2nd-social Science Unit 2 Test

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2nd-social Science Unit 2 Test - Quiz


Mapping and ancestors test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the words below is a landform?

    • A.

      Communities

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Houses

    • D.

      Bridges

    Correct Answer
    B. Mountains
    Explanation
    Mountains are a landform characterized by a high elevation and steep slopes. They are formed through various geological processes such as tectonic plate movements and volcanic activity. Mountains play a significant role in shaping the Earth's surface and are often home to diverse ecosystems. Unlike the other options listed, communities, houses, and bridges are not landforms but rather human-made structures or social groups.

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  • 2. 

    On a map what does a compass rose tell you?

    • A.

      Distance from one place to another.

    • B.

      The direction on a map.

    • C.

      The symbols on a map.

    • D.

      The title of the map.

    Correct Answer
    B. The direction on a map.
    Explanation
    A compass rose on a map provides information about the directions. It usually consists of arrows or lines that indicate the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and sometimes the intermediate directions as well. By referring to the compass rose, one can determine the orientation of the map and accurately navigate the different locations depicted on it.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these will you often see in an urban area?

    • A.

      Horses

    • B.

      Cows

    • C.

      Some people

    • D.

      Many people

    Correct Answer
    D. Many people
    Explanation
    In an urban area, it is common to see many people. Urban areas are densely populated and characterized by a high concentration of buildings, infrastructure, and human activity. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect a large number of people in such areas.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these will you often see in a rural area?

    • A.

      Pigs

    • B.

      Many cars

    • C.

      Many people

    • D.

      Tall buildings

    Correct Answer
    A. Pigs
    Explanation
    In a rural area, it is common to see pigs. Rural areas are typically characterized by agricultural activities and farming, where pigs are commonly raised for meat production. The presence of many cars, tall buildings, or a large number of people is more commonly associated with urban areas rather than rural areas.

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  • 5. 

    What type of area would you rather live in and why?  (rural, suburban, urban)

  • 6. 

    What is an ancestor?

    • A.

      A neighbor in your community.

    • B.

      A place where people live.

    • C.

      Someone in your family who lived in the past.

    • D.

      Someone in your family that lives in another country.

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone in your family who lived in the past.
    Explanation
    An ancestor refers to someone in your family who lived in the past. This term is used to describe a person who is related to you and is from a previous generation. Ancestors can include grandparents, great-grandparents, and even more distant relatives. They are important in genealogy and tracing family history as they provide a connection to the past and a sense of heritage.

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  • 7. 

    What does a map legend tell you?

    • A.

      Where things are located.

    • B.

      What the symbols on a map mean.

    • C.

      How to find a buried treasure.

    • D.

      How long it takes to drive somewhere.

    Correct Answer
    B. What the symbols on a map mean.
    Explanation
    A map legend provides information about the symbols used on a map, allowing the reader to understand what each symbol represents. It helps in interpreting the map accurately and provides key information about the features and elements depicted on the map. The legend is essential for navigation and understanding the meaning of various symbols, such as roads, landmarks, bodies of water, and other important geographical features. It does not provide information about the location of things, finding buried treasure, or driving times.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the fire station located on the grid?

    • A.

      2B

    • B.

      1A

    • C.

      1C

    Correct Answer
    B. 1A
    Explanation
    The fire station is located at 1A on the grid.

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  • 9. 

    Where is the park located on the grid?

    • A.

      1A

    • B.

      2A

    • C.

      1C

    Correct Answer
    C. 1C
    Explanation
    The park is located at 1C on the grid.

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  • 10. 

    Where is the library located on the grid?

    • A.

      2C

    • B.

      1C

    • C.

      3C

    Correct Answer
    C. 3C
    Explanation
    The library is located at 3C on the grid.

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  • 11. 

    Where is the police station located on the grid?

    • A.

      2A

    • B.

      3A

    • C.

      2B

    Correct Answer
    C. 2B
    Explanation
    The police station is located at 2B on the grid.

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  • 12. 

    Where is the school located on the grid?

    • A.

      3A

    • B.

      3C

    • C.

      2B

    Correct Answer
    A. 3A
    Explanation
    The school is located at the intersection of the third row and the first column on the grid.

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  • 13. 

    Which label is South on the compass rose?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The label "C" is South on the compass rose. The compass rose is a diagram that shows the directions on a map, with North being at the top. In this case, "C" is the label that represents the direction of South on the compass rose.

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  • 14. 

    Which label is North on the compass rose?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because traditionally, the label "N" represents North on the compass rose. The compass rose is a symbol used on maps and compasses to indicate the cardinal directions, with North being the direction towards the Earth's North Pole. Therefore, option A is the correct choice for the label representing North.

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  • 15. 

    Which label is East on the compass rose?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B because on a compass rose, the label "East" is typically located on the right side of the compass, and when facing North, turning to the right will lead to the East direction.

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  • 16. 

    Which label is West on the compass rose?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D because on a compass rose, the direction West is typically labeled with the letter "W".

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