8th Grade Goal 1 Core1a

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8th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Test to gage knowledge of key points for goal 1.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why would early settlers moving to NC choose to live in the coastal plain over say the mountain region?
    • A. 

      Rocky soil in the coastal plain and flat land

    • B. 

      Good soil called loam and flat land in the coastal plain

    • C. 

      Rolling hills in the coastal plain

    • D. 

      Shorter growing season

  • 2. 
    The Piedmont region has as its main resource:
    • A. 

      Loam

    • B. 

      Gems and minerals

    • C. 

      Building materials

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 3. 
    Native Americans in NC were diverse. They used the resources available to them in each region of NC. Based on these two facts, which of the following statments would best describe their culture?
    • A. 

      Their cultures differed by region of NC

    • B. 

      They had one type of culture

    • C. 

      There was one type of language they all spoke

    • D. 

      They used the land in the same way in each region of NC

  • 4. 
    A common way Native Americans cleared land in the forest of Eastern NC was through:
    • A. 

      Slash and burn farming

    • B. 

      Plantation farming

    • C. 

      Loam farming

    • D. 

      Reforestation

  • 5. 
    From 7th grade, you hopefully learned there were 5 themes of geography. Movement, human-environment interaction, place, location, and region. Native Americans using oak trees to make canoes would be an example of which one of the 5 themes.
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Human-environment interaction

    • C. 

      Movement

    • D. 

      Region

    • E. 

      Place

  • 6. 
    NC, especially the Coastal Plain region, is a great place to farm. NC has a moderate climate because it is located not too close to the equator but also not too far away. NC plants, animals, and farmers depend on the moderate climate everyday.How does NC's location to the equator have anything to do with farming?
    • A. 

      Being located too close to the equator would mean colder weather and change what can be grown.

    • B. 

      Being located too far away from the equator would mean hotter weather and change what could be grown.

    • C. 

      It would rain too much if NC was located closer to the equator.

    • D. 

      NC's location to the equator determines the climate, which determines what can be grown.

  • 7. 
    In the 1500s (16th century), powerful European countries such as France, Spain, and England wanted to explore and take land in North America. Why?
    • A. 

      To convert Native Americans, to compete with one another for political and economic power, to seek a better way to get to Asia (Northwest Passage)

    • B. 

      Primarily just to compete with one another for economic and political power

    • C. 

      Each of the countries hated the other and taking land would help prove their dominance

    • D. 

      To increase trade between the Old World and New World

  • 8. 
    Europeans' actions in the New World are best summarized by which of the following phrases?
    • A. 

      "Europeans, all about love and kindness"

    • B. 

      "Europeans, always thinking of others"

    • C. 

      "Europeans, imperialism is our goal"

    • D. 

      "Europeans, save money and live better"

  • 9. 
    How did Europeans even become aware of the New World in the first place?
    • A. 

      John Smith knew he had discovered the new world in 1492

    • B. 

      Explorers like Christopher Columbus and Giovanni de Verrazano were looking for the Northwest Passage but found the New World instead

    • C. 

      Europeans were searching for gold in South America

    • D. 

      Europeans had known about the New World for quite sometime but never had a reason to explore

  • 10. 
    The Columbian Exchange refers to:
    • A. 

      The exchange of goods, people, and germs between France and England

    • B. 

      The exchange of cultures between Native American groups in NC

    • C. 

      The exchange of cultures between the Piedmont and Mountain regions

    • D. 

      The exchange of goods, people, and germs between the Old World and New World after 1492.

  • 11. 
    Based on what you know about the Columbian Exchange, which side, the Old World (Europeans) or New World (Native Americans) suffered more negative effects and why?
    • A. 

      The Old World because it received germs/diseases from the New World

    • B. 

      The New World because it received food from the Old World

    • C. 

      The New World because it received germs/diseases from the Old World

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Spain was able to take over lotsof land in North America in the 1500s but not NC. Why?
    • A. 

      They tried but failed due to living near a swamp and dying of disease

    • B. 

      They tried but got lost in NC and had to give up

    • C. 

      They never attempted to settle NC

    • D. 

      They suffered from devastating Native American attacks while trying to settle NC

  • 13. 
    Spain and England were bitter rivals. How did this impact NC?
    • A. 

      This rivalry led to the Amadas and Barlowe Expedition failing

    • B. 

      This rivalry led to Spain attacking England in NC

    • C. 

      This rivalry led to England attempting to set up a colony at Roanoke Island in NC's Outer Banks

    • D. 

      This rivalry had little impact on England's attempts to settle NC

  • 14. 
    Why might our capital, Raleigh, be named after Sir Walter Raleigh? In other words, what role did he play in shaping our history?
    • A. 

      He attacked and killed many Native Americans in NC, which helped the Amadas and Barlowe Expedition succeed

    • B. 

      He made peace between Native Americans and Europeans in NC

    • C. 

      He made peace between the Popular and Prerogative parties in Carolina

    • D. 

      He was put in charge of finding "suitable land" in North America for a English colony. That "suitable land" turned out to be NC.

  • 15. 
    If you could time travel back to 1585-1587 and interview some settlers from the Ralph Lane Colony and Lost Colony, how might they respond if you asked them how things were going?
    • A. 

      "We are doing well because Native Americans are helping us a lot. I hope the land continues to provide good crops for us."

    • B. 

      "The weather has been great for growing all the food we need. Thank goodness we have great leaders like Ralph Lane.

    • C. 

      "Did you hear that? Oh, that was my stomach growling because we are starving. Big mistake, arriving in August to grow crops."

    • D. 

      "I am glad I am alive in 1587 and not 2009. That way I don't ever have to see the Panthers play football. It would make me cry."

  • 16. 
    Why did people from Europe move to the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      Puritans and Pilgrims wanted to escape religious persecution

    • B. 

      Puritans and Pilgrims wanted to get rich from the seaport trade

    • C. 

      Puritans and Pilgrims wanted to escape high taxes

    • D. 

      People wanted to search for gold

  • 17. 
    Why did people from England move to the middle colonies? Read carefully!
    • A. 

      Quakers wanted to get rich, and others wanted to escape religious persecution

    • B. 

      Quakers wanted to escape religious persecution, and other people moved there to make money

    • C. 

      People moved because of the loam

    • D. 

      People moved to look for gold

  • 18. 
    Why did people from England move to the southern colonies?
    • A. 

      To make money

    • B. 

      To escape religious persecution

    • C. 

      To escape high taxes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    The economic difference between the New England and Southern colonies was:
    • A. 

      Southern colonies relied on manufacturing while New England was known for a plantation economy

    • B. 

      New England was known for strict religious rules whereas the Southern colonies were not

    • C. 

      New England colonies relied on slave labor while the Southern colonies relied on free labor

    • D. 

      Southern colonies relied on a plantation economy while the New England colonies relied on manufacturing

  • 20. 
    Why were there fewer slaves in the New England colonies compared to the Southern colonies? Choose the best two answers.
    • A. 

      The South had large plantations which required lots of cheap labor

    • B. 

      New England didn't have racist people there

    • C. 

      New England people had a strong work ethic which meant they would rather provide for themselves and not rely on forced labor.

    • D. 

      Slave ships couldn't get to New England

  • 21. 
    The wealthy slave owners (who owned 20 or more) in the southern colonies were called:
    • A. 

      gentry

    • B. 

      Backcountry farmers

    • C. 

      Immigrants

    • D. 

      Servants

  • 22. 
    Why did Carolina experience slow growth before 1690?
    • A. 

      High taxes on land, colony was hard to reach by land, a weak government existed because of poor leadership

    • B. 

      High taxes, religious persecution, a weak government due to poor leadership

    • C. 

      Smaller seaports than Virginia, colony was hard to get to by land

    • D. 

      Not enough manufacturing

  • 23. 
    Which statement best summarizes who the 8 Lord's Proprietors were? Choose the two best answers.
    • A. 

      They were 8 members of the Assembly chosen by the people to represent them

    • B. 

      They were 8 men who helped Jamestown succeed

    • C. 

      They were 8 men who invested in Carolina in order to make profits from people moving there and paying taxes

    • D. 

      They were 8 men who were given land by King Charles II in return for their helping him stay in power

  • 24. 
    Albemarle County, the first county in Carolina in the 1660s, had a government which?
    • A. 

      Was representative of all people in Carolina

    • B. 

      Represented mainly white males who owned enough land

    • C. 

      Represented everyone except females

    • D. 

      Only represented the 8 Lords Proprietors

  • 25. 
    In the early government of Albemarle County, Carolina, which group had the most power?
    • A. 

      Council

    • B. 

      Assembly

    • C. 

      Governors

    • D. 

      Slaves

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