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NY Released Test - Grade 8 English Language Arts (2018)

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Grade 8
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Measures 10 skills from
Grade 8
English Language Arts
Common Core

RL.8.3
RL.8.4
RL.8.2
L.8.4
RL.8.6
RI.8.4
RI.8.6
RI.8.2
RI.8.3
RI.8.5

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21 questions
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  • Q1
    What does paragraph 4 MOST reveal about the mother?
    She has a hard time relaxing.
    She has devotion for animals.
    She is tireless.
    She is responsible.
    120s
    RL.8.3
  • Q2
    The personification of the sky as "sulky" in paragraph 9 suggests the sky is
    northern
    unpredictable
    snowy
    gloomy
    60s
    RL.8.4
  • Q3
    What does paragraph 9 MAINLY reveal about the narrator?
    She loves language and has a vivid imagination.
    She pays attention to yearly patterns.
    She thinks of nature as calming
    She is attached to familiar things and is close to her family.
    60s
    RL.8.3
  • Q4
    Which idea would be MOST important to include in a summary of the story?
    "I took off my apron and was running across to the barn for the pickup before Dad had taken his hat from behind the door:' (paragraph 17)
    "She stood there untying her bandanna and I watched her as though I didn't know her face better than my own:' (paragraph 14)
    "It might go higher along toward Christmas, but we couldn't wait for that:' (paragraph 2)
    "We had to sell our wheat this month and not hold it over; that is, we did if I was going to the university that fall:' (paragraph 2)
    60s
    RL.8.2
  • Q5
    In paragraph 19, what does the phrase "like a monument" MAINLY suggest about the elevator?
    It is a landmark.
    It was designed by an architect
    It is a beautiful building.
    It is an old building.
    60s
    RL.8.4

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