libe-
Liber-
Liberia-
6
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Which of the following words best makes use of the affix "ab-" to create meaning in the word?
Able
Abolish
Absent
Abhorrent
7
1
How can you best break up the word population into word parts?
Populat|ion
Pop|ulation
Pop|u|la|tion
Populatio|n
8
1
Using your knowledge of the affix -ous, write the definition of the word: adventurous.
9
1
Using your knowledge of the affix -ous, write the definition of the word: generous
10
1
What does the word courteous mean as it is used in the following sentence?
Always notably courteous in his treatment of opponents, he showed no bitterness either towards the other team.
Full of anger
Full of bitterness
Full of happiness
Full of Sportsmanship
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1
What does the word geneticists mean as it is used in the following sentence?
The geneticist worked on strands of DNA for more information.
A specialist in genetics
A speciliast in DNA
Working on genetic modification
Working on gene motificaiton
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What does the word miticide mean as it is used in the following sentence?
The exterminator used miticide during his cleaning and there were no longer traces of mites in the following summer.
an agent that kills germs
an agent that kills mites
an agent that kills germs during spring so they won't appear during summer
an agent that kills mites during spring so they won't appear during summer
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Breaking down the word into word parts, what is the best definition of the word intrastate?
Occuring inside a state
Occuring inside two states
Occuring within the boundaries of a state
Ocurring within the boundaires of two states
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What does the word postseason mean as it is used in the following sentence?
The posteason for the Dodgers only happens in Fall when they've won enough games in the regular season.
After or following the Summer
After or following enough wins
After or following the regular season
After or following the Fall
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What is the meaning of the affix "-ize"
To make and produce
To make or cause
To make into a verb by adding -ize
To add a suffix to add meaning
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