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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Suffixes Questions

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Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix in the word comfortable is:
  1. for
  2. table
  3. ible
  4. able
Grade 5 Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
Add the correct suffix to each word to form a new word.


dent      ist       (a person who fixes teeth)

hero      ic      (relating to being very brave)

journal       ism       (the writing and publishing of newspapers and magazines)

accus         ation         (to place blame against someone)

optim      ism       (a belief that things turn out for the best)
Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix in the word "biography" means
  1. life
  2. to write
  3. study
  4. from afar
Grade 5 Suffixes
What does the suffix "able" mean?
  1. full of
  2. one who
  3. without
  4. able to
Grade 5 Suffixes
Read the following sentence.

"Yet through it all, she still managed to become a great and valuable author of children's books."

Which of these shows how the suffix -able changes the meaning of the base word value?
  1. an act of value
  2. like value
  3. of less value
  4. full of value
Grade 5 Suffixes
What does understandable mean?
  1. without understanding
  2. able to understand
  3. cannot understand
  4. full of understanding
Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix -ly means:
  1. activity
  2. able to
  3. in the manner of
  4. condition or action
Grade 5 Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
1. ist means                                        a person who, or one who practices                                      

2. ic means               relating to              

3. ation/tion and ism mean                  state of being                 

4. ent means                 inclined to               
Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix -ed means:
  1. future
  2. present
  3. past
  4. never
Grade 5 Suffixes
Which of the following suffixes means "having the characteristics of"?
  1. able
  2. ible
  3. ish
  4. ation
Grade 5 Suffixes
If the root word ess means female, what does lioness mean?
  1. laying around
  2. a lazy person
  3. a female lion
  4. a male lion
Grade 5 Suffixes
What is a suffix?
Grade 5 Suffixes
What is the definition of (o)logy?
  1. confused, unsure
  2. to study
  3. the science or study of
  4. earth
Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix -ant means what?
Grade 5 Suffixes
manageable
  1. someone who manages
  2. able to be managed
  3. manage again
  4. poorly managed
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