Native Americans And Their Land

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  • 1. 

    Paths that Native Americans took to their new homes in North and South America

    • A.

      Origin stories

    • B.

      Migration routes

    • C.

      Environment

    • D.

      Adaptation

    Correct Answer
    B. Migration routes
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for an explanation of the term "migration routes" in relation to the paths that Native Americans took to their new homes in North and South America. Migration routes refer to the specific paths or routes that people or animals take when migrating from one place to another. In this context, it refers to the routes that Native Americans followed when they migrated to their new homes in North and South America. These routes would have been determined by various factors such as geographical features, availability of resources, and environmental conditions.

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  • 2. 

    Changing ideas and ways of living to fit a new situation, such as a new environment

    • A.

      Environment

    • B.

      Origin stories

    • C.

      Adapt

    • D.

      Migration routes

    Correct Answer
    C. Adapt
    Explanation
    Adaptation refers to the process of adjusting and modifying one's ideas, behaviors, or ways of living in order to fit into a new situation or environment. This could include changing one's lifestyle, habits, or even beliefs to better suit the demands and challenges of a different context. In the context of the given options, "adapt" is the most appropriate term to describe the act of changing ideas and ways of living to fit a new situation, such as a new environment.

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  • 3. 

    Tales that explain how the Earth and its people came to be.

    • A.

      Adapt

    • B.

      Environment

    • C.

      Origin stories

    • D.

      Migration routes

    Correct Answer
    C. Origin stories
    Explanation
    Origin stories are tales that explain the origins of the Earth and its people. These stories often provide a cultural or religious explanation of how the world and its inhabitants came into existence. They may include myths, legends, or religious narratives that are passed down through generations. Origin stories are important as they help to shape a society's beliefs, values, and traditions, providing a sense of identity and connection to the past.

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  • 4. 

    Places where Native Americans settled that had water, land, animals, plants, and other natural resources.

    • A.

      Environment

    • B.

      Adaptation

    • C.

      Migration routes

    • D.

      Origin stories

    Correct Answer
    A. Environment
    Explanation
    The term "environment" refers to the natural surroundings and conditions in which Native Americans settled. This includes the availability of water, land, animals, plants, and other natural resources that were crucial for their survival and sustenance. The environment played a significant role in shaping their way of life, influencing their hunting, gathering, and agricultural practices, as well as their cultural and social systems. Therefore, the answer "environment" is the most fitting explanation for the given question.

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  • 5. 

    Native American groups all settled in the same environment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Native American groups did not all settle in the same environment. The Native American tribes were diverse and settled in various environments across North America, including deserts, forests, plains, mountains, and coastal areas. Each tribe adapted to their specific environment and developed unique cultures, lifestyles, and survival strategies based on the resources available to them. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all Native American groups settled in the same environment.

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  • 6. 

    Most scientists agree that the first Native Americans were people who migrated from Asia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that there is a general consensus among scientists that the first Native Americans migrated from Asia. This is supported by archaeological evidence, genetic studies, and linguistic similarities between Native American languages and languages spoken in Asia. These findings suggest that a group of people crossed the Bering Strait thousands of years ago and eventually populated the Americas.

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  • 7. 

    Native Americans used the natural resources around them to adapt to the environment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For example, the Inuit used the animals they captured for food, clothing, and shelter. In the winter, they built houses, called igloos, out of snow and ice

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  • 8. 

    Many Native American groups told origin stories.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Native Americans told stories to entertain one another and to teach about their beliefs and ways of life.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these items is LEAST likely to have been made by the Inuit as they adapted to their environment?

    • A.

      A basket woven from grass

    • B.

      Snow goggles made from bones

    • C.

      An igloo built out of ice and snow

    • D.

      A seal skin-float

    Correct Answer
    A. A basket woven from grass
    Explanation
    Grass is scarce in the Arctic ice fields where winters are long and the land is frozen most of the year.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT a natural resource?

    • A.

      Forest

    • B.

      Deer and rabbits

    • C.

      Origin story

    • D.

      Animal skin

    Correct Answer
    C. Origin story
    Explanation
    Origin stories are not a natural resource. Native Americans tell origin stories to explain where they came from.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following best describes what most scientists believe to be the migration route of most Native Americans?

    • A.

      A. by land from northeast Asia, across a land bridge to North America, and then into South America

    • B.

      by sea across the Pacific Ocean to North and South America

    • C.

      by land from South America and then into North America

    • D.

      by sea from Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean, and into North and South America

    Correct Answer
    A. A. by land from northeast Asia, across a land bridge to North America, and then into South America
    Explanation
    Today, most scientists agree that the first people in North America crossed a land bridge from Asia to North America.

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  • 12. 

    In which of these environments did Native Americans choose to settle?

    • A.

      Artic ice fields

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Deserts

    • D.

      . Native Americans settled in all of these environments

    Correct Answer
    D. . Native Americans settled in all of these environments
    Explanation
    Native Americans settled in many types of environments.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these words best describes the type of environment seen in this picture?

    • A.

      Artic ice fields

    • B.

      Deserts

    • C.

      Mountains

    Correct Answer
    C. Mountains
    Explanation
    The mountains of North America receive lots of rain and snow. The lower parts of mountains are often covered by forests of pine, fir, and spruce trees.

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  • 14. 

    How did the Native American shown in this picture adapt to the environment?

    • A.

      used animals to carry gear

    • B.

      used animal skins for clothing and blankets

    • C.

      Used a bow and arrow for hunting

    • D.

      all of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. all of the above
    Explanation
    The North American mountain environment provided natural resources for all of these adaptations

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  • 15. 

    What route do scientists believe this Native American might have taken in his migration to North America?

    • A.

      across the Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      by land from Central America

    • C.

      across a land bridge from Asia

    Correct Answer
    C. across a land bridge from Asia
    Explanation
    Many scientists believe the first migrants were hunters from Siberia, in northeastern Asia, who crossed a land bridge to North America in search of animals

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  • 16. 

    Which of these words best describes the type of environment seen in this picture?

    • A.

      Arctic ice field

    • B.

      Desert

    • C.

      mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. Desert
    Explanation
    Deserts get very little rain. People living in desert areas must often dig wells and ditches to get enough water for drinking and raising crops.

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  • 17. 

    In the Hopi origin story,

    • A.

      Humans were created to keep birds company.

    • B.

      In the beginning, the Earth was covered with water

    • C.

      humans climbed a ladder that led to the Earth’s surface.

    • D.

      all of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. all of the above
    Explanation
    In the beginning, the Earth was covered with water. Humans were created to keep birds company. Humans left the Earth’s inside by climbing a ladder that led to the Earth’s surface.

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  • 18. 

    What route do scientists believe these Native Americans might have taken in their migration to North America?

    • A.

      across the Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      By land from Central America

    • C.

      across a land bridge from Asia

    Correct Answer
    C. across a land bridge from Asia
    Explanation
    Many scientists believe the first migrants were hunters from Siberia, in northeastern Asia, who crossed a land bridge to North America in search of animals.

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  • 19. 

    How did the Inuits, shown in this picture, adapt to the environment?

    • A.

      They filled seal skins with air to use as floats.

    • B.

      They sewed animal skins together for clothing, blankets, and tents.

    • C.

      They placed heavy stones at the bottom of tents to keep them in place.

    • D.

      all of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. all of the above
    Explanation
    The Inuit used floats made of seal skins to help tire out walruses and whales they harpooned. They sewed the skins together to make clothing, blankets, and tents. They kept their tents in place by putting heavy stones along the bottom

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  • 20. 

    What route do scientists believe these Native American might have taken in their migration to North America?

    • A.

      across a land bridge from Asia

    • B.

      across the Atlantic Ocean

    • C.

      By land from Central America

    Correct Answer
    A. across a land bridge from Asia
    Explanation
    Many scientists believe the first migrants were hunters from Siberia, in northeastern Asia, who crossed a land bridge to North America in search of animals.

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