Chapter 1: Lesson 2 & 3_ Social Studies Test

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Chapter 1: Lesson 2 & 3_ Social Studies Test - Quiz


Social Studies Practice tests designed to cover Chapter 1: Lessons 2 & 3 - Land Forms/Regions and Climate


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Geography is__________________________.

    • A.

      A natural feature that make up the earth's surface

    • B.

      The study of the earth and the people, animals and plants living on it

    • C.

      A graph that shows a place's average temperature and precipitation during the year

    Correct Answer
    B. The study of the earth and the people, animals and plants living on it
    Explanation
    Geography is the study of the earth and the various aspects related to it, including the people, animals, and plants living on it. It involves the examination and understanding of the physical features, climate patterns, ecosystems, and human activities that shape the Earth's surface. Geography encompasses a wide range of topics such as landforms, weather patterns, population distribution, cultural practices, and economic activities, providing a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's dynamics and its interaction with living organisms.

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  • 2. 

    Tennessee has 5 natural land regions.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    A. False
    Explanation
    Tennesse has 6 natural land regions

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  • 3. 

    Landforms are______________________.

    • A.

      Man made features that make up the earth's surface

    • B.

      Natural features that make up the earth's surface

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Natural features that make up the earth's surface
    Explanation
    Landforms are natural features that make up the earth's surface. This refers to the various physical features found on the Earth, such as mountains, valleys, plains, plateaus, and canyons, which are formed by natural processes like erosion, weathering, and tectonic activity. These landforms are not created by humans but are a result of natural geological processes over millions of years.

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  • 4. 

    The six Tennessee land regions are:

    • A.

      Great Smoky Mountains, Lowland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland River, Central Basin and West Tennessee Plain

    • B.

      Great Smoky Mountains, Highland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland Plain, Central Basin and West Tennessee Plain

    • C.

      Great Smoky Mountains, Highland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Central Basin and West Tennessee Plain

    Correct Answer
    C. Great Smoky Mountains, Highland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Central Basin and West Tennessee Plain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Great Smoky Mountains, Highland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Central Basin and West Tennessee Plain. This answer accurately lists the six Tennessee land regions, including the Great Smoky Mountains, Highland Rim, Great Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Central Basin, and West Tennessee Plain.

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  • 5. 

    Tennessee has a humid continental climate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tennessee has a humid continental climate, which means it experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters. This type of climate is characterized by a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, with distinct seasons. Tennessee's geographical location in the southeastern United States contributes to its humid continental climate, as it is influenced by both the Gulf of Mexico and the Appalachian Mountains. The state receives a moderate amount of precipitation throughout the year, with slightly higher rainfall in the summer months. Overall, the statement that Tennessee has a humid continental climate is true.

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  • 6. 

    Elevation is__________________.

    • A.

      The day-to-day temperature and precipitation

    • B.

      A measure of the distance of land above sea level

    • C.

      Rain, sleet, snow or hail.

    Correct Answer
    B. A measure of the distance of land above sea level
    Explanation
    Elevation refers to the measurement of how high or low a piece of land is in relation to sea level. It is used to determine the height or altitude of a location and is usually measured in feet or meters. Elevation is an important factor in various fields such as geography, geology, and meteorology, as it can affect climate, weather patterns, and the distribution of flora and fauna.

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  • 7. 

    Weather is______________________

    • A.

      The day-to-day temperature and precipitation

    • B.

      A measure of the distance of land above sea level

    • C.

      Rain, sleet, snow or hail.

    Correct Answer
    A. The day-to-day temperature and precipitation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the day-to-day temperature and precipitation. This refers to the atmospheric conditions experienced on a daily basis, including the temperature and any form of precipitation such as rain, sleet, snow, or hail. It does not refer to the distance of land above sea level or any other measurement.

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  • 8. 

    Climate is_______________________.

    • A.

      Rain, sleet, snow or hail.

    • B.

      The day-to-day temperature and precipitation

    • C.

      The weather of a place year after year

    Correct Answer
    C. The weather of a place year after year
    Explanation
    The answer "the weather of a place year after year" accurately describes climate. Climate refers to the long-term patterns of weather in a specific region, including factors such as temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric conditions. It is different from weather, which refers to the short-term conditions of the atmosphere at a particular time and place.

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  • 9. 

    Precipitation is _____________________________.

    • A.

      Rain, sleet, snow or hail.

    • B.

      The weather of a place year after year

    • C.

      The day-to-day temperature and precipitation

    Correct Answer
    A. Rain, sleet, snow or hail.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rain, sleet, snow or hail." Precipitation refers to any form of water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface. This includes rain, sleet, snow, and hail, which are all different types of precipitation.

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  • 10. 

    Humid means there is NOT alot of water in the air.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    A. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. The word "humid" actually means that there is a lot of water vapor in the air, leading to a high level of moisture. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Continental means a place is inland (away from a coastline).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The term "continental" refers to a place that is located inland, away from any coastline. It is used to describe landmasses or regions that are situated in the interior part of a continent, far from the influence of the sea. This term is commonly used in geography to differentiate between coastal and inland areas.

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  • 12. 

    Examples of some natural resources are_________________.

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Minerals

    • C.

      Timber

    • D.

      Soil

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all the options listed - water, minerals, timber, and soil - are examples of natural resources. Natural resources are materials or substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain or to meet human needs. Water is a vital resource for various purposes, minerals are used in industries and construction, timber is used for building and furniture, and soil is essential for agriculture and plant growth. Therefore, all these options represent different types of natural resources.

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  • 13. 

    The largest land region in Tennessee is________________.

    Correct Answer
    Highland Rim
    Explanation
    The Highland Rim is the correct answer because it is the largest land region in Tennessee. The Highland Rim is a geographic region that surrounds the Nashville Basin and is characterized by rolling hills and plateaus. It covers a significant portion of central Tennessee and is known for its diverse flora and fauna. This region is an important part of Tennessee's natural landscape and contributes to the state's overall geographical diversity.

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  • 14. 

    What are the eight states that border Tennessee?

    • A.

      California, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia

    • B.

      Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia

    • C.

      Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas

    Correct Answer
    B. Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia
    Explanation
    The eight states that border Tennessee are Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Georgia.

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  • 15. 

    A physical boundary is one that ___________________.

    • A.

      Can be seen (for example, a landform)

    • B.

      That can not be seen (for example, a geography line on a map)

    Correct Answer
    A. Can be seen (for example, a landform)
    Explanation
    A physical boundary is one that can be seen, such as a landform. This means that it is a tangible and visible feature that separates two areas or regions. Examples of physical boundaries include mountains, rivers, and coastlines. These natural features serve as clear markers and are easily identifiable on maps or in the physical landscape.

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  • 16. 

    Lumbering is _________________________.

    • A.

      The business of cutting down trees and making them into boards

    • B.

      The business of cutting down of trees

    Correct Answer
    A. The business of cutting down trees and making them into boards
    Explanation
    Lumbering refers to the business of cutting down trees and processing them into boards. This involves the entire process from felling the trees to converting them into usable lumber. It includes activities such as logging, sawmilling, and processing the timber into various forms like planks, boards, or beams. Lumbering is an essential industry that supplies wood for construction, furniture, and other applications.

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  • 17. 

    There is more to geography than using a map.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that geography encompasses more than just the use of maps. It implies that geography involves a broader understanding of the physical features, climate, culture, and human interactions within different regions. It emphasizes that geography is not limited to the study of maps but also includes a comprehensive examination of various spatial elements and their interconnections.

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  • 18. 

    If your family lived in a plain,your family may farm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a family lived in a plain, it is likely that they would engage in farming. Plains are typically characterized by fertile soil and ample space for cultivation, making it an ideal environment for agricultural activities. Farming would provide the family with a means of sustenance and income by growing crops and possibly raising livestock. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that if a family resided in a plain, they would likely be involved in farming.

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  • 19. 

    If your family lived in the mountains, your family may do some mining or timber.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Living in the mountains often provides access to natural resources such as minerals and timber. Therefore, it is likely that if your family lived in the mountains, they would engage in activities such as mining or timber harvesting to take advantage of these resources. This makes the statement "True" as a plausible explanation.

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  • 20. 

    What is the state capitol of Tennessee?

    Correct Answer
    Nashville
    Explanation
    Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee. This city was chosen as the capital in 1843 because of its central location within the state. Nashville is known for its rich history, vibrant music scene, and being the home of the Grand Ole Opry. It is also the largest city in Tennessee and serves as a major hub for the healthcare, publishing, and banking industries.

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  • 21. 

    Smelting is ____________________

    • A.

      The process of melting steel

    • B.

      The process of melting iron ore

    • C.

      The process of cooling iron ore

    • D.

      The process of cooling steel

    Correct Answer
    B. The process of melting iron ore
    Explanation
    Smelting is the process of melting iron ore. This process involves heating the iron ore to high temperatures in order to extract the metal from the ore. By melting the iron ore, impurities are removed, and the pure iron is obtained. Smelting is an essential step in the production of iron and steel, as it allows for the transformation of raw materials into usable metal.

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  • 22. 

    What is the highest point in Tennessee?

    Correct Answer
    Klingman's Dome
    Explanation
    Klingman's Dome is the highest point in Tennessee. This mountain peak, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, stands at an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 meters) above sea level. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area and is a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. The dome is characterized by its iconic observation tower, which provides visitors with a 360-degree view of the mountains and forests. Klingman's Dome is a significant landmark in Tennessee and a must-visit for those seeking stunning vistas.

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  • 23. 

    Teh climate of East Tennessee is cool and more precipitation.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because East Tennessee has a cool climate and receives a higher amount of precipitation. This means that the region experiences lower temperatures and more rainfall compared to other areas.

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  • 24. 

    The Landform in East Tennessee is mainly coastline.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    A. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because East Tennessee is a landlocked region and does not have a coastline. It is located in the eastern part of the state, bordered by the Appalachian Mountains and the Tennessee River. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 25. 

    The landform in Middle Tennessee is mainly plateau, basin and hills.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The landform in Middle Tennessee is mainly characterized by plateau, basin, and hills. This means that the region predominantly consists of elevated flat areas, lower-lying basins, and rolling hills. This is supported by the geographical features and topography of the area, which exhibit these landforms. Therefore, the statement "The landform in Middle Tennessee is mainly plateau, basin, and hills" is true.

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  • 26. 

    The largest city in West Tennessee is Memphis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Memphis is indeed the largest city in West Tennessee. As of 2021, it has a population of over 650,000 people, making it the most populous city in the state. Additionally, Memphis is a major cultural and economic hub, known for its rich history, music scene, and iconic landmarks such as Beale Street and Graceland. Therefore, the statement that Memphis is the largest city in West Tennessee is true.

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  • 27. 

    The three grand divisions in Tennessee are_______________

    • A.

      East TN, West North TN, Middle TN

    • B.

      East TN, Middle TN, West TN

    • C.

      East TN, Middle TN, West East TN

    Correct Answer
    B. East TN, Middle TN, West TN
    Explanation
    The correct answer is East TN, Middle TN, West TN. This answer correctly identifies the three grand divisions in Tennessee, which are East TN, Middle TN, and West TN. These divisions are based on geographical and cultural differences within the state. East TN is known for its mountainous terrain and Appalachian culture, Middle TN is the region where the state capital Nashville is located, and West TN is characterized by its flat land and ties to the Mississippi River.

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