English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Prefixes and Suffixes (Questions)

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A prefix or suffix is a small group of letters (an element) which is attached to the front or end of a word in order to modify (alter) its meaning. For example: 'successful' becomes 'unsuccessful' when the prefix un- is attached to 'successful'. Prefixes and suffixes are not normally words in themselves, although there are exceptions. Knowing what the prefix or suffix means will give you an understanding of the word.

1. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Endless
[ ] Full of endings
[ ] Without end
[ ] State of being at the end of something
[ ] One who is at the end of something
2. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Librarian
[ ] Moving towards a library
[ ] A place that is full of libraries
[ ] One who works in a library
[ ] To be like a library
3. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Northward
[ ] To move towards the north
[ ] To be the most northern place
[ ] One who lives in the north
[ ] To be in a place without a northern area
4. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Blankness
[ ] The state of being blank
[ ] Without being blank
[ ] Someone who is blank
[ ] To be in a blank way
5. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Anti-
[ ] In favor of
[ ] Undecided
[ ] Before
[ ] Against
6. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Pro-
[ ] Professional
[ ] Against
[ ] In favor of
[ ] Undecided
7. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Sub-
[ ] Substitute
[ ] Over
[ ] Below
[ ] Behind
8. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Post-
[ ] Postage
[ ] After
[ ] Postman
[ ] Before
9. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Friendly
[ ] Moving towards a friend
[ ] One who is a friend
[ ] To be without friends
[ ] To be in a way like a friend
10. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Ante-
[ ] Before
[ ] Against
[ ] To the side of
[ ] Behind
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Prefixes and Suffixes (Answers)
1. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Endless
[ ] Full of endings
[x] Without end
[ ] State of being at the end of something
[ ] One who is at the end of something
Less means without, so endless means to be without end
2. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Librarian
[ ] Moving towards a library
[ ] A place that is full of libraries
[x] One who works in a library
[ ] To be like a library
The suffix “ian” refers to a person who does something, so a librarian would be someone who works in a library
3. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Northward
[x] To move towards the north
[ ] To be the most northern place
[ ] One who lives in the north
[ ] To be in a place without a northern area
Ward means towards, so northward means to move towards the north
4. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Blankness
[x] The state of being blank
[ ] Without being blank
[ ] Someone who is blank
[ ] To be in a blank way
Ness means a state of being, so blankness would mean the state of being blank
5. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Anti-
[ ] In favor of
[ ] Undecided
[ ] Before
[x] Against
For example: antidote; anti-abortion. 'Contr(a)' and 'Counter' also mean against: contradiction; counter-revolution. LEARN these prepositions and their uses
6. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Pro-
[ ] Professional
[ ] Against
[x] In favor of
[ ] Undecided
For example: pro-life; proactive; pro-English
7. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Sub-
[ ] Substitute
[ ] Over
[x] Below
[ ] Behind
For example: submarine; subordinate; subalpine
8. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Post-
[ ] Postage
[x] After
[ ] Postman
[ ] Before
For example: post-natal; post-date; post meridian (p.m.). 'Meta' also means after: metamorphosis. LEARN these prepositions and their uses
9. Read the word below and look at its suffix. What does it mean?
Friendly
[ ] Moving towards a friend
[ ] One who is a friend
[ ] To be without friends
[x] To be in a way like a friend
Ly means in a way, so friendly would mean to be like a friend
10. What is the meaning of the given prefix?
Ante-
[x] Before
[ ] Against
[ ] To the side of
[ ] Behind
For example: ante meridian (a.m.); antechamber; antedate. 'Pre' and 'fore' also mean before: pre-Columbian; foretell. LEARN these prepositions and their uses