8. It can most reasonably be inferred from the sixth paragraph
(lines 36–46) that the statement that the basketball
hoops “can’t be made smaller” (line 40) is:

  • F. a fact stated by the grandfather apologetically.

  • G. an opinion stated by the grandfather indignantly.

  • H. a claim the narrator makes to humiliate a relative.

  • J. a conclusion the narrator reaches after hard labor