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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Vocabulary 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 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
Something multicolored has many:
  1. crayons
  2. edges
  3. colors
  4. multiplication facts
Grade 5 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix CO- means "together," so when you COOPERATE you:
  1. work separately
  2. argue
  3. work with someone else
  4. operate something
Grade 5 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix RE- means "again," so if you REBUILD something you:
  1. build it for the first time
  2. tear it down
  3. build it again
  4. fix it up
Grade 5 Prefixes
Which of these prefixes means "bad" or "wrong"?
  1. pre-
  2. non-
  3. bi-
  4. mis-
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 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix IL- means not, so if you do something that is ILLEGAL, you:
  1. break the law
  2. follow the law
  3. make a new law
  4. throw out the law
Grade 5 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix EN- means to "put into," so when you ENTANGLE something, you get it out of a tangle.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix MIS- means "wrong," so when you MISBEHAVE, you:
  1. behave in the wrong way
  2. break the rules
  3. follow the rules
  4. both A and B
Grade 5 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix COM- means "together with," so when you COMBINE things, you mix them.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix SUB- means "under or below," so a SUBMARINE is "a ship that spends its time below the water."
  1. True
  2. False
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 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.5.4, L.5.4b
The prefix PRO- means "before," so a PROPHET is someone who:
  1. tells of the past
  2. tells of the future
  3. tells of the present
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Prefixes
Knowing the meaning of the prefix mis- helps you know that misdirect means:
  1. to direct wrongly
  2. the most direct
  3. someone who directs
  4. to direct before
Grade 5 Suffixes
What does understandable mean?
  1. without understanding
  2. able to understand
  3. cannot understand
  4. full of understanding
Grade 5 Prefixes
The prefix bi means       two      
Grade 5 Root Words
The root word -ology means:
  1. The study of something
  2. Plants
  3. Making of something
  4. Burning
Grade 5 Suffixes
The suffix -ly means:
  1. activity
  2. able to
  3. in the manner of
  4. condition or action
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