Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Writing: Standards Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What steps should to be taken to ensure information is verifiable?

Question 2 2. Why bother to use specific, precise language in writing?

Question 3 3. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

Question 4 4. Which of the following BEST describes an annotated bibliography?

Question 5 5. What is the correct order to be sure your research paper answers the question?

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Question 6 6. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 7 7. Why might it be a good idea to utilize emotional appeals less frequently than other approaches?

Question 8 8. When you take the information from a source and put it in your own words, this is known as a...

Question 9 9. What piece of information can usually be found on the cover of a book that is necessary to know when completing the reference page?

Question 10 10. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____

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Question 11 11. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 12 12. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 14 14. What is a bibliography?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 17 17. Why use a story to start your paper?

Question 18 18. There are a variety of reasons why an author may choose to include a bibliography with their work; all of the following are reasons to write a bibliography except

Question 19 19. What information should ALWAYS be found in an in-text citation?

Question 20 20.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

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Question 21 21. What does the volume number reference on a magazine?

Question 22 22. What is a good example of a specific noun?

Question 23 23. Why is visualization important?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 25 25. What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

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Question 26 26. Which paragraph should be set up like an upright triangle?

Question 27 27. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 28 28. What is a narrative?

Question 29 29. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 30 30. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

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Question 31 31. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 32 32. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 33 33. A tool that makes your descriptive essay more interesting by comparing two items using 'like' or 'as' is called:

Question 34 34. What is a noun?

Question 35 35. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

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Question 36 36. Which of these is NOT slang?

Question 37 37. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 38 38. Which step should come after analyzing the question?

Question 39 39. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 40 40. Which of these three ingredients will provide the MOST likelihood that your persuasive essay will succeed in its purpose?

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Question 41 41. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

Question 42 42. Which of the following is the correct way of citing a revised book?

Question 43 43. Which is NOT a graphic organizer?

Question 44 44. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 45 45. What are the two most common formats used for citing sources in academic writing?

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Question 46 46.

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 47 47. Which of the following is NOT used when referencing an authored book?

Question 48 48. Why is use of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) preferred by those who use APA style citations?

Question 49 49. If we want news on an event that has happened in the past day, what source(s) are the best for relevant information?

Question 50 50. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Writing: 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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