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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 8 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by twhitenack
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Giving an inanimate object human qualities is called:
  1. Metaphor
  2. Alliteration
  3. Rhyme
  4. Hyperbole
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Repetition
  7. Personification
  8. Simile
Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge

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Which sentence from the above passage best describes the main idea of the third paragraph?
  1. "McHugh joins Gates as Republicans in important positions dealing with the nation's military."
  2. "The president values different opinions in his administration."
  3. "He kept Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense."
  4. "He did not agree with cuts Obama wanted to make in military budgets."
Grade 8 :: Main Idea by shelleygeorge

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Which of these sentences most strongly supports the main idea of this passage?
  1. "Many expect Irving's Latino population to increase to more than 50 percent."
  2. "Irving also has many city parks."
  3. "Many customers will order cafe con leche, or coffee with milk, a favorite drink in Mexico."
  4. "Driving into Irving from the east, you're greeted by the town's most famous building: the white-domed Texas Stadium with the big hole in its roof."
Grade 8 :: Story Elements by shelleygeorge
An imaginary person in a work of fiction:
  1. stereotype
  2. narrator
  3. foil
  4. character
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by mikehowe

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Grade 8 :: Point of View by shelleygeorge
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by rpino
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by shelleygeorge
Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
  1. A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"
  2. A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."
  3. A football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."
  4. A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"
Grade 8 :: Poetic Devices by phillipjreese
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 :: Sentence Structure by szeiger
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 by szeiger
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 :: Figurative Language by rpino
The son of the police chief is arrested for burglary is an example of:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
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