Janaisa Harris, an experienced educator, has devoted 4 years to teaching high school math and 6 years to tutoring. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics (Secondary Education, and Teaching) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently employed at Wilson County School (NC) as a mathematics teacher.
, BA (Mathematics)
Approved & Edited byProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
The Grade 8 Math Quiz is an engaging assessment designed to test and reinforce the mathematical skills and concepts typically covered in eighth-grade mathematics curricula. Math is one of the most interesting yet toughest subjects, isn't it? How about a special grade 8 math quiz right now to check your mathematics skills? If you study in 8th grade, and you think your math knowledge is great, then you would not find this quiz very hard. However, the questions are not going be that easy, and they will definitely hone your skills.
This quiz serves as an essential tool for both Read moreeducators and students, offering a comprehensive evaluation. With a focus on real-world applications, this quiz helps students develop problem-solving skills while strengthening their mathematical foundation. Whether you're an eighth-grade student preparing for an upcoming test or a teacher seeking to assess your students' proficiency, the Grade 8 Math Quiz provides an effective, convenient, and user-friendly platform for evaluating mathematical knowledge and promoting growth. So, what are you waiting for? Let's go!
Grade 8 Math Questions and Answers
1.
To solve the following expression, which operation must you perform first?
8 + 12 (7 – 5) ÷ 6
A.
+
B.
- (parentheses)
C.
X
D.
÷
Correct Answer
B. - (parentheses)
2.
One way to find all the factors of 72 is to find its prime factorization. What is the prime factorization of 72?
A.
3 x 3 x 3 x 2 x 2
B.
6 x 3 x 2 x 2
C.
2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3
D.
9 x 2 x 2 x 3
Correct Answer
C. 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3
Explanation The prime factorization of a number expresses it as the product of its prime factors. A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 that has only two factors: 1 and itself.
To find the prime factorization of 72, we can start by dividing it by the smallest prime number, 2:
72 ÷ 2 = 36
36 ÷ 2 = 18
18 ÷ 2 = 9
9 is not divisible by 2, so we move to the next prime number, 3:
9 ÷ 3 = 3
3 ÷ 3 = 1
Therefore, the prime factorization of 72 is 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3, which can also be written as 2³ x 3².
Rate this question:
3.
A measuring cup has lines marking the fractions of a cup. In what order should the lines on the cup be labeled, starting with the bottom line of the measuring cup?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Correct Answer
B.
Explanation The lines on the measuring cup should be labeled in increasing order, starting with the bottom line. This is because the bottom line represents the smallest fraction of a cup, and as you move up the cup, the lines represent larger fractions. Labeling the lines in increasing order ensures that the measurements are accurate and consistent.
Rate this question:
4.
Frank and Joey ordered a large pizza. Frank ate 30% of the pizza, and Joey ate 2/5 of the pizza. What percentage of the pizza did they eat in all?
A.
50%
B.
60%
C.
70%
D.
75%
Correct Answer
C. 70%
5.
A student earned a grade of 80% on a math test that had 20 problems. How many problems on this test did the student answer correctly?
A.
17
B.
15
C.
14
D.
16
Correct Answer
D. 16
Explanation Since the student earned a grade of 80% on the math test, it means that they answered 80% of the problems correctly. To find out how many problems that is, we can calculate 80% of 20 (the total number of problems on the test). 80% of 20 is 16, so the student answered 16 problems correctly.
Rate this question:
6.
A hotel is building a children’s wading pool in the shape of a square with a semicircle on one side. A diagram of the pool is shown below. What is the perimeter of the children’s pool?
A.
22.85 feet
B.
27.85 feet
C.
40.70 feet
D.
45.70 feet
Correct Answer
A. 22.85 feet
7.
v
A.
12.5 km
B.
6.5 km
C.
8 km
D.
10 km
Correct Answer
B. 6.5 km
Explanation To find out how many kilometers Wendy traveled in the cab, you can set up an equation based on the given information:
Let "x" be the number of additional 0.5 km increments beyond the first 0.5 km.
The cost for the first 0.5 km is $1.20, and for each additional 0.5 km, it's $0.90. So, the total cost can be expressed as:
Total cost = $1.20 (for the first 0.5 km) + $0.90x (for the additional increments)
Given that the trip costs $12.00, you can set up the equation:
$1.20 + $0.90x = $12.00
Now, solve for x:
$0.90x = $12.00 - $1.20 $0.90x = $10.80
Now, divide both sides by $0.90 to find the number of additional 0.5 km increments:
x = $10.80 / $0.90 x = 12
So, Wendy traveled 12 additional 0.5 km increments beyond the first 0.5 km. To find the total distance, add the initial 0.5 km:
Total distance = 0.5 km + (12 * 0.5 km) = 0.5 km + 6 km = 6.5 km
Wendy traveled 6.5 kilometers in the cab ride.
Rate this question:
8.
A student answered 76 problems on a test correctly and received a grade of 80%. How many problems were on the test if all the problems were worth the same number of points?
A.
60
B.
90
C.
95
D.
105
Correct Answer
C. 95
9.
A woman put $580 into a savings account for three years. The rate of interest on the account was 6½%. How much was the interest in dollars and cents? (Use simple interest)
A.
$113.10
B.
$337
C.
$33.70
D.
$104.4
Correct Answer
A. $113.10
Explanation The correct answer is $113.10. To calculate the interest for the year, we need to use the formula for simple interest: Interest = Principal x Rate x Time. In this case, the principal is $580, the rate is 6.5% (or 0.065 as a decimal), and the time is 1 year. Plugging these values into the formula, we get: Interest = $580 x 0.065 x 1 = $37.70. However, since we are asked for the interest in dollars and cents, we round this to the nearest cent, which gives us $37.70. Therefore, the interest for the year is $113.10.
Rate this question:
10.
A popular game at a carnival involves a spinner. There are five sections in total. The areas of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 are equal. The area of section 5 is twice the area of any one of the other sections.
What is the probability that a player’s spin will be a 3?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Correct Answer
A.
Explanation To find the probability of landing on section 3 when spinning the carnival wheel, we need to consider the relative areas of the sections.
Let's denote the area of each section as follows:
Area of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4: A
Area of section 5: 2A (since it's twice the area of any one of the other sections)
The total area of all sections is:
Total area = 4A (for sections 1, 2, 3, and 4) + 2A (for section 5) = 6A
Now, to find the probability of landing on section 3, we'll divide the area of section 3 by the total area:
Probability of landing on section 3 = Area of section 3 / Total area
Probability of landing on section 3 = A / (6A) = 1/6
So, the probability of landing on section 3 is 1/6.
Rate this question:
Janaisa Harris |BA (Mathematics)|
High School Math Teacher
Janaisa Harris, an experienced educator, has devoted 4 years to teaching high school math and 6 years to tutoring. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics (Secondary Education, and Teaching) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently employed at Wilson County School (NC) as a mathematics teacher.
Quiz Review Timeline +
Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.