MS 8 Spring 14 Mid Term

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MS 8 Spring 14 Mid Term - Quiz

The M8 Spring 14 mid term quiz below is a simplified test on English, Mathematics and general knowledge. It is a good package to help you revise in the different areas of study. All the best as you attempt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Find the noun in this sentence: I think I see the mailman outside.

    Explanation
    The noun in this sentence is "mailman" because it is a person, place, or thing that is being referred to in the sentence. In this case, "mailman" is the person who delivers mail and is the object of the verb "see."

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  • 2. 

    Find the action verb in this sentence: My little brother rides a tricycle.

    Explanation
    The action verb in the sentence is "rides." This verb shows the action of the subject, which is the little brother. It indicates that the little brother is actively engaging in the activity of riding a tricycle.

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  • 3. 

    Is this a complete sentence? They returned at eight o’clock sharp.          

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, "They returned at eight o'clock sharp" is a complete sentence because it has a subject ("They") and a verb ("returned"). It also expresses a complete thought.

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  • 4. 

    ·         Is this a complete sentence? Hikers all along the trail.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
  • 5. 

    ·         Type out this sentence with the correct punctuation: Your stereo Mom shouted is much too loud

    Correct Answer
    “Your stereo,” Mom shouted, “is much too loud!”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the sentence: "Your stereo," Mom shouted, "is much too loud!" This answer correctly uses quotation marks to indicate the words that Mom shouted. The comma is placed before the opening quotation mark and after the word "stereo" to separate the introductory phrase. The exclamation mark at the end indicates the strong emphasis of Mom's shout.

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  • 6. 

    ·         Type out this sentence with the correct punctuation: On February 14 1912 3020 cherry trees were shipped from Yokohama Japan to Seattle Washington

    Correct Answer
    On February 14, 1912, 3,020 cherry trees were shipped from Yokohama, Japan, to Seattle, Washington.
  • 7. 

    Choose the helping verb that agrees with the subject and properly completes the verb phrase. Those garage doors ____ squeaking loudly.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Be

    • D.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject "Those garage doors" is plural, so the helping verb needs to agree with it in number.

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  • 8. 

       A dolphin was swimming at 20 feet below sea level. Then it dove to 45 feet below its original position. Which integer represents the depth of the dolphin’s dive?

    • A.

      - 45 ft

    • B.

      -20 ft

    • C.

      20 ft

    • D.

      45ft

    Correct Answer
    A. - 45 ft
    Explanation
    The dolphin started at 20 feet below sea level and then dove further down to 45 feet below its original position. Since the dolphin is diving deeper, the depth is represented by a negative integer. Therefore, the correct answer is -45 ft.

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  • 9. 

     Grace measures a bean plant at the end of every week. At the end of week 1, the plant is 4 inches tall. It grows 1/2 inch each week for 5 more weeks. How tall is Grace’s bean plant at the end of week 5?

    • A.

      5 inches

    • B.

      5 1/2 inches

    • C.

      6 inches

    • D.

      6 1/2 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 inches
    Explanation
    The bean plant grows 1/2 inch each week for 5 more weeks, so it will grow a total of 1/2 inch x 5 weeks = 2 1/2 inches. Adding this growth to the initial height of 4 inches, the bean plant will be 4 inches + 2 1/2 inches = 6 inches tall at the end of week 5.

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  • 10. 

       A diagram of Ryan’s yard is shown.  Which expression can Ryan use to find the total area of his yard?

    • A.

      (10 + 4) X (12 + 5)

    • B.

      (10 + 4) X (12 – 5)

    • C.

      (12 X 10) – (5 X 4)

    • D.

      (12 X 10) + (5 X 4)

    Correct Answer
    D. (12 X 10) + (5 X 4)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (12 X 10) + (5 X 4) because it represents the calculation of the total area of Ryan's yard. The expression (12 X 10) calculates the area of the rectangular part of the yard, while (5 X 4) calculates the area of the triangular part. Adding these two areas together gives the total area of the yard.

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  • 11. 

    What is the next term in the following pattern:  10.5, 9.25, 8.00, 6.75, …

    • A.

      5.00

    • B.

      5.25

    • C.

      5.50

    • D.

      5.75

    Correct Answer
    C. 5.50
    Explanation
    The pattern in the given sequence is that each term is decreasing by 1.25. Therefore, to find the next term, we subtract 1.25 from the previous term, which gives us 5.50.

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  • 12. 

    For a school fundraiser, Paco needs to sell 58 rolls of wrapping paper. So far, he has sold 2 rolls to his grandmother, 4 rolls to his uncle, and 9 rolls to a neighbor. How many more rolls of wrapping paper does Paco need to sell?

    Correct Answer
    43 more rolls of paper
    Explanation
    Paco has already sold a total of 2 + 4 + 9 = 15 rolls of wrapping paper. Since he needs to sell 58 rolls in total, he still needs to sell 58 - 15 = 43 more rolls of wrapping paper.

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  • 13. 

    In 1587, before the first colony in Virginia was formed, a group of people were left in America to start a colony. Three years later a supply ship came and found they had all disappeared. They are known to us as the Lost Colony. What was the colony's real name?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Roanoke

    • C.

      Hartford

    • D.

      Smithtown

    Correct Answer
    B. Roanoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Roanoke. In 1587, a group of people were left in America to start a colony, which became known as the Lost Colony. Three years later, when a supply ship arrived, they found that all the colonists had disappeared. This mysterious disappearance has puzzled historians for centuries. The colony's real name was Roanoke.

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  • 14. 

    Why did people want to leave Europe for a strange new land? Pick the two answers that are most accurate.

    • A.

      For religious freedom

    • B.

      To join family living abroad

    • C.

      To own their own land

    • D.

      For adventure

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. For religious freedom
    C. To own their own land
    Explanation
    People wanted to leave Europe for a strange new land primarily for two reasons. Firstly, they sought religious freedom, as many individuals faced persecution and wanted to practice their faith without restrictions. Secondly, they desired to own their own land, as Europe was densely populated and land ownership was limited. These two motivations drove people to embark on the risky and uncertain journey to a new land, hoping for a fresh start and the opportunity to live according to their beliefs and own property.

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  • 15. 

    Some people could not pay their own way and came as what kind of servant?

    • A.

      Dentures

    • B.

      Indentured

    • C.

      Dependent

    • D.

      Independent

    Correct Answer
    B. Indentured
    Explanation
    Some people who could not afford to pay for their own passage came to a new place as indentured servants. Indentured servants were individuals who signed a contract, or indenture, to work for a certain number of years in exchange for their passage to a new country. They were essentially bound to serve their master or employer until their debt was paid off. This system was common during colonial times when people were seeking a fresh start in a new land but did not have the means to pay for their journey.

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  • 16. 

    • A.

      Octagon

    • B.

      Pentagon

    • C.

      Circle

    • D.

      Heart

    Correct Answer
    C. Circle
  • 17. 

    If you were this type of servant, you would have to work up to _ _ to repay your debt.

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      5 years

    • C.

      7 years

    • D.

      10 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 years
    Explanation
    If you were this type of servant, you would have to work up to 7 years to repay your debt. This suggests that the type of servant being referred to is an indentured servant. Indentured servants were individuals who signed a contract, or indenture, agreeing to work for a specific number of years in exchange for passage to a new country or to repay a debt. In this case, the servant would have to work for 7 years to fully repay their debt.

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  • 18. 

    In the Southern colonies, some of the richer people owned plantations. Pick two of the three "cash crops" that were grown on plantations.

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Wheat

    • C.

      Corn

    • D.

      Indigo

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tobacco
    D. Indigo
    Explanation
    In the Southern colonies, plantations were owned by wealthier individuals who cultivated cash crops. Two of the cash crops grown on these plantations were tobacco and indigo. Tobacco was a highly profitable crop that was in high demand, both domestically and internationally. Indigo, on the other hand, was used for dyeing textiles and was also a lucrative crop. These two crops played a significant role in the economy of the Southern colonies, contributing to the wealth of plantation owners.

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  • 19. 

    In December, 1773, what act did the Sons of Liberty do in a harbor in Boston, to show their disgust over taxes?

    • A.

      They dumped tea overboard.

    • B.

      They dumped coffee overboard.

    • C.

      They dumped tobacco overboard

    • D.

      They dumped sailors overboard.

    Correct Answer
    A. They dumped tea overboard.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They dumped tea overboard." In December 1773, the Sons of Liberty protested against the British government's tax policies by organizing the Boston Tea Party. They boarded three British ships in the Boston Harbor and threw chests of tea into the water as a symbol of their opposition to taxation without representation. This act of defiance played a significant role in the lead up to the American Revolution.

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  • 20. 

    The first English colony in America was formed in 1607.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 1607, the first English colony in America was established. This colony, known as Jamestown, was settled by a group of English colonists under the Virginia Company. The establishment of Jamestown marked the beginning of permanent English settlement in North America and laid the foundation for future English colonies in the region. Therefore, the statement "The first English colony in America was formed in 1607" is true.

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  • 21. 

    What is a colony?

    • A.

      Land that is handed down in a person’s family.

    • B.

      A village or town.

    • C.

      Land that is ruled by another country.

    • D.

      A fort built for war.

    Correct Answer
    C. Land that is ruled by another country.
    Explanation
    A colony refers to a territory or land that is governed and controlled by another country. In a colonial system, the ruling country establishes control over the colony's government, economy, and resources. The ruling country often exploits the colony for its own benefit, imposing its laws, culture, and language on the local population. This arrangement typically involves the extraction of resources and the establishment of trade networks to benefit the ruling country.

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  • 22. 

    What is the definition of colonist?

    • A.

      A person who lives in a colony.

    • B.

      A person who helps to create a colony.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The definition of a colonist is a person who lives in a colony and also a person who helps to create a colony. This means that both options A and B are correct. A colonist can refer to someone who resides in a colony, as well as someone who actively contributes to establishing a colony.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the Declaration of Independence addressed to?

    • A.

      The King of England

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      The King of France

    • D.

      Native Americans

    Correct Answer
    A. The King of England
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence was addressed to the King of England because it was a formal statement declaring the American colonies' independence from British rule. The document was intended to inform and persuade the King, as the ruler of the British Empire, of the colonists' grievances and their decision to break away from British control. It outlined their belief in natural rights and their intention to establish a new government. The King of England was the appropriate recipient of the Declaration as he held the ultimate authority over the colonies at that time.

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  • 24. 

    The "shot heard 'round the world" was fired where?

    • A.

      In England

    • B.

      In the Battle of Concord and Lexington

    • C.

      In Jamestown

    • D.

      In New Orleans

    Correct Answer
    B. In the Battle of Concord and Lexington
    Explanation
    The phrase "shot heard 'round the world" refers to the first shot fired in the Battle of Concord and Lexington. This battle took place on April 19, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War. The shot marked the beginning of the war and is considered significant because it ignited the fight for American independence from British rule.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is the correct definition of “weathering”? 

    • A.

      The breakdown of rocks.

    • B.

      The removal of rocks.

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. The breakdown of rocks.
    Explanation
    Weathering refers to the process of the breakdown or disintegration of rocks and minerals on the Earth's surface. It is caused by various factors such as temperature changes, wind, water, and chemical reactions. Over time, weathering can lead to the fragmentation and decomposition of rocks, resulting in the formation of sediment and soil. This process is crucial in shaping the Earth's landscape and contributing to the formation of new landforms.

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  • 26. 

    Which types of changes are included in the process of weathering?

    • A.

      Chemical changes

    • B.

      Physical changes

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Weathering is the process by which rocks and minerals are broken down into smaller particles. It can occur through both chemical and physical changes. Chemical weathering involves the alteration of the chemical composition of rocks and minerals, such as through the action of acids or oxidation. Physical weathering, on the other hand, involves the mechanical breakdown of rocks through processes like freezing and thawing, abrasion, or the growth of plant roots. Therefore, both chemical and physical changes are included in the process of weathering.

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  • 27. 

    What are the three states of matter?

    • A.

      Density, volume and weight

    • B.

      Solid, liquid, and gas

    • C.

      Water, metal and gases

    Correct Answer
    B. Solid, liquid, and gas
    Explanation
    The three states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. These states are based on the arrangement and movement of particles. In a solid, particles are closely packed together and vibrate in place. In a liquid, particles are still close together but can move past each other. In a gas, particles are spread out and move freely. Density, volume, and weight are properties of matter, but they do not define the states of matter. Water, metal, and gases are examples of substances that can exist in different states of matter.

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  • 28. 

    Matter is something that takes up space and has mass.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Matter is defined as anything that has mass and occupies space. This means that matter can be seen, felt, or measured in some way. It includes both solid objects, such as a desk or a book, as well as gases like air. Since the statement accurately describes the characteristics of matter, the correct answer is True.

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  • 29. 

    What is the standard definition of rotation, as it relates to Earth?

    • A.

      Earth’s orbital path around the sun

    • B.

      Earth spinning on its axis

    Correct Answer
    B. Earth spinning on its axis
    Explanation
    The standard definition of rotation, as it relates to Earth, is the Earth spinning on its axis. This means that the Earth rotates or turns around an imaginary line called its axis, which runs through its center from the North Pole to the South Pole. This rotation causes day and night as different parts of the Earth are exposed to the Sun's light. Earth's orbital path around the sun, on the other hand, refers to its revolution, which is a separate motion.

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  • 30. 

    Work is being done only when a force is ________________________ an object.

    • A.

      With

    • B.

      Moving

    • C.

      Next to

    Correct Answer
    B. Moving
    Explanation
    Work is being done only when a force is moving an object. In order for work to be done, there must be a displacement of the object in the direction of the force applied. If the object does not move, even if a force is applied, no work is being done. Therefore, the correct answer is "moving."

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  • 31. 

    When a moving object has the energy of motion it has this type of energy.

    • A.

      Potential energy

    • B.

      Kinetic energy

    • C.

      Transfer energy

    Correct Answer
    B. Kinetic energy
    Explanation
    Kinetic energy refers to the energy possessed by a moving object due to its motion. When an object is in motion, it has the ability to do work or cause a change in its surroundings. This energy is directly proportional to the mass and velocity of the object. Therefore, kinetic energy is the correct answer as it accurately describes the energy associated with the motion of an object.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following are considered normal adolescent development?

    • A.

      Growth of body and underarm hair

    • B.

      Possible acne

    • C.

      Growth spurt of the body

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed, including the growth of body and underarm hair, possible acne, and growth spurt of the body, are considered normal adolescent development. During puberty, the body goes through various physical changes, including the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as hair growth and acne. Additionally, adolescents typically experience a growth spurt where they rapidly increase in height and weight. These changes are a normal part of adolescent development.

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  • 33. 

    The first step of CPR is to __________, __________, and __________ to see if the person is breathing and has a pulse?

    Correct Answer
    Look, Listen, and Feel
    look listen feel
    Explanation
    The first step of CPR is to look, listen, and feel to see if the person is breathing and has a pulse. This involves visually observing the person's chest for any signs of breathing, listening for any sounds of breathing, and feeling for any movement or pulse in the neck or wrist. These actions are essential in determining the person's condition and whether immediate CPR is necessary.

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  • 34. 

    Please identify the actions below that deal with stress and anxiety in a POSITIVE way.

    • A.

      Walk away and take a break from the stressful situation

    • B.

      Fight back and refuse to do your homework

    • C.

      Participate in a church youth group

    • D.

      A and C are both positive choices

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C are both positive choices
    Explanation
    Walking away and taking a break from a stressful situation can be a positive way to deal with stress and anxiety. It allows individuals to remove themselves from the source of stress and give themselves time and space to relax and recharge. Participating in a church youth group can also be a positive choice as it provides a supportive community and opportunities for social interaction, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.

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  • 35. 

    Bulimia is defined by eating a large amount of food followed by too much exercise and possible vomiting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bulimia is a type of eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviors such as excessive exercise or self-induced vomiting. This statement accurately describes the defining characteristics of bulimia, making the answer "True" correct.

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