S.S. List #1: Vocabulary/Geography Terms Quiz

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S. S. LIST #1: Vocabulary/Geography Terms Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The following is an example of a.....

    • A.

      Secondary Source

    • B.

      Prehistory

    • C.

      Timeline

    • D.

      Location

    Correct Answer
    C. Timeline
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Timeline" because a timeline is a visual representation of events in chronological order. It helps to understand the sequence of events and their duration. In this case, the example is likely to be a visual representation or description of events that have occurred over a specific period of time.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the possible choices below would be the BEST examples of Primary Sources?

    • A.

      The actual declaration of Independence, Video of 9/11, a tool from ancient Egypt

    • B.

      A Textbook, a Movie about 9/11, a story about the Egyptian Pyramids

    • C.

      A stick, a rock, a human bone

    • D.

      A poem written 10 years after 9/11, directions to Arizona from NY, bones from a buffalo

    Correct Answer
    A. The actual declaration of Independence, Video of 9/11, a tool from ancient Egypt
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes primary sources that are original and firsthand accounts or artifacts from a specific time period or event. The actual declaration of Independence is a primary source document from the time it was written. The video of 9/11 is a primary source as it captures the events as they were happening. A tool from ancient Egypt is also a primary source as it provides direct evidence of the civilization's technology and culture. These examples meet the criteria of primary sources by offering direct and unfiltered information from the time period or event in question.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the BEST answer: Prehistory is.......

    • A.

      The time when Dinosaurs roamed the earth

    • B.

      The time period when the Greeks developed democracy

    • C.

      The period of time when humans recorded events in writing

    • D.

      The period of time before writing was invented

    Correct Answer
    D. The period of time before writing was invented
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The period of time before writing was invented." Prehistory refers to the time before written records were kept, when humans relied on oral traditions and did not have a system of writing to document events and history. This period is characterized by the absence of written records and the limited archaeological evidence that exists from this time.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the possible choices below would be the BEST examples of Artifacts?

    • A.

      The Bone of a Tiger from Ancient China, A preserved Birds Nest, A Branch from an ancient Tree

    • B.

      Jewelry from Ancient Rome, A spear made by Early Humans, A sword from the Civil War

    • C.

      A plate of old spaghetti, a slice a pizza, a bottle of coke from 1970

    • D.

      A textbook from 2004, a DVD from 1999, a poem about bullying from 2013

    Correct Answer
    B. Jewelry from Ancient Rome, A spear made by Early Humans, A sword from the Civil War
    Explanation
    The choices "Jewelry from Ancient Rome, A spear made by Early Humans, A sword from the Civil War" would be the best examples of artifacts because they are all physical objects that were created by humans in the past and hold historical or cultural significance. These artifacts provide insights into the lives, beliefs, and skills of the people who made and used them, making them valuable for studying and understanding history.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the possible choices below would be the BEST definition and example of a Secondary Source?

    • A.

      A person or people who experienced an event directly. For example, they witnessed the events of 9/11 directly

    • B.

      A person or people who did NOT experience an event directly. For example, someone made a movie about the Civil War.

    • C.

      Any obect made by a Human being that is given to someone else. For example, my grandfather gave me his tools.

    • D.

      A person who gets something second. For example, a person reads a textbook second, not first

    Correct Answer
    B. A person or people who did NOT experience an event directly. For example, someone made a movie about the Civil War.
    Explanation
    A secondary source refers to a person or people who did not experience an event directly. This means that they did not witness the event or participate in it firsthand. Instead, they gather information from primary sources or other secondary sources and then present it in a different form, such as a movie about the Civil War. Secondary sources provide interpretations, analysis, or commentary on an event, rather than direct personal experience.

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  • 6. 

    Which are the Best examples of Human-Environment Interaction?

    • A.

      Humans going around and doing things to things in the environment

    • B.

      Laying in the mud, picking leaves from a tree, throwing rocks in the ocean

    • C.

      An oil spill in the ocean caused by Humans, building roads, digging trenches for water pipes

    • D.

      Cliff diving, swimming in a lake, flying a plane, taking garbage to the curb

    Correct Answer
    C. An oil spill in the ocean caused by Humans, building roads, digging trenches for water pipes
    Explanation
    The examples mentioned in the answer demonstrate human activities that directly impact the environment. An oil spill in the ocean caused by humans is a clear example of human-environment interaction as it can have devastating effects on marine life and ecosystems. Building roads and digging trenches for water pipes also involve altering the natural landscape and can affect the environment in various ways, such as habitat destruction and disruption of natural water flow. These examples highlight the significant impact that human actions can have on the environment.

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  • 7. 

    Which would be the BEST answer to complete the following: The Western United States has a large mountainous_________________. Antarctica is an extremely cold________________of the world. Most of Central America is a Spanish speaking____________________.

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      Region

    Correct Answer
    D. Region
    Explanation
    The term "region" is the best answer to complete the given statements. In the first statement, the Western United States is described as having a large mountainous region. In the second statement, Antarctica is described as an extremely cold region of the world. In the third statement, Central America is described as a Spanish speaking region. "Region" refers to a specific area or part of a larger whole, which fits appropriately in all three statements.

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  • 8. 

    Finding a place on a Map using Longitude & Latitude or simply finding a place on a map relative to another place is an example of .......

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Location

    • C.

      Place

    • D.

      Region

    Correct Answer
    B. Location
    Explanation
    Finding a place on a map using longitude and latitude or finding a place relative to another place is an example of location. Location refers to the position of a place on the Earth's surface, and longitude and latitude coordinates are used to precisely determine this position. Therefore, the act of locating a place on a map based on its coordinates or in relation to another place falls under the concept of location.

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  • 9. 

    The theme of Geography that explores how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another, such as boats shipping clothing from Spain to New York is called....

    • A.

      Region

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Human-Environment Interaction

    • D.

      Movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Movement
    Explanation
    The theme of Geography that explores how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another is called Movement. This theme focuses on the transportation of people, goods, and ideas through various means such as boats, planes, trains, and even through the internet. It examines the patterns, routes, and barriers that influence the movement of people and goods across different regions and countries.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following would be the BEST description of a PLACE such as Long Island?

    • A.

      Long Island is surrounded by water, it has cold winters and hot summers, it has a population of about 3 million people, (between Nassau and Suffolk counties), and is about 100 miles long by 20 miles wide.

    • B.

      Long Island is flat and long and small compared to Wyoming, it gets a lot of snow, and there's an expressway, that goes into Manhattan

    • C.

      Long Island is hilly and has a lot of pizza places everywhere to eat and shop, most people on Long Island are rich and eat a lot of seafood

    • D.

      Long Island is a large English speaking region with lots of trains, planes, people, cars, roads, bridges and grass. It's hilly in some spots like Dix Hills.

    Correct Answer
    A. Long Island is surrounded by water, it has cold winters and hot summers, it has a population of about 3 million people, (between Nassau and Suffolk counties), and is about 100 miles long by 20 miles wide.
    Explanation
    The given answer describes Long Island as a place that is surrounded by water, experiences cold winters and hot summers, has a population of about 3 million people, and has specific dimensions in terms of length and width.

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