8th Grade EOG Sample Items
Question Stems –
1. Which detail in the selection supports the development of the central idea? RL.8.1, 8.2; textual evidence/central idea 2. Which statement summarizes the selection? RL.8.1, 8.2; textual evidence/summary 3. According to the selection, what did the ____ seek from the ____? RL.8.3, 8.4; analyze/character/meaning of text 4. Based on the sentences below, what does _____ mean? L.8.4; RL.8.4; analyze words in context 5. In the sentence below, what is conveyed by comparing ____ to ____? L.8.5; RL.8.4; interpret figures of speech/analyze word choice 6. In the sentence below, why did ____ feel ____? RL.8.6; analyze/character’s point of view 7. What do the sentences below reveal about the character? RL.8.6; analyze/ character’s development
8. Based on the sentence below, how does ____ emphasize ____? RI.8.4; 8.6; analyze/structure/author’s point of view 9. Which event creates ____ changes on _____? RI.8.3; analyze/distinctions/events 10. Which statement explains the sentence below? RI.8.4; analyze/word choice 11. Which phrase from the sentence below helps the reader determine the meaning of ____? L.8.5; understanding/word relationships 12. Why are ____ considered to be a _____? RI.8.1; RI.8.3; textual evidence/analyze ideas 13. Why does the author compare _____ to ____? RI.8.3; analyze/connections/ideas 14. How are the _____ used to further the author’s purpose? RI.8.5; RI.8.6; analyze structure/determine author’s purpose 15. What was the author’s purpose in writing this selection? RI.8.6; determine author’s purpose 16. Which claim made by the author has insufficient evidence to support its accuracy? RI.8.8; evaluate/ argument
17. Based on the ____ lines, what can be inferred about the speaker’s _____? RL.8.3; analyze/lines 18. What is the impact of line ___on the meaning of the poem? RL.8.2; RL.8.3; analyze/lines/theme 19. What does the simile in lines ____ mean? L.8.5; infer/simile 20. In the ____ stanza, who...
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