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Morphemes Representing Numerals

English word formation incorporates a variety of Latin and Greek morphemes that represent numerals (one, two, three, four, etc.). In considering a "morphographic analysis" of the words listed below, decide in your mind which part of the word constitutes a morpheme representing a numeral, and then select which numeral it represents from the pull-down menu. After you make your selection, an answer box at the bottom of the page will give you feedback.

1. Monogram

One: CORRECT! Mono- means ONE; a monogram is a sign of identity with initials (usually) combined into one symbol.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

2. Quadriceps

One:INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four: CORRECT! Quadri- means FOUR; the quadriceps is a muscle of the thigh divided into four parts.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

3. Tripod

One:INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: CORRECT! Tri- means THREE; a tripod is a three-legged stand.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

4. Bisexual

One:INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; bisexual means sexually oriented toward both (the two) sexes.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

5. Uniform

One: CORRECT! Uni- means ONE; uniform means always having the same (one) form, manner, or degree.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

6. Quadriplegic

One: INCORRECT. Try again..
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four: CORRECT! Quadri- means FOUR; a quadriplegic is a person having paralysis of both arms and both legs, that is, four limbs.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

7. Bigamist

One: INCORRECT. Try again..
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; a bigamist is a person who is married to two people at the same time.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

8. Monopoly

One: CORRECT! Mono- means ONE; a monopoly is exclusive ownership by one person or one party.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

9. Triangle

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again
Three: CORRECT! Tri- means THREE; a triangle is a polygon with three sides.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

10. Unison

One: CORRECT! Uni- means ONE; unison means identity in musical pitch, or group singing as if by one voice.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

11. Biceps

One: INCORRECT. Try again
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; the biceps is a muscle found in the arm and in the leg that consists of two parts.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

12. Universal

One: CORRECT! Uni- means ONE; universal means occurring or existing everywhere. In this case, the meaning of uni- is more difficult to recognize. The Latin origin of the word means turned toward one.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

13. Bicycle

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; a bicycle is a vehicle with pedals, handlebars, and two wheels.
Three:INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

14. Trimester

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two:INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: CORRECT! Tri- means THREE; a trimester is one of three terms of an academic year.
Four:INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

15. Quadrangle

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two:INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:CORRECT! Quadr- means FOUR; a quandrangle is a four-sided enclosure.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

16. Quadruplets

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two:INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four:CORRECT! Quadru- means FOUR; quandruplets are four babies born at one birth.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

17. Binomial

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; a binomial is a mathematical expression having two terms connected by a plus or a minus sign.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

18. Trio

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: CORRECT! Tri- means THREE; a trio is a group of three (performers).
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

19. Bifocals

One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: CORRECT! Bi- means TWO; bifocals are lenses that have two focal lengths.three: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: INCORRECT. Try again..
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.

20. Triceps
One: INCORRECT. Try again.
Two: INCORRECT. Try again.
Three: CORRECT! Tri- means THREE; the triceps is a muscle that has three parts.
Four: INCORRECT. Try again.
Five: INCORRECT. Try again.