Social Studies Grade 8 Quiz Chapter 14

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This quiz is a review of Chapter 14 concepts learned. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This device sent electrical signaks along a wire

    • A.

      A Letter

    • B.

      A Telegraph

    • C.

      A Telephone

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A Telegraph". A telegraph is a device that sent electrical signals along a wire to transmit messages over long distances. It was commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries before the invention of the telephone. The telegraph allowed people to communicate quickly and efficiently, revolutionizing long-distance communication.

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  • 2. 

    This invention allowed food to be cooked more evenly and faster

    • A.

      Cast-Iron Stove

    • B.

      Microwave

    • C.

      Kettles hanging over a fire

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Microwave. The invention of the microwave revolutionized cooking by using electromagnetic waves to heat food quickly and evenly. Unlike traditional methods such as kettles hanging over a fire or cast-iron stoves, the microwave's technology allows for efficient and consistent cooking.

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  • 3. 

    Another word for artisians is

    • A.

      Skilled Workers

    • B.

      Unskilled Workers

    • C.

      Neither

    Explanation
    Artisans are skilled workers who specialize in crafting or creating handmade objects. They possess a high level of expertise and craftsmanship in their respective fields, such as pottery, carpentry, or jewelry making. Unlike unskilled workers, artisans have honed their skills through years of practice and training, allowing them to produce unique and high-quality products. Therefore, the correct answer is "Skilled Workers."

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  • 4. 

    To prepare for planting

    • A.

      Cultivate

    • B.

      Boom

    • C.

      Cotton Gin

    Explanation
    To prepare for planting, one would need to cultivate the land. Cultivating involves loosening the soil, removing weeds, and preparing the ground for planting seeds or crops. This process helps to create a favorable environment for plant growth and ensures that the soil is ready to receive the seeds. The other options, "Boom" and "Cotton Gin," do not relate to the preparation for planting and are therefore not the correct answers.

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  • 5. 

    Laws that kept slaves from either running away or rebelling were called

    • A.

      Jim Crow Laws

    • B.

      The Civil War Amendments

    • C.

      Slave Codes

    Explanation
    Slave Codes were laws that were put in place to control and restrict the actions and movements of slaves. These laws were designed to prevent slaves from running away or rebelling against their owners. They included restrictions on education, assembly, and even marriage for slaves. Slave Codes were a significant part of the legal system in the southern states during the time of slavery in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    The type of family that incluedes Grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles and cousins is called

    • A.

      A Traditional or Nuclear Family

    • B.

      An Extended Family

    • C.

      A Church Group

    Explanation
    The correct answer is An Extended Family. An extended family includes not only parents and children, but also grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This type of family structure is common in many cultures, where multiple generations live together or in close proximity and often share resources and responsibilities.

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  • 7. 

    A free African American planned a revolt in 1822 was

    • A.

      Nat Turner

    • B.

      Frederick Douglass

    • C.

      Denmark Vesey

    Explanation
    Denmark Vesey is the correct answer. In 1822, Denmark Vesey, a free African American, planned a revolt in Charleston, South Carolina. He aimed to liberate enslaved people and establish a free black state. Vesey's plan was discovered before it could be executed, and he and his co-conspirators were arrested and executed. Vesey's planned revolt was one of the most significant slave conspiracies in American history and highlighted the determination of African Americans to fight for their freedom.

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  • 8. 

    Was an African-American preacher who led a major revolt in 1831

    • A.

      Nat Turner

    • B.

      Denmark Vesey

    • C.

      John Brown

    Explanation
    Nat Turner is the correct answer because he was an African-American preacher who led a major revolt in 1831. Turner organized and led a group of slaves in Southampton County, Virginia, in an uprising against their white oppressors. The rebellion resulted in the deaths of around 60 white people before it was suppressed by the state militia. Turner's revolt had a significant impact on the history of slavery in the United States and is considered a pivotal moment in the fight for freedom and equality.

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  • 9. 

    Invented a machine that cooked the sugar in closed vats under low air pressure.

    • A.

      George Washington Carver

    • B.

      Benjamin Banneker

    • C.

      Norbert Rillieux

    Explanation
    Norbert Rillieux is the correct answer because he invented a machine that cooked sugar in closed vats under low air pressure. This invention revolutionized the sugar refining process and made it more efficient. By cooking the sugar in closed vats under low air pressure, Rillieux was able to prevent the sugar from burning and improve the quality of the final product. His invention had a significant impact on the sugar industry and is still used in sugar refineries today.

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  • 10. 

    A term for wealthy families is

    • A.

      Cottonocracy

    • B.

      The Rich and Famous

    • C.

      The Upper Class

    Explanation
    The term for wealthy families is "The Upper Class". This refers to the social group consisting of individuals who have the highest social status and wealth in a society. They typically have significant financial resources and enjoy a privileged lifestyle.

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  • 11. 

    Swift growth means

    • A.

      Boom

    • B.

      An Increase in production

    • C.

      A decrease in production

    Explanation
    Swift growth means an increase in production. This term refers to a rapid or fast-paced expansion in the output or productivity of a company or economy. It indicates that there has been a significant rise in the quantity or scale of goods or services being produced within a given period of time. This can be attributed to various factors such as increased demand, improved efficiency, technological advancements, or favorable market conditions.

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  • 12. 

    What crop was the most profitable in the South?

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Cotton

    Explanation
    Cotton was the most profitable crop in the South. During the 19th century, the invention of the cotton gin made cotton production more efficient, leading to a significant increase in demand for cotton. The South had ideal climate and soil conditions for growing cotton, which made it the primary cash crop in the region. The profitability of cotton also fueled the expansion of slavery in the South, as large-scale cotton plantations required a significant amount of labor.

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  • 13. 

    Sugarcane was important in the following states

    • A.

      Louisiana and Texas

    • B.

      Georgia and South Carolina

    • C.

      Alabama and Mississippi

    Explanation
    Sugarcane was important in the states of Louisiana and Texas because these states have a suitable climate and soil conditions for sugarcane cultivation. The warm and humid climate, along with fertile soil, allows for the successful growth of sugarcane crops. Additionally, these states have a long history of sugarcane production and have established industries and infrastructure to support its cultivation and processing. On the other hand, Georgia and South Carolina have a more temperate climate, which is not as conducive to sugarcane cultivation. Similarly, while Alabama and Mississippi have a warmer climate, they do not have the same historical significance and infrastructure for sugarcane production as Louisiana and Texas.

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  • 14. 

    Rice was an important crop along the coasts of

    • A.

      North Carolina and Georgia

    • B.

      South Carolina and Georgia

    • C.

      North and South Carolina

    Explanation
    Rice was an important crop along the coasts of North Carolina and Georgia because these regions had the ideal climate and soil conditions for rice cultivation. The warm and humid climate, combined with the fertile marshlands, provided the perfect environment for growing rice. The coastal areas of North Carolina and Georgia had access to the necessary resources such as water for irrigation and transportation, making it feasible to cultivate rice on a large scale. Additionally, the enslaved African labor force played a significant role in the rice industry in these regions, contributing to its success.

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  • 15. 

    Who invented the Cotton Gin?

    • A.

      Elijah McCoy

    • B.

      Eli Whitney

    • C.

      Elijah Johnson

    Explanation
    Eli Whitney is the correct answer for the question "Who invented the Cotton Gin?" Eli Whitney is widely credited with inventing the Cotton Gin in 1793. The Cotton Gin revolutionized the cotton industry by mechanizing the process of separating cotton fibers from the seeds, significantly increasing efficiency and productivity. This invention had a profound impact on the economy of the southern United States and the growth of the cotton industry.

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  • 16. 

    Crop planted in Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky and had been an export of the South since 1619

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Cotton

    • C.

      Rice

    Explanation
    Tobacco is the correct answer because it was a crop that was planted in Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky and had been an export of the South since 1619.

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  • 17. 

    The Cotton Kingdom consisted of the following states

    • A.

      South Carolina through Alabama

    • B.

      Mississippi through Texas

    • C.

      Both

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both". The Cotton Kingdom consisted of both the states from South Carolina through Alabama and the states from Mississippi through Texas. This means that the Cotton Kingdom encompassed a large area in the southern part of the United States, where cotton production was the main economic activity.

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  • 18. 

    An invention that cleaned cotton at a faster pace

    • A.

      Cotton Gin

    • B.

      Picking Cotton

    • C.

      Sewing Cotton

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cotton Gin. The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry by allowing cotton to be cleaned at a much faster pace than before. This invention, created by Eli Whitney in the late 18th century, greatly increased the efficiency of cotton production, leading to a significant increase in the demand for cotton and the expansion of the cotton industry in the United States. The cotton gin mechanized the process of separating cotton fibers from the seeds, making it much easier and faster to produce clean cotton.

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  • 19. 

    The South remained

    • A.

      An Industrial Society

    • B.

      An Agricultural Society

    • C.

      Both

    Explanation
    The South remained primarily an agricultural society after the Civil War. This is because the region relied heavily on cash crops such as cotton and tobacco, which required large amounts of land and labor. The plantation system, with its reliance on enslaved labor, persisted in the South even after the abolition of slavery. Industrialization was slower to take hold in the South compared to the North, as the region lacked the necessary infrastructure and investment. While some industrialization did occur in the South, particularly in areas such as textiles and iron production, it was not enough to significantly shift the region away from its agricultural roots.

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  • 20. 

    The North remained

    • A.

      An Industrial Society

    • B.

      An Agricultural Society

    • C.

      Neither

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "An Industrial Society". This means that the North remained as an industrial society, indicating that it continued to rely on industrialization and manufacturing as its primary economic activities. This is in contrast to an agricultural society, which would rely more on farming and agriculture for its economic sustenance.

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