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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 8 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by JocelynBlock
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

st patricks day comes once a year
  1. St. Patricks day comes once a year.
  2. St. Patrick's Day comes once a year.
  3. St Patricks Day comes once a year.
  4. st patrick's day comes once a year!
Grade 8 :: Sentence Structure by Pixley12
Grade 8 :: Conjunctions by Pixley12
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 :: Sentence Structure by szeiger
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

It is believed by the teachers that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  1. It is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  2. The teachers believe that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  3. The teachers believe that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  4. To control behavior, it is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code.
Grade 8 :: Sentence Structure by Pixley12
Which way is the best way to combine these sentences? We saw a movie during our vacation. The movie was interesting.
  1. We saw a movie during our interesting vacation.
  2. Interesting, we saw a movie during our vacation.
  3. We saw an interesting movie during our vacation.
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: Context Clues by Pixley12
The teacher said that her student understood everything she taught right away. The student was just like a sponge.
The saying, "just like a sponge" means.......
  1. intelligent, absorbs everything
  2. looks like SpongeBob
  3. not intelligent, sponges are just things
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by twhitenack
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