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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Literature Questions

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Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What does Scrooge learn from The Ghost of Christmas Future?
  1. what he is missing out on in life
  2. what will happen if he doesn't change
  3. how much he used to enjoy life and being around people
  4. All of the above
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 A Christmas Carol
At first Scrooge does not believe he is really seeing Marley's ghost. What is the excuse he gives for the apparition?
  1. He drank too much wine on Christmas Eve.
  2. He ate something that made him see things.
  3. He was having a reoccurring nightmare.
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
The father mentioned that it was a bog outside and the roads were a torrent. What did he mean?
  1. There was a tornado outside
  2. Monsters were everyehere
  3. It was ugly and flooded outside
  4. The neighbors were throwing a loud party
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family know that the first wish caused the tragedy of their son?
  1. The paw whispered it to them
  2. They took a lucky guess
  3. Because the company offered them 200 pounds
  4. They are smart
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
How did the Sergeant get the paw?
  1. From a fakir
  2. From a nun
  3. From his mom
  4. He found it in the road
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Where was the visitor coming from?
  1. Spain
  2. Mexico
  3. India
  4. Louisiana
  5. Boosieville
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 Poetry
The word "tanka" most likely means:
  1. old poem
  2. short poem
  3. happy poem
  4. heroic poem
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What was the visitor's name and what was his relationship to the family?
  1. Bob, their cousin
  2. Lyndsie, their sister
  3. Sergeant Major Borris, a friend of the family
  4. Sergent Major Morris, a friend of the family
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What bad event happened as a result of the first wish?
  1. The dad died.
  2. The son died.
  3. The family got into a bad car accident.
  4. The mom became ill.
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What was Mr. White's first wish?
  1. To be an emperor
  2. 500 pounds
  3. To become rich and famous
  4. 200 pounds
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
What does the following line spoken by Marley's ghost mean?

"I wear the chains I forged in life."
  1. He loved his job while he was alive.
  2. He is a prisoner in death to the life he lived on Earth.
  3. He wishes he had worked more before his death.
  4. He was an iron worker who made chains.
Grade 8 Poetry
Why do a lot of tanka that you read in English seem to stray from the syllable count?
  1. The format is not fixed.
  2. People cannot count very well.
  3. They were translated into English.
  4. Each Japanese word represents two syllables.
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