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Common Core Standard RI.8.3 Questions

Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

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Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.1

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According to the passage, what causes the moon to turn red?
  1. light reflecting from the sun's surface
  2. a jaguar eating the moon
  3. a change in the moon's chemical composition
  4. passing through the Earth's shadow
Grade 8 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.3

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What can you infer about the stems of nettles from the description in paragraph 2?
  1. They have prickers.
  2. They are smooth.
  3. They are hard to pull.
  4. They look pretty.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3
What is the reason it is not polite to blow on your food?
  1. It spreads germs around the table.
  2. It makes others uncomfortable.
  3. It shows you are greedy and impatient.
  4. It makes your food too cold to eat.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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What is the reason it is not polite to blow on your food?
  1. It spreads germs around the table.
  2. It makes others uncomfortable.
  3. It shows you are greedy and impatient.
  4. It makes your food too cold to eat.
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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How do you indicate you are ready for your plate to be removed?
  1. Push your plate away from you.
  2. Signal for the waiter.
  3. Eat all of the food on the plate.
  4. Lay your knife and fork diagonally across the plate.
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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According to the passage, why shouldn't you use your own knife or fork to get butter or other condiments?
  1. It is unhygienic.
  2. It is not proper to mix foods.
  3. It can cause you to reach over others.
  4. It confuses the other diners.
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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Which word best describes Cassius Clay?
  1. arrogant
  2. astute
  3. honest
  4. humble
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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Which type of editor typical writes a headline?
  1. Editor-in-chief
  2. Managing editor
  3. Assistant editor
  4. Copy editor
Grade 8 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RH.6-8.3

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According to the passage, self-government is the reason that...
  1. power remains with the people.
  2. the country has high voter turnout.
  3. so many people apply to become citizens.
  4. there are so many candidates in each election.
Grade 8 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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Why does a sleep mask help some of the astronauts rest better?
  1. It muffles the sounds of the other crew members.
  2. It blocks the sun's light coming through the windows.
  3. It helps to convince the brain it is still night time.
  4. It plays personalized music that is soothing to the astronauts.
Grade 8 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the major difference between e-readers and books?
  1. E-readers are harder to damage.
  2. E-readers require an energy source
  3. E-readers have limited available titles.
  4. E-readers cost loss than regular books.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RH.6-8.3

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How can citizens help their communities get necessary improvements?
  1. Serve on juries
  2. Enlist in the armed forces
  3. Volunteer their services
  4. Research local nominees
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main reason texting is considered the most dangerous driving distraction?
  1. It takes your mind off of the oncoming traffic.
  2. It involves your hands, eyes and brain all at the same time.
  3. It takes longer to text than it does to make an actual phone call.
  4. It is not possible to text with the safer hands-free style cell phone.
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.3

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What other part of the procedure serves a similar purpose?
  1. Fleece may be washed in the same way, but great care should be taken not to felt the wool—the less squeezing the better.
  2. The wool is boiled first with the mordant and then in a fresh bath with the dye.
  3. A separate bath can be used for each of these processes, in which case each bath can be replenished and used again for a fresh lot of wool.
  4. The wool is mordanted, then dyed, then mordanted again. This method is adopted to ensure an extremely fast colour. The mordant should be used rather sparingly.
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3

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In the explanation of the procedures, the author includes the information: "The wool is boiled with the mordant and dye in the same bath together. The colour, as a rule, is not so fast and good as with a separate bath, though with some dyes a brighter colour is obtained."

Why was this information included in the procedure?
  1. to explain how to obtain the best color from the dye
  2. to show the importance of keeping the water at the proper temperature
  3. to describe one way to complete the procedure in one wash
  4. to share the author's preferred method for dyeing wool
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RST.6-8.3

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What is the main reason people continue to text while driving?
  1. They are not aware texting is as dangerous as it is.
  2. They have to stay in close contact with work and family.
  3. They have hands-free cell phones and know they are safe to use.
  4. They do not believe they take their eyes off of the road when texting.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.8.3, RH.6-8.3

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What do Americans have to do in order to have a voice in government?
  1. Run for office
  2. Vote in elections
  3. Become a citizen
  4. Volunteer for service
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