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TEKS Grade 8 ELA - Holistic Quiz 1

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Grade 8
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.24.b.8.a
110.24.b.9.e
110.24.b.9.d
110.24.b.5.f
110.24.b.9.f
110.24.b.9.a
110.24.b.2.b
110.24.b.5.g
110.24.b.7.c
110.24.b.7.d
110.24.b.9.b

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  • Q1
    Which genre does this passage fit into best?
    fairy tale
    realistic fiction
    fantasy
    historical fiction
    30s
    110.24.b.8.a
  • Q2
    Which excerpt is an example of using paragraph structure to build suspense?
    "One of the volumes had struck him back! Like a cat, it had taken a playful swipe at his fingers and ducked back into hiding."
    "All of a sudden, he stopped."
    "The older men had jaded eyes and tortoise-like skin, but there were also a few pale-faced boys like himself. "
    "Only Mephistopheles, the college cat, a sinewy black shadow with claws as sharp as pins, was sunbathing on a strip of carpet near the window and he only cared about one thing: himself."
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q3
    What literary device is used in this line: "All around him the library was sleeping in the hot, still afternoon. "
    personification
    point of view
    metaphor
    theme
    30s
    110.24.b.9.d
  • Q4
    What does the author mean by: "All around him the library was sleeping in the hot, still afternoon. "
    The library was quiet and still.
    The library was closed.
    It was so hot that it could make you feel sleepy.
    All of the people in the library were asleep.
    30s
    110.24.b.5.f
  • Q5
    What type of mood is created through the following excerpt: "All around him the library was sleeping in the hot, still afternoon. Shafts of sunlight hung in the air like dusty curtains and a clock ticked somewhere in the distance, a ponderous sound that seemed to slow down time. Small footsteps crept along the floorboards above. "
    mysterious
    relaxing
    cheerful
    frightening
    30s
    110.24.b.9.f
  • Q6
    The passage begins with "Blake checked his watch—thirty-six minutes—and sighed." Why might the author have chosen to start with this line?
    To create suspense
    To confuse the reader
    To show that Blake is feeling sad
    To show that Blake will be in danger in thiry-six minutes
    30s
    110.24.b.9.a
  • Q7
    What does the word "rapping" mean in this sentence: "Blake disregarded their frowns of disapproval and continued running his fingers along the books, rapping the spines with the back of his knuckles."
    testing
    hitting
    reading
    tearing
    30s
    110.24.b.2.b
  • Q8
    How is Blake feeling in this passage?
    curious
    tired
    afraid
    nervous
    30s
    110.24.b.5.g
  • Q9
    In this passage which is the beginning of a novel, a book jumps out at Blake. What strategy is the author using to hint at what kind of story this will be?
    figurative language
    foreshadowing
    irony
    tone
    30s
    110.24.b.7.c
  • Q10
    How does the setting influence Blake's actions?
    It makes him want to leave the library.
    It makes him excited about where he is.
    It makes him want to explore.
    It does not influence Blake's actions.
    30s
    110.24.b.7.d
  • Q11
    What type of figurative language is used six times in this passage?
    personification
    metaphor
    simile
    hyperbole
    30s
    110.24.b.9.d
  • Q12
    Which is the best definition for the word "ponderous" as used in this sentence: "Shafts of sunlight hung in the air like dusty curtains and a clock ticked somewhere in the distance, a ponderous sound that seemed to slow down time. "
    loud and startling
    physically heavy
    high pitched
    dull and lifeless
    30s
    110.24.b.2.b
  • Q13
    Which statement best describes Blake's character:
    He isn't easily frightened and is a little impatient.
    He loves libraries and cats.
    He cares most about his sister and solving mysteries.
    He is brave and heroic.
    30s
    110.24.b.5.f
  • Q14
    Which literary device is used throughout this passage: "A series of stern-looking portraits glared down at him from the walls. Like magicians, they were dressed in dark capes and had sharp, pointy beards. Elaborate ruffs, like squashed chrysanthemums, burst from their collars. The older men had jaded eyes and tortoise-like skin, but there were also a few pale-faced boys like himself."
    direct characterization
    tone
    symbolism
    indirect characterization
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q15
    This is part of the exposition of the story. What are the other elements in a plot sequence?
    rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
    realization, climax, falling action, resolution
    realization, high point, falling action, resolution
    rising action, climax, resolution, falling action
    30s
    110.24.b.9.b

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