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NCSCOS Grade 8 ELA / Reading - Skill: 8.RI.1

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    Why are sea oats considered to be a pioneer species?
    They can grow to heights of 30 or 40 feet.
    They adapt well and take root in sand.
    They are native to the area.
    They are difficult to destroy.
  • Q2
    According to the selection, why is English one of the world's most well-documented languages?
    It is spoken by a half billion people.
    There have been many publications of dictionaries.
    It is a blend of so many other languages.
    There are about 200,000 words in everyday use.
  • Q3
    Why was Webster unable to convince people to accept his spellings of certain words?
    People were unable to understand the words.
    He was not a good salesman of his ideas.
    He was inaccurate with many of his spellings.
    The Queen did not agree with his spellings.
  • Q4
    According to the selection, what describes the transformation that has recently taken place in Chattanooga?
    from nature trails to crowded industrial center
    from sophisticated cultural center to rural residential area
    from industrial wasteland to visitor-friendly playground
    from overpopulated human city to expansive nature preserve
  • Q5
    According to the selection, what explains the significance of restoring the Walnut Street Bridge as part of the renewal project?
    It was endorsed by a U.S. Senator.
    It allows people to walk across the river.
    It was going to be designated a historical landmark by the city.
    It cost $120 million to restore.

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