8th Grade World Cultures Midterm Exam

75 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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  • 1. 
    Which of the vocabulary terms below best fits this definition, "a study of the land and it's people"? 
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      History

    • D. 

      Culture trait

  • 2. 
    Which type of government best describes the United States?
    • A. 

      Limited government

    • B. 

      Unlimited government

  • 3. 
    What acronym is used to describe the idea that at one point in history all of Earth's continents were combined into one supercontinent?
    • A. 

      United Nations

    • B. 

      PANGAEA

    • C. 

      PANGE

    • D. 

      LPRM

  • 4. 
    The imaginary line found on maps and globes that run parallel (east to west) are called latitude?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which is the best representation of absolute location?
    • A. 

      Around the corner

    • B. 

      Phoenix, Arizona

    • C. 

      Left at the stop light and straight for 1 mile

    • D. 

      38 degrees south and 14 degrees east

  • 6. 
    What is another word for a cartographer?
    • A. 

      One who studies Earth's measurements

    • B. 

      Globe maker

    • C. 

      Mapmaker

    • D. 

      One who studies the shifting of continents

  • 7. 
    ___________________ is the capital of the United States.
  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a type of change that affects an area?
    • A. 

      Loose change

    • B. 

      Slow change

    • C. 

      Violent change

    • D. 

      Fast change

  • 9. 
    _________________ is the name of the world's largest island.
  • 10. 
    ____________________ is the world's largest country accoding to size.
  • 11. 
    In which geographic region is the Grand Canyon found in?
    • A. 

      Great Plains

    • B. 

      Central Lowlands

    • C. 

      Intermountain Region

    • D. 

      The Rocky Mountains and Coastal Range

  • 12. 
    ___________________ is the longest river in Canada.
  • 13. 
    Which word below best symbolizes the meaning of economy?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      NAFTA

    • C. 

      Industry

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 14. 
    What do the letters in the acronym EOE stand for?
    • A. 

      Equal Opportunity Economy

    • B. 

      Equal Opportunity Employer

    • C. 

      Equal Opportunity Entities

    • D. 

      Equal Opportunity Exports

  • 15. 
    According to the Greek, what does the term democracy mean?
    • A. 

      We the people

    • B. 

      Demos kratos

    • C. 

      Americans rule

    • D. 

      People rule

  • 16. 
    How many amendments make up the Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      27

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is not a branch of the United States government?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Legislative

    • D. 

      Judicial

  • 18. 
    Under which branch of government is the Presidents responsibilites and role found?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 19. 
    Which of the following contries are not part of NAFTA?
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      United State

    • D. 

      Cuba

  • 20. 
    ________________ is the capital of Canada.
  • 21. 
    First Nations people are best associated with what country?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      China

  • 22. 
    Which Canadian city is known as "the  Gateway to the Pacific"?
    • A. 

      Montreal

    • B. 

      Vancouver

    • C. 

      Toronto

    • D. 

      Ottawa

  • 23. 
    In what part of Canada does the majority of the population live in?
    • A. 

      Western Canada

    • B. 

      Central Canada

    • C. 

      Northern Canada

    • D. 

      Southern Canada

  • 24. 
    What is Canada's equivalency to the United States Congress?
    • A. 

      Constitutional monarchy

    • B. 

      Prime minister

    • C. 

      Parliament

    • D. 

      President

  • 25. 
    Canada's Parliament has the same 2 houses as the United States Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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