English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Language - Root Words (Questions)

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Besides using context clues and affixes, students can also use root words as clues to understand their meanings. There are Greek and Latin roots that are in many words. These roots have the same meanings. The student must think about the word that has the same root to determine the meaning of the new word. In this quiz, the students will choose the right meaning of an unknown word based on a known word with the same root.

1. What is the meaning of MANUFACTURE?
Use the root in FACTORY.
[ ] A person
[ ] To make something
[ ] To break something
[ ] To see someone
2. What is the meaning of FRACTURE?
Use the root in FRACTION.
[ ] To break something
[ ] To carry across something
[ ] To call someone
[ ] A sound
3. What is the meaning of MULTIMEDIA?
Use the root in MULTIPLE.
[ ] To send media
[ ] Many media
[ ] To cut media
[ ] To see media
4. What is the meaning of PORTAL?
Use the root in TRANSPORT.
[ ] To carry something through
[ ] To see something
[ ] To send something
[ ] To make something
5. What is the meaning of TELEVISE?
Use the root in VIDEO.
[ ] To call someone
[ ] To send something to many people
[ ] To break something into small pieces
[ ] To be able to be seen by many people
6. What is the meaning of VOCALIZE?
Use the root in VOCAL.
[ ] To call
[ ] To cut
[ ] 100
[ ] A sound
7. What is the meaning of BISECT?
Use the root in SECTION.
[ ] To send away
[ ] To cut open
[ ] To make something
[ ] 100
8. What is the meaning of CENTURY?
Use the root in PERCENT.
[ ] 100 years
[ ] To send something
[ ] To call many people
[ ] Many objects
9. What is the meaning of TRANSMIT?
Use the root in ADMIT.
[ ] To see
[ ] To cut
[ ] To send across
[ ] To call
10. What is the meaning of SYMPHONY?
Use the root in PHONE.
[ ] A show where you hear sounds
[ ] Many things to see
[ ] Making something over and over again
[ ] To enjoy doing something
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Language - Root Words (Answers)
1. What is the meaning of MANUFACTURE?
Use the root in FACTORY.
[ ] A person
[x] To make something
[ ] To break something
[ ] To see someone
The root "fact" means to make something. Factories are known for making things.
2. What is the meaning of FRACTURE?
Use the root in FRACTION.
[x] To break something
[ ] To carry across something
[ ] To call someone
[ ] A sound
If you fracture your wrist, you break it.
3. What is the meaning of MULTIMEDIA?
Use the root in MULTIPLE.
[ ] To send media
[x] Many media
[ ] To cut media
[ ] To see media
Multi means many.
4. What is the meaning of PORTAL?
Use the root in TRANSPORT.
[x] To carry something through
[ ] To see something
[ ] To send something
[ ] To make something
Port means to carry.
5. What is the meaning of TELEVISE?
Use the root in VIDEO.
[ ] To call someone
[ ] To send something to many people
[ ] To break something into small pieces
[x] To be able to be seen by many people
Vi means to see as in seeing a video.
6. What is the meaning of VOCALIZE?
Use the root in VOCAL.
[x] To call
[ ] To cut
[ ] 100
[ ] A sound
Voc means to call.
7. What is the meaning of BISECT?
Use the root in SECTION.
[ ] To send away
[x] To cut open
[ ] To make something
[ ] 100
Sect means to cut.
8. What is the meaning of CENTURY?
Use the root in PERCENT.
[x] 100 years
[ ] To send something
[ ] To call many people
[ ] Many objects
A century is 100 years.
9. What is the meaning of TRANSMIT?
Use the root in ADMIT.
[ ] To see
[ ] To cut
[x] To send across
[ ] To call
Mit means to send.
10. What is the meaning of SYMPHONY?
Use the root in PHONE.
[x] A show where you hear sounds
[ ] Many things to see
[ ] Making something over and over again
[ ] To enjoy doing something
Phone means sound.