7th Grade Second Semester Exam Preparation

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7th Grade Second Semester Exam Preparation

As per tradition the end of every semester is marked by exams that are designed to test out what you know about the subjects you take at school. Are you a seventh-grader preparing for that social studies exam? If so take up this quiz on American History Europe South America General Social Studies to see what you recall so far. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who founded a colony for those in debt?
    • A. 

      James Brown

    • B. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • C. 

      John White

  • 2. 
    Check all that apply. Which of the following are indirect forms of protest?
    • A. 

      Boycott

    • B. 

      Tar and feathering tax collectors

    • C. 

      Dumping tea in the harbor

    • D. 

      Writing letters as a part of the Committees of Correspondence

    • E. 

      Drinking coffee instead of tea

  • 3. 
    Why did the British government issue the Proclamation of 1763?
    • A. 

      Clashes with Native Americans was costly after the French and Indian War

    • B. 

      They were saving money in order to fight the French Indian War

    • C. 

      They did not like the actions of the colonists

  • 4. 
    The actions of the Sons of Liberty were
    • A. 

      Illegal

    • B. 

      Legal

    • C. 

      Both

  • 5. 
    The Pilgrims agreed to work together to make their new society a better place to live.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Pilgrims only extended the rights of their new society to other Pilgrims
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the biggest objection that colonists had concerning the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      The color of the stamps

    • B. 

      The concept of no taxation without representation

    • C. 

      The tax was simply too low to raise enough money to pay off the French/Indian War

  • 8. 
    The Tea Act made the price of tea go down for colonists, and their anger level up. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which was NOT a beneficial resource coming from North America going back to Great Britain during colonial times?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Lumber

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Tobacco

  • 10. 
    What is the best slogan to summarize the feelings of the colonists about the series of taxes in the 1760's and 1770's?
    • A. 

      Say, let's pay!

    • B. 

      No taxation without representation

    • C. 

      No representation without taxation

  • 11. 
    Why did the colonists have to pay so many taxes, when other people in Great Britain did not?
    • A. 

      The colonial attitude was definitely "un-British"

    • B. 

      They had to pay for the French and Indian War, which the colonists directly benefitted from

    • C. 

      They were preparing for another war with France and needed money

  • 12. 
    Which came first: the British taxes or the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      They happened in the same year

  • 13. 
    Check all that apply. Who was living in the Colonies at the time the Declaration of Independence was signed? 
    • A. 

      Tories or Loyalists

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      Neutral or undecided people

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

    • E. 

      King George III

    • F. 

      George Washington

    • G. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 14. 
    What was written by Thomas Paine?
    • A. 

      The Crisis

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      The Olive Branch Petition

  • 15. 
    King Louis XVI eventually decided to give support to the Patriot cause.  Which country was he from?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Spain

  • 16. 
    The Colonists promised to be better citizens if the government lifted the Intolerable Acts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Bunker Hill was a military conflict early in the Revolution.  There is a famous quote from this location from the Patriot side.  What body part is mentioned by Col. Prescott
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Heart

  • 18. 
    Why did Benedict Arnold switch from leading the Patriots to leading the British? 
    • A. 

      He felt he was not given enough respect

    • B. 

      He was captured and forced to serve in the British army

    • C. 

      He wanted to fight with his old friends, the Green Mountain Boys

  • 19. 
    Which battle convinced the French to aid the Patriots against the British?
    • A. 

      Long Island

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Trenton

  • 20. 
    What best describes the role of Patriot Nathan Hale?
    • A. 

      Fought in Special Forces Unit

    • B. 

      Was a daring sea captain

    • C. 

      Was a spy captured and hung by the British

  • 21. 
    The Boston Tea Party led to the Boston Massacre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The Tea Party led to the Intolerable Acts, and eventually the action at Lexington and Concord. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which battle ended the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Brandywine

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Yorktown

  • 24. 
    What holiday song was probably heard (by the Hessians) once Washington crossed the Delaware River?
    • A. 

      Auld Lang Syne

    • B. 

      Jingle Bell Rock

    • C. 

      Here comes Peter Cottontail

  • 25. 
    In Canada, Ethan Allen led a group to this Fort to get cannons for the Patriot cause. 
    • A. 

      Fort Necessity

    • B. 

      Fort Oswego

    • C. 

      Fort Ticonderoga

  • 26. 
    What part of a map helps you to determine distance?
    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Compass rose

    • C. 

      Scale

  • 27. 
    Which climate type is NOT found in South America?
    • A. 

      Humid continental

    • B. 

      Humid tropical

    • C. 

      Tropical savanna

    • D. 

      Highland

  • 28. 
    Which European country is much smaller than the others listed?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Denmark

    • E. 

      Germany

    • F. 

      Norway

  • 29. 
    Solid economies make plans to develop their economies; struggling countries have a harder time with this.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Which of the following terms would potentially include the most countries?
    • A. 

      Globalization

    • B. 

      Nationalism

    • C. 

      Regionalism

  • 31. 
    Most of the time, competition between companies
    • A. 

      Cause them all to go out of business

    • B. 

      Helps the consumers since the businesses will change to get more customers

    • C. 

      Helps to raise prices

  • 32. 
    Sometimes, listening to complaints is a part of the Customer Service Department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    A tariff is a tax on
    • A. 

      Domestic products

    • B. 

      Foreign goods

    • C. 

      Both

  • 34. 
    Imports are
    • A. 

      Brought into a country

    • B. 

      Sent out to other countries

    • C. 

      Taxes on foreign goods

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is a correct statement?
    • A. 

      Some countries make products the same way as their ancestors did

    • B. 

      Some countries only make products that their governments allow them to

    • C. 

      Some countries have lots of products and lots of different ways to make them.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 36. 
    The economy of France allows for
    • A. 

      A handful of old options for consumers

    • B. 

      A handful of government-approved choices for its citizens

    • C. 

      Many different kinds of products that citizens can choose from

  • 37. 
    What is the highest spot in South America?
    • A. 

      Andes

    • B. 

      Amazon River Basin

    • C. 

      Guiana Highlands

    • D. 

      Brazilian Highlands

    • E. 

      Patagonia

  • 38. 
    What is a mix of fresh and salt water?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Fjord

    • C. 

      Navigable

  • 39. 
    What is a river deep enough to have large cargo ships travel over them called?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Fjord

    • C. 

      Navigable

  • 40. 
    What is an area of high cliffs overlooking sea water called (in Norway) ?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Fjord

    • C. 

      Navigable

  • 41. 
    Who colonized South America?
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Both

  • 42. 
    Which of the following is a French river?
    • A. 

      Seine

    • B. 

      Tiber

    • C. 

      Thames

  • 43. 
    What does E.U. stand for on this exam?
    • A. 

      Educationally Unacceptable

    • B. 

      European Union

    • C. 

      Edward Upwing

  • 44. 
    Who is NOT a part of NATO?
    • A. 

      Canada and the United States

    • B. 

      Central Asia (Kazakstan etc.)

    • C. 

      Western Europe

  • 45. 
    Check all that apply. What was the cause of violence in Yugoslavia in the early 1990's? 
    • A. 

      Ethnic conflict

    • B. 

      Religious conflict

    • C. 

      World War II

  • 46. 
    Why do polders help the Netherlands?
    • A. 

      By removing garbage

    • B. 

      By removing water

    • C. 

      By providing more shade

  • 47. 
    Aqueducts were used by the ancient Romans to move boats around their empire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    The ancient Greeks believed that most everyone should have a voice in the government.  Therefore they chose a ________ for their style of government.
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Representative democracy

    • C. 

      Monarchy

  • 49. 
    Mudslides would be more common in
    • A. 

      Northern Europe

    • B. 

      Southern Europe

    • C. 

      Both of these regions

  • 50. 
    Thinking about thinking would be one way to describe Greek
    • A. 

      Art

    • B. 

      Architecture

    • C. 

      Philosophy

  • 51. 
    Check all that apply. What were things associated with Italians (Romans and Renaissance thinkers)? 
    • A. 

      Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel

    • B. 

      Roman arch

    • C. 

      Inventing the Internet

    • D. 

      Inventing moveable type

    • E. 

      Writings about Venus and Mars (the gods, not the planets

    • F. 

      The dome

    • G. 

      Opera

  • 52. 
    Donatello painted the Mona Lisa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Check all that apply. Check all the countries that have direct access to the Mediterranean Sea.
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Morocco

    • F. 

      Iceland

    • G. 

      Croatia

    • H. 

      Libya

  • 54. 
    Italy is a world leader in the production of wine. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Check all that apply. Check off products made in Spain and/or Portugal due to its warm, sunny climate. 
    • A. 

      Olive oil

    • B. 

      Cork

    • C. 

      Wine

  • 56. 
    Many people go to the Swiss Alps to experience their version of ecotourism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Check all that apply. Which of the following are associated with the country of Germany? 
    • A. 

      Reformation

    • B. 

      Moveable type for book making

    • C. 

      Holocaust

    • D. 

      Berlin Wall

    • E. 

      Wooden shoes

    • F. 

      Eiffel Tower

  • 58. 
    Which country would NOT be considered part of Scandinavia?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Iceland

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Macedonia

  • 59. 
    Which French leader conquered much of Europe before being exiled to an island?
    • A. 

      Napolean Bonaparte

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stain

  • 60. 
    Which German leader conquered much of Europe and wanted to make a master race of peeople?
    • A. 

      Napolean Bonaparte

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 61. 
    Which region in South America would have the most rare birds and plants for medicine?
    • A. 

      Caribbean South America

    • B. 

      Atlantic South America

    • C. 

      Pacific South America

  • 62. 
    Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela provides an important, high demand energy resource. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    Besides the Amazon, what bodies of water are important to South America?
  • 64. 
    Deforestation is the biggest concern for which region?
    • A. 

      Andes Mountains

    • B. 

      Amazon River basin

    • C. 

      Atacama Desert

  • 65. 
    The Amazon River would be in which section of South America?
    • A. 

      The upper third

    • B. 

      Dead in the middle

    • C. 

      The lower third

  • 66. 
    The Incans built the impressive city of Tetnotchtitlan
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    Where are the Andes Mountains?
    • A. 

      The western third

    • B. 

      Dead in the middle

    • C. 

      The eastern third

  • 68. 
    The Bahamas has a Communist government very close to the U.S.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    Which country dominated the trade and colonization in Mexico and the western side of South America?
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Great Britain

  • 70. 
     A cloud forest describes fog that surrounds mountains in a rain forest setting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    Africans, Europeans, AND Asians all contributed to the culture of the Caribbean Islands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    Which country has special ties to the United States?
    • A. 

      Haiti

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico

  • 73. 
    What country shares the same island with the Dominican Republic?
  • 74. 
    Some countries like Costa Rica have built canopy walkways so that people can pay to see the beauty of the rain forest without destroying it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    What plant gives us cocoa beans?
    • A. 

      Cacao

    • B. 

      Indigo

    • C. 

      Plantains

  • 76. 
    Which country is NOT affected by the Guiana Highlands.
    • A. 

      French Guiana

    • B. 

      Guyana

    • C. 

      Colombia

    • D. 

      Suriname

  • 77. 
    What is the capital of Brazil?
  • 78. 
    Gauchos are cowboys of Argentina and they are in high demand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    Which is FALSE about the Atacama Desert?
    • A. 

      It is close to the Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      It is elevated

    • C. 

      It is cloudy there

    • D. 

      It gets a lot of rain from the nearby rain forest

  • 80. 
    Tierra del Fuego translates into the "Land of Fire"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    Incan farmers built shelves in the mountains to help their farming (and to prevent water run off down the mountain)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    How did the Incans communicate so well in spite of the size of its empire?
    • A. 

      Well built roads

    • B. 

      Suspension bridges

    • C. 

      Marathon relay runners

    • D. 

      Llama relay runners

    • E. 

      The organization of their empire

    • F. 

      Tricked out carts for horses to to haul messages

  • 83. 
    Brazil has two capitals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    Ecuador's capital of Quito is very close to zero degrees North or South.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False