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Topic: 8.1-8.2 Reading Skills

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
8.2.E: Reading - Vocabulary Development

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  • Q1
    What do the words came to fruition mean in paragraph 2?
    Influenced others
    Drew attention
    Grew in importance
    Became a reality
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q2
    In paragraph 16, the word nonchalantly means —
    happily
    slightly
    casually
    thoughtfully
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q3
    What does the word constructive mean in paragraph 7?
    Beneficial for achieving an outcome
    Effective for anticipating problems
    Necessary for the future
    Useful for answering questions
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q4
    Because the Latin root tangere means “to touch,” the reader can tell that the word intangible in paragraph 7 refers to something that —
    is passed on from one person to another
    does not consist of a physical substance
    is not physically strong
    is handled often
    60s
    8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q5
    In paragraph 11, the word logistics means the —
    raising of funds
    supervising of details
    scheduling of practices
    recruiting of members
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q6
    What does the word alumni mean in paragraph 7?
    Former participants
    College applicants
    Competition judges
    Parent supporters
    60s
    8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q7
    In paragraph 1, the word intimidating means —
    frightening
    confident
    fearless
    encouraging
    60s
    8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q8
    Which words from paragraph 2 help the reader understand what opted means?
    times of attack
    pitting forces frequently
    army was defeated
    decided to change
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q9
    In paragraph 5, the word sophisticated means —
    elaborate
    risky
    expensive
    attractive
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q10
    Read the origin of the word superficial. Based on this information, what is the meaning of the word superficial in paragraph 8?
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    Without depth
    Not known
    Unexpected
    Undervalued
    60s
    8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q11
    Which words from paragraph 2 help the reader understand what scant means?
    coastal location
    problem could be solved
    even though the rainfall
    extreme water shortage
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q12
    In paragraph 5, the phrase privy to means —
    worried about
    happy with
    amused by
    knowledgeable of
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q13
    Read this dictionary entry. Which definition most closely matches the way the word nice is used in paragraph 11?
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    Definition 4
    Definition 3
    Definition 2
    Definition 1
    60s
    8.2.E: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q14
    Read this dictionary entry. Which definition best matches the way the word due is used in paragraph 2?
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    Definition 2
    Definition 1
    Definition 3
    Definition 4
    60s
    8.2.E: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q15
    The word justify in paragraph 2 means to —
    make acceptable
    explain in detail
    give up on a task
    provide an opportunity
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development

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