Sample questions: Are you smarter than an eighth-grader?

Sample questions: Are you smarter than an eighth-grader?
Oklahoman Modified: April 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm •  Published: April 6, 2013
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Here are a few questions from a practice test for eighth-grade math. How do you score?

1. Stacey delivers newspapers. She earns $15 each week plus $2 for each customer on her route. Which equation can she use to find c, the number of customers she needs to earn exactly $25 each week?

A. 15c – 2 = 25

B. 15c + 2 = 25

C. 2c + 15 = 25

D. 2c – 15 = 25

2. What value of x makes this equation true?

4x – 10 = 18

A. 2 B. 4 C. 7 D. 8

3. Jill plans to conduct a survey to study the relationship between the number of hours her classmates watch television and their quiz scores. Which would be an appropriate way for Jill to display the survey data?

A. stem-and-leaf plot

B. line graph

C. circle graph

D. scatter plot

4. For which data set is the median greater than the mode?

A. 10, 7, 5, 3, 10

B. 26, 31, 28, 26, 22

C. 9, 0, 1, 9, 3

D. 16, 12, 21, 12, 14

Answers: 1. C; 2. C; 3. D; 4. D


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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