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Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Language: Standards Final Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a reference tool to build your vocabulary?

Question 3 3. Liberty means:

Question 4 4. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

Question 5 5. A word's connotation is...

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the main thing you can find in a thesaurus?

Question 7 7.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 8 8. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

Question 9 9.

Read the following sentence and identify how the gerund is being used.

Alicia's favorite activity is watching movies.

Question 10 10. The mood shows...

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Question 11 11. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 13 13. hyper is to energetic as organic is to....

Question 14 14. What is denotation?

Question 15 15. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. Why is it important to understand the context in which a pun is said?

Question 17 17. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 18 18. A gerund is a...

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 20 20.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

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Question 21 21.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 22 22. Which of the following words or phrases demonstrates a contrast?

Question 23 23. Identify the problem with this sentence: 'If I were rich, I will buy a giant mansion.'

Question 24 24.

Identify the type of analogy being used here by recognizing the relationship between the two pairs of words.

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 25 25. To identify a gerund, you want to look for verbs ending in -ing that are used in a sentence as the:

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Question 26 26. I suggest that your dog ______ (to be) vaccinated.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is not a technique for finding the meaning of a word based on context?

Question 28 28. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 29 29. If the weather is nice, I ______ like to go to the park on Saturday.

Question 30 30. Which title of a novel is capitalized correctly?

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Question 31 31. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 32 32. Read this sentence: To avoid burning another bag of popcorn, Joe watched the microwave closely. Identify what 'to avoid' is and how it is being used.

Question 33 33. How can we make sure we can remember new vocabulary words in the long run?

Question 34 34. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 35 35. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

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Question 36 36. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 37 37.

Read the following sentence and identify how the gerund is being used.

The police arrested her for driving drunk.

Question 38 38. The root that means govern is:

Question 39 39. Which of the following is a past participle?

Question 40 40. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

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Question 41 41. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 42 42. We intended to leave early. In this sentence, 'to leave' is an example of...

Question 43 43. A synonym of robust is:

Question 44 44. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Question 45 45. Which of the following sentences should have an en dash?

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Question 46 46. Which statement correctly uses the em dash?

Question 47 47. Which of the following verb forms is a past participle?

Question 48 48. Which of the following is a correct sentence featuring an infinitive?

Question 49 49. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

Question 50 50.

If this is the original text, which option below is the correct use of the ellipsis?

He ran to the store to see if they had his favorite cereal. He read the different boxes. There were so many colors to sort through: blue boxes, red boxes, orange boxes, purple boxes, green boxes, and brown boxes.

Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Language: Standards Final Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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