Word Knowledge  Morphemes Representing Numerals
Guided Practice
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 pulldown menu. After you make your selection, an answer box at the bottom of the page will give you feedback.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.