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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

 

DIATHESIS OF QUIZ 2

Quiz 2 is worth 100 points total and will have FOUR (4) parts:

1.

Matching. Match NINE (9) terms covered recently to examples of those terms. Three examples will be provided for each term and will come from those cited in class or in the textbook. Terms included on this quiz are: hybrid, suffix, substantive, dissimilation, participle, semantic change, metaphor, specialization, generalization, functional change. (18 pts.; 2 pts. @)

 

2.

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 and definition listed in the book or cited in course materials will receive full credit.

 

3.

Suffixes. Identify and define the FOUR (4) suffixes in words of Latin derivation. (16 pts.; 4 pts. @ [2 pts./suffix, 2 pts./definition]). Any proper form of the suffix and definition listed in the book or cited in course materials will receive full credit.

 

4.

Sentences. Analyze and define the BASES and affixes in FOUR (4) words of Latin derivation. You will not have seen these words before in any class exercise, but each will be presented in a sentence from which you can make some determination of its meaning. You will also be asked to give each word's part of speech (i.e. noun, adjective, verb, etc.) and its definition in context. (50 pts. total):

• 2 pts./BASE;
• 1 pt./definition of BASE;
• 2 pts./affix;
• 1 pt./definition of affix;
• 1 pt./usage of the word;
• 1-3 pts./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: CAPITAL LETTERS followed by a dash for BASES, lower-case letters plus a dash for prefixes, and a dash plus lower-case letters for suffixes.