Grade 8 mathematics – October Assessment



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Grade 8 MATHEMATICS – October Assessment



Item type/s: Multiple-choice (X) Gridded (X)

Multiple Choice




  1. As the team’s fundraisers, Agnes and Betty both sold candy bars. At the end of the fundraiser, Agnes determined that she sold 8 more candy bars than Betty sold. If Agnes and Betty sold a total of 348 candy bars, how many did Betty sell?


A. 170 B. 121 C. 117 D. 81




  1. Mrs. Salinas is making a test for her history class. There are these types of questions on the test: fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and essay. So far, Mrs. Salinas has written 10 fill-in-the-blank, 21 multiple-choice, and 3 essay questions for the test. Which of the following can be added to the test so that exactly 3/5 of the test will be multiple-choice questions?


A. 3 fill-in-the-blank and 2 essay questions
B. 2 fill-in-the-blank, 3 multiple choice, and 1 essay question
C. 4 multiple choice and 3 essay questions
D. 2 fill-in-the-blank, 1 multiple choice, and 3 essay questions




  1. Which number is closest to 33% of 700?


A. 400 B. 330 C. 210 D. 100
4. Diana has 4 quarts of water. She poured all the water into pint containers. Each pint container was filled to capacity. How many pint

containers did she use?
A. 2 B. 8 C. 16 D. 40





5. Each student in Mr. Edward’s class needs 3 sheets of graph paper for the math project. Each packet of graph paper holds 25 sheets. There are 28 students in his class. What is the least number of packets of graph paper he will need for his students?
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5

Gridded Questions





  1. Sydney played a video game 43 times last year. He did not lose more than 2 games in a row last year. What is the greatest possible number of video games that Sydney could have lost last year?

Mark your answer in the answer grid.




2. Lydia, Sarah, and Denise collected campaign buttons. Lydia had 20 more buttons than Sarah. Denise had 3 times as many buttons as Sarah.

If the total number of campaign buttons the 3 girls had was 120, how many

buttons did Lydia have?
Mark your answer in the answer grid.


3. Larry has 66 music CDs. He has 2 times as many rock CDs as country CDs. He has 3 times as many rock CDs as hip-hop CDs. How many rock CDs does Larry have?
Mark your answer in the answer grid.




4. A company that rents cars will rent a small car for $30 per day. Another company will rent the same type of car for $20 per day plus $0.08 for each mile driven. What is the number of miles at which the rental fees will be

the same?
Mark your answer in the answer grid.



5. A group of 5 adults and 4 children went to the movies. The price for each movie ticket was a whole number dollar amount with tax included. Each adult ticket cost more than each child ticket. A total of $50 was paid for the tickets. What is the cost of a child’s ticket?
Mark your answer in the answer grid.



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