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8th Grade Summer Review Quiz (Grade 8)

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8th Grade Summer Review Quiz

Find the adverb in the following sentence.

After the game, the disappointed players shook their heads sadly but refused to accept defeat.
  1. disappointed
  2. sadly
  3. after
  4. shook
Read the sentences below.

That stupid laugh of hers can absolutely drive everyone up the wall. We can't stand it!

What does the idiom DRIVE UP THE WALL mean?
  1. Make crazy
  2. Make happy
  3. Make sad
  4. Make a car drive vertically up a wall
Identify the part of speech of the word that appears in all caps in the sentence below.

The police ran AFTER the thief.
  1. interjection
  2. conjunction
  3. preposition
  4. verb
Which sentence contains correct capitalization?
  1. Why don't we get together to watch the Super Bowl?
  2. why don't we get together to watch the Super Bowl?
  3. Why don't we get together to watch the super bowl?
  4. why don't we get together to watch the super bowl?
To see or form a mental image of
  1. dream
  2. visualize
  3. focus
  4. concept
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.
Identify the pronoun in the following sentence.

She was afraid of Hurricane Sandy.
  1. Sandy
  2. She
  3. Hurricane
  4. afraid
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

What type of narrator does this passage have?
  1. first person
  2. second person
  3. third person limited
  4. third person omniscient
What is the gerund in the sentence?

Marlo admitted to cheating on the challenging test.
  1. admitted
  2. cheating
  3. challenging
  4. test
In poetry, repetition is the recurrence of the same:
  1. word only
  2. phrase only
  3. sound only
  4. word, phrase or sound
Mr. Hendrick told them not to mix the chemicals, but Sam and Mark never listened to Mr. Hendrick. After all, he was always telling them not to do this or not to do that. Now that the classroom had been destroyed, both of the boys wished that this time they had listened to Mr. Hendrick.

What was the effect of the boys not listening to Mr. Hendrick about the chemicals?
  1. The boys decided to listen in the future
  2. The boys got a bad grade in chemistry, causing them to fail.
  3. Mr. Hendrick taught the boys lab safety
  4. The boys mixed the chemicals, causing an explosion
Which sentence uses the conditional mood?
  1. Wade sings every Tuesday night.
  2. Do you sing every Tuesday night, Wade?
  3. I wish Wade would sing every Tuesday night.
  4. Wade would sing every Tuesday night, if he was allowed.
What is the structure of the sentence below?

Until we get some light, it will be difficult to find the stone.
  1. simple
  2. complex
  3. compound-complex
  4. compound
Choose the sentence with the correctly punctuated dialogue.
  1. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper.”
  2. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating”! Exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper”.
  3. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” Exclaimed Miss Ripley “Cheaters never prosper.”
  4. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper,”
Tanner felt remorse after he stole the cookie from the jar.

Which definition best fits the word "remorse"?
  1. happy
  2. unphased
  3. regret
  4. anxious
Where should you insert a comma (or commas) in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been seeing since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
  1. A mother expects her children to do well in school and they make the honor roll.
  2. A man meets his long-lost son and the reader knows it, but he doesn't.
  3. A little girl can see the future and predicts a storm is going to come.
  4. A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.
Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?
  1. campain
  2. voltage
  3. tolerance
  4. acknowledgement
Movie theater is to cinema as school is to                .
  1. politics
  2. malady
  3. academy
  4. architecture
Read the following list of alphabetized words


The word politics should follow the word
  1. political
  2. politician
  3. possible
  4. potential
How do you change the noun skirmish to plural?
  1. add s
  2. add ed
  3. add es
  4. add ing
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
The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?" "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew.

What is the moral of this story?
  1. Strength in unity
  2. Question people's intentions
  3. Work now and play later
  4. Don't be greedy
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always wants to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

This story is told from:
  1. the wolf's perspective
  2. a pig's perspective
  3. a third person limited narrator
  4. a third person objective narrator

The phrase(s) in all caps is a euphemism for:
  1. used
  2. stole
  3. earned
  4. spent
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