Ultimate Quiz On 8th Grade - Literature

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  • 1. 

    Within a sentence, what punctuation often shows a relationship between clauses?

    • A.

      A Comma

    • B.

      A Period

    • C.

      An Apostrophe

    • D.

      A Question Mark

    Correct Answer
    A. A Comma
    Explanation
    Commas often show a relationship between clauses within a sentence. They are used to separate clauses that are closely related or to indicate a pause in the sentence. Commas can be used to connect independent clauses with coordinating conjunctions, such as "and," "but," or "or." They can also be used to set off introductory phrases or clauses, appositives, or nonessential information within a sentence. Overall, commas play a crucial role in indicating the relationship between different parts of a sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Which does an adjective modify?

    • A.

      A Preposition

    • B.

      Nouns And Pronouns

    • C.

      A Time Table

    • D.

      A Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Nouns And Pronouns
    Explanation
    Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns by providing more information about them, such as their appearance, quality, or quantity. Adjectives can describe the size, color, shape, or any other characteristic of the noun or pronoun they modify. They help to make the noun or pronoun more specific and add detail to the sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is "Nouns And Pronouns."

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  • 3. 

    What does an adverb relate information to?

    • A.

      Articles And Interjections

    • B.

      Nouns And Pronouns

    • C.

      Phrases And Clauses

    • D.

      Verbs And Adjectives

    Correct Answer
    D. Verbs And Adjectives
    Explanation
    Adverbs relate information to verbs and adjectives. They modify or describe verbs by indicating how, when, where, or to what extent an action is performed. Adverbs also modify or describe adjectives by indicating the degree or intensity of a quality or characteristic. For example, in the sentence "She runs quickly," the adverb "quickly" relates information to the verb "runs" by describing how she runs. Similarly, in the sentence "He is extremely tall," the adverb "extremely" relates information to the adjective "tall" by describing the degree of his height.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the definition of the prefix bio?

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Study

    • C.

      Knowledge

    • D.

      Science

    Correct Answer
    A. Life
    Explanation
    The prefix "bio-" refers to life. It is commonly used in words related to biology, such as "biology" (the study of life) or "biography" (a written account of someone's life). This prefix indicates a connection to living organisms or the study of living organisms.

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  • 5. 

    What is the meaning of the prefix "ego"?

    • A.

      Person

    • B.

      Profile

    • C.

      Face

    • D.

      Self

    Correct Answer
    D. Self
    Explanation
    The prefix "ego" refers to the self. It is commonly used to describe one's sense of self or identity. This prefix is derived from the Latin word "ego," which means "I" or "self." Therefore, when we see this prefix in words like egoistic or egocentric, it indicates a focus on oneself or self-centeredness.

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  • 6. 

    What is the meaning of the prefix geo?

    • A.

      Globe

    • B.

      Planet

    • C.

      Map

    • D.

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    D. Earth
    Explanation
    The prefix "geo" is derived from the Greek word "ge" which means "earth". Therefore, the meaning of the prefix "geo" is "earth".

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  • 7. 

    What does the prefix "macro" mean?

    • A.

      Medium

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Invisible

    Correct Answer
    C. Large
    Explanation
    The prefix "macro" typically means large. It is commonly used to describe objects or concepts that are on a larger scale or have a larger scope. For example, in photography, a macro lens is used to capture close-up images of small subjects, making them appear larger than life. Similarly, in computer programming, a macro is a set of instructions that are expanded to perform a larger task. Therefore, the correct answer is "Large."

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  • 8. 

    What is the meaning of the prefix micro?

    • A.

      Small

    • B.

      Big

    • C.

      Giant

    • D.

      View

    Correct Answer
    A. Small
    Explanation
    The prefix "micro-" means small. It is commonly used in words to indicate something that is very small in size or scale. For example, "microscopic" means extremely small and "microorganism" refers to a tiny living organism. Therefore, the correct answer is "Small."

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  • 9. 

    What does the prefix "polis" mean?

    • A.

      Land

    • B.

      City

    • C.

      State

    • D.

      Game

    Correct Answer
    B. City
    Explanation
    The prefix "polis" is derived from the Greek word for city. It is commonly used in English to refer to a city or urban area. This prefix is often seen in words like "metropolis" (a large city) or "politics" (the activities, actions, and policies used to gain and hold power in a government or to influence a government). Therefore, the correct answer is "City."

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  • 10. 

    What is the meaning of the prefix poly?

    • A.

      Some

    • B.

      Few

    • C.

      More

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    D. Many
    Explanation
    The prefix "poly-" means "many." This is commonly used in words such as "polygamy" (having multiple spouses), "polytechnic" (relating to many technical skills), and "polyglot" (someone who speaks many languages). The other options, "some," "few," and "more," do not accurately reflect the meaning of the prefix "poly-."

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  • 11. 

    What is the meaning of the prefix pre?

    • A.

      Advance

    • B.

      Early

    • C.

      Because

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    D. Before
    Explanation
    The prefix "pre-" means "before." This is commonly used in words to indicate that something occurs or exists before a certain time or event. For example, "precaution" means a measure taken before something bad happens, and "predecessor" refers to someone who held a position before the current person. Therefore, "before" is the correct meaning of the prefix "pre-."

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  • 12. 

    Which of these defines the Latin root post?

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      Above

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    B. After
    Explanation
    The Latin root "post" means "after." This is evident in words like "postpone," which means to put something after its original time, and "postscript," which refers to an addition made after the main body of a letter. Therefore, "after" is the correct definition for the Latin root "post."

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  • 13. 

    Which of these has the same meaning as the Latin root milli?

    • A.

      Million

    • B.

      Hundred

    • C.

      Thousand

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    C. Thousand
    Explanation
    The Latin root "milli" refers to the number one thousand. Therefore, the word "thousand" has the same meaning as the Latin root "milli".

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  • 14. 

    What is the meaning of the Latin root omni?

    • A.

      Together

    • B.

      Powerful

    • C.

      Everywhere

    • D.

      Always

    Correct Answer
    C. Everywhere
    Explanation
    The Latin root "omni" means "everywhere." This can be inferred from the fact that "omni" is derived from the Latin word "omnis," which translates to "all" or "every." Therefore, the correct answer is "Everywhere."

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  • 15. 

    Which one of these words has the same meaning as the Latin root "tri-"?

    • A.

      Thirty

    • B.

      Try

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Attempt

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    The Latin root "tri-" means three. Out of the given options, "Three" is the only word that has the same meaning as the Latin root "tri-". "Thirty" refers to the number 30, "Try" means to attempt or make an effort, and "Attempt" is another word for trying. Therefore, the correct answer is "Three" as it directly corresponds to the meaning of the Latin root "tri-".

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