Here is 2015 Grade 8 English Exam- Multiple Choice Questions. Answers are given at the end of this post .
For each question, choose the best answer and write the letter A, B, C or D in the space provided on the ANSWER SHEET.
Choose the letter, which has all the words correctly arranged in alphabetical order.
A. field, figure, footage, flush, fragile
B. breed, breeze, bride, bribe, brief
C. party, plague, puzzle, perilous, poison
D. identify, idiom, idle, idol, ignite
The policemen tried to ____________ the unruly crowd with tear gas.
The other team was ___________ than us.
The strange rock ____________ the figure of a weeping woman.
For questions to 6 to 8, refer to the moral story below.
In a little country community a farmer had a big dog who spent part of every day sitting by the side of a large highway and waiting for big red trucks to come by. When he saw a truck coming around the corner, He would get ready, and as it passed him, He would take off after it and chase it down the road
One day the farmer’s neighbour said to him, “Sam, do you think that hound dog of yours is ever going to catch a truck?” “Well, Bill,” Sam replied, “that isn’t what worries me, What does worry me is, What he would do if he caught one
Many of us run wildly after things Which we could not use if we caught them Sit down and think about what you are chasing. Source: Good Morning PNG
Where does the dog live? The dog lives ________________
A. next to the road.
B. in the village.
C. in the country community.
D. near the farm.
What did Sam worry about? His main concern was that his dog______________________.
A. would be killed on the highway.
B. wouldn’t know what to do with his catch.
C. would cause an accident on the highway.
D. would run away from the farm.
What would be the ‘lesson’ of the story?
A. Human run after things they do not use.
B. Never let go of a dear pet when in danger.
C. Love your neighbour as you love yourself.
D. Always do good to everyone around you.
What’s the best ‘question’ for the answer, ‘Yes, it was.’
A. Did it rain yesterday?
B. Did he come to school yesterday?
C. Was it raining yesterday?
D. Was he in school yesterday?
For question 10, choose the sentence that is correctly structured.
A. Mother ordered me to make the bed for the old man.
B. Make bed for the old man mother ordered me.
C. “The old man’s bed was made,” ordered by mother. D. Make bed for the old man, ordered mother.
For question 15 and 16, select the part of the sentence that contains an error.
A B C D
Magistrates can / be remove from / office if they are / found guilty.
A B C D
Students from Minimb / Primary School sang / a song composed / for welcome the guests.
The cartoon shows a job _______________
Why would the applicant be unsuccessful in getting the job?
A. He was talking a lot during the interview.
B. The interviewers are very good listeners.
C. They were having a friendly chat at lunchtime.
D. He didn’t understand many things about the company.
For question 19, refer to the idiom below.
The Wesleys are happy, they will have peace in the house now that Paul is going away on a holiday. He drives his parents up the wall when he’s around.
The phrase ‘drives his parents up the wall’ means ____________
A. takes his parents for a dinner.
B. amuses them.
C. makes them angry.
D. makes them laugh.
The sentence, ‘We play soccer.’ changed to the past continuous tense will read as,
A. We played soccer.
B. We were playing soccer.
C. We are playing soccer.
D. We had been playing soccer.
Refer to the poem ‘Blindness’ and answer question 21.
As a blind person
Here I sit in my chair
Like a prisoner guarded by darkness
Not knowing the exact environment
Not knowing the sight of this world.
Seeing, but not seeing
Needing to be guided
I take my stick and leave my chair.
Someone to show the way
I hear singing and laughing
I smell cooking Blind forever
Why does the blind man says, ‘Like a prisoner guarded by darkness’? Because he has ________________ A. a bodyguard every night.
B. never seen with his eyes.
C. never known the exact location.
D. never been guided by someone.
For questions 22 – 25, refer to the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
Favourite pastime treat In Papua New Guinea, betel -nut is a traditionally prized item. It takes a special place in traditional society. In Papua New Guinea’s coastal regions, betel-nut grows in abundance. The best place to find them in abundance anytime of the year is Rabaul. It grows well there. The soil is rich and volcanic. The betel-nut (areca catechu) has been cultivated for centuries. It is thought to have come from Malaysia or India. The most common habitat for betel-nut is tropical rainforest. It is easily grown in tropical areas and warm sub-tropical areas. The betel-nut is the most important social item. It has many different and important uses in traditional life. It is used as part of bride prize in parts of the Central Province. It is also used for compensation and dispute settlement. But its main use is social, for exchange and welcoming in various ceremonies. Not too many gatherings get going without betel-nut in PNG. People will travel anywhere for it! For some of them, it’s the first thing that gives their teeth exercise in the morning and the last before bedtime. Trade in betel-nut has become a major economical activity for grass root Papua New Guineans. It is a major contributor of wealth in the informal sector. The use of betel-nut in towns has grown. There is an endless struggle against littering. Betel-nut skin and spittle are found everywhere. ‘It’s a habit that many say they cannot go without.’ It will always contribute to the dirty state of our towns. There is no clean practical solution in sight!
Source: The National Weekender, pg.23, 16 May 2008.
According to the article, where in PNG can you find surplus betel nut all year round?
A. East New Britain.
B. West New Britain.
C. New Ireland.
D. East Sepik.
Where did betel-nut originate from?
A. Papua New Guinea.
C. Central Province.
Betel-nut is a major economic contributor to the informal sector because it ______________
A. is popular among coastal people.
B. contributes to dirt and littering.
C. generates wealth creation.
D. is used for compensation.
It’s a habit that many say, ‘they cannot go without,’ The underlined phrase means,
A. people can live without betel nut.
B. they are sick and tired of chewing.
C. they will stop chewing betel nut.
D. people will continue chewing.
End of Multiple choice
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