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Focus Area Content Progress Check 1

Quiz by Amanda Girvin

Grade 8
ELA
Kentucky Academic Standards

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  • Q1
    Based on the meaning of the root hydro, which word below is closest to its meaning?
    Geology
    Aquarium
    Biography
    Terrestrial
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the meaning of the root phon?
    over long distances
    light
    talk
    sound
    30s
  • Q3
    Based on the following, which resource is best for Amy to use? Amy is preparing for a speech to her local Girl Scout troop next week and needs to know the pronunciation of the word ‘phalange.’
    dictionary
    thesaurus
    glossary
    atlas
    30s
  • Q4
    Based on its context in the following sentence, what does the word phalange mean? The nodes increase in size and occasionally develop on all of the fingers, but usually never spread beyond the phalangeal joints.
    digit or number
    arthritis
    arm muscle
    bone in hand or foot
    30s
  • Q5
    The suffix -er/-or used as a noun means “a person or thing that has a particular quality or form”, Which of the following is the best use of this meaning?
    louder
    teacher
    wonder
    slender
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the BEST meaning of the word lesser in the context of this quote from “The Giver”? “Of course,” Mother said, and Jonas and Lily nodded. They had heard Father complain about the night crew be- fore. It was a lesser job, night-crew nurturing, assigned to those who lacked the interest or skills or insight for the more vital jobs of the daytime hours.
    not so great
    one who leases from a landlord
    lower in terms of rank or quality
    names of animals or plants that are smaller than similar kind
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of these most likely means ‘to write light’?
    phonograph
    telegraph
    sonograph
    photograph
    30s
  • Q8
    Which resource provides synonyms and antonyms for words?
    thesaurus
    encyclopedia
    glossary
    dictionary
    30s
  • Q9
    Which part of the word autobiographical, referring to a story written about a person's life by that person, means "life"?
    auto
    ical
    graph
    bio
    30s
  • Q10
    Read this definition. Macroeconomics (noun): the study of large-scale economic factors Which of the following is most likely an ANTONYM of the word defined above?
    thermoeconomics
    microeconomics
    mesoeconomics
    bioeconomics
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following statements best serves as a thesis statement?
    You could save the earth by reducing your carbon footprint with three simple things, reducing fossil fuel use, reducing waste, and conserving water.
    Reducing waste and conserving water are typically the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but reducing fossil fuel use can be much harder.
    Reducing fossil fuel use, reducing waste, and conserving water are three steps all people can take to dramatically reduce their carbon footprints.
    I was able cut my carbon footprint by more than half by reducing my fossil fuel use, reducing waste, and conserving water.
    30s
  • Q12
    Which element of an introductory paragraph should most likely come first?
    thesis
    hook
    counterclaim
    background info/bridge
    30s
  • Q13
    In what style of writing is a counterclaim used?
    argument
    informational
    blog
    definition
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of the following is the MOST credible source?
    a medical journal about a 50 year old surgery technique
    an amateur pilot's letter to the editor of a newspaper
    a stay at home mom's blog
    a government website article
    30s
  • Q15
    Why is commentary/reasoning in an essay necessary?
    to let the reader know how smart the writer is
    to explain the impact of the fact/information concerning the claim
    explanation is not necessary in writing.
    to get the reader to think like the writer
    30s

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