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Reading Review Grade 8 (Grade 8)

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Reading Review Grade 8

Ashanti had worked in the garden all day with her mother. They had started early in the morning while it was still cool. First, they had broken up the soil, which had been packed hard by years of rain and her and her brother playing on it. Next, they had added some soil nutrients and mixed those in by hand. She had wanted to plant the seeds then, but her mom said they had to lay out the garden paths first. "How do we do that?" she asked. "Get down on your knees and push the soil into piles," her mother said. By the end of the day, Ashanti was covered in dirt.

What is likely to happen next?
  1. She will put on a jacket because it's cool.
  2. Ashanti will decide what she wants to eat.
  3. Ashanti will call friends to come look
  4. Ashanti will take a bath or shower.
" 'Nadine, I don't know how you can think about sleep when the cutest guy started school here today. He's so dreamy,' said Anna. 'He has dark brown hair and green eyes and-'
'Give us all a break, Anna,' said Julie. 'He's not that exciting.' "

Look at the quotes above. What does the dash most likely mean?
  1. Anna stopped talking because she was rudely interrupted by Julie.
  2. Anna stopped talking because she took a large bite of her Frito bake.
  3. Anna stopped talking because she knew that Sherei liked the new guy. .
  4. Anna stopped talking because she was distracted by the new guy
What is the first part of the plot which contains background information called?
  1. climax
  2. exposition
  3. resolution
  4. rising action
Michelle is climbing Mount Everest. To reach the top, she must hike through snowstorms and climb along narrow, dangerous trails. What type of conflict is this?
  1. man vs. society
  2. man vs. himself
  3. man vs. nature
  4. man vs. man
Tommy went to the store thinking about how hungry he was. Jessica, the girl that he had a crush on, went with him. Jessica had no idea how Tommy felt about her, but she thought he was cute. At the store, they bought some spicy chips. Tommy ate too much and got sick in front of Jessica. Disgusted, Jessica walked home by herself.
What is the point of view of this passage?
  1. first person
  2. second person
  3. third person limited
  4. third person omniscient
Using language that evokes one or all of the five senses is called:
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Personification
  3. Alliteration
  4. Imagery
Determine whether the following passage is an example of direct or indirect characterization:
"But I am so much more than that! I'm a musician, and a swimmer, and a person able to make my own decisions."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
"The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky"

What is being personified?
  1. the sky
  2. the stars
  3. playfully
  4. moonlit
There are many benefits to reading more often. First and foremost, reading more will broaden your understanding of yourself and other people. It will also introduce you to new information and ideas. Furthermore, it will improve your overall reading comprehension. In addition, reading more will improve your vocabulary and increase your reading speed.

What text structure is used in the above passage?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. order of importance
  3. problem and solution
  4. chronological order
The Fir-Tree and the Bramble

A FIR-TREE said boastingly to the Bramble, "You are useful for nothing at all; while I am everywhere used for roofs and houses." The Bramble answered: 'You poor creatures, if you would only call to mind the axes and saws which are about to hew you down, you would have reason to wish that you had grown up a Bramble, not a Fir-Tree."

What is the moral of this story?
  1. Popularity can be a bad thing.
  2. Be wary of flatterers
  3. Appreciate what you have.
  4. Someone always has it worse than you do.
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.
What question(s) must someone ask to connect prior knowledge to what they are reading?
  1. What do I know already?
  2. What did I learn?
  3. Does this make sense based on what I already know?
  4. All of the above
I'm going to a CORRECTIONAL FACILITY for a few months.

The phrase in all caps is a euphemism for:
  1. spa
  2. jail
  3. school
  4. home
Is the following statement an example of an understatement or a hyperbole?

After finishing a very small salad, a girl says, "That didn't quite fill me up."
  1. hyperbole
  2. understatement
When reading poetry aloud, at the end of most lines within the poem, you should always do this:
  1. read as if there is no line break
  2. pause very briefly
  3. pause for ten seconds
  4. stop reading, the poem is over
Read this sentence from the passage "Cold Fire":

"But his legs continued to shake and rattle like window panes in a tornado."

What is the effect of the imagery the author uses in this description?
  1. It shows there is a storm coming.
  2. It shows that Ivan is out of shape.
  3. It shows how terrified Ivan felt.
  4. It shows that Ivan is well-prepared.
A character with traits opposite to those of the main character:
  1. character
  2. narrator
  3. protagonist
  4. foil
The feeling that the author creates for the reader:
  1. mood
  2. plot
  3. tone
  4. conflict
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for your recent letter regarding our refund policy. We are taking your suggestion quite seriously and truly appreciate your concern.
What is the tone of this letter?
  1. cheerful
  2. sincere
  3. complimentary
  4. indifferent
Be sure when eating spicy food not to eat too much. You might get sick. You would be embarrassed if this happened in front of someone you secretly had a crush on.
  1. first person
  2. second person
  3. third person limited
  4. third person omniscient

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