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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

 

DIATHESIS OF QUIZ 4

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

1.

Matching. Match NINE (9) terms covered recently to their definitions. As noted in class, the terms included on this quiz are those derived from Greek mythology (Chapter 1: 1-6, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27) and history and philosophy (Chapter 2: 4-8, 11-15, 17-19). (18 pts.; 2 pts. @) [N.b. there will be no questions about homonyms, reduplication, or onomatopoeia. These terms will be included on the next quiz (5).]

 

2.

Bases. Identify and define the FOUR (4) BASES in words of Greek 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.

 

3.

Prefixes. Identify and define the FOUR (4) prefixes in words of Greek 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.

 

4.

Sentences. Analyze and define the BASES and prefixes in FOUR (4) words of Greek 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 etymologically and in context. (50 pts. total):

• 2 pts./BASE;
• 1 pt./definition of BASE;
• 2 pts./prefix;
• 1 pt./definition of prefix;
• 1 pt./usage of the word;
• 3 pts./definition of the word in context (1 pt. for etymological definition; 1 pt. for getting close to the contextual definition; 1 pt. for having the contextual definition correct).

 

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.