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Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge
Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, is known as the Paris of South America for its rich cultural treasures and its ability to attract a great many tourists. Lately, however, a bizarre problem has hit the city: it has become very difficult to make change. Indeed, this small economic crisis has come to be known as the great Buenos Aires coin shortage.

People commonly deal in transactions involving only small change, so the problem affects most people in the city. The city buses, the most common form of public transportation, take only change. A quick walk through any of the shopping districts of Buenos Aires will show the casual visitor many No Coins signs in storefront windows. Also, taxi rides are a smidgen more expensive as many drivers have begun rounding prices up to avoid dealing with change. The longest line in the city's central subway station is not for purchasing tickets or getting on the train, it's at the change window!

If you hope to visit this beautiful, up-and-coming city soon, dealing with these small inconveniences is worth it! The artistic treasures, the delicious food, the music, and the nightlife make visiting Buenos Aires truly special. Don't let the great Buenos Aires coin shortage stop you. You do need to plan to spend extra time locating coins for many of your simpler purchases and exchanges. If you are entering the city from other parts of Argentina, get a bag of coins, and take them with you! You may end up being more popular than you've ever been before!

Which sentence best describes the main idea of the news story?
  1. "You do need to plan to spend extra time locating coins for many of your simpler purchases and exchanges."
  2. "Lately, however, a bizarre problem has hit the city: it has become very difficult to make change."
  3. "A quick walk through any of the shopping districts of Buenos Aires will show the casual visitor many "No Coins" signs in storefront windows."
  4. "If you hope to visit this beautiful, up-and-coming city soon, don't let the great Buenos Aires coin shortage stop you."
Grade 8 :: Exponents by Sharon_Grabowski
Which one of the following is true?
  1. [math]4^-2 < 4^-3[/math]
  2. [math]5^-2 > 2 ^ -5[/math]
  3. [math](-2)^4 = 2^-4[/math]
  4. [math]5^2(5)^-2>2^5(2)^-5[/math]
Grade 8 :: Conjunction by Pixley12
Which answer identifies the conjunctions in the following sentence?

Both Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Marroquin enjoy tacos.
  1. Mr. Dunbar, Mr. Marroquin
  2. both, and
  3. enjoy, tacos
  4. both, tacos
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
A bottle opener is an example of what type of simple machine?
  1. Screw
  2. Inclined Plane
  3. Wedge
  4. Lever
Grade 8 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by acastillo
Choose the words that should be capitalized in the following sentence.

you must go 10 miles north to get to edinburgh.
  1. You, Destination, North
  2. You, Miles, Destination
  3. North, Edinburgh
  4. You, Edinburgh
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
What can machines NOT do?
  1. make work easier
  2. create more work than you put in
  3. change your force
  4. change the direction of your force
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Why did people in the North and the South have such different views about slavery?
  1. The South's economy depended on slavery, while the economy of the North did not.
  2. Most people in the South believed slavery was morally wrong.
  3. Northerners thought slavery was destroying the economy.
  4. Southerners believed slavery should be eliminated gradually, while northerners thought it should be abolished all at once.
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
In a class 1 lever (like a see-saw), what happens to the load when your effort is pushing down?
  1. It goes up
  2. It goes down
  3. It doesn't move
Grade 8 :: Alliteration by Grader
Which of the following is NOT an example of alliteration?
  1. Sammy switched swiftly stopping sleepers.
  2. Bob killed Bill before he could travel to New York.
  3. Peter packed pickles partly because he was hungry.
  4. Candles cover cars before the light turned green.
Grade 8 :: Parts of Speech by Remington

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Identify the part of speech of the word that appears in all caps in the sentence below.

The police ran AFTER the thief.
  1. interjection
  2. conjunction
  3. preposition
  4. verb
Grade 8 :: Exponents by LBeth
[math]5^-3 = [/math]
  1. 25
  2. 125
  3. [math]1/25[/math]
  4. [math]1/125[/math]
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
The slave codes were
  1. rules to protect the general welfare of enslaved people.
  2. ways for enslaved people to secretly communicate with one another other.
  3. laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans.
  4. guidelines for freeing a certain number of enslaved people every year.
Grade 8 :: Exponents by LBeth
[math]3^-3/3^-2 = [/math]
  1. [math]3[/math]
  2. [math]9[/math]
  3. [math]1/3[/math]
  4. [math]1/9[/math]
Grade 8 :: Pronouns by Remington
I saw THEM on my way to school
  1. pronoun
  2. conjunction
Grade 8 :: Exponents by LBeth
[math]3^2 xx 3^-5 = [/math]
  1. [math]3^3[/math]
  2. [math]3^-3[/math]
  3. [math]3^7[/math]
  4. [math]3^-7[/math]
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
  1. By 1804, most southern states had pledged never to end slavery.
  2. By 1804, only a few southern states had ended or pledged to end slavery.
  3. By 1804, every northern state had ended or pledged to end slavery.
  4. By 1804, only a few northern states had ended or pledged to end slavery.
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