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Identify the verb in the following sentence:

Some people worry almost all the time.


a. worry
b. people
c. almost
d. time

Grade 8Suffixes
A series of letters placed in front of a word to form a new word is called a
suffix.
a. True
b. False

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
We always look forward to Jane's and Ann's performances.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

st patricks day comes once a year


a. St. Patricks day comes once a year.
b. St. Patrick's Day comes once a year.
c. St Patricks Day comes once a year.
d. st patrick's day comes once a year!

Grade 8Combining Sentences


Which way is the best way to combine these sentences? We saw a movie
during our vacation. The movie was interesting.
a. We saw a movie during our interesting vacation.
b. Interesting, we saw a movie during our vacation.
c. We saw an interesting movie during our vacation.
d. none of the above

Grade 8Types of Sentences


Read the following sentence and identify the sentence type:

Pauline loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.


a. simple sentence
b. compound sentence
c. complex sentence
d. compound-complex sentence

Grade 8Capitalization
Choose the words that should be capitalized in the following sentence.

you must go 10 miles north to get to edinburgh.


a. You, Destination, North
b. You, Miles, Destination
c. North, Edinburgh
d. You, Edinburgh

Grade 8Types of Sentences


Read the sentence and choose the answer that identifies the type of
sentence:

The clock's minute hand is moving, but the second hand has stopped.
a. simple sentence
b. compound sentence
c. complex sentence
d. compound-complex sentence

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

youre going to come to my party right


a. You're going to come to my party right?
b. Youre going to come to my party right?
c. You're going to come to my party, right.
d. You're going to come to my party, right?

Grade 8Types of Sentences


Read the sentence and choose the answer that identifies the type of
sentence:

Before the sun rises, she runs two miles or exercises.


a. simple sentence
b. compound sentence
c. complex sentence
d. compound-complex sentence
Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Is the sentence below written using active or passive voice?

Mom washes the dishes.


a. Active
b. Passive

Grade 8Types of Sentences


Read the following sentence and choose the answer the identifies its
sentence type:

As it happens, you are right, and I am wrong.


a. simple sentence
b. compound sentence
c. complex sentence
d. compound-complex sentence

Grade 8Fragments and Run-ons


To be considered a complete sentence, the sentence must express
a and have a and
a .
a. feeling, mood, tone
b. opinion, noun, verb
c. complete thought, subject, verb
d. statement, subject, verb

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


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.
a. It is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress
code to control behavior.
b. The teachers believe that a dress code must be implemented by the school
to control behavior.
c. The teachers believe that the school must implement a dress code to
control behavior.
d. To control behavior, it is believed by the teachers that the school must
implement a dress code.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
a. I have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.
b. i have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's Website.
c. I have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's website.
d. i have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which of the following is capitalized correctly?
a. "That," We were informed, "Is a snow leopard."
b. "That," we were informed, "is a snow leopard."
c. "That," We were informed, "is a snow leopard."
d. "That," we were informed, "Is a snow leopard."

Grade 8Fragments and Run-ons


Which of the following is a sentence fragment?
a. An extremely loyal friend and inspiration.
b. Julie is a special cat who loves sunbathing.
c. She loves living in a creative environment.
d. The balcony holds magnificent flowers.

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive
voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The man was stung by a bee.


a. The man had been stung by a bee.
b. A bee stung the man.
c. A bee was stung by the man.
d. The man was stung by a wasp.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which sentence is capitalized properly?
a. A farewell to arms, for whom the bell tolls, and the old man and the
sea are three of Ernest Hemingway's novels.
b. A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the Old Man and the Sea
are three of Ernest Hemingway's novels.
c. A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and
the Sea are three of Ernest Hemingway's novels.
d. A Farewell To Arms, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and The Old Man And The Sea
are three of Ernest Hemingway's novels.

Grade 8Abbreviations and Acronyms


Which of the following choices is the correct abbreviation for December?
a. dec
b. Dec.
c. Dbr.
d. dec.
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

my brother tom is twelve years old.


a. My brother, Tom, is twelve years old.
b. My brother, Tom, is twelve-years-old.
c. My brother, Tom, is twelve years old
d. My Brother, Tom, is twelve years old.

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

in addition to putting your name on your paper please add the date.
a. In addition to putting your name on your paper please add the Date.
b. In addition to putting your Name on your paper please add the date.
c. In addition to putting your name on your paper, please add the date.
d. in addition to putting your name on your paper, please add the date.

Grade 8Identifying Genre


All information in this genre is based on the known true facts.
a. Fiction
b. Nonfiction
c. Poetry
d. Fantasy

Grade 8Subject-Verb Agreement


My friend up early on Sundays.
a. wake
b. wakes

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c


Match the mood with its purpose.

A. Indicative
B. Imperative
C. Subjunctive
D. Conditional
E. Interrogative
Subjunctive Expresses a wish or suggestion
Indicative States a fact or opinion
Interrogative State of questioning
Imperative Makes a command or request
Conditional Shows conditions required for something to
happen

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

i saw richard run like the wind


a. i saw Richard run like the wind.
b. I saw Richard run like the wind
c. I saw richard run like the wind?
d. I saw Richard run like the wind.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which sentence is capitalized properly?
a. I walked Home with Cindy.
b. I walked home with Cindy.
c. i walked home with Cindy.
d. I walked home with cindy.

Grade 8Possessives
Choose the correct possessive to fill in the blank.

Their names are Mr. Andrade, Mrs. Roby, and Miss Johnson.
a. teachers'
b. teacher's
c. teachers's
d. teachers

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


It is okay to use the passive voice when the doer of the action doesn't
matter.
Which choice best represents this rule?
a. Kids can observe the eclipse at midnight.
b. The eclipse can be observed at midnight.
c. Professor Johnson can observe the eclipse at midnight.
d. The eclipse will be observed by Professor Johnson at midnight.

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

ursula and i love halloween.


a. Ursula and i love halloween.
b. ursula and I love Halloween.
c. Ursula and I love Halloween
d. Ursula and I love Halloween.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
a. The planet nearest the sun is mercury.
b. the Planet nearest the Sun is Mercury.
c. The Planet nearest the Sun is Mercury.
d. The planet nearest the Sun is Mercury.

Grade 8Tenses
Choose the sentence with the future tense verb.
a. The Doctor will find dinosaurs on a spaceship.
b. The Doctor has found dinosaurs on a spaceship.
c. The Doctor is finding dinosaurs on a spaceship.
d. Dinosaurs on a spaceship are cool.

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

my Brother left quickly


a. My Brother left quickly.
b. My brother left quickly.
c. My brother left Quickly.
d. My brother left quickly

Grade 8Subject-Verb Agreement


Mrs. Villarreal and Mrs. Casanova my teachers.
a. am
b. is
c. are

Grade 8Conjunctions
Choose the best conjunction to fill in the blank.

You need to work harder; , you'll get fired.


a. moreover
b. otherwise
c. instead
d. because

Grade 8Combining SentencesCCSS: L.8.3


My stomach was growling. I drove to Taco Bell to eat. What is the best way
to combine these sentences?
a. I drove to Taco Bell because my stomach was growling.
b. My stomach was growling so I drove to Taco Bell to eat.
c. I drove to Taco Bell to eat.
d. I was growling and I went to Taco Bell.

Grade 8Subject-Verb Agreement


Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

My sister to the radio in the morning.


a. listen
b. listens

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

when you are done eating clear your place


a. When you are done eating, clear your place
b. when you are done Eating, clear your place.
c. When you are done eating, clear your Place.
d. When you are done eating, clear your place.

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

shell never get her own room if she cant keep it clean
a. Shell never get her own room if she can't keep it clean.
b. She'll never get her own Room if she can't keep it clean.
c. She'll never get her own room if she can't keep it clean.
d. she'll never get her own room if she cant keep it clean.

Grade 8Subject-Verb Agreement


My phone is broken and it to be fixed again.
a. need
b. needs
Is this sentence a run-on or a complete sentence?

Margaret Bourke-White was a famous photographer she worked for LIFE


magazine during World War II.
a. Run-on Sentence
b. Complete Sentence

Grade 8Phrases and ClausesCCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.8.3


So, presently, when his cousin Mary danced in, all alive with the joy of
seeing home again after an age-long visit of one week to the country, he got
up and moved in clouds and darkness out at one door as she brought song
and sunshine in at the other.

Which portions could you remove without losing the meaning?


a. So
b. Presently
c. All alive with the joy of seeing home again after an age-long visit of one
week to the country
d. Both b and c

Grade 8Editing
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following
sentence?

in spain they take siestas


a. In Spain, they take siestas.
b. In Spain they take siestas.
c. In spain, they take siestas.
d. In Spain, they take Siestas.

Grade 8Possessives
Choose the correct possessive to fill in the blank.

The dog played with the shoe.


a. babies
b. baby's
c. babys'
d. babys

Grade 8Pronouns
Michael is with dog.
a. his
b. her
c. its

Grade 8Apostrophes
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

After the tornado, the trees in all the yards were knocked down.
a. houses'
b. house'
c. houses
d. house's

Grade 8Identifying Genre


This genre always contains elements that are made-up or created by the
author.
a. Realistic fiction
b. Poetry
c. Science fiction
d. Fiction

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive
voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The banana was eaten by the gorilla.


a. The banana was eaten by the boy.
b. The gorilla ate the banana.
c. The gorilla was eaten by the banana.
d. The banana was eaten.

Grade 8Combining Sentences


The dog hid. The thunderstorm scared him. What is the best way to combine
these sentences?
a. Scared, the dog hid during the thunderstorm.
b. The dog hid, the thunderstom.
c. The thunderstorm hid the dog, and scared him.
d. The dog hid, the thunderstorm.

Grade 8Prefixes
The definition for the stem RE is:
a. out
b. all
c. again
d. false

Grade 8Possessives
Show joint ownership.
Mom and Dad
a. Mom and Dad's
b. Mom's and Dad's

Grade 8Colons and Semicolons


This punctuation mark is used to join two independent clauses in a sentence.
It shows that the ideas in the two clauses are related.
a. colon
b. semicolon
c. comma

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c


Which sentence uses the conditional mood?
a. Wade sings every Tuesday night.
b. Do you sing every Tuesday night, Wade?
c. I wish Wade would sing every Tuesday night.
d. Wade would sing every Tuesday night, if he was allowed.

Grade 8Nouns
Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?
Eight PRESIDENTS were born or lived in Ohio.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive
voice, into a sentence using active voice?

A new car was purchased by him.


a. He purchased a new car.
b. A new car was purchased by John.
c. A new car was purchased.
d. John purchased the new car purchased by him.

Grade 8Types of Sentences


During lunch, Howie asked Bonnie to go to the dance.

What kind of sentence is this?


a. simple
b. compound
c. complex

Grade 8Possessives
Choose the correct possessive to fill in the blank.

Lacy attended camp last summer.


a. girls'
b. girl's
c. girls
d. girl

Grade 8Quotation Marks


Choose the sentence with the correctly punctuated dialogue.
a. I still havent forgiven them for cheating! exclaimed Miss
Ripley. Cheaters never prosper.
b. I still havent forgiven them for cheating! Exclaimed Miss Ripley. Cheaters
never prosper.
c. I still havent forgiven them for cheating! Exclaimed Miss Ripley Cheaters
never prosper.
d. I still havent forgiven them for cheating! exclaimed Miss Ripley. Cheaters
never prosper,

Grade 8Editing
Which of the following is grammatically correct?
a. Peter walk to school with his brother every day.
b. Dorothy and Viv lives at the white house with green shutters.
c. Dorothy, Viv, and their sisters travels for most of the year.
d. Peter runs home ahead of his brother every day.

Grade 8Possessives
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

The picnic will be at the park Saturday afternoon.


a. companies
b. companie's
c. company's
d. companys'
What is the degree of comparison for each adjective in capital letters?
Taking flight is MORE DIFFICULT for large birds than smaller ones.
a. positive
b. comparative
c. superlative
Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive
voice, into a sentence using active voice?

Sarah was bitten by the cat.


a. Sarah was bitten by the dog.
b. The cat was bitten by Sarah.
c. Sarah bit the cat.
d. The cat bit Sarah.

Grade 8Capitalization
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
a. On a cloudless night, I studied pisces, a constellation in the north sky.
b. on a Cloudless Night, i studied Pisces, a constellation in the North Sky.
c. On a cloudless night, I studies Pisces, a constellation in the North
sky.
d. on a cloudless night, I studied pisces, a constellation in the north sky.

Grade 8Types of Sentences


A simple sentence includes:
a. one independent clause and one dependent clause
b. one independent clause
c. two independent clauses joined by a comma and a conjunction

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
Tomorrow we will hear Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Mikado.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership

Grade 8Possessives
Show separate ownership
Rembrandt and Leonardo
a. Rembrant's and Leonardo's
b. Rembrant and Leonardo's

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
We always look forward to Jane's and Ann's performances.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership
Grade 8Possessives
Show joint ownership.
Lennon and McCartney
a. Lennon's and McCartney's
b. Lennon and McCartney's

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
This year awards were given by Thompson and Moreno's Art emporium.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership

Grade 8Possessives
Show separate ownership.
Jupiter and Saturn
a. Jupiter and Saturn's
b. Jupiter's and Saturn's

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
Maro and Anthony's sets really portrayed the mood.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership

Grade 8Prefixes
The definition for the stem SUB is:
a. under
b. over
c. behind
d. above

Grade 8PrefixesCCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.8.4b


The definition for the stem ANTE is:
a. against
b. before
c. around
d. under

Grade 8People and Places


Choose the correct spelling of the word.
a. arkateck
b. architect
c. arkiteck
d. architec

Grade 8Possessives
Indicate if the possessive nouns express separate or joint ownership.
Consuela's and her sister's paintings received awards.
a. separate ownership
b. joint ownership

Grade 8Frequently Misspelled WordsCCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2c


Choose the correct spelling of the word to fill in the blank.

You will an email confirmation within the next hour.


a. recieve
b. receive

Grade 8CommasCCSS: L.9-10.2


Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
a. She finished her work, and then took a long lunch.
b. She finished her work, and then, took a long lunch.
c. She finished her work and then took a long lunch.

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Is the sentence below written using active or passive voice?

The letter was mailed by Jackson.


a. Active
b. Passive

Grade 8Nouns
Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?
People in the United States drink a lot of COFFEE.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8Nouns
Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?
It took DETERMINATION to farm that land in the past.
a. concrete
b. abstract
Choose the transition word that best fills in the blank.
Mr. Ocho is a very weak CEO; , most people support him.
a. nevertheless
b. similarly
c. therefore
d. because

Grade 8Editing
Identify the sentence which uses the best grammar.
a. National news are filled with dramatic stories.
b. Few in the South are worried about frostbite.
c. Everyone are thinking about the news these days.
d. Five percent of working adults is in favor of decreased taxes.

Grade 8Adjectives
What is the degree of comparison for each adjective in capital letters?
Some would say that birds are the MOST MUSICAL of all animals.
a. positive
b. comparative
c. superlative

Grade 8Nouns
Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?
The WEATHER on the Great Plains can be extreme.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8Fragments and Run-ons


A grammatically faulty sentence in which two or more main or independent
clauses are joined without a word to connect them or a punctuation mark to
separate them.
a. double negative
b. refrain
c. run-on-sentence

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


It is okay to use the passive voice when the subject or doer of the action is
unknown.
Which choice best represents this rule?
a. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity.
b. Teenagers donated over 100 bags of clothing to the charity.
c. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated by teenagers to the charity.
d. Over 100 bags of clothing were donated to the charity by teenagers.

Grade 8Combining Sentences


Anastasia tripped over the cord and fell hard. Anastasia was running across
the classroom. Which is the best way to combine these sentences?
a. Anastasia tripped and fell, across the classroom hard.
b. The classroom cord made Anastasia fall.
c. Running across the classroom, Anastasia tripped over the cord and
fell
d. Anastasia was crossing the classroom, and fell hard over the cord.

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Is the sentence below written using active or passive voice?

Brown lizards and snakes live in the desert.


a. Active
b. Passive

Grade 8Fragments and Run-onsCCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a


Correct the run-on sentence.

Our solar system has nine major planets only one is known to have
intelligent life.
a. Our solar system has nine major planets, only one is known to have
intelligent life.
b. Our solar system has nine major planets only one, is known to have
intelligent life.
c. Our solar system has nine major planets; only one is known to have
intelligent life.
d. No error.

Grade 8PrefixesCCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.8.4b


"General Wood does not think that I give quite enough credit to the Rough
Riders as compared to the regulars in this Guasimas fight, and believes that
I greatly underestimate the Spanish force and loss." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE.


a. Below
b. In
c. Around
d. Above

Grade 8Plurals
Choose the correct spelling of the word.
a. attorneys
b. attornies
c. atorney
d. atterneys

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Is the sentence below written using active or passive voice?

The students are taught by the teacher.


a. Active
b. Passive

Grade 8Phrases and ClausesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a


Which sentence has an infinitive phrase?
a. He wanted beans.
b. They went to study math.
c. She went to the market.
d. They ran from the park.

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1b


Put the verb into the correct form, present simple or past simple, active or
passive.

The park gates (lock) at 6.30 p.m. every evening.


a. locked
b. locking
c. locks
d. are locked

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b


Is the sentence below written using active or passive voice?

The car is being repaired by the repairman.


a. Active
b. Passive

Grade 8Art and Music WordsCCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2c


Choose the correct spelling of the word to fill in the blank.

Most collectors also like the novelty items, such as the pack of Snoopy Strips
plastic bandages introduced in the '70s.
a. ahesive
b. adhesave
c. heseve
d. adhesive
Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1c
Which mood is the following sentence written in?

Put on your pajamas and head to bed.


a. Indicative
b. Imperative
c. Subjunctive
d. Conditional
e. Interrogative

Grade 8Quotation Marks


Which word or phrase from the following sentence needs to be in quotation
marks?
The poem Oranges is written by Gary Soto and is about a young man on a
date with his girl on a cold December day.
a. on a cold December day
b. Oranges
c. about a young man on a date
d. written by Gary Soto

Grade 8Adjectives
What is the degree of comparison for each adjective in capital letters?
They are LIGHTER than most animals because their bones are hollow.
a. positive
b. comparative
c. superlative

Grade 8Adverbs
Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.
The Egyptian pyramids, however, are much ancient than those.
a. more
b. most
What type of figurative language is being used in the following passage?

"When you awaken, be sure to record the remnants of your dream on your
Purple Pages of Passion, Persuasion, and Poetry with your Purple Plume of
Poetic Penmanship."
a. Hyperbole
b. Simile
c. Personification
d. Alliteration
Grade 8Figurative Language
Comparing objects or ideas by stating that one is the other is called:
a. Personification
b. Rhyme
c. Repetition
d. Simile
e. Alliteration
f. Hyperbole
g. Onomatopoeia
h. Metaphor

Grade 8PersonificationCCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group


"The wall stared at me silently" is an example of what type of literary
device?
a. Simile
b. Personification
c. Metaphor
d. Paradox

Grade 8Story ElementsCCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.8.5


A is a scene within a story that interrupts the sequence of events
to relate events that occurred in the past.
a. foreshadowing
b. conflict
c. flashback
d. symbolism

Grade 8Figurative LanguageCCSS: CCRA.R.7, CCRA.L.5, RL.8.7, L.8.5, L.8.5a


Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
a. A mother expects her children to do well in school and they make the
honor roll.
b. A man meets his long-lost son and the reader knows it, but he
doesn't.
c. A little girl can see the future and predicts a storm is going to come.
d. A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all
failed.
All information in this genre is based on the known true facts.
a. Fiction
b. Nonfiction
c. Poetry
d. Fantasy
Grade 8Identifying Genre
This genre always contains elements that are made-up or created by the
author.
a. Realistic fiction
b. Poetry
c. Science fiction
d. Fiction

Grade 8Making Predictions


If you make logical guesses by considering the text and your own
experiences, you are making:
a. strategies
b. inferences
c. settings
d. information

Grade 8ThemeCCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2


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?


a. Strength in unity
b. Question people's intentions
c. Work now and play later
d. Don't be greedy

Grade 8Making Inferences and Drawing ConclusionsCCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.8.1


"Mama, is it time to go?"

I hadn't planned to cry, but the tears came suddenly, and I wiped them
away with the back of my hand. I didn't want my older sister to see me
crying.
"It's almost time, Ruri," my mother said gently. Her face was filled with a
kind of sadness I had never seen before.

I looked around at my empty room. The clothes that Mama always told me
to hang up in the closet, the junk piled on my dresser, the old rag doll I
could never bear to part with--they were all gone. There was nothing left in
the rest of the house. The rugs and furniture were gone, the pictures and
drapes were down, and the closets and cupboards were empty. The house
was like a gift box after the nice thing inside was gone; just a lot of
nothingness.

from "The Bracelet" by Yoshiko Uchida

What conclusion can the reader draw after reading this passage?
a. Ruri is getting married and leaving her childhood home.
b. Ruri is going off to college.
c. Ruri's family is moving to another place.
d. Ruri's parents are divorcing.

Grade 8Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions


Our family raises honeybees. This spring one of our ten hives was destroyed.
Recently, a bear was sighted in our neighborhood.

You can guess that


a. the bear destroyed the hive.
b. the bees swarmed.
c. a storm destroyed the hive.

Grade 8Figurative Language


is a type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is
given human characteristics.
a. Symbolism
b. Theme
c. Personification
d. Characterization

Grade 8Figurative Language


Identify the type of figurative language.

I am so thirsty my throat is as dry as a bone.


a. alliteration
b. personification
c. simile
d. metaphor

Grade 8Figurative Language


Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

Alice's aunt ate apples and acorns around August.


a. alliteration
b. onomatopoeia
c. simile
d. metaphor

Grade 8Figurative Language


"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
This is what type of figurative language?
a. simile
b. metaphor
c. alliteration
d. oxymoron

Grade 8SummarizingCCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2


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.


a. Termites are lighter in color and loose their wings at a certain stage of
development.
b. Ants are dark in color, hard bodied and belong to a different order than
termites.
c. Ants and termites are both insects and have many things in common
d. Although ants resemble termites, they have differences that can be
easily seen.

Grade 8Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group


Based on the article, what is most likely to have a large effect on the
economy?
a. the destruction of old dollar bills
b. a limited supply of a popular new smart device
c. the lowering of interest rates by the Federal Reserve
d. a temporary shutdown of machines at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Grade 8Figurative Language


Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door.
a. alliteration
b. onomatopoeia
c. personification
d. metaphor
What is the tense of the verb phrase?
The parade participants did practice for weeks in advance.
a. present
b. past

What is the tense of the verb phrase?


The parade participants did practice for weeks in advance.
a. present
b. past

Grade 8CommasCCSS: L.8.2a

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.


a. You are my best friend, Kaylin.
b. You, are my best friend, Kaylin.
c. You are my best friend Kaylin.
d. You are my, best, friend, Kaylin.

Grade 8Commas

Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.


a. Although, you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
b. Although, you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.
c. Although you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
d. Although you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.

Grade 8Pronouns

What kind of pronoun is capitalized?


That opinion isn't MINE.
a. demonstrative
b. indefinite
c. possessive
d. interrogative
Grade 8Root WordsCCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.8.4b

What does the root "geo" mean?


a. rock
b. earth
c. life

Grade 8Commas

Which sentence uses a comma correctly?


a. The earlier we start however, will give us advantages over our major
competitors.
b. William Reidy, who is the college president encourages the faculty to
be active in their communities.
c. Her shiny, and red sports car was fun to drive on a sunny day.
d. To ensure that the orders arrive on time, we have contracted
with the UPS.

Grade 8Nouns

Match the person, number, and gender for the word in capital letters.
I had already read those BOOKS.
a. 1st person, plural
b. 2nd person, plural
c. 3rd person, singular
d. 3rd person, plural

Grade 8Adjectives

What is the degree of comparison for each adjective in capital letters?


Birds are among the MOST INTERESTING animals.
a. positive
b. comparative
c. superlative

Grade 8Nouns

Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?


MOVIES are one of the country's most important exports.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8Nouns

Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?


Mount McKinley is the highest MOUNTAIN in the United States.
a. concrete
b. abstract
Grade 8Nouns

Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?


TECHNOLOGY is an important industry in California.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8Frequently Confused Words

Complete each sentence with less of fewer.


There were farmable acres in Alabama than in Texas.
a. less
b. fewer

Grade 8Frequently Confused Words

Complete each sentence with less of fewer.


Connecticut also has national parks.
a. less
b. fewer

Grade 8Frequently Confused Words

Complete each sentence with less of fewer.


Connecticut has land for national parks than Nebraska.
a. less
b. fewer

Grade 8Nouns

Is the noun in capital letters concrete or abstract?


SILVER brought many miners to Nevada in the 1860s.
a. concrete
b. abstract

Grade 8Defining Words

To see or form a mental image of


a. dream
b. visualize
c. focus
d. concept

Grade 8Root WordsCCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.8.4b

What does the root "luna" mean?


a. moon
b. eat
c. sun

Grade 8Commas
Which sentence uses a comma incorrectly?
a. Jane and Jim drove to Cleveland, and visited the art museum.
b. Terry cooked and we ate a delicious dinner.
c. June 30, 2010, is set for the dedication of the new building.
d. Although the weather was unusually cold, there was not enough snow
to ski.

Grade 8STEM Words

Choose the correct spelling of the word.


a. antaseptic
b. antaseptac
c. antiseptic
d. antisaptic

Grade 8TensesCCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1b

It is okay to use the passive voice when you want to emphasize the object,
not the subject.
Which choice best demonstrates this rule?
a. The bill requires 1000 votes to pass.
b. 1000 votes are required to pass the bill.
c. A ham and turkey sandwich was being eaten by Erica.
d. A number of things are indicated by these results.