Alabama History Chapter 1

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History Of Alabama Quizzes & Trivia

This is a practice quiz to help students prepare for the upcoming test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Paleo-Indians cross the Bering Strait?
    • A. 

      Indians were following the animals they hunted.

    • B. 

      Indians were searching for new homes

    • C. 

      Indians were following ancient trails.

    • D. 

      Indians heard stories of faraway lands.

  • 2. 
    In the sentence, They have excavated Paleo Indian camps in Alabama, the word They refers to
    • A. 

      Paleo Indians

    • B. 

      Past cultures

    • C. 

      Archaeologists

    • D. 

      Students

  • 3. 
    Which body of water is located west of North America?
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • D. 

      Answer not given

  • 4. 
    Alabama is located______________of the Gulf of Mexico.
    • A. 

      East

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      North

  • 5. 
    Fossil sharks' teeth might be found in Alabama because
    • A. 

      There are many museums here

    • B. 

      Students are interested in sharks

    • C. 

      Alabama has sandy soil

    • D. 

      At one time much of the state was under water

  • 6. 
    What is the most important thing to know about Indians and their pottery?
    • A. 

      Clay mixed with limestone make pottery stronger

    • B. 

      Alabama Native Americans were skilled pottery makers

    • C. 

      Pottery was used by the Indians for storing and cooking food

    • D. 

      Bowls were shaped by hand and placed in a hot fire

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an opinion?
    • A. 

      Paleo Indians were hunters and gatherers

    • B. 

      Paleo Indians came to Alabama 12,000 years ago.

    • C. 

      Indian made camps in caves and under rock overhangs

    • D. 

      Stone make the best spear points

  • 8. 
    Which best describes the way in which an arrowhead or spear point is created?
    • A. 

      Percussion, pressure flaking, abrasion

    • B. 

      Abrasion, pressure flaking, percussion

    • C. 

      Percussion, abrasion, pressure flaking

    • D. 

      Pressure flaking, percussion, abrasion

  • 9. 
    What is the most important detail you should know about the Mississippeans?
    • A. 

      The floodplain's rich soil produced the best crops

    • B. 

      The Mississippeans grew corn, beans, and squash

    • C. 

      Farming was very important to the Mississippeans

    • D. 

      Crops were used to feed the priests, chiefs, and their families

  • 10. 
    What is the most important detail about Mississippeans harvest time?
    • A. 

      Mississippeans preserved their harvest to feed people during the winter months.

    • B. 

      Sunflowers grow tall and can be harvested by their seeds.

    • C. 

      Corn and beans were harvested by many different Native American groups

    • D. 

      Mississippians were good hunters

  • 11. 
    How long did the Mississippian period last?
    • A. 

      1500 years

    • B. 

      8500 years

    • C. 

      800 years

    • D. 

      2200 years

  • 12. 
    How long after the end of the Paleo Indian Period did the Woodland Period begin?
    • A. 

      7000 years

    • B. 

      8500 years

    • C. 

      800 years

    • D. 

      2200 years

  • 13. 
    Which of the following shows the order in which prehistoric cultures developed in Alabama?
    • A. 

      Paleo Indian, Archaic Indian, Mississippian, Woodland

    • B. 

      Woodland, Archaic Indian, Paleo Indian, Mississippian

    • C. 

      Archaic Indian, Paleo Indian, Woodland, Mississippian

    • D. 

      Paleo Indian, Archaic Indian, Woodland, Mississippian

  • 14. 
    What is an important detail to know about Moundville?
    • A. 

      The Moundville Indians collected shells from the Gulf Coast..

    • B. 

      The Moundville Indians traded with Indians from the Great Lakes area.

    • C. 

      Trading was important tot he Indians of Moundville

    • D. 

      The Moundville Indians traded for soapstone

  • 15. 
    Which of the following sentences could NOT be used as a supporting detail for the statement below?The Indians began the task of building mounds.
    • A. 

      Thousands of people helped to build the mounds.

    • B. 

      The mounds contain human remains and pottery from long ago.

    • C. 

      The building process continued for 200 years.

    • D. 

      Dirt was carried in baskets to the building site.

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