Chapter 3 Social Studies

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3rd grade social studies


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  • 1. 

    _______________ is doing work for the good of the community

    • A.

      Public service

    • B.

      Volunteer

    • C.

      Elect

    • D.

      Common good

    Correct Answer
    A. Public service
    Explanation
    Public service refers to the act of working for the benefit and welfare of the community or the general public. It involves individuals or organizations dedicating their time, skills, and resources towards improving the lives of others and addressing societal needs. Public service can be in various forms, such as serving in government positions, working in non-profit organizations, or volunteering for community initiatives. The focus is on contributing to the common good and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

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  • 2. 

    ______________ is the good of everyone in a community.

    • A.

      Volunteer

    • B.

      Authourity

    • C.

      Common good

    • D.

      Public service

    Correct Answer
    C. Common good
    Explanation
    The term "common good" refers to the benefit or welfare of all members of a community. It encompasses the collective well-being, interests, and values that promote the overall betterment of society. It implies that decisions and actions should be made for the greater benefit of everyone, rather than focusing solely on individual interests. In this context, common good represents the idea of working together for the greater good and ensuring the overall welfare and prosperity of the community as a whole.

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  • 3. 

    A ______________ is someone who chooses to work without being paid.

    • A.

      Authority

    • B.

      Common good

    • C.

      Volunteer

    • D.

      Elect

    Correct Answer
    C. Volunteer
    Explanation
    A volunteer is someone who chooses to work without being paid. They offer their time, skills, and services willingly and without expecting any monetary compensation in return. Volunteers often contribute to various organizations, causes, or events to make a positive impact on their communities or help those in need. They selflessly dedicate their time and efforts for the betterment of others, demonstrating a strong sense of altruism and community spirit.

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  • 4. 

    The people of a community _________, or choose by voting, many of their government leaders.

    • A.

      Elect

    • B.

      Appoint

    • C.

      Authority

    • D.

      Volunteer

    Correct Answer
    A. Elect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "elect". This is because when the people of a community "elect" their government leaders, they choose them through a voting process. This implies that the leaders are selected by the community members through a democratic process, rather than being appointed, having authority automatically, or volunteering for the position.

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  • 5. 

    Government leaders can ___________, or name, people to do jobs.

    • A.

      Authoirty

    • B.

      Appoint

    • C.

      Public good

    • D.

      Elect

    Correct Answer
    B. Appoint
    Explanation
    Government leaders have the power or authority to select and assign individuals to specific roles or positions. This process is known as appointment. It allows the leaders to carefully choose individuals who they believe are qualified and capable of carrying out the necessary tasks and responsibilities. This ensures that the right people are placed in the right positions to effectively serve the government and the public good.

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  • 6. 

    ____________ is the right leaders have to give orders, make decisions, and take action.

    • A.

      Elect

    • B.

      Public service

    • C.

      Authority

    • D.

      Appoint

    Correct Answer
    C. Authority
    Explanation
    Authority is the right leaders have to give orders, make decisions, and take action. It is the power or control that enables leaders to exercise their leadership and enforce their decisions. Having authority allows leaders to effectively guide and direct their subordinates, ensuring that tasks are completed and goals are achieved. It is an essential aspect of leadership that enables leaders to effectively lead and manage their teams.

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  • 7. 

    A __________ is a disagreement.

    • A.

      Court

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Appoint

    • D.

      Authority

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflict
    Explanation
    A conflict is a disagreement between two or more parties. It typically arises when there are opposing opinions, interests, or goals. In a conflict, there is often tension and a lack of agreement or harmony. This term accurately describes a situation where there is a clash or difference of opinions or interests, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 8. 

    Sometimes the conflict is settled in a _________ by a judge.

    • A.

      Public property

    • B.

      Common good

    • C.

      Court

    • D.

      Private property

    Correct Answer
    C. Court
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is "court". A court is a legal institution where conflicts and disputes are settled by a judge. It is a formal setting where legal proceedings take place, evidence is presented, and a judge makes decisions based on the law. The other options, such as public property, common good, and private property, do not directly relate to the settlement of conflicts by a judge.

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  • 9. 

    ___________ belongs to everyone in the community.

    • A.

      Public property

    • B.

      Private property

    Correct Answer
    A. Public property
    Explanation
    Public property belongs to everyone in the community. It is owned collectively and is accessible to all members of the community. Public property includes parks, roads, libraries, and government buildings. These are maintained and funded by the government using taxpayer money. The purpose of public property is to serve the public and provide essential services and amenities for the community. Unlike private property, which is owned by individuals or organizations, public property is intended for the common good and is not owned by any specific individual.

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  • 10. 

    ___________________ belongs to one person or a group of people.

    • A.

      Public property

    • B.

      Private property

    Correct Answer
    B. Private property
    Explanation
    Private property refers to assets or possessions that are owned exclusively by an individual or a group of people. Unlike public property, which is owned by the government or the community as a whole, private property is controlled and utilized by its owners. This can include land, buildings, vehicles, or any other tangible or intangible assets that are legally owned by individuals or organizations. The concept of private property is an essential aspect of capitalism and provides individuals with the right to use, transfer, or dispose of their property as they see fit, within the boundaries of the law.

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  • 11. 

    The four steps to resolve a conflict?

    • A.

      Walk away, smile about it, comprimise, and ask for help

    • B.

      Walk toward, frown, start a fight, mediate

    • C.

      Volunteer, smile, mediate, and court

    Correct Answer
    A. Walk away, smile about it, comprimise, and ask for help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "walk away, smile about it, compromise, and ask for help." This answer provides a logical sequence of steps to resolve a conflict. Walking away helps to create space and prevent escalation. Smiling about it can help diffuse tension and maintain a positive attitude. Compromising involves finding a middle ground that satisfies both parties. Finally, asking for help involves seeking assistance from a neutral third party who can provide guidance or mediation. This sequence of steps promotes peaceful resolution and effective communication.

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  • 12. 

    In a ____________, each person gives up some of what he or she wants.

    • A.

      Conflict

    • B.

      Jury

    • C.

      Court

    • D.

      Comprimise

    Correct Answer
    D. Comprimise
    Explanation
    A compromise is a situation where each person involved in a conflict agrees to give up some of their own desires or preferences in order to reach a mutually acceptable solution. It involves finding a middle ground and making concessions in order to achieve a resolution that satisfies everyone involved.

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  • 13. 

    A ________________ is a person who helps people settle a disagreement.

    • A.

      Mediator

    • B.

      Jury

    • C.

      Court

    Correct Answer
    A. Mediator
    Explanation
    A mediator is a person who helps people settle a disagreement by facilitating communication and negotiation between the parties involved. They remain neutral and impartial, guiding the discussion towards finding a mutually acceptable resolution. Unlike a jury, who listens to evidence and makes a decision in a court, or a court itself, which is a legal institution, a mediator focuses on helping the conflicting parties reach a compromise or agreement through dialogue and understanding.

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  • 14. 

    A _______________ is work that is done by the government for everyone in a city or town.

    • A.

      Sales tax

    • B.

      Council

    • C.

      Government service

    • D.

      Recreation

    Correct Answer
    C. Government service
    Explanation
    A government service refers to work or activities that are performed by the government for the benefit of all individuals residing in a city or town. This can include services such as healthcare, education, transportation, public safety, and infrastructure development. These services are funded through taxes and are aimed at improving the overall well-being and quality of life of the community.

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  • 15. 

    _____________ is any activity , hobby, or sport done for enfoyment after working.

    • A.

      Volunteer

    • B.

      Recreation

    • C.

      Court

    • D.

      Government service

    Correct Answer
    B. Recreation
    Explanation
    Recreation refers to any activity, hobby, or sport that individuals engage in for enjoyment and relaxation after work. It is a way to unwind, have fun, and rejuvenate oneself. This can include activities such as playing sports, going for a hike, watching movies, or engaging in creative pursuits. Recreation is essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and promoting overall well-being.

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  • 16. 

    The _________________ department of a community government provides services to meet day-to-day needs.

    • A.

      Government service

    • B.

      Counil

    • C.

      Public works

    • D.

      Private property

    Correct Answer
    C. Public works
    Explanation
    The public works department of a community government provides services to meet day-to-day needs. This department is responsible for maintaining and improving public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, parks, and utilities. They ensure that essential services like water supply, sewage systems, and waste management are functioning properly. Public works departments also play a crucial role in emergency response and disaster management. Their primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for residents by providing essential services that contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

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  • 17. 

    What are two of the jobs of a public works department?

    • A.

      Basketball and baseball

    • B.

      Fishing and hunting

    • C.

      Collect garbage, clean streets

    • D.

      Eat and sleep

    Correct Answer
    C. Collect garbage, clean streets
    Explanation
    A public works department is responsible for maintaining and improving public infrastructure. This includes tasks such as collecting garbage and cleaning streets to ensure cleanliness and sanitation in the community. These responsibilities are essential for maintaining the overall well-being and quality of life for residents.

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  • 18. 

    What kinds of resources do governments provede to help citizens enjoy themselves?

    • A.

      Parks and swimming pools

    • B.

      Buildings and streets

    • C.

      Dogs and cats

    Correct Answer
    A. Parks and swimming pools
    Explanation
    Governments provide parks and swimming pools as resources to help citizens enjoy themselves. Parks offer green spaces for recreational activities such as walking, jogging, picnicking, and playing sports, providing a place for relaxation and leisure. Swimming pools provide opportunities for swimming, water sports, and aquatic recreation, promoting physical activity and enjoyment. These resources contribute to the well-being and quality of life of citizens by offering spaces for leisure, exercise, and social interaction.

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  • 19. 

    ______________ is money paid by people who own land and buildings in the community.

    • A.

      Sales tax

    • B.

      Property tax

    • C.

      Tax

    Correct Answer
    B. Property tax
    Explanation
    Property tax is money paid by people who own land and buildings in the community. It is a tax specifically levied on real estate, including residential and commercial properties. Property taxes are usually assessed by local governments and used to fund various public services such as schools, roads, and public safety. Unlike sales tax, which is applied to the purchase of goods and services, property tax is based on the value of the property and is an ongoing annual payment. Therefore, property tax is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 20. 

    __________ is the extra money that all people pay each time they buy something.

    • A.

      Tax

    • B.

      Sales tax

    • C.

      Property tax

    Correct Answer
    B. Sales tax
    Explanation
    Sales tax is the extra money that all people pay each time they buy something. This tax is added to the total cost of a product or service and is collected by the government. It is typically a percentage of the purchase price and varies from one jurisdiction to another. Sales tax is imposed on a wide range of goods and services, such as clothing, electronics, and meals at restaurants. It is an indirect form of taxation that helps generate revenue for the government and fund public services and infrastructure projects.

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  • 21. 

    In some communities , members of a city or town __________, the group that makes laws, and meet to make decisions.

    • A.

      Court

    • B.

      Judge

    • C.

      Council

    • D.

      Jury

    Correct Answer
    C. Council
    Explanation
    A council is a group of individuals who are responsible for making laws and decisions in a city or town. They are elected or appointed by the community members to represent their interests and ensure the smooth functioning of the community. The council members gather together in meetings to discuss and vote on various matters that affect the community, such as passing ordinances, approving budgets, and implementing policies. They play a crucial role in governing the community and ensuring that the needs and concerns of the residents are addressed effectively.

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  • 22. 

    The branch of government who make laws is ______________.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judicial

    Correct Answer
    A. Legislative
    Explanation
    The branch of government responsible for making laws is the legislative branch. This branch is typically composed of elected representatives who create, debate, and pass laws. They have the power to introduce new legislation, amend existing laws, and repeal outdated laws. The legislative branch plays a crucial role in the democratic process by ensuring that laws are representative of the will of the people and promoting the common good.

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  • 23. 

    The branch of government who sees that the laws are obeyed is ____________.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Judicial

    • C.

      Executive

    Correct Answer
    C. Executive
    Explanation
    The branch of government that sees that the laws are obeyed is the executive branch. This branch is responsible for enforcing and implementing laws, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government. They have the power to enforce laws through various agencies and departments, such as law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies. The executive branch is headed by the President or Prime Minister, depending on the country, and they are responsible for ensuring that the laws are faithfully executed.

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  • 24. 

    The branch of government who decides is the laws are fair is ________________.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judicial

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial
    Explanation
    The branch of government that decides if laws are fair is the judicial branch. This branch is responsible for interpreting the laws and ensuring that they align with the Constitution. Judges within the judicial branch have the authority to review legislation and determine its constitutionality. They play a crucial role in safeguarding individual rights and maintaining the balance of power within the government.

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  • 25. 

    A ____________ is a part of a state.

    • A.

      County

    • B.

      Court

    • C.

      Town

    • D.

      City

    Correct Answer
    A. County
    Explanation
    A county is a geographical and political subdivision of a state. It is typically smaller than a state and larger than a city or town. Counties are responsible for local governance and administration, including law enforcement, public services, and infrastructure. They often have their own government structures, such as county courts and county executives. Therefore, a county can be considered a part of a state.

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  • 26. 

    A county board of commissioners meets in a town or city known a s the _________________.

    • A.

      Board of supervisors

    • B.

      County seat

    • C.

      House of representatives

    • D.

      Governor

    Correct Answer
    B. County seat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "county seat". A county board of commissioners holds their meetings in the town or city that serves as the administrative center of the county, which is known as the county seat. This is where the county government offices are located and where important decisions and discussions take place regarding the county's affairs. The county seat is typically chosen based on factors such as population, accessibility, and historical significance within the county.

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  • 27. 

    In each state, voters elect a leader called a ______________.

    • A.

      Mayor

    • B.

      Governor

    • C.

      President

    • D.

      Secretary

    Correct Answer
    B. Governor
    Explanation
    In each state, voters elect a leader called a governor. A governor is the highest-ranking official in the state government and is responsible for implementing and enforcing state laws, managing the state budget, and representing the state in various capacities. They serve as the chief executive of the state and are typically elected by the citizens in statewide elections. Governors have significant decision-making power and play a crucial role in shaping state policies and programs.

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  • 28. 

    The lawmakers meet in the state's capital city in a building called the _____________.

    • A.

      County

    • B.

      State

    • C.

      Capitol

    • D.

      White house

    Correct Answer
    C. Capitol
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "capitol" because it refers to the building where lawmakers meet in the state's capital city. The term "capitol" specifically refers to the building that houses the legislative branch of government, while "county" refers to a specific geographic area within a state. "State" is a more general term that can refer to the entire state or its government as a whole. "White House" is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, not the state lawmakers.

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  • 29. 

    A border is also called a ______________.

    • A.

      Street

    • B.

      Line

    • C.

      River

    • D.

      Boundary

    Correct Answer
    D. Boundary
    Explanation
    A border is also called a boundary because it marks the edge or limit of a particular area or region. It separates one place from another and defines the extent of a specific territory. Borders or boundaries can exist between countries, states, cities, or even smaller divisions like neighborhoods or properties. They serve as a demarcation line, indicating where one jurisdiction ends and another begins.

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