American History - Chapter 1 Quiz For 7th Grade Student

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7th graders everywhere, do we have the American History quiz for you! Answer questions on the Maya, the first people to come to the Americas, carbon dating and much more in “American History – Chapter 1 Quiz for 7th Grade Students”, and see how much you really know about the country’s past!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did the first people come to the Americas?
    • A. 

      They came on the Mayflower

    • B. 

      They came with Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      They flew in an airplane

    • D. 

      They came across a land bridge called Beringia

    • E. 

      They came across Canada

  • 2. 
    Which people formed a permanent home in Central America, build the largest city in the world and grew into a military empire?
    • A. 

      The Maya

    • B. 

      The Incas

    • C. 

      The Aztecs

    • D. 

      The Mound Builders

    • E. 

      The Anasazi

  • 3. 
    What are objects left behind by early people that scientists use to learn more about them?
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Archeology

    • C. 

      Artifacts

    • D. 

      Bones

    • E. 

      Diaries

  • 4. 
    What is carbon dating?
    • A. 

      When two carbons like each other and go out

    • B. 

      A way to see how flammable something is

    • C. 

      A way to determine how old an artifact is

    • D. 

      A stamp on an object with the date it was made

    • E. 

      A serial number

  • 5. 
    Which was the first organized civilization in North America?
    • A. 

      Olmec

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Inca

    • D. 

      Aztec

    • E. 

      Anasazi

  • 6. 
    What is Machu Picchu?
    • A. 

      A large pyramid

    • B. 

      An adobe settlement

    • C. 

      The capital of Mexico

    • D. 

      An early city built by the Incas

    • E. 

      The first emperor of Central America

  • 7. 
    Who built Tenochtitian, the largest city in the Americas?
    • A. 

      The Olmec

    • B. 

      The Maya

    • C. 

      The Aztecs

    • D. 

      The Anasazi

    • E. 

      The Hohokam

  • 8. 
    Which civilization had a powerful army and drafted all men ages 25-50 to serve in it?
    • A. 

      The Apache

    • B. 

      The Olmec

    • C. 

      The Inca

    • D. 

      The Aztec

    • E. 

      The Anasazi

  • 9. 
    A ____________________ is a form of government based on religion and was used by many of the ancient civilizations, such as the Maya. 
  • 10. 
    Which early American people settled in the Arizona desert and were experts at irrigation?
    • A. 

      The Maya

    • B. 

      The Inca

    • C. 

      The Apaches

    • D. 

      The Hohokam

    • E. 

      The Seminoles

  • 11. 
    What did the Anasazi, who lived in the Four Corners area of th U.S., become known for building?
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Department Stores

    • C. 

      Pueblos

    • D. 

      Temples

    • E. 

      Kayaks

  • 12. 
    The Mound Builders were influenced in their culture by whom?
    • A. 

      The National League

    • B. 

      The Maya and Aztec

    • C. 

      The Anasazi

    • D. 

      The Hohokam

    • E. 

      The Cherokees

  • 13. 
    What is the largest settlement of the Mound Builders?
    • A. 

      Macchu Picchu

    • B. 

      Cahokia

    • C. 

      Pueblo Bonito

    • D. 

      Mesa Verde

    • E. 

      Miami

  • 14. 
    Which group lived in the northernmost part of North America around the Arctic Ocean?
    • A. 

      The Inuit

    • B. 

      The Eskimos

    • C. 

      The Sun Worshippers

    • D. 

      The Anasazi

    • E. 

      The Hohokam

  • 15. 
    Which groups formed federations and had formal law codes to govern their nations?
    • A. 

      The Aztec and Maya

    • B. 

      The Maya and Incas

    • C. 

      The Apache and Dakotas

    • D. 

      The Cowboys & Indians

    • E. 

      The Iroquois and Cherokee

  • 16. 
    Native Americans of the Northeast in the Onondaga, Seneca, Mowhak, Oneida and Cayuga nations joined to form what?
    • A. 

      The League of Nations

    • B. 

      The Tribe of Five

    • C. 

      The Iriquois Confederacy

    • D. 

      The Indian Nation

    • E. 

      The Fab Five

  • 17. 
    What is an adobe and who built them?
    • A. 

      Clay pots built by the Mayas

    • B. 

      Sundried mud brick homes built by the people of the Southwest

    • C. 

      Sundried mud brick homes built by the Cherokee Nation

    • D. 

      Cliff Dwellings built by the Hohokam

    • E. 

      Statues built by the Maya

  • 18. 
    What is true about the native Americans who lived in the Great Plains area?
    • A. 

      They were nomads

    • B. 

      They lived in tepees

    • C. 

      They hunted deer, antelope and buffalo

    • D. 

      They rode horses and carried spears

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Because the Mayan civilization was a theocracy, the most powerful Mayan people were the:
    • A. 

      Priests

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Warriors

    • D. 

      Craftsman

    • E. 

      Medicine Man

  • 20. 
    _________________ is an early form of corn and was the first crop planted by Native Americans
  • 21. 
    The land bridge connected which two countries?
    • A. 

      Asia and North America

    • B. 

      North America and Russia

    • C. 

      Africa and Canada

    • D. 

      Mexico and South America

    • E. 

      Florida and Georgia

  • 22. 
    ________________ is a way of life of a people who formed communities, developed common customs and beliefs. 
  • 23. 
    The early nomads ate
    • A. 

      Mammoths, Tigers and Mastodon

    • B. 

      Plants, berries and seeds

    • C. 

      Deer, antelope and skunks

    • D. 

      Fish and shrimp

    • E. 

      Beef, pork and chicken

  • 24. 
    How did the first Americans survive?
    • A. 

      They were able to adapt their way of life to their environment

    • B. 

      They ate healthy food and exercised a lot

    • C. 

      They prayed to the Sun God, Jagaur

    • D. 

      They used slaves to do all their work for them

    • E. 

      They had good leaders

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