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ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 2 2. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

Question 4 4. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences is missing a hyphen?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 8 8. All of the following are reasons why it is important to know the rules for using a hyphen EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. Your classmate, Bryn, says that the spell check feature in his word processing application finds all errors and corrects the spelling for you. Is Bryn correct? Why or why not?

Question 10 10. The purpose of a hyphen in writing is to:

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Question 11 11. Is the following correct: poorly-written paper? Why or why not?

Question 12 12. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

Question 14 14. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 15 15. Which of the following shows an incorrect use of a hyphen?

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter 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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