6th Grade Social Studies Final Exam

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 6th Grade Social Studies Final Exam
Africa, Ancient Egypt, Asia, Ancient Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia, Ancient India, and Ancient China

  
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  • 1. 
    The first contact between Europeans and Africans began through
    • A. 

      Slavery.

    • B. 

      Trade.

    • C. 

      Conquest.

    • D. 

      Settlement.


  • 2. 
    During the time of the Atlantic slave trade,
    • A. 

      Almost all slaves survived the voyage across the Atlantic.

    • B. 

      Slaves in the European colonies usually won their freedom after a few years.

    • C. 

      Africans did not profit from slavery.

    • D. 

      Europeans traded weapons for African slaves.


  • 3. 

    During the Bantu Migrations people moved from Western Africa to
    • A. 

      Northern Africa.

    • B. 

      Only Central Africa.

    • C. 

      Central and Southern Africa.

    • D. 

      Only Southern Africa.


  • 4. 
    What was an effect of the Bantu Migrations?
    • A. 

      The religion of Islam spread to other parts of Africa.

    • B. 

      Christianity spread to other parts of Africa.

    • C. 

      Bantus spread their language to other parts of Africa.

    • D. 

      Bantu ethnic groups were wiped out.


  • 5. 
    According to legend, who united Upper and Lower Egypt?
    • A. 

      Hatshepsut

    • B. 

      Menes

    • C. 

      Amon-Re

    • D. 

      King Tut


  • 6. 
    How did the ancient Egyptians demonstrate their belief in life after death?
    • A. 

      They believed in only one God.

    • B. 

      They became famous warriors.

    • C. 

      They preserved the bodies of their dead.

    • D. 

      They did not think the bodies of the dead should be preserved.


  • 7. 
    The Nile River flows
    • A. 

      North.

    • B. 

      South.

    • C. 

      East.

    • D. 

      West.


  • 8. 
    What were the Israelites known for that made them unique among ancient peoples?
    • A. 

      They worshipped one God.

    • B. 

      They did not have a written Bible.

    • C. 

      They worshipped many gods.

    • D. 

      They made purple dye from snails.


  • 9. 
    A ziggurat is an example of which trait of civilization?
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Writing systems

    • C. 

      Architecture

    • D. 

      Law


  • 10. 
    Which of these would NOT be an example of a law from Hammurabi's Code?                                     
    • A. 

      If a man breaks the bone of a man of his own rank, his bone shall be broken.

    • B. 

      Do not make any statues or carved images of any gods.

    • C. 

      If a man breaks the bone of a common man, he shall pay him three month's wages in silver.

    • D. 

      If you are caught stealing from a house or a temple,you shall be put to death.


  • 11. 
    The Hindu belief that each person has many lives is known as
    • A. 

      Karma.

    • B. 

      Nirvana.

    • C. 

      Dharma.

    • D. 

      Reincarnation.


  • 12. 
    What landform in North America creates the Continental Divide?
    • A. 

      The Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      The Rocky Mountains

    • C. 

      The Grand Canyon

    • D. 

      The Rio Grande River


  • 13. 
    Three world monotheistic religions that started in the Fertile Crescent are
    • A. 

      Judaism,Christianity,and Islam

    • B. 

      Judaism,Christianity,and Hinduism

    • C. 

      Christianity,Hinduism,and Buddhism

    • D. 

      Judaism,Islam,and Hinduism


  • 14. 

    The Fertile Crescent arches between what two bodies of water?
    • A. 

      The Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      The Nile River and the Persian Gulf

    • C. 

      The Tigris and Eurphrates rivers

    • D. 

      The Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf


  • 15. 
    The Chinese called the Huang River China's sorrow because
    • A. 

      It was hard to navigate.

    • B. 

      Foreigners used it to invade China.

    • C. 

      It flooded and destroyed property.

    • D. 

      It carried no loess to use in farming.


  • 16. 
    The _____ Civilization was centered round the Indus River and was known for its planned cities and advanced sewer systems.
    • A. 

      Harappan

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Sumerian

    • D. 

      Babylonian


  • 17. 
    Hinduism was the major religion in ancient
    • A. 

      Egypt.

    • B. 

      Sumer.

    • C. 

      India.

    • D. 

      China.


  • 18. 
    The ______ Hemisphere includes Asia, Australia, most of Africa, Europe, Antarctica and their waters.
    • A. 

      Northern

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Eastern

    • D. 

      Western


  • 19. 
    In ancient Sumer, a professional writer was known as a(n)
    • A. 

      Artisan.

    • B. 

      Recorder.

    • C. 

      Priest.

    • D. 

      Scribe.


  • 20. 
    The _____ was built to keep invaders from entering China from its northern border.
    • A. 

      Great Pyramid

    • B. 

      Hanging Gardens

    • C. 

      Taj Mahal

    • D. 

      Great Wall


  • 21. 
    The ancient Egyptian picture writing system was called
    • A. 

      Heiroglyphics.

    • B. 

      Cuneiform.

    • C. 

      Phoenician.

    • D. 

      Swahili.


  • 22. 
    The _____ alphabet made it easier for people in the Mediterranean world to read and write.
    • A. 

      Phoenician

    • B. 

      Harappan

    • C. 

      Egyptian

    • D. 

      Babylonian


  • 23. 
    A(n)__________ acted as its own state with its own ruler and worshipped its own special god or goddess.
    • A. 

      City

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      City-state

    • D. 

      Empire


  • 24. 
    The overland trade route on which silk and other goods were carried between Asia and Europe was called the __________.
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Route

    • B. 

      Silk Road

    • C. 

      Transatlantic Route

    • D. 

      Long Road


  • 25. 
    __________ was the world's first woman ruler, and she greatly increased Egypt's wealth through trade.
    • A. 

      Nefertiti

    • B. 

      Hatshepsut

    • C. 

      Isis

    • D. 

      Cleopatra


  • 26. 
    A government system with one ruler in which the right to rule is inherited is a
    • A. 

      Dictatorship.

    • B. 

      Republic.

    • C. 

      Monarchy.

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 27. 
    Mesopotamia is a Greek word for
    • A. 

      Land of big water.

    • B. 

      Land of big sky.

    • C. 

      Land between the mountains.

    • D. 

      Land between the rivers.


  • 28. 
    The _________ of Heaven was a sign that a good ruler had the approval of the gods.
    • A. 

      Mandate

    • B. 

      Decree

    • C. 

      Endorsement

    • D. 

      Sanction


  • 29. 
    To bring order to society was the main goal of _____.
    • A. 

      Confucius

    • B. 

      Asoka

    • C. 

      Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Menes


  • 30. 
    Southern Asia is more mountainous than Northern Asia because of the
    • A. 

      Hindu Kush Mountains.

    • B. 

      Himalayan Mountains.

    • C. 

      Mt. McKinley.

    • D. 

      Mt. Kilimanjaro.


  • 31. 
    Asoka converted to Buddhism after
    • A. 

      Famine swept over India.

    • B. 

      He met with Siddhartha Gautama.

    • C. 

      The Battle of Kalinga.

    • D. 

      He met Alexander the Great.


  • 32. 
    Chandragupta was the founder and ruler of the
    • A. 

      Maurya empire.

    • B. 

      Shang dynasty.

    • C. 

      Egyptian empire.

    • D. 

      Qin dynasty.


  • 33. 
    The __________________ system was a strict division of social classes in ancient India.
    • A. 

      Caste

    • B. 

      Citidel

    • C. 

      Avatar

    • D. 

      Dharma


  • 34. 
    In China, using the family name first shows
    • A. 

      A person's occupation.

    • B. 

      The importance of family.

    • C. 

      A person's title.

    • D. 

      A person's role in the family.


  • 35. 
    The founder of the Han dynasty was
    • A. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • B. 

      Liu Bang

    • C. 

      Wudi

    • D. 

      Sima Qian


  • 36. 
    Why did Shi Huangdi feel he needed over 6,000 terra-cotta warriors to guard his tomb?
    • A. 

      He felt he needed them in the afterlife.

    • B. 

      He wanted to show how skilled Chinese sculptors were.

    • C. 

      He wanted his enemies to think his army was bigger than it was.

    • D. 

      He wanted his tomb to be remembered over all others.


  • 37. 
    According to the rap, which group of people within the Fertile Crescent invented the arch? You reopen the rap song by using this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdtgX9ORiW4
    • A. 

      The Sumerians

    • B. 

      The Babylonians

    • C. 

      The Assyrians

    • D. 

      The Hebrews


  • 38. 
    According to the Fertile Crescent rap, which group within the Fertile Crescent were the best sailors?  Click the link you can read or listen to tjhe rap. http://flocabulary.com/fertile-crescent-civilizations/
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Assyrians

    • C. 

      Phonicians

    • D. 

      Chaldeans


  • 39. 
    According to the Fertile Crescent rap, who needs Herbal Essence?
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Sargon

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      Nebuchadnezzar


  • 40. 
    The Sumerian ziggurat is a ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Tomb

    • B. 

      Palace

    • C. 

      Temple

    • D. 

      Market place


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