Mid Term Benchmark Social Studies Grade 8

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Mid Term Benchmark Social Studies Grade 8

Read each carefully and select the best answer from the choices provided


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three geographic regions of NC?
    • A. 

      Outer Banks, Coastal Plain, Mountains

    • B. 

      Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

    • C. 

      Tidewater, Mountains, Piedmont

    • D. 

      Outer Banks, Foothills, Piedmont

  • 2. 
    Complete the analogy using the following information: Coastal Plain: ____________soil:  best farmland in state Mountains: Rocky, Red Clay soil : least productive soil in state with rich mineral deposits Coastal Rivers: flow toward: ____________ Mountain Rivers: flow toward the state of TN
    • A. 

      Sandy, Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Clay, South Carolina

    • C. 

      Clay/Sandy, West

    • D. 

      Sandy, West

  • 3. 
    Complete the analogy about state capitals of NC: __________: First Capital of NC Raleigh: Current State Capital
    • A. 

      Bath

    • B. 

      Wilmington

    • C. 

      Winston Salem

    • D. 

      New Bern

  • 4. 
    Identify the true statement about settlement of the state of NC.
    • A. 

      Rivers flow from region to region throughout the state, so settlement was very easy throughout the state

    • B. 

      Settlement began in the Coastal Plain then moved into the Backcountry then the Mountains

    • C. 

      The Backcountry was settled first then the mountains, Coastal Plain was settled last.

    • D. 

      The Rivers of NC had no effect on the development, transportation of the state

  • 5. 
    Name the largest tribe of Native Americans living in NC.
    • A. 

      Cherokee

    • B. 

      Catawba

    • C. 

      Creek

    • D. 

      Tuscarora

  • 6. 
    Who was the most famous NC pirate that used the NC Coast to his advantage?
    • A. 

      Redbeard

    • B. 

      Blackbeard

    • C. 

      Robert Maynard

    • D. 

      Stede Bonnet

  • 7. 
    What is the main purpose of Veterans Day?
    • A. 

      To celebrate the day of victory in WWI

    • B. 

      To honor and thank those that died in WWI

    • C. 

      To honor and thank those who died in WWII and Vietnam War

    • D. 

      To honor and thank those who have serve in our nations military

  • 8. 
    What is the name the first successful English colony in the New World?
    • A. 

      Lost Colony

    • B. 

      Amadas Barlowe Expedition

    • C. 

      Lane Colony

    • D. 

      Jamestown

  • 9. 
    What crop helped to make the Jamestown Colony successful for the English in 1607?
    • A. 

      Wheat

    • B. 

      Corn/Maize

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Potatoes

  • 10. 
    Use the analogy to identify the exchanges from the Columbian Exchange. Diseases: ___________ Corn: ________
    • A. 

      Slavery, Horses

    • B. 

      Corn, Horses

    • C. 

      Potatoes, Men

    • D. 

      Corn, Potatoes

  • 11. 
    Why did Columbus call the Native Americans, Indians?
    • A. 

      He thought that he had landed in Asia

    • B. 

      He thought that was the best name for them

    • C. 

      When he landed in North America, the Natives used sign language to tell them that was what they wished to be called

    • D. 

      He thought that he had landed in India, therefore they were natives of the nation- Indians

  • 12. 
    Describe the lasting impact of exploration upon the Native American population.
    • A. 

      Loss of land

    • B. 

      Reduction in population

    • C. 

      Exchange of plants, animals, disease

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Select the correct process of colonization for NC
    • A. 

      Attempted Colonies by Sir Walter Raleigh,Jamestown, Proprietatary Colony, Royal Colony, Independence

    • B. 

      Jamestown, Independence, Royal Colony, Proprietatary

    • C. 

      Attempted Colonies, Jamestown, Royal Colony, Independence, Proprietary

    • D. 

      Independence, Royal Colony, Jamestown, Proprietatary, Attempted Colonies

  • 14. 
    What were the main reasons that settlers moved into the Backcountry in the 1700's?
    • A. 

      Find rich farmland

    • B. 

      Wealth and freedom

    • C. 

      Religious Freedom,& to escape political conflicts

    • D. 

      Farmland and Freedom

  • 15. 
    What would be the best description of the word yeoman?
    • A. 

      Rich plantation owner with 20 or more slaves

    • B. 

      Indentured Servant

    • C. 

      Apprentice

    • D. 

      Small Farmer

  • 16. 
    What was the main purpose of the Great Wagon Road?
    • A. 

      Native American trail used by the British during the American Revolution

    • B. 

      Trail made by horses that allowed settlements along the mountains of PA to NY

    • C. 

      Brought settlers from PA to NC and began to settle NC's Backcountry

    • D. 

      Path used by settlers to move towards the coast of NC

  • 17. 
    What region of the state would be best described as the "Backcountry"?
    • A. 

      Piedmont

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Coastal Plain

    • D. 

      Tidewater

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was not an immigrant group of the 1700's that moved to NC by choice?
    • A. 

      Africans

    • B. 

      Highland Scots

    • C. 

      Moravains

    • D. 

      Scot-Irish

  • 19. 
    Which immigrant groups of the 20th Century found living in NC are currently growing at a rapid pace? 
    • A. 

      Highland Scot, Moravians

    • B. 

      Hmong, Hispanic

    • C. 

      Scot-Irish, Highland Scot

    • D. 

      Hmong, Moravians

  • 20. 
    The French and Indian War helped to set the stage for what major conflict to occur?
    • A. 

      American Revolution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      World War I

    • D. 

      Golden Age of Piracy

  • 21. 
    Complete the analogy Thomas Jefferson: ______________ James Madison: __________________
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights, Constitution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence, Constitution

    • C. 

      Constitution, Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence, Halifax Resolves

  • 22. 
    What would be the best definition of the word "Revolution"?
    • A. 

      Fighting a war

    • B. 

      Argument over a land/terrority

    • C. 

      Dispute between two groups of people

    • D. 

      A time of great change, conflict

  • 23. 
    We researched who our national "Founding Fathers" were, how would they be best defined? 
    • A. 

      Social leaders of the American Revolution

    • B. 

      Political leaders of the American Revolution and helped to found the new nation after the war

    • C. 

      Constitutional signers

    • D. 

      Those men who signed the Declaration of Independence

  • 24. 
    ______________: Opening Battle of American Revolution ______________: Final Battle of American Revolution
    • A. 

      Bunker Hill, Yorktown

    • B. 

      Guilford Courthouse, Lexington&Concord

    • C. 

      Kings Mountain, Yorktown

    • D. 

      Lexington&Concord, Yorktown

  • 25. 
    Leader of the Continental Army:_____________________ Leader of the British Army__________________
    • A. 

      Greene, Washington

    • B. 

      Washington, Cornwallis

    • C. 

      Washington, Ferguson

    • D. 

      Washington, Hamilton

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