Prefixes Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material on Prefixes in our Vocabulary section. 1. A prefix is placed at the _______ of a word to modify or change its meaning. beginning centre end a) beginning b) centre c) end 2. Which part of the word impossible is the prefix? im poss ible a) im b) poss c) ible 3. In verbs like repaint and rewrite, the prefix "re-" means to do the action better after again a) better b) after c) again 4. In adjectives like overcooked and overpriced, the prefix "over-" means less than usual more than usual better than usual a) less than usual b) more than usual c) better than usual 5. The nouns non-smoker and non-payment are _______ the nouns smoker and payment. the same as the opposite of sub-definitions of a) the same as b) the opposite of c) sub-definitions of 6. People or governments that want to stop or limit people from migrating to their country are said to be anti-immigration pro-immigration de-immigration a) anti-immigration b) pro-immigration c) de-immigration 7. The destruction of large areas of forest by machines like bulldozers is called undeforestation reforestation deforestation a) undeforestation b) reforestation c) deforestation 8. What does the prefix "sub" in words like subheading, subtitles and sub-zero mean? below before after a) below b) before c) after 9. What does the prefix "pre" in words like prepaid, pre-teen and prehistoric mean? below before after a) below b) before c) after 10. What does the prefix "post" in words like postpaid, postgraduate and post-war mean? below before after a) below b) before c) after Your score is: Correct answers: Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.