Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Use a Root Word to Determine Word Meanings: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C

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Example Question #206 : Language

Select the definition for "companion". 

Possible Answers:

A group of houses that don't look similar in design

A person who is normally around someone else 

A person who is alone 

A group of houses that look similar in design 

Correct answer:

A person who is normally around someone else 

Explanation:

To help us answer this question, we can think of a word we know with the same root word as "companion". 

Company and companion have the root word. We know that company means a group of people. So, companion must have something to do with people. Based on our answer choices,  and using the known definition of company, "a person who is normally around someone else" is a companion. 

A husband is a wife's companion. They are normally together. 

Example Question #207 : Language

What does the word aquarium mean?

Hint: The root word “aqu” means water.

Possible Answers:

A tank filled with water

A blue color

A waterpark

A body of water, like a river

Correct answer:

A tank filled with water

Explanation:

An aquarium is a tank filled with water.

Example Question #208 : Language

What does the word century mean?

Hint: The root word “cent” means 100.

Possible Answers:

A previous time period

A period of time

100 years

10 years

Correct answer:

100 years

Explanation:

A century is a 100-year timeframe.

Example Question #209 : Language

What does the word circumference mean?

Hint: The root word “circum” means around.

Possible Answers:

The distance around a circle

A circle

A circular ball

A basketball

Correct answer:

The distance around a circle

Explanation:

The circumference is the distance around a circle.

Example Question #210 : Language

What does the word dictation mean?

Hint: The root word “dict” means to say.

Possible Answers:

A recorded song

Speaking words for someone to write

A commanding remark

A vacation

Correct answer:

Speaking words for someone to write

Explanation:

Diction means to speak words for someone to write down.

Example Question #1 : Use A Root Word To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.4.C

What does the word manufacture mean?

Hint: The root word “fac” means to make.

Possible Answers:

To hold something

To bake a cake

To organize a process

To make something by a machine

Correct answer:

To make something by a machine

Explanation:

Manufacture means to make something by machine.

Example Question #2 : Use A Root Word To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.4.C

What does the word fracture mean?

Hint: The root word “fract” means to break.

Possible Answers:

To reset a bone

To throw out something that is broken

To move something

A break or crack in something

Correct answer:

A break or crack in something

Explanation:

A fracture is a break or crack in something.

Example Question #3 : Use A Root Word To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.4.C

What does the word multiple mean?

Hint: The root word “multi” means many.

Possible Answers:

To have only one

Having more than one

A math process

To create

Correct answer:

Having more than one

Explanation:

Multiple means more than one.

Example Question #4 : Use A Root Word To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.4.C

What does the word portable mean?

Hint: The root word “port” means to carry.

Possible Answers:

Able to be carried

A backpack

Able to be seen

Able to be heard

Correct answer:

Able to be carried

Explanation:

Portable means something that is able to be carried or moved.

Example Question #5 : Use A Root Word To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.4.C

What does the word inspection mean?

Hint: The root word “spect” means to look.

Possible Answers:

A procedure

An eye exam

A test

A review or examination of something

Correct answer:

A review or examination of something

Explanation:

An inspection is a review or examination of something.

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