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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 Writing
Plagiarism
  1. To take credit for someone else's work
  2. To lie about researched facts
  3. To make up facts used in your own work
  4. To give someone else credit for your work
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: L.8.3
Grade 8 Conducting Research
Why is it necessary to cite the sources you use?
  1. To avoid committing plagiarism
  2. To give credit to the work of the original authors or creators
  3. Because my teacher requires it
  4. All of the above are correct
Grade 8 Conducting Research
You are writing a report on Cleopatra. Which source below will provide the most authoritative information on your topic?
  1. The Shakespeare play, "Antony and Cleopatra"
  2. Personal web page created by a fan of Cleopatra
  3. "Discovering Collection," one of the library's databases
  4. Wikipedia entry on Cleopatra
Grade 8 Conducting Research
Grade 8 Conducting Research
Which of the following is NOT an example of plagiarism?
  1. Using an author's exact wording without using quotation marks
  2. Buying and downloading a completed paper from the Internet to turn in for credit
  3. Copying and pasting text from a web pager without using quotation marks
  4. Paraphrasing (rewording) an author's idea with citation information
Grade 8 Conducting Research
While writing a paper on Martin Luther King, Jr., you notice that one of your sources says he died in a different year than what is given in another source of yours. What do you NOT do?
  1. Consider the publisher of the source
  2. Pick the source you like best
  3. Continue researching to see what other sources say
  4. Decide if the conflict of information is critical to the assignment
Grade 8 Conducting Research
You have to analyze the consequences of the Holocaust. Which key concepts and terms will help you gather information?
  1. Holocaust, Iron, Curtain, Japan
  2. Adolph Hitler, Nazi Germany, Holocaust
  3. Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Iron Curtain
Grade 8 Writing Essays
You are to prepare a speech with the broad topic of "protecting the environment." Which subtopic would not support this broad topic?
  1. Purchasing energy efficient products
  2. Using fertilizers to grow greener yards
  3. Recycling materials
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