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Common Core Standard RL.8.3 Questions

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

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Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
What does the passage suggest about Pandora's husband?
  1. He would never have opened the box - no matter what.
  2. He was just as curious as Pandora.
  3. He worked hard to provide for his family.
  4. He would be punished for Pandora's actions.
Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
                          is the act of creating and developing a character.
  1. characterization
  2. direct characterization
  3. indirect characterization
  4. character
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
Read this sentence from the passage "Cold Fire":

"But his legs continued to shake and rattle like window panes in a tornado."

What is the effect of the imagery the author uses in this description?
  1. It shows there is a storm coming.
  2. It shows that Ivan is out of shape.
  3. It shows how terrified Ivan felt.
  4. It shows that Ivan is well-prepared.
Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
Which word best describes Pandora?
  1. clumsy
  2. courageous
  3. cautious
  4. curious
Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
"I've always thought of her as a very special person," Mrs. Jones said of her neighbor, Mary.

In the above statement, indirect characterization is revealed through the following method:
  1. the character's thoughts, actions or words
  2. the character's physical appearance
  3. the thoughts, actions, or words of another character
  4. the author directly tells the reader about the character
Grade 8 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
The falling action in the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears is when...
  1. Goldilocks goes to sleep.
  2. Goldilocks eats lunch.
  3. the bears come home.
  4. the bears watch Goldilocks leave and she runs home.
Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
Ivan's legs felt like rubber. The more he tried to stand straight, the more they wobbled. He felt like he was standing on a mountain of spaghetti. If he moved just an inch, the Sarge would yell at him. But his legs continued to shake and rattle like window panes in a tornado.
It was almost the end of another hard day at the cadet school. All of the other cadets were exhausted and wanted to sleep. After dinner, they were told to stand and had been standing in place for the last hour. Ivan wondered how long he'd have to keep standing.
He counted the days since he had joined the army, and it had only been seven. Ivan had enlisted because he wanted to show his mother he would be the best soldier in the entire Russian army.
He could feel the creaking of the barrack floors. It was like the world was pushing through beneath him, but he stood still. Suddenly, the Sergeant broke through the barrack's doors.
"Don't move!. Don't move!" was the only thing Ivan could think of while the Sarge stopped in front of him.
"WHERE ARE YOU FROM, CADET?!" he yelled at Ivan.
"SIR, Siberia, SIR!" he responded as he was taught to do. He could not afford to make any mistakes or show any weakness.
"WHAT'S IN SIBERIA, PRIVATE?!" the Sarge yelled, even louder this time.
Ivan knew that the purpose was only to frighten him, so he wouldn't be scared. Even so, the only words he could say were few.
"SIR, eh!?!. Snow, SIR!?!" He could feel his "comrades" laughing but also their fear from expressing it.
"IS THERE NOTHING MORE THAN SNOW IN SIBERIA?!"
"SIR, forests, SIR!?!" he said with a frightened voice. . .
"DO YOU LOVE TREES OR SOMETHING?!" the Sarge barked.
Just when Ivan felt a tear in his right eye, another kid saved him. Ivan's comrade just could not stand there without laughing and started to giggle.
The Sarge ran over to the other side of the long barrack and yelled, "YOU THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY?!" He stopped and inspected the cadets. "SINCE THIS PRIVATE LOVES COMEDY SO MUCH, I HAVE ANOTHER JOKE FOR ALL OF YOU...50 LAPS AROUND THE BARRACKS! NOW MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!"

Read this sentence from the above passage:
"But his legs continued to shake and rattle like window panes in a tornado."

What is the effect of the imagery the author uses in this description?
  1. It shows there is a storm coming.
  2. It shows that Ivan is out of shape.
  3. It shows that Ivan is well-prepared.
  4. It shows how terrified Ivan felt.
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

Which detail from Tom's life most helped lead him to the gates of the palace?
  1. His father's drunkenness
  2. His family's poverty
  3. His strong desire to meet a prince
  4. His history of begging for food and money
Grade 8 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
Grade 8 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

What caused Tom to initially have princely thoughts?
  1. The horrid nature of his life
  2. A chance meeting with a prince
  3. The lessons and books from the priest
  4. His wealthy upbringing
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