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Grade 4 Language - Foreign Affixes and Roots

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Many unknown words can be determined because they have affixes or roots in the words. Greek and Latin affixes and roots have the same definition. So, students can dissect the word and determine the meaning of each part of the word. The meanings of the roots and affixes must be memorized. In this quiz, students will determine the meaning of a word using their knowledge of affixes and roots.

1.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: reform
A group of people who hear a concert or presentation
A person who works with the dead
To do bad things
To shape something again into what it should be
If you reform something, you shape it into something again
2.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: multimedia
To have many mediums
To have a few mediums
To have new mediums
To have one medium
"Multi" means many
3.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: mortician
A group of people who hear a concert or presentation
A person who cares for sick people
A person who works with the dead
A person who looks at an event
"Mort" means dead
4.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: maternity
Being a mother
Being a father
Being a sister
Being a child
Maternity pertains to mothers
5.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: malevolent
To do bad things
A person who looks at an event
A person who works with the dead
To have many mediums
"Mal" means bad
6.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: advocate
A person who is related to another person
A person who ignores someone
A person who helps others during a disaster
A person who is the voice of another person
Usually, an advocate represents someone else
7.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: rejection
Able to carry
To do bad things
To throw out
To shape something
"Ject" means to throw out
8.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: spectator
A person who runs away from something
A person who closes their eyes during an event
A person who looks at an event
A person who writes about an event
A spectator would observe an event
9.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: portable
Not able to carry
Able to carry
Able to stand still
Able to shape into something else
The word "port" means to carry
10.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
WORD: audience
To throw out
A group of people who hear a concert or presentation
To do bad things
To shape something again into what it should be
You usually find an audience in a movie or concert theater
Author:  Amy Flanders

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