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Common Core Standard L.8.1b Questions

Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.

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Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1b
Which of the following best describes active voice?
  1. The subject receives the action
  2. There is no punctuation
  3. The subject performs the action
  4. There is only one subject
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1b
Which of the following is passive?
  1. Eww!
  2. That bird house was made by my dad.
  3. Or should I?
  4. Houses, paper, and trees.
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1b
Which of the following is written active voice?
  1. James threw the ball.
  2. The cake was baked by my aunt.
  3. Sweets, candies, and goodies.
  4. Have you eaten that yet?
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1b
Which of the following best describes passive voice?
  1. There is no capitalization
  2. The subject has no vowels
  3. The subject recevies the action
  4. There is no action
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

It is believed by the teachers that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  1. It is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  2. The teachers believe that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  3. The teachers believe that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  4. To control behavior, it is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The man was stung by a bee.
  1. The man had been stung by a bee.
  2. A bee stung the man.
  3. A bee was stung by the man.
  4. The man was stung by a wasp.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when the doer of the action doesn't matter.
Which choice best represents this rule?
  1. Kids can observe the eclipse at midnight.
  2. The eclipse can be observed at midnight.
  3. Professor Johnson can observe the eclipse at midnight.
  4. The eclipse will be observed by Professor Johnson at midnight.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The banana was eaten by the gorilla.
  1. The banana was eaten by the boy.
  2. The gorilla ate the banana.
  3. The gorilla was eaten by the banana.
  4. The banana was eaten.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

A new car was purchased by him.
  1. He purchased a new car.
  2. A new car was purchased by John.
  3. A new car was purchased.
  4. John purchased the new car purchased by him.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

Sarah was bitten by the cat.
  1. Sarah was bitten by the dog.
  2. The cat was bitten by Sarah.
  3. Sarah bit the cat.
  4. The cat bit Sarah.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when the subject or doer of the action is unknown.
Which choice best represents this rule?
  1. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity.
  2. Teenagers donated over 100 bags of clothing to the charity.
  3. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated by teenagers to the charity.
  4. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity by teenagers.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
It is okay to use the passive voice when you want to emphasize the object, not the subject.
Which choice best demonstrates this rule?
  1. The bill requires 1000 votes to pass.
  2. 1000 votes are required to pass the bill.
  3. A ham and turkey sandwich was being eaten by Erica.
  4. A number of things are indicated by these results.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice does not represent an instance when it is acceptable to use the passive voice?
  1. To emphasize the object
  2. When you have an unknown subject
  3. If the doer of an action doesn't matter
  4. When you want to be concise
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