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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

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