8th Grade Common Assessment 1

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8th Grade Common Assessment 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The point of greatest interest or suspense.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Denouement

    • E. 

      Rising action

  • 2. 
    This part of the story begins to develop the conflicts. A building of suspense or interest occurs. 
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Climax

    • E. 

      Denouement

  • 3. 
    •  Read the following excerpt. What part of the plot does the highlighted text seem to be pulled from?  
            Dan Morgan had been excited about this field trip since his first week of school. His class would visit the Space Center in November. The day had finally arrived. It was a cool, crisp fall day. A perfect day for a class trip. While visiting the Space Center, Dan found the perfect gift for his mom at the gift shop. He reached for his wallet. It was gone! There was fifty dollars in that wallet!  He started to panic. Dan decided to retrace his steps.  He searched the food court. Nothing. He searched the boys’ restroom. Nothing. His heart raced. He’d worked a month as a paperboy to earn that much money. What would he do? Then he heard the announcement:  “Dan Morgan, please come to the office.”  Dan rushed in, and there was his wallet!  He wondered how they knew it was his! Then he saw the label his mom had put on it.  “Thank you Mom,” whispered Dan. He returned to the tour with his classmates. Dan was now calm. Later that afternoon, Dan left the Space Center with the gift for his mother secure under his arm. His wallet was tucked safely back in his jean’s pocket.    
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Denoument

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 4. 
    • Read the following excerpt. What part of the plot does the highlighted text seem to be pulled from?
           Dan Morgan had been excited about this field trip since his first week of school. His class would visit the Space Center in November. The day had finally arrived. It was a cool, crisp fall day. A perfect day for a class trip. While visiting the Space Center, Dan found the perfect gift for his mom at the gift shop. He reached for his wallet. It was gone! There was fifty dollars in that wallet!  He started to panic. Dan decided to retrace his steps.  He searched the food court. Nothing. He searched the boys’ restroom. Nothing. His heart raced. He’d worked a month as a paperboy to earn that much money. What would he do? Then he heard the announcement:  “Dan Morgan, please come to the office.”  Dan rushed in, and there was his wallet!  He wondered how they knew it was his! Then he saw the label his mom had put on it.  “Thank you Mom,” whispered Dan. He returned to the tour with his classmates. Dan was now calm. Later that afternoon, Dan left the Space Center with the gift for his mother under his arm. His wallet was tucked safely back in his jean’s pocket.    
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Climax

    • E. 

      Denouement

  • 5. 
    2.  If you distribute the ballots, I will count them.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 6. 
    Today in the U.S., animals such as dogs, birds, and cats are popular childrens pets.
    • A. 

      Change "animals" to "animal's"

    • B. 

      Change "childrens" to "children's"

    • C. 

      Change "pets" to "pet's"

    • D. 

      Change "cats" to "cat's"

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 7. 
    Which sentence shows the correct form of use for a Possessive Apostrophe?
    • A. 

      The boy's books were very heavy so he put them down.

    • B. 

      The dog's had fun with their dog toys.

    • C. 

      The dragons' breath stank like hot dogs.

    • D. 

      The fishermen wore protective glove's so they wouldn't get bit.

    • E. 

      None of these sentences are correctly punctuated.

  • 8. 
    A public collection of Rembrandt's paintings are on display in a museum in Amsterdam.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Were

  • 9. 
    Which sentence uses subject-verb agreement?
    • A. 

      At the back of the bus are a box or a bag of old clothes.

    • B. 

      There is four girls in one seat on the bus.

    • C. 

      The bus driver is careful to check the road for dangers.

    • D. 

      Carla ride the bus to after-school activities.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement?
    • A. 

      Harriet or her parents volunteer every Saturday at the local food pantry.

    • B. 

      Pork and Beans Restaurant serve antacid tables with their meals.

    • C. 

      The ship's crew members eats two hours before the shift starts.

    • D. 

      Ellie Jo, Mary Jo, and Martha Jo makes the best apple pies in town.

  • 11. 
    Both the teacher and the students _______ excited about the field trip to Washington, D.C.Which word correctly fills the blank in the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Seems

    • C. 

      Feels

    • D. 

      Were

  • 12. 
    Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence:In the library, somone was talking loudly.
    • A. 

      In the library

    • B. 

      Someone was talking loudly

  • 13. 
    In first person point-of-view, the story is told in the first person (ie: ____,_____,____). The reader sees and knows only as much as the narrator.
    • A. 

      He, she, they

    • B. 

      I, me, my

    • C. 

      It, that, this

    • D. 

      Him, her, they

  • 14. 
    Since our mail delivery is so slow.
    • A. 

      Independent Clause

    • B. 

      Dependent Clause

  • 15. 
    1.  The librarian took from her desk a new edition of one of the classics.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 16. 
    6.  Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in our library.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 17. 
    7. Because my wife entered the pie contest, I was unable to be a judge.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 18. 
    10.  Our work on the planning committee includes all kinds of new ideas and concepts.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 19. 
    Which of the sentences uses correct subject-verb agreement?
    • A. 

      No accurate map of the oceans were available when Columbus set out across the sea.

    • B. 

      In ancient Egypt, a preserved body wrapped in bandages was called a mummy.

    • C. 

      Holland, Michigan, a city ringed with tulip fields, are a beautiful sight to see.

    • D. 

      Two thousand years ago, one of the world's biggest cities were Rome.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement?
    • A. 

      Harriet or her parents volunteer every Saturday at the local food pantry.

    • B. 

      Pork and Beans Restaurant serve antacid tables with their meals.

    • C. 

      The ship's crew members eats two hours before the shift starts.

    • D. 

      Ellie Jo, Mary Jo, and Martha Jo makes the best apple pies in town.

  • 21. 
    Barbara and Joanne whispered and giggled all night.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is the correct way to fix this run-on?Godzilla is attacking the city thank goodness Batman is on the case!
    • A. 

      Godzilla is attacking the city! Thank goodness Batman is on the case!

    • B. 

      Godzilla is attacking the city, but thank goodness Batman is on the case!

    • C. 

      Godzilla is attacking the city, so Baman will take the case!

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 23. 
    Which of these is NOT a correct way to fix this sentence:I've been to Mars, I never want to go back!
    • A. 

      I've been to Mars, and I never want to go back!

    • B. 

      I've been to Mars. I never want to go back!

    • C. 

      I've been to Mars; I never want to go back!

    • D. 

      I've been to Mars, I never want to go back!

  • 24. 
    The reporter is person that takes notes whenever the  meets and keeps track of group notes, etc. Also, this person makes certain that all work is original and not plagiarized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Read the following passage. Describe what point of view the passage is written. I was shaking like a leaf. My palms were sweating. My heart was pounding so loud I was sure everyone around me could hear it. I hated presentations. I should have been absent today. I am just going to pretend that no one is listening, which hopefully none of them really are. It would only be a 2 minute and 30 second speech. It should be a piece of cake but it was not feeling that way. The above passage is an example of what point of view?
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