Komachin
Middle
School
8th
Grade
100

What are the three types of writing? (Think of the SBA Writing task)

Informational, argumentative, narrative

100

Name the different parts of the plot diagram. [5]

Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.  

100

What three categories are you graded on in Language Arts?

Assessment, Assignment, and Independent Reading

100

Who is the author of Fahrenheit 451?

Ray Bradbury

100

What time does the final bell ring on early release days?

2:35

200

Name the 6 Komachin ELA teachers

Sivankeo, Hunter, Baydo-Reed, Reece, Greenwell, Hettinger

200

The names of the children in "The Veldt" is an allusion to what fantasy story?

Peter Pan

200

What is a common theme for the texts, "The Diary of Anne Frank", "Life is Beautiful", & "Prisoner B-2087"?

The ability to find good in a difficult situation.

200

Name the figurative language that gives inanimate objects human qualities

Personification

200

Name Guy Montag's wife in Fahrenheit 451. 

Mildred Montag

300

Who wrote the poem, "First they Came for the Communists"?

Martin Niemoller

300

#of innings in a baseball game x quarters in a football game / halves in a soccer game

18

300

When citing information directly from a published text, what goes inside the parenthesis?

author's last name and page number

300
Define irony & give an example.

The contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. 

Littering next to a no littering sign. 

300

Ithaka by Cavafy uses an image of a ship's voyage to impart a message about ... ?

Life 

400

How many stars and stripes are on the American flag and what do they represent?

50 stars for each state and 13 stripes for each colony

400

The fanboys consist of seven words, what are they?

For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

400

What are the parents names in Harrison Bergeron?

George & Hazel 

400

"A friendship bobbing up between us" is an example of what type of figurative language?

Alliteration or Metaphor 

400

What is the difference between the connotation and denotation of a word. 

Connotation: meanings associated with a word; denotation is the dictionary definition. 

500

Name the 10 8th grade advisors

Sivankeo, Standlea, Riffe, Birge, Grittman, Skydancer, Hunter, Serrao, Davis, Brooks

500

Define ethos, pathos, and logos.

Ethos: credibility

Pathos: emotion 

Logos: logic

500

Name the Three parts of the Hero's Journey. 

Departure, initiation, return. 

500

Name the 7 dwarves

Dopey, Doc, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy

500

What allegory did we read about the Holocaust?

Terrible Things 

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