Social Studies: Ch. 4 Lesson 1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What was one effect of the United States government passing the Land Ordinance of 1785?

    • A.

      Set up rules for how the land would be divided and used

    • B.

      Divided the land into townships and sections

    • C.

      Set aside land for schools

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Land Ordinance of 1785 had multiple effects on the United States government. Firstly, it set up rules for how the land would be divided and used, ensuring a systematic approach to land distribution. Secondly, it divided the land into townships and sections, providing a structured framework for settlement and development. Lastly, it also set aside land for schools, emphasizing the importance of education and laying the foundation for public education in the newly formed territories. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    What did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 do?

    • A.

      Set aside land for schools

    • B.

      Named the area Ohio

    • C.

      Set up a government for the Northwest Territory

    • D.

      Gave the Indians more land

    Correct Answer
    C. Set up a government for the Northwest Territory
    Explanation
    The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 established a government for the Northwest Territory. This legislation provided a framework for the organization and governance of the region, including the process for admitting new states to the Union. It also prohibited slavery in the territory and emphasized the importance of public education by setting aside land for schools. The ordinance did not specifically name the area Ohio or give more land to the Indians.

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  • 3. 

    In what way could a land company earn a profit?

    • A.

      By selling the land for more money than it paid for the land and other expenses

    • B.

      By selling the same land to more than one person

    • C.

      By holding on to the land and not giving it away

    • D.

      By combining smaller land pieces together making a huge chunk of land to sell

    Correct Answer
    A. By selling the land for more money than it paid for the land and other expenses
    Explanation
    A land company can earn a profit by selling the land for a higher price than the amount it initially paid for the land and any other expenses incurred. This means that the company can make a profit by strategically buying land at a lower price and then selling it at a higher price, taking into account any additional costs involved in the transaction. By doing so, the company can generate revenue and make a profit from its land investments.

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  • 4. 

    Who founded Adelphia (Marietta)?

    • A.

      John Symmes

    • B.

      Rufus Putnam

    • C.

      Moses Cleaveland

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Rufus Putnam
    Explanation
    Rufus Putnam founded Adelphia (Marietta).

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  • 5. 

    Who did not make a profit on land he was selling between the Little Miami and Great Miami rivers?

    • A.

      Symmes

    • B.

      Putnam

    • C.

      Cleaveland

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Symmes
    Explanation
    Symmes did not make a profit on the land he was selling between the Little Miami and Great Miami rivers.

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  • 6. 

    What did most cities get built near?

    • A.

      Forests

    • B.

      Waterways

    • C.

      Large landforms

    • D.

      Places of natural disasters

    Correct Answer
    B. Waterways
    Explanation
    Most cities are built near waterways because they provide a reliable source of water for drinking, irrigation, and transportation. Waterways such as rivers, lakes, and coastlines also offer opportunities for trade and commerce, making them attractive locations for settlement and economic development. Additionally, waterways often provide natural barriers for defense and offer recreational activities for residents. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that most cities are built near waterways.

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  • 7. 

    A law made by a government

    • A.

      Squatter

    • B.

      Territory

    • C.

      Ordinace

    • D.

      Profit

    Correct Answer
    C. Ordinace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ordinance". An ordinance is a law or regulation made by a government or local authority. It is typically used to address specific issues or concerns within a particular jurisdiction. This term is commonly used in legal and governmental contexts to refer to laws that are enacted at a local level, such as city or town ordinances.

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  • 8. 

    A person who lives on land without permission

    • A.

      Squatter

    • B.

      Ordinace

    • C.

      Territory

    • D.

      Profit

    Correct Answer
    A. Squatter
    Explanation
    A squatter is a person who lives on land without permission. They occupy and use the land without owning it or paying rent. This term is often used to describe individuals who settle in vacant or abandoned properties. Squatters may take advantage of unused land or buildings for shelter or profit.

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  • 9. 

    An area of land under the control of a government

    • A.

      Profit

    • B.

      Territory

    • C.

      Squatter

    • D.

      Ordinace

    Correct Answer
    B. Territory
    Explanation
    Territory refers to an area of land that is controlled and governed by a government. It implies that the government has jurisdiction and authority over that specific piece of land. This term is commonly used to describe regions, provinces, or states within a country, or even countries themselves. It signifies the boundaries within which a government can exercise its power and enforce its laws.

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  • 10. 

    Money gained when a good or service is sold for more than it cost to make

    • A.

      Ordinace

    • B.

      Squatter

    • C.

      Territory

    • D.

      Profit

    Correct Answer
    D. Profit
    Explanation
    Profit is the money earned from selling a good or service at a price higher than the cost of producing it. It represents the financial gain or benefit obtained by a company or individual after deducting all expenses. Profit is a key indicator of business success and sustainability, as it allows for reinvestment, growth, and the ability to reward stakeholders. It is an essential component of any economic system, as it incentivizes production and innovation.

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