8th Grade Practice Msa

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8th Grade Practice Msa - Quiz

All that you have studied in algebra so far in the 8th grade is about to be put to test in the end of year exam. How ready do you feel you are to tackle the questions? Take up the practice test below on every topic and find out. Use of calculators is allowed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ECR21. Kyle researched the annual budget of his town and discovered that it was 28,600,000 dollars.  Part A Write this number in scientific notation.Part BUse what you know about writing numbers in scientific notation to explain why your answer is correct.Suppose Kyle made a mistake and the budget was 10 times as great as the number he recorded.  How would you have to change your answer in Part B to show the new number in scientific notation?  Explain your steps.
  • 2. 
    1.  What is the ninth term in this sequence?5, 14, 23, 32, .....
    • A. 

      A. 41

    • B. 

      B. 68

    • C. 

      C. 77

    • D. 

      D. 86

  • 3. 
    2.  In this diagram line a is parallel to line b, and line t is a transversal.  Which pair of angles are corresponding angles?
    • A. 

      A. angle 1 and angle 8

    • B. 

      B. angle 4 and angle 6

    • C. 

      C. angle 2 and angle 8

    • D. 

      D. angle 2 and angle 6

  • 4. 
    3. This drawing shows how to ....
    • A. 

      A. construct a perpendicular to a line segment through a point on the segment.

    • B. 

      B. construct a bisector of a segment.

    • C. 

      C. construct a perpendicular bisector of a segment.

    • D. 

      D. construct a segment congruent to a given segment.

  • 5. 
    4. A circle has a diameter of 12 inches.  Which is the best estimate of the area of the circle?
    • A. 

      A. 19 square inches

    • B. 

      B. 38 square inches

    • C. 

      C. 113 square inches

    • D. 

      D. 452 square inches

  • 6. 
    5.  The table below shows the distance in kilometers between some towns. How much farther is it from Edgertown to Parker than from Aurora to Broomfield?
    • A. 

      A. 2.4 kilometers

    • B. 

      B. 3.7 kilometers

    • C. 

      C. 4.7 kilometers

    • D. 

      D. 13.1 kilometers

  • 7. 
    6. Identify the hypotenuse of this right triangle.
    • A. 

      A. side PR

    • B. 

      B. side RQ

    • C. 

      C. sides PQ

    • D. 

      D. sides PQ and RQ

  • 8. 
    7.  What is the area of this figure? 
    • A. 

      A. 36 square units

    • B. 

      B. 45 square units

    • C. 

      C. 54 square units

    • D. 

      D. 66 square units

  • 9. 
    8.  This scatterplot compares the height and weight of 9 elementary school students.  What conclusion can you draw from this scatter plot? 
    • A. 

      A. As height increases, so does weight.

    • B. 

      A. As height increases, weight decreases.

    • C. 

      A. As height increases, weight remains about the same.

    • D. 

      A. There is no relationship between the two sets of data.

  • 10. 
    9. What is the total number of outcomes of drawing a card from a deck of 10 different cards, flipping a coin, and rolling a number cube?
    • A. 

      A. 18

    • B. 

      B. 60

    • C. 

      C. 120

    • D. 

      D. 240

  • 11. 
    10.  Which of the following best describes this graph?
    • A. 

      A. linear

    • B. 

      B. nonlinear

    • C. 

      C. both linear and nonlinear

    • D. 

      D. neither linear nor nonlinear

  • 12. 
    11. In this diagram, line a is parallel to line b, and line t is a transversal.  If the measure of angle 8 = 41 degrees, what is the measure of angle 1?
    • A. 

      A. 41 degrees

    • B. 

      B. 49 degrees

    • C. 

      C. 82 degrees

    • D. 

      D. 139 degrees

  • 13. 
    12.  Which of the following shows 7.4 x 10-4 in standard notation?
    • A. 

      A. 0.000074

    • B. 

      B. 0.0074

    • C. 

      C. 0.00074

    • D. 

      D. 74,000

  • 14. 
    13.  This year Lucy joined a mail order book club.  She paid a basic membership fee of $7.50.  Each book she bought cost $4.95.  If n stands for the number of books she has bought through the club, which expression shows the total amount she has spent in the book club?
    • A. 

      A. $7.50 x $4.95n

    • B. 

      B. ($7.50 + $4.95) x n

    • C. 

      C. $7.50 + $4.95n

    • D. 

      D. $7.50n + $4.95

  • 15. 
    14. Which linear equation corresponds to this graph?
    • A. 

      A. y = x + 3

    • B. 

      B. y = x - 3

    • C. 

      C. y = 3x

    • D. 

      D. y = 3 - x

  • 16. 
    15. Harvey bought a stereo that cost $325.  The sales tax in his state is 6%.  How much tax did Harvey have to pay on the stereo?
    • A. 

      A. $1.95

    • B. 

      B. $19.50

    • C. 

      C. $195

    • D. 

      D. $305.50

  • 17. 
    16. Ada and Beth met at a corner cafe for lunch.  From there, Ada took a bus 5 km north to her house, and Beth took a bus 12 km east to her house.  How far is Ada's house from Beth's house?
    • A. 

      A. 7 km

    • B. 

      B. 13 km

    • C. 

      C. 17 km

    • D. 

      D. 26 km

  • 18. 
    17.  What is the slope of this line?
    • A. 

      A. -3/2

    • B. 

      B. -2/3

    • C. 

      C. 2/3

    • D. 

      D. 3/2

  • 19. 
    18. Which expression is the same as (-7 x 8) + (-7 x 2)?
    • A. 

      A. -7 x (8 + 2)

    • B. 

      B. -7 x (8 x 2)

    • C. 

      C. (-7 + 8) x 2

    • D. 

      D. (-7 x 8) + 2

  • 20. 
    19. Which is the best estimate of the volume of a cylinder whose radius is 6 cm and whose height is 8 cm?
    • A. 

      A. 151 cubic centimeters

    • B. 

      B. 301 cubic centimeters

    • C. 

      C. 904 cubic centimeters

    • D. 

      D. 3,617 cubic centimeters

  • 21. 
    20. Shawna paid $7.40 for 4 gallons of gasoline.  At that rate, how much would she pay for 6 gallons of gasoline?
    • A. 

      A. $1.85

    • B. 

      B. $22.20

    • C. 

      C. $14.80

    • D. 

      D. $11.10

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