8th Grade English Language And Literature! Trivia Quiz

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8th Grade English Language And Literature! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

How good are you when it comes to 8th grade English language and literature? How many books have you read and do you remember the author? There are different types of writing skills which people use but in all they use correct grammar. Take up the quiz below and get to test just how attentive you are in your classes and if your grammar skills are high. All the best!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There is a written work, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.

    • A.

      Literature

    • B.

      Poem

    • C.

      Folktales

    • D.

      Novels

    Correct Answer
    A. Literature
    Explanation
    Literature refers to written works, including novels, poems, and folktales, that are considered to have superior or lasting artistic merit. It encompasses various forms of written expression that are valued for their creativity, aesthetic qualities, and ability to convey meaning. Therefore, literature is the correct answer as it encompasses all the other options and represents a broader category of written works.

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  • 2. 

    One of these pieces is written by William Shakespeare. What is the title of the piece?

    • A.

      Sonnet XVII

    • B.

      Sonnet 116

    • C.

      How Do I Love Thee

    • D.

      Eve to her Daughters

    Correct Answer
    B. Sonnet 116
    Explanation
    Sonnet 116 is the correct answer because it is a well-known sonnet written by William Shakespeare. It is part of his collection of 154 sonnets and is widely studied and admired for its depiction of love and its enduring qualities. The poem explores the theme of true love and emphasizes its constancy and unwavering nature, making it a popular choice among Shakespeare's works.

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  • 3. 

    These are authors of Literary Pieces. Except ONE.

    • A.

      William Shakespeare

    • B.

      Elizabeth Barrette Browning

    • C.

      Emily Dickinson

    • D.

      Dominick Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Dominick Smith
    Explanation
    The given options consist of well-known authors of literary pieces, such as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. However, Dominick Smith is not a recognized author in the literary world.

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  • 4. 

    One of these literary works were written during the renaissance period.

    • A.

      Dr. Faustus

    • B.

      The Fall of the House of Usher

    • C.

      Little Boy Lost

    • D.

      The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Faustus
    Explanation
    Dr. Faustus is the correct answer because it was written by Christopher Marlowe, a prominent playwright during the Renaissance period. The play explores themes of ambition, knowledge, and the consequences of making a pact with the devil, which were common themes during the Renaissance. The other options, "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Little Boy Lost," and "The Picture of Dorian Gray," were not written during the Renaissance period.

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  • 5. 

    Who wrote these piece entitled "The Importance of being Ernest"?

    • A.

      Dr. Faustus

    • B.

      Oscar Wilde

    • C.

      Shakespeare

    • D.

      Elizabeth Browning

    Correct Answer
    B. Oscar Wilde
    Explanation
    "The Importance of being Ernest" is a famous play written by Oscar Wilde. Dr. Faustus, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Browning are not associated with this particular piece of literature.

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  • 6. 

    This is called both an art and science of communication done before an audience.

    • A.

      Lecture

    • B.

      Debate

    • C.

      Speaking

    • D.

      Public Speaking

    Correct Answer
    D. Public Speaking
    Explanation
    Public speaking is the correct answer because it encompasses both the art and science of communication done before an audience. It involves the skill of effectively delivering a message to a group of people, utilizing techniques such as body language, vocal tone, and content organization. Public speaking combines the creative aspect of engaging an audience with the strategic aspect of conveying information in a clear and persuasive manner.

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  • 7. 

    What are the purposes of speech?

    • A.

      To Inform, to enlighten, to entertain, and to persuade.

    • B.

      To inform and to persuade only.

    • C.

      To inform, to enlighten, to entertain, and to speak before an audience.

    • D.

      To inform, to persuade, and to entertain only.

    Correct Answer
    A. To Inform, to enlighten, to entertain, and to persuade.
    Explanation
    Speech serves multiple purposes including informing, enlightening, entertaining, and persuading. Informing involves providing knowledge or sharing facts, while enlightening aims to broaden understanding and increase awareness. Entertainment seeks to engage and amuse the audience, while persuasion aims to influence their beliefs, attitudes, or actions. By combining these purposes, speakers can effectively communicate their message, engage the audience, and achieve their intended goals.

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  • 8. 

    In public speaking these are common stage fright symptom is:

    • A.

      Rapid heart beat, sweating, dry mouth, and stuttering

    • B.

      Shaking of legs, shaking of voice.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B". This is because both options A and B list common symptoms of stage fright in public speaking. Option A includes symptoms like rapid heart beat, sweating, dry mouth, and stuttering, while option B includes symptoms like shaking of legs and shaking of voice. Therefore, both A and B are correct as they encompass different manifestations of stage fright during public speaking.

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  • 9. 

    This kind of speech is one who prepares carefully in advance and the speaker uses note cards with CUE words during delivery.

    • A.

      Memorized

    • B.

      Impromptu

    • C.

      Informative

    • D.

      Extemporaneous

    Correct Answer
    D. Extemporaneous
    Explanation
    Extemporaneous speeches are ones that are prepared in advance but not memorized word for word. The speaker uses note cards with cue words to guide them during the delivery. This type of speech allows the speaker to have a general outline and structure while still being able to adapt and respond to the audience in a natural and spontaneous manner. It is a balance between preparedness and improvisation, making it an effective and engaging style of speaking.

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  • 10. 

    When one wrote his own speech and reads it. For instance, during commencement addresses.

    • A.

      Memorized

    • B.

      Demonstrative

    • C.

      Persuasive

    • D.

      Manuscript

    Correct Answer
    D. Manuscript
    Explanation
    In the context of a person writing their own speech and reading it, the term "manuscript" refers to a written document or text that the speaker follows while delivering the speech. This suggests that the speaker has prepared a written script or outline of their speech and is relying on it to guide their delivery. It implies that the speaker is not improvising or speaking extemporaneously, but rather sticking to a pre-planned written text.

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  • 11. 

    The primary purpose of these speeches is to share knowledge and create mutual understanding.

    • A.

      Speeches of explanation

    • B.

      Speeches of demonstration

    • C.

      Memorized speech

    • D.

      Informative Speech

    Correct Answer
    D. Informative Speech
    Explanation
    An informative speech is a type of speech that is primarily focused on sharing knowledge and creating mutual understanding among the audience. Unlike speeches of explanation, which may focus more on clarifying a concept or process, or speeches of demonstration, which involve showing how something is done, informative speeches aim to provide factual information and educate the listeners on a specific topic. Therefore, the primary purpose of informative speeches aligns with the given statement, making it the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    This is an act of convincing others to believe and accept something you want them to, through the use of persuasive speech.

    • A.

      Argument

    • B.

      Argumentation

    • C.

      Debate

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Argumentation
    Explanation
    Argumentation refers to the act of convincing others to believe and accept something through the use of persuasive speech. It involves presenting evidence, reasoning, and logical thinking to support one's point of view and persuade others to agree with it. This process often occurs in debates or discussions where individuals present their arguments and counterarguments to persuade others to adopt their perspective. Unlike a simple argument, argumentation involves a more structured and systematic approach to presenting and defending one's viewpoint. Therefore, argumentation is the most suitable choice for the given description.

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  • 13. 

    This is a formal direct contest in argumentation between two or more persons or a single proposition at a given time.

    • A.

      Argument

    • B.

      Argumentation

    • C.

      Debate

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Debate
    Explanation
    A debate is a formal direct contest in argumentation between two or more persons or a single proposition at a given time. It involves presenting and defending different viewpoints or arguments on a specific topic. Argumentation and argument are components of a debate, but they do not encompass the entire concept. Therefore, the correct answer is debate.

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  • 14. 

    This is a speech given by an opposing team as a reaction to the opponent's speech.

    • A.

      Response

    • B.

      Rebuttal

    • C.

      Constructive speech

    • D.

      Burden of rebuttal

    Correct Answer
    B. Rebuttal
    Explanation
    In a debate or speech competition, the opposing team is given the opportunity to respond to the arguments and points made by the opponent. This response is known as a rebuttal. The purpose of the rebuttal is to counter the opponent's arguments, highlight any flaws or weaknesses in their reasoning, and present alternative perspectives or evidence. It allows the opposing team to challenge the opponent's claims and persuade the audience to reconsider their position. Therefore, "rebuttal" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the speech given by the opposing team in reaction to the opponent's speech.

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  • 15. 

    This are the preparatory procedures in a debate except one.

    • A.

      Selection of Topic

    • B.

      Evaluating of the listeners

    • C.

      Gathering and Organization of Date

    • D.

      Purpose

    Correct Answer
    D. Purpose
    Explanation
    The purpose is not a preparatory procedure in a debate. The purpose refers to the objective or goal of the debate, which is determined before the preparatory procedures are carried out. The other options - selection of topic, evaluating the listeners, and gathering and organization of data - are all preparatory procedures that are necessary before the debate can take place.

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  • 16. 

    This is a kind of "Locative Gesture"

    • A.

      Head and Facial Gesture

    • B.

      Moving of fingers

    • C.

      Moving of the hands and arms

    • D.

      Making a fist

    Correct Answer
    A. Head and Facial Gesture
    Explanation
    A head and facial gesture refers to the movement or expression of the head and face to convey meaning or emotion. This type of gesture can include nodding, shaking the head, raising eyebrows, or making facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. It is a non-verbal form of communication that is commonly used to supplement or emphasize spoken words.

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  • 17. 

    What do we call the "Arm and Hand Gestures" and "Head and Facial Gestures."

    • A.

      Kinesics

    • B.

      Kinesthetics

    • C.

      Gestures

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Kinesics
    Explanation
    Kinesics refers to the study of body language, including arm and hand gestures as well as head and facial gestures. It involves analyzing nonverbal communication through body movements and expressions. Kinesthetics, on the other hand, is the study of human movement and physical activity. While gestures are a part of kinesics, they do not encompass the entire field. Therefore, the correct answer is Kinesics.

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  • 18. 

    This gesture is to stress what he is saying.

    • A.

      Descriptive gesture

    • B.

      Arm and hand movement

    • C.

      Transitional gesture

    • D.

      Emphatic gesture

    Correct Answer
    D. Emphatic gesture
    Explanation
    An emphatic gesture is used to emphasize or stress what someone is saying. It involves using arm and hand movements to add emphasis and make a point more strongly. This gesture helps to convey the speaker's passion or conviction about the topic they are discussing. By using an emphatic gesture, the speaker aims to make their message more impactful and memorable for the audience.

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  • 19. 

    What are some reasons of stage fright?

    • A.

      Lack of Preparation

    • B.

      Fear of the unknown

    • C.

      Fear of being misunderstood

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Stage fright can be caused by a lack of preparation, as individuals may feel anxious and nervous when they are not fully confident in their abilities or knowledge. The fear of the unknown can also contribute to stage fright, as individuals may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what will happen during their performance. Additionally, the fear of being misunderstood can create anxiety, as individuals may worry about how they will be perceived by the audience. Therefore, all of these reasons can contribute to stage fright.

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  • 20. 

    Who is the author of the play "Hamlet?"

    • A.

      Elizabeth Browning

    • B.

      Oscar Wilde

    • C.

      Hamlet

    • D.

      Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    D. Shakespeare
    Explanation
    Shakespeare is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the author of the play "Hamlet." Shakespeare is one of the most famous playwrights in history and is known for his numerous works, including tragedies like "Hamlet." The play "Hamlet" was written by Shakespeare in the late 16th century and has since become one of his most celebrated and studied works. It tells the story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for revenge, exploring themes of death, madness, and moral corruption.

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