©Damen, 2014

LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

 

DIATHESIS* OF QUIZ 1
[*diathesis: from Greek dia- ("thoroughly, completely") + THE- ("set out") + -sis ("process of"), meaning "outline"]

Quiz 1 is worth 100 points total and will have FIVE (5) parts:

1.

Terms. Define TWO (2) terms from those we have studied so far: cognate/s, derivative, doublet/s, etymology, definition, root/base, affix, prefix, assimilation, euphony, vowel gradation, acronym, back formation, aph(a)eresis. To receive full credit, you must render the exact definition given in class (or a very close approximation thereof). Then give an example of the term. (8 pts.; 4 pts. @ [3 pts./definition, 1 pt./example])

 

2.

Linguistics. Question/s based on linguistics, drawn from the Introduction (Ayers, pp. 1-14). (10 pts.)

 

3.

Bases. Identify and define the FOUR (4) BASES in words of Latin derivation. (16 pts.; 4 pts. @ [2 pts./BASE, 2 pts./definition]). Any proper form of the BASE listed in the book will receive full credit.

 

4.

Prefixes. Identify and define the FOUR (4) prefixes in words of Latin derivation. (16 pts.; 4 pts. @ [2 pts./prefix, 2 pts./definition]). Any proper form of the prefix listed in the book will receive full credit.

 

5.

Sentences. Analyze and define the BASES and prefixes in FOUR (4) words of Latin derivation. These words will be presented on the quiz in sentences which you have not seen before. Then give each word's part of speech (i.e. noun, adjective, verb, etc.) and its definition in context. (50 pts. total):

• 2 pts./BASE;
• 2 pts./definition of BASE;
• 2 pts./prefix;
• 2 pts./definition of prefix;
• 1 pt./usage of the word;
• 1 pt./definition of the word in context (full credit for a reasonable attempt).

 

NOTA BENE: Throughout the quiz, you must use the proper format in identifying word elements: CAPS followed by a dash for BASES, and lower-case letters plus a dash for prefixes.