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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 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 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 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.
Grade 8 Point of View CCSS: RL.8.6
What is an omniscient narrator?
  1. His knowledge is limited to one character
  2. He knows all the thoughts and feelings of all characters
  3. He doesn't know anything about the characters
  4. He only describes the setting
Grade 8 Vocabulary CCSS: L.8.4
arrogant and controlling
  1. imminent
  2. imperious
  3. impending
  4. egregious
Grade 8 Theme
What is the definition of theme?
  1. the broad idea, message or lesson of a story
  2. the ending of a story
  3. the lesson you learn in a story
  4. none of the above
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