Lr Xxvi - TAKS

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We've prepared a special test just for you. The questions come from the science, social study and math sections administered to 8th graders in the spring of 2009. Good luck! For the 2008/2009 school year, the raw passing scores were: 66% - Science 52% - Social Studies 60% - Math We set the passing average for this quiz at 60%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tomás will earn $45 for each mile he walks in a charity walkathon. Tomás walks between 8 and 12 miles during the walkathon. Which of the following is a possible amount he will earn for the charity?
    • A. 

      $405

    • B. 

      $315

    • C. 

      $630

    • D. 

      $900

  • 2. 
    A store manager collects data showing the number of times each brand of soap is purchased in his store. Which measure of data shows which brand he sells most?
    • A. 

      Range

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Mode

    • D. 

      Median

  • 3. 
    Which of the following numbers is greater than –1.075?   
    • A. 

      –2.03

    • B. 

      –1.90

    • C. 

      –1.06

    • D. 

      –1.26

  • 4. 
    Four people plan to drive an equal amount of time during a 16-hour car trip. The first driver accidentally drives 15% longer than he should have. If the other three people evenly divide the remaining driving time, how long will each of the three people drive?
    • A. 

      4.6 hours

    • B. 

      3.8 hours

    • C. 

      4 hours

    • D. 

      5 hours

  • 5. 
    Which statement best describes the change in the perimeter of a triangle if all its side lengths are multiplied by 4?
    • A. 

      The new perimeter will be 12 times as large as the perimeter of the original triangle.

    • B. 

      The new perimeter will be 16 times as large as the perimeter of the original triangle.

    • C. 

      The new perimeter will be 4 times as large as the perimeter of the original triangle.

    • D. 

      The new perimeter will be 8 times as large as the perimeter of the original triangle.

  • 6. 
    Tai sailed east from the marina for 48 miles and then sailed south for 14 miles, as shown in the diagram. What is the shortest distance Tai can sail to return to the marina?
    • A. 

      62 mi

    • B. 

      82 mi

    • C. 

      50 mi

    • D. 

      34 mi

  • 7. 
    What was one result of President Andrew Jackson’s policies toward Native Americans?
    • A. 

      The Apaches formed an alliance with the Sioux to fight against the U.S. Army.

    • B. 

      The Nez Percé became slaves on southern cotton plantations.

    • C. 

      The Cherokees were forced to move to territory west of the Mississippi River.

    • D. 

      The Iroquois were forced to send their children to public schools in Pennsylvania.

  • 8. 
    Use these statements and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.  - Landmark ruling  - Held that slaves were property and could not be citizens  - Contributed to tensions that led to the Civil War Which Supreme Court decision is described above?
    • A. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • B. 

      Dred Scott v. Sandford

    • C. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • D. 

      Worcester v. Georgia

  • 9. 
    Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper changed grain production by —
    • A. 

      Forcing most small farmers out of business

    • B. 

      Improving crop resistance to insects

    • C. 

      Enabling farmers to grow wheat in rocky soil

    • D. 

      Reducing the amount of labor required for harvesting

  • 10. 
    Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to —   
    • A. 

      Explain why the American colonies should form an alliance with Spain

    • B. 

      Increase public support for American independence

    • C. 

      Criticize the military strategies of General George Washington

    • D. 

      Criticize King George III for his support of the French and Indian War

  • 11. 
    The Puritans came to live in the Americas for the purpose of —
    • A. 

      Establishing new religious communities

    • B. 

      Creating economic opportunities for England

    • C. 

      Preventing Spain from establishing its own colonies

    • D. 

      Growing new types of crops in the fertile soil

  • 12. 
    The trade pattern shown on this map, known as the triangular trade, involved the direct exchange of —
    • A. 

      Fish for lumber

    • B. 

      Sugar for ivory

    • C. 

      Guns for rice

    • D. 

      Rum for slaves

  • 13. 
    A drain cleaner consists of sodium hydroxide and aluminum. When the drain cleaner is added to water, bubbles of hydrogen are produced, and the solution becomes very hot. Which of these best describes what happens to form the bubbles when the cleaner is added to water?
    • A. 

      A chemical reaction

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      A physical change

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 14. 
    Which of these would most likely improve the air quality in large Texas cities?
    • A. 

      Limiting the number of cars on the roads

    • B. 

      Switching to wood stoves for home heating

    • C. 

      Requiring large vehicles to use diesel fuel

    • D. 

      Maintaining filters in large buildings

  • 15. 
    Which process below uses carbon dioxide and the sun’s radiant energy to produce chemical energy?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Decomposition

  • 16. 
    A cook touches a hot stove and quickly moves his hand away. What are the two primary body systems that work together to produce this response?
    • A. 

      Integumentary and endocrine systems

    • B. 

      Muscular and respiratory systems

    • C. 

      Nervous and muscular systems

    • D. 

      Skeletal and nervous systems

  • 17. 
    A recent study concluded that about 90% of all large predatory fish such as tuna have disappeared from the world’s oceans in the past 50 years. Which of these is most likely the direct cause of this loss?
    • A. 

      Urban development near the coast

    • B. 

      Commercial harvesting from the ocean

    • C. 

      Climate change on Earth

    • D. 

      Acid precipitation over the oceans

  • 18. 
    The picture below shows a pulley being used to move a load. In which direction will the load move if the force applied to the rope is greater than the force of gravity on the load?
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Left

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      Down

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