8th Grade Ammo - Fall 2014

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8th Grade Ammo - Fall 2014

This is an assessment for 8th graders. This assessment will be given again in the spring of 8th grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are assigned to research the role of women during the Civil War as your topic.  Which is an example of a high quality research question for your topic?
    • A. 

      What is the role of women in the 1800’s

    • B. 

      How did women support the troops during the Civil War

    • C. 

      What was Mary Todd Lincoln’s life like during the Civil War

    • D. 

      Who was the primary caretaker for children during the Civil War

  • 2. 
    Consider the topic below as a possible topic for a research paper.  Determine the appropriateness of the topic. Explain the impact of storm water runoff on the juvenile crab population in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
    • A. 

      Too Broad

    • B. 

      Too Narrow

    • C. 

      Good Topic

  • 3. 
    You need to find a library book on Confederate uniforms during the Civil War.  What would be the best search terms?
    • A. 

      Uniforms or Confederate

    • B. 

      Uniforms and Civil War

    • C. 

      Uniforms

    • D. 

      Uniforms not Union

  • 4. 
    You need to find the longitude and latitude of Beijing, China.  What is the best reference source to use?
    • A. 

      Almanac

    • B. 

      Encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Dictionary

    • D. 

      Atlas

  • 5. 
    You have a small portion of a group project on Jamaica to complete.  Your topic is to describe the most popular foods in the country.  Which would be the best source to gather this information?
    • A. 

      Gale: Student Resources in Context—information on a broad range of topics

    • B. 

      SIRS Issues Researcher—shows opposing viewpoints

    • C. 

      Facts on File: Today’s Science—current science discoveries

    • D. 

      CultureGrams—describes the countries and cultures from around the world

  • 6. 
    You need to make a model of the Roman Coliseum. Which resource would be the most helpful to learn about the construction. 
    • A. 

      An online journal of a tourist who spent a month exploring Rome

    • B. 

      A government website that shows photos and videos of the Coliseum

    • C. 

      A poetry database about ancient civilizations

    • D. 

      A book on construction methods in 19th century Greece

  • 7. 
    If you want to find a book about any topic, which library resource would you use?
    • A. 

      OPAC/Alexandria

    • B. 

      Encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Index

    • D. 

      Periodical database

  • 8. 
    In the early 1800s, the U.S. government forced many Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi River. The Cherokee were allowed to stay on their land in Georgia until 1838, when President Jackson forced them to move west. Their move was known as the Trail of Tears. You need more information about this 1838 event. Which group of words will give you the best results?
    • A. 

      “Native Americans” AND “Forced Migration”

    • B. 

      Cherokee AND “U.S. Government”

    • C. 

      Cherokee AND “Trail of Tears”

    • D. 

      "Native Americans” AND “removal from land”

  • 9. 
    How are fiction books organized on the shelf?
    • A. 

      By subject

    • B. 

      By author

    • C. 

      By title

    • D. 

      By barcode

  • 10. 
    You read a database article called “Human Stem Cells made by Cloning” by Andrew Hitchings for your science project.  You forgot to write down your citation and need to find it again.  Identify the best search strategy to use to locate the article in the database.
    • A. 

      Subject search for Hitchings

    • B. 

      Title Search for “Human Stem Cells made by Cloning”

    • C. 

      Subject Search for “Human Stem Cells made by Cloning”

    • D. 

      Title is enough information for your citation

  • 11. 
    Your friend tells you about a website that lets you convert YouTube music videos to audio files for free.  If you use this website for this purpose, you will be violating which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Copyright

    • B. 

      Fair Use

    • C. 

      Right to Privacy

    • D. 

      Freedom of Information

  • 12. 
    In Easybib, which format do we follow in Harford County Public Schools?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      MLA

    • C. 

      APA

    • D. 

      Princeton

  • 13. 
    Where was the information accessed in the citation below?Swift, E.M. "Calling Arthur Murray." Sports Illustrated. 24 Apr. 1995: 72. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 17 Jul. 2014.  
    • A. 

      A book

    • B. 

      A print magazine

    • C. 

      An online database

    • D. 

      The Internet

  • 14. 
    Which definition best describes the term below?             Citing Sources 
    • A. 

      Listing the URL’s for the websites you visit

    • B. 

      Writing down the title and author of the book

    • C. 

      Providing detailed information about which sources were used for research

    • D. 

      Telling your teacher you went to Google

  • 15. 
    When using technology, we should be digitally responsible by
    • A. 

      Not sharing your passwords with anyone but your parents

    • B. 

      Not sharing personal information

    • C. 

      Not saying anything that could hurt or harm others

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    You are looking for current books and websites about Pluto and why it is no longer a planet.  Which source below offers the most current information to meet your need? 
    • A. 

      Www.nasa.gov-- a website created by the National Air and Space Administration that is updated daily

    • B. 

      Our Stars and Planets—a book written by A.J. Wright with a copyright date of 1996

    • C. 

      “Pluto”—an entry in World Book Encyclopedia dated 2000

    • D. 

      The Planets—a book published by Planet Science about each of the nine planets, copyright date 1998

  • 17. 
    Your teacher has assigned you to do a report on the element nitrogen. Pick the best example of paraphrasing based on the following quotation.All organisms must have nitrogen to live. Nitrogen is part of all the building blocks of proteins. 
    • A. 

      All organisms must have nitrogen to survive. Nitrogen is a portion of all amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

    • B. 

      All organisms must have nitrogen to live. Nitrogen is part of all amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.

    • C. 

      Nitrogen is an inert gas.

    • D. 

      Nitrogen is essential for all living things. Nitrogen is in amino acids, which make up proteins.

  • 18. 
    You are writing a paper on the health implications of junk food.  Which website is the most likely to have the LEAST biased information?
    • A. 

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    • B. 

      McDonalds

    • C. 

      American Beverage Association

    • D. 

      No Junk Food.org

  • 19. 
    You need to do an autobiographical presentation and provide information about your own life.  Which source must you include in a Works Cited page? 
    • A. 

      A picture of your sister, taken by you

    • B. 

      The dessert your brought in to share with the class

    • C. 

      “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen, your favorite song, that you played during your presentation

    • D. 

      A drawing of a cat that you made when you were five

  • 20. 
    What is your final step in every research process?
    • A. 

      Take notes

    • B. 

      Evaluate and reflect

    • C. 

      Make your questions

    • D. 

      Create your Works Cited page

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