English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Prefixes 1 (Questions)

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In English, a prefix is a few letters placed at the beginning of a word to modify its meaning. For instance 'dis' is a prefix and placing it in front of 'appear' makes 'disappear'.

Try this quiz on the subject to help you get the hang of it.

1. What does the prefix 'Tele' (as in 'Television') mean?
[ ] Far
[ ] Hear
[ ] Near
[ ] See
2. What does the prefix 'Ex' (as in 'Exit') mean?
[ ] Down
[ ] In
[ ] Out
[ ] Up
3. What does the prefix 'Re' (as in 'Return') mean?
[ ] Again/back
[ ] Against/opposite
[ ] Before/earlier
[ ] Before/in front of
4. What does the prefix 'Poly' (as in 'Polygon') mean?
[ ] Few
[ ] Many
[ ] One
[ ] Some
5. What does the prefix 'Milli' (as in 'Millipede') mean?
[ ] A hundred
[ ] A thousand
[ ] A million
[ ] Ten million
6. What does the prefix 'Pre' (as in 'Prefix') mean?
[ ] After
[ ] Before
[ ] Beside
[ ] Next to
7. What does the prefix 'Peri' (as in 'Perimeter') mean?
[ ] Around
[ ] Beside
[ ] In front of
[ ] Inside
8. What does the prefix 'De' (as in 'Decade') mean?
[ ] Ten
[ ] A hundred
[ ] A thousand
[ ] A million
9. What does the prefix 'Oct' (as in 'Octopus') mean?
[ ] Six
[ ] Seven
[ ] Eight
[ ] Ten
10. What does the prefix 'Cent' (as in 'Centurion') mean?
[ ] Ten
[ ] A hundred
[ ] A thousand
[ ] A million
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Prefixes 1 (Answers)
1. What does the prefix 'Tele' (as in 'Television') mean?
[x] Far
[ ] Hear
[ ] Near
[ ] See
Also in 'Telephone' and 'Telegraph'
2. What does the prefix 'Ex' (as in 'Exit') mean?
[ ] Down
[ ] In
[x] Out
[ ] Up
Also in 'Extract'
3. What does the prefix 'Re' (as in 'Return') mean?
[x] Again/back
[ ] Against/opposite
[ ] Before/earlier
[ ] Before/in front of
Also in 'Repeat'
4. What does the prefix 'Poly' (as in 'Polygon') mean?
[ ] Few
[x] Many
[ ] One
[ ] Some
A polygon is a many sided shape
5. What does the prefix 'Milli' (as in 'Millipede') mean?
[ ] A hundred
[x] A thousand
[ ] A million
[ ] Ten million
A thousand millimeters make a meter
6. What does the prefix 'Pre' (as in 'Prefix') mean?
[ ] After
[x] Before
[ ] Beside
[ ] Next to
Also in 'Preview'
7. What does the prefix 'Peri' (as in 'Perimeter') mean?
[x] Around
[ ] Beside
[ ] In front of
[ ] Inside
8. What does the prefix 'De' (as in 'Decade') mean?
[x] Ten
[ ] A hundred
[ ] A thousand
[ ] A million
There are 10 years in a decade and a decagon has 10 sides
9. What does the prefix 'Oct' (as in 'Octopus') mean?
[ ] Six
[ ] Seven
[x] Eight
[ ] Ten
An octopus has eight arms
10. What does the prefix 'Cent' (as in 'Centurion') mean?
[ ] Ten
[x] A hundred
[ ] A thousand
[ ] A million
A Roman centurion was in charge of a hundred men