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Title: Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions
  • 8th Grade CRCT Review

Twenty Questions
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1. Michiko is writing a research paper on the
importance of a healthy diet. Which question
should she probably address in organizing her
  • How many restaurants are there in the United
  • What foods and food groups are considered by
    experts to be healthiest?
  • How many pounds of meat does the average person
    consume in a year?
  • What spices are most popular in foods around the

2. The yo-yo is a toy that has been played with
by kids for more than 2,500 years. Its the
second oldest toy in history, the oldest being
the doll. In ancient Greece, children often
played a yo-yo on a family altar as a rite of
passage into adulthood. The popularity of the
yo-yo continues today. It was even the first toy
sent into outer space during a space mission.
  • What is the authors purpose in writing the
  • To entertain
  • To persuade
  • To inform
  • To explain

3. Dark shadows loomed over my bed like
gnarled hands reaching out to pluck me from my
cocoon. I ducked my head under the blanket and
hoped Id sleep with no lingering nightmares
tonight. The grandfather clock downstairs chimed
an ominous midnight toll while branches outside
my window pecked at the cloudy panes.
  • How does the narrator handle the nighttime?
  • He welcomes it.
  • He is afraid of it.
  • It makes him sad.
  • None of the above

4. Once upon a time there was a fox that entered
an actors house and began rummaging through all
the actors costumes. The fox found a mask that
was an admirable imitation of a human face. He
then said, Although this is a beautiful face, it
is valueless because it has no brains.
  • What is the theme of the fable?
  • Actors have masks.
  • You cant trust a fox.
  • Beauty is nothing without brains.
  • Masks are valueless.

5. The best breakfast ever is coming to a cereal
bowl near you. Try new Blueberry Banana Bran
Flakes, and you will want some every day!
  • What is the purpose of this writing? Choose the
    best answer.
  • To entertain
  • To persuade
  • To inform
  • To narrate

6. Limerick by Edward There was an Old Man
with a beard, Who said It is just as I feared!
Two Owl and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have
all built their nests in my beard!
  • What literary device is used in lines 3-5?
  • Hyperbole
  • A simile
  • Personification
  • symbolism

7. Which of the following words is an example of
an acronym?
  • Radio
  • Computer
  • NASA
  • antonym

In the sentence below, which pronoun would BEST
replace the underlined word?
  • The guide gave Marcia and me a special tour of
    the museum.
  • Them
  • Us
  • We
  • ourselves

9. What kind of sentence part is underlined in
the sentence below?
  • I believe that the Atlanta Braves are the most
    exciting team in baseball.
  • Noun clause
  • Adverb phrase
  • Adverb clause
  • Adjective clause

10. What kind of sentence is the one below?
  • If I get the opportunity, I will go to computer
    camp and learn about programming.
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Compound-complex

11. Which of the following is the BEST way to
combine the sentences below?
  • Roberto finished his painting of the ocean. He
    took the painting to the framing shop.
  • Roberto finished his painting of the ocean and
    took it to the framing shop.
  • Roberto finished his painting of the ocean, and
    he took the painting to the framing shop.
  • Roberto finished his painting of the ocean, he
    took it to the framing shop.
  • Roberto finished his painting of the ocean He
    took it to the framing shop.

12. Which of the following sentences is a
compound sentence?
  1. He used a two-part solution.
  2. Isaac Newton discovered gravity Albert Einstein
    discovered relativity.
  3. Columbus ships were named the Nina, the Pinta,
    and the Santa Maria.
  4. Its a well-designed fitness program

For more than 70 years, the TVA has worked to
make improvements in the Tennessee Valley. It has
created new ways to maintain the land. It has
stopped the annual flooding of inland waterways.
It provides electricity for over one million
people. It provides jobs for people living in the
Tennessee Valley. Many difficult sacrifices had
to be made to create the TVA, but it still gives
back to the people who gave up things they loved.
  • 13.
  • In this passage tenant farmers means
  • Renters
  • Villagers
  • Owners
  • grocers

14. It was almost as if they tiptoed as they
skittered across the carpet and settled among the
folds of Callies pillow.
  • The underlined phrase above is an example of
  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • Onomatopoeia
  • symbolism

15. In the sentence below, what change should be
made to correct the capitalization error?
  • My brother attends Duke university in Raleigh,
    North Carolina, and my sister goes out west to
    Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
  • Use a small letter c in Carolina
  • Use a capital W in west
  • Use a capital U in university
  • Use a capital B in brother and a capital S in

16. Which would be a good topic sentence to
begin a second paragraph following the passage
  • Solar power is energy that comes from sunlight.
    Many think that solar power is one of the most
    promising new sources of energy. Solar power has
    three main benefits it is not expensive, it is
    renewable, and it does not cause pollution.
  • Since the sun shines quite often in most areas,
    solar power constantly renews itself.
  • Once a system of solar batteries is set up, it is
    very expensive to maintain.
  • Solar power may one day be our main source of
  • Solar batteries do not produce pollution like
    most other forms of energy.

17. What is the structure of the sentence below?
  • The wind and the thunder kept us awake all night.
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Compound/complex

In the sentence below, which word is the verb?
  • On the moonlight patio, the table and chairs glow
    with a blue light.
  • On
  • Moonlit
  • Glow
  • light

19. Which word in the sentence below has a
spelling error?
  • The principle at our school attended the practice
    session for the new orchestra.
  • Principle
  • Attended
  • Session
  • orchestra

20. Leonard is doing research to find out what
the planet Saturns rings are made of. Which key
word should he use in his search for information?
  1. Rings
  2. Planet
  3. Universe
  4. Saturn