Language Arts 8 Final Exam

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Language Arts 8 Final Exam

This final is for the first semester of Language Arts 8. The focus of semester one was on writing, grammar, and close readings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the part of speech of the underlined word or words.   Like a big, yellow smile, the bright sun shone above.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Interjection

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 2. 
    Classify the word group:   the countryside
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Dependent clause

    • C. 

      Independent clause

    • D. 

      Phrase

  • 3. 
    An author's purpose is to _____.
    • A. 

      Entertain

    • B. 

      Inform

    • C. 

      Explain

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 4. 
    Choose the correct pronoun.   When presented with a jury summons, you must respond to _____.
    • A. 

      Them

    • B. 

      They

    • C. 

      It

    • D. 

      Us

  • 5. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the part of speech of the underlined word or words.   No, the paint on the door is not dry yet.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Linking verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 6. 
    Identify the subordinate clause in the sentence as a noun, adverb, or adjective clause.   Joshua was taken to the emergency room because he had difficulty breathing.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    Choose the sentence that is written correctly with NO ERRORS in punctuation.
    • A. 

      Our next meeting will be on Friday, February 10, in Room 112.

    • B. 

      Gene’s paper is the one called “Saltwater Fishing Choosing and Using Jigs.”

    • C. 

      Yes calypso music would be perfect for the introductory number.

    • D. 

      This tour will include stopovers in Madrid, Spain, Rome, Italy, and London, England.

  • 8. 
    Classify the word group:   While we were driving
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Phrase

    • C. 

      Independent clause

    • D. 

      Dependent clause

  • 9. 
    Read the sentence, then choose the answer that correctly identifies it. Paulo did not go to Italy.
    • A. 

      Exclamatory sentence

    • B. 

      Declarative sentence

    • C. 

      Sentence fragment

    • D. 

      Imperative sentence

  • 10. 
    Choose the correct modifier to complete the sentence.   Do you speak Spanish as _____ as your mother does?
    • A. 

      Better

    • B. 

      Well

    • C. 

      Finer

    • D. 

      Good

  • 11. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the type of word or phrase.   Even after two hours, they still had plenty left to say.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      Participle

  • 12. 
    How do you correctly punctuate this sentence as dialogue?   Here is your purse, I said. You dropped it on your way out.
    • A. 

      "Here is your purse, I said." "You dropped it on your way out."

    • B. 

      "Here is your purse," I said. You dropped it on your way out.

    • C. 

      Here is your purse, I said. "You dropped it on your way out."

    • D. 

      "Here is your purse," I said. "You dropped it on your way out."

  • 13. 
    Choose the sentence that is written correctly with NO ERRORS in capitalization.
    • A. 

      The magnificent British harrier is a jet that can take off without using an airstrip.

    • B. 

      Didn't we read a story called "By the Waters Of Babylon" last year in english?

    • C. 

      Look at this advertisement i found in the last issue of Boys' Life.

    • D. 

      If you haven't seen Wild Discovery on television yet, you've missed a very interesting program.

  • 14. 
    Choose the answer that correctly identifies the underlined words.   The seeds of Mexican palm fern are easily rooted in water.
    • A. 

      Complete subject

    • B. 

      Simple predicate

    • C. 

      Complete predicate

    • D. 

      Simple subject

  • 15. 
    Choose the answer that correctly identifies the underlined words.   The wings of the albatross can measure up to two feet and can help it fly great distances.
    • A. 

      Complete subject

    • B. 

      Simple predicate

    • C. 

      Compound predicate

    • D. 

      Simple subject

  • 16. 
    Choose the correct modifier to complete the sentence.   Both of the Lopez sisters sing well, but I thought Jennifer's solos were _____.
    • A. 

      Most best

    • B. 

      Well

    • C. 

      Best

    • D. 

      Better

  • 17. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the type of word or phrase.   There will, of course, be no talking during the film.
    • A. 

      Adverb phrase

    • B. 

      Infinitive phrase

    • C. 

      Gerund phrase

    • D. 

      Adjective phrase

  • 18. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the type of word or phrase.   Chaco Canyon, once the home of the Anasazi people, is now a national park.
    • A. 

      Gerund phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

    • C. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • D. 

      Appositive phrase

  • 19. 
    Choose the correct tense of the verb in the sentence.   I crossed my fingers.
    • A. 

      Past

    • B. 

      Past perfect

    • C. 

      Present

    • D. 

      Future

  • 20. 
    Choose the answer that identifies the part of speech of the underlined word or words.   Who can take a note to the doctor?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 21. 
    Choose the sentence that is written correctly with NO ERRORS in spelling.
    • A. 

      Jan, you’re realy good at operating computers; please show me how to make this print.

    • B. 

      Trotting over to the fence, the ponies nieghed eagerly to us.

    • C. 

      You’ve made a couragous decision, Vijay.

    • D. 

      Terry has three sisters-in-law because she has three married older brothers.

  • 22. 
    Choose the verb that correctly agrees with the subject of the sentence.   Both of the cello players _____ to audition for the senior orchestra.
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Needs

    • C. 

      Hopes

    • D. 

      Wants

  • 23. 
    Choose the sentence that is written correctly with NO ERRORS in punctuation.
    • A. 

      Measure twice, and cut once.

    • B. 

      When it comes to choreography, Alvin Ailey, Jr., was an exceptional talent

    • C. 

      The envelope was addressed to Mr.Willis Campbell, Sr..

    • D. 

      Direct any inquiries to Ms. Nina Garcia, 71 E. Franklin St., Philadelphia, P.A. 19103.

  • 24. 
    Read the sentence, then choose the answer that correctly identifies it.   Where had she seen the eagle's nest?
    • A. 

      Declarative sentence

    • B. 

      Exclamatory sentence

    • C. 

      Imperative sentence

    • D. 

      Interrogative sentence

  • 25. 
    Is the sentence simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex?    The book became popular, and it sold many volumes; however, it is still hard to find.
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-complex

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