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Test yourself: Grade 8

The following questions were included in the 2007 NAEP mathematics assessment at grade 8. As in the actual assessment, some of the questions are multiple choice, and others require students to write a response. Although students are asked to handwrite their responses, you can type yours in the space provided.

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the questions below, then click submit at the bottom of the page.

Question 1: How many 200-milliliter servings can be poured from a pitcher that contains 2 liters of juice?

 A. 20 B. 15 C. 10 D. 5 E. 1

Question 2:

If Rose spins a spinner like the one above 300 times, about how many times should she expect it to land on the space with a circle?

 A. 75 B. 90 C. 100 D. 120 E. 150

Question 3: An airplane climbs at a rate of 66.8 feet per minute. It descends at twice the rate that it climbs. Assuming it descends at a constant rate, how many feet will the airplane descend in 30 minutes?

 A. 96.8 B. 133.6 C. 1,002 D. 2,004 E. 4,008

Question 4: Three tennis balls are to be stacked one on top of another in a cylindrical can. The radius of each tennis ball is 3 centimeters. To the nearest whole centimeter, what should be the minimum height of the can?

Explain why you chose the height that you did. Your explanation should include a diagram.

Question 5: At Jorge's local video store, "New Release" video rentals cost \$2.50 each, and "Movie Classic" video rentals cost \$1.00 each (including tax). On Saturday evening, Jorge rented 5 videos and spent a total of \$8.00.

How many of the 5 rentals were New Releases and how many were Movie Classics?

New Releases     Movie Classics