Memory Game 1: Acquire a Quest?

Test your memory (and your vocabulary) with this concentration or memory game using words from the Latin root quaerere.(That’s words like acquire, inquire, require, inquisitive, quest, and inquest.)

Picture of a started memory game with some matched words and definitions and the question 'Which card will be the definition for quest?'

If you want to play this game from a mobile phone and your screen is too small to show the regular 4x3 card grid, try the mobile version of this page. It has a long, narrow (2x6) grid of cards to turn over. (You'll just need to scroll a little to play.)

If you’re playing with a friend, see who can win the most pairs. By yourself, see how quickly you can match all the words with their definitions.

Play it again to watch your speed go up. (Card locations will be different every game. Memorize meanings, not locations!)

Instructions: Roots Memory Games

Your goal is to turn over 2 cards that belong together: a word and its (simplified) definition. There are twelve cards in 3 rows. Players (if you are playing with someone) take turns choosing two cards to turn over. If the cards match, they will stay face up, and the player who chose them wins that pair. 

If they do not match, they will turn back over. (Try to remember their locations. If you find a match for one of them later, you want to be able to find it again.) Continue to turn over two cards at a time until all have been matched. The player with the most matches wins.

If you are playing alone, you win if you can beat your previous time. It's trickier than it sounds!

Click to find the matching cards:

play again
Good Job !

Check out Important Latin Roots for more information on words made from quaerere and five other very useful roots. It also has some matching practice. For more background on how English words are constructed, see Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes and its links to other pages that explain how these words are put together.

Try some other concentration games: Roots Memory Game 2 with cedere or Game 3 with vertere,  Custom Memory Game 1 or Game 2 to practice phrasal verb idioms, Irregular Verb Memory Game 1 (with links to 2 & 3) or a simple kids' matching game just for fun.

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