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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: L.8.2b
Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
  1. Everyone has special skills some people use them very well.
  2. Everyone has special skills; some people use them very well.
  3. Everyone has special skills and, some people use them very well.
  4. Everyone has special skills; and, some people use them very well.
Grade 8 English Language Arts CCSS: RL.8.7, L.8.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
  1. A mother expecting her children to do well in school, and they make the honor roll.
  2. A man meets his long-lost son but doesn't know it, although the reader does.
  3. A little girl can see the future.
  4. A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.
Grade 8 Poetry

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In poetry, repetition is the recurrence of the same:
  1. word only
  2. phrase only
  3. sound only
  4. word, phrase or sound
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: 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 Sentence Structure CCSS: L.8.2
Choose the correctly punctuated sentence:
  1. Vacuuming the living room, has always been my favorite chore.
  2. Vacuuming the entire house takes hours.
  3. The subject of vacuuming carpet correctly, has always interested me.
  4. When my mother returned home she told me that she loves vacuuming too.
Grade 8 Vocabulary CCSS: L.8.4
A falsehood or false idea:
  1. fact
  2. fallacy
  3. conflict
  4. problem
Grade 8 Vocabulary
The author of a play is called:
  1. an author
  2. a poet
  3. a playwright
  4. a composer
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: 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: L.8.1b
Which of the following is active?
  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 Opinion Writing CCSS: W.6.1b, W.7.1b, W.8.1b
How does the writer add relevant facts?
  1. The writer add percents to show how many students are currently involved.
  2. The writer explains what students need to do.
  3. The writer presents a new idea to increase student participation.
  4. The writer does not include relevant facts.
Grade 8 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: L.8.4b
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: W.8.1
What is persuasive writing?
  1. Writing that promotes the well being of a society
  2. Writing that attempts to fill the gap on a readers needs
  3. Writing that tries to convince the reader of the writer's argument
  4. Writing that makes the reader feel as if they are missing something they should have
Grade 8 Summarizing CCSS: RI.8.2
Is it an ant, you wonder, or a termite? Ants resemble termites, but they are quite different and can be easily distinguished. In contrast to termites, ants are usually dark in color, are hard bodied, and have constriction between the thorax and abdomen. Termites are light in color and shed their wings. Flying ants do not shed their wings. Also, ants and termites belong to different orders.

Select the best summary of this paragraph
  1. Termites are lighter in color and loose their wings at a certain stage of development.
  2. Ants are dark in color, hard bodied and belong to a different order than termites.
  3. Ants and termites are both insects and have many things in common
  4. Although ants resemble termites, they have differences that can be easily seen.
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