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Common Core Standard RL.8.5 Questions

Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

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Grade 8 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5
When interpreting poetry it is very important to explain
  1. the author's birthplace.
  2. the author's wife's name.
  3. the meaning and message of the poem.
  4. the mean and mode of the set.
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5

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Why does the author include the first chapter of "The Prince and the Pauper"?
  1. To introduce two clear classes of people
  2. To describe the prince in detail
  3. To provide an overview of life in London
  4. To introduce and contrast the two main characters
Grade 8 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5
When reading poetry aloud, at the end of most lines within the poem, you should always do this:
  1. read as if there is no line break
  2. pause very briefly
  3. pause for ten seconds
  4. stop reading, the poem is over
Grade 8 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5

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How does the title add to the suspense?
  1. It describes what happened in the story.
  2. It makes the reader wonder what was sighted.
  3. It is vague and confuses the reader.
  4. It adds to the humor of the story.
Grade 8 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5
" 'Nadine, I don't know how you can think about sleep when the cutest guy started school here today. He's so dreamy,' said Anna. 'He has dark brown hair and green eyes and-'
'Give us all a break, Anna,' said Julie. 'He's not that exciting.' "

Look at the quotes above. What does the dash most likely mean?
  1. Anna stopped talking because she was rudely interrupted by Julie.
  2. Anna stopped talking because she took a large bite of her Frito bake.
  3. Anna stopped talking because she knew that Sherei liked the new guy. .
  4. Anna stopped talking because she was distracted by the new guy
Grade 8 Langston Hughes CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5
This poem is an example of:
  1. Sonnet
  2. Free verse
  3. Concrete
  4. Villanelle
Grade 8 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5

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What does the author use to initially introduce suspense to the passage?
  1. The kids listening in on the conversation.
  2. The talk about Bigfoot
  3. Spooky scenery and images
  4. The fear in the kids
Grade 8 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5
How does the author use the stories of female slaves who have lost their children?
  1. To illustrate the grave nature of slavery
  2. To make the reader feel for the slaves
  3. To foreshadow what will happen to the narrator
  4. To honor the former slaves and their children

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