Social Studies Final Examination

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  • 1. 
    How did technology change communication in the late thirteenth century?
    • A. 

      It helped all citizens learn to read.

    • B. 

      It allowed people to quickly contact others around the world

    • C. 

      It enabled people to get information about other places and ideas

    • D. 

      It helped people to improve the living conditions in their societies.

  • 2. 
       The modern Olympic Games come from the ancient Olympics in Greece. Which  statement correctly compares the ancient and modern games?   
    • A. 

      The Olympics still honor Zeus, but now winners are awarded medals.

    • B. 

      The Olympics are still an athletic competition, but now both women and men participate

    • C. 

      The Olympics are still held in Greece, but now the modern Olympic Games are not religious events are not religious events.

    • D. 

      The Olympics still only allow men, but now athletes from all over the world can participate in the modern games.

  • 3. 
    Exploration and conquests occurred in the middle ages. How did they affect  relations between ancient societies?
    • A. 

      They caused long-lasting peace with the help of religion.

    • B. 

      They caused empires to close off access between their societies.

    • C. 

      They caused outbreaks of violence that closed all trade routes.

    • D. 

      They caused trade routes and communication to open between societies.

  • 4. 
    How were the oldest civilizations in Central and South America similar?   
    • A. 

      They were large, but not well-organized.

    • B. 

      They established extensive trade with Pacific Rim nations.

    • C. 

      They were strongly influenced by Asian and African civilizations.

    • D. 

      They were the first to develop advanced societies in the area.

  • 5. 
    The mountains of South America made farmland difficult to find. How did ancient  people adapt to this?   
    • A. 

      They used terraced farming

    • B. 

      They grew crops in the valleys

    • C. 

      They used large farm animals to plow.

    • D. 

      They moved to a new area each growing season.

  • 6. 
    Which statement shows how trade routes influenced ancient societies?
    • A. 

      As travel over land became easier, trade by water became unnecessary.

    • B. 

      As different civilizations traded goods, they also shared cultural values and beliefs.

    • C. 

      As trade developed, long-distance travel became safe and easy for each civilization.

    • D. 

      As silk grew popular, it became a common material used in clothing across civilizations

  • 7. 
    Societies adapted to their surroundings by irrigating and building dams. Why did  they need to use these techniques?   
    • A. 

      To decrease the overcrowding of crops

    • B. 

      To increase space for people to live

    • C. 

      To increase their farmland for growing crops

    • D. 

      To decrease the numbers of animals on the land

  • 8. 
    Findings From Ancient Burial Sites: 
    •                  About 8,000 life-size, terra-cotta clay soldiers were found about one  mile east of the first                                                                                                                                                   emperor of China’s tomb.
    •                 Tombs in Egypt were found with tools, make-up, and clothing. 
     Source: Internet Ancient History Sourcebook, Fordham University  Based on the facts above, how were the beliefs of these societies similar?   
    • A. 

      The rulers of ancient civilizations were buried in pyramids.

    • B. 

      Ancient people across civilizations did not appreciate the arts.

    • C. 

      The rulers of ancient civilizations appeared modest or humble in death.

    • D. 

      Ancient people across civilizations believed in preparing for life after death

  • 9. 
    Ancient Empire Economic Issues: 
    1.  poor management by leaders 
    2.  hoarding of wealth 
    3.  too much debt 
    How did the economic factors listed affect the ancient empires?   
    • A. 

      Empires weakened and were eventually destroyed.

    • B. 

      Armies searched other empires for new leaders to govern.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    Why did trading networks like the Silk Road develop?   
    • A. 

      Certain resources were not available in all areas.

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Travelers enjoyed exploring nearby lands after trading for spices.

  • 11. 
    If you go and take the field of an enemy, the enemy will come and take your field.  Babylonian proverb, 1600 B.C.  Source: Internet Ancient History Sourcebook, Fordham University                                                                                                           Which is the likely purpose of this ancient proverb?
    • A. 

      To encourage people to tend their fields

    • B. 

      To discourage people from fighting in wars

    • C. 

      To encourage people to obey government laws

    • D. 

      To discourage people from defending their land

  • 12. 
    Why did some ancient civilizations write and publish their laws?
    • A. 

      To allow patricians and plebeians to read and vote for the laws

    • B. 

      To record the laws so that historians would understand ancient culture

    • C. 

      To ensure that citizens of the civilization would read and understand the laws

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 13. 
    Order of Ruling Powers in Ancient Greece    1. Monarchy  2. Oligarchy  3. Tyranny  4. Democracy     Which statement explains the list above?
    • A. 

      Some city-states of Ancient Greece went from being governed by their citizens to being ruled by a king. citizens to being ruled by a king.

    • B. 

      Some city-states of Ancient Greece went from being ruled by nobility to being governed by their citizens. being governed by their citizens.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 14. 
    How was being a citizen of Sparta different from being a citizen of Athens?   
    • A. 

      Spartans were expected to be educated, so they could participate in government.

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Spartans were expected to protect their city through military service and physical strength. physical strength.

  • 15. 
    Egyptian Myth of the Creation of the World   I am he who came into being in the form of the god Khepera . . . I am the creator  of everything which came into being: now the things which I created, and which  came forth out of my mouth after that I had come into being myself were  exceedingly many. The sky (or heaven) had not come into being, the earth did not  exist, and the children of the earth, and the creeping things, had not been made  at that time. I myself raised them up out of Nu . . .    Source: Trinicenter.com, translation by E.A. Wallis Budge, 1912    The Egyptians had many myths about the world. How did these myths reflect their  values and beliefs about civilization?   
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      They told about the gods and goddesses that they worshiped.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      They told about the great pharaohs from the three great kingdoms

  • 16. 
    How did early Christianity spread around the world?
    • A. 

      Missionaries followed conquerors and colonists.

    • B. 

      Bibles were published in all languages.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 17. 
    Social Classes 
    •  King or Monarch 
    •  Lord or Noble 
    • ï‚·Knight or Warrior 
    •  Serf or Peasant 
     Which type of social structure divided its citizens this way?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Feudalism

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Caste system

  • 18. 
    Which was a long-term effect of ancient trade routes?
    • A. 

      The spread of religions throughout the trade routes

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Colonization of weaker nations along the trade routes

    • D. 

      Use of silk throughout ancient and modern societies

  • 19. 
    Which statement explains changes in government from absolute monarchy to  constitutional monarchy?
    • A. 

      Kings and queens wished to maintain authority and contro

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Citizens wanted a stronger voice in their government.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 20. 
    There were many advancements during the Age of Exploration. Which led to the  settlement of the Americas?   
    • A. 

      Better farming technology

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Better sailing technology

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 21. 
    No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned . . . or in any way destroyed. Nor will we  proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers . . .  Magna Carta, 1215                                        Based on this quote, how were the legal rights of freemen changed?
    • A. 

      Freemen were given the right to live without government interference.

    • B. 

      The king was granted the power to exclude freemen from the laws.

    • C. 

      The king acquired the power to imprison freemen at his will.

    • D. 

      Freemen gained the right to trial by a jury of citizens.

  • 22. 
    How did ancient societies change their environment to  bring water into cities?  
    • A. 

      Abacus

    • B. 

      Aqueducts

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Columns

  • 23. 
    Three days after I captured this city, some of the Indians who lived here came to  offer to make peace. . . . I received them . . . making them understand the  purpose of my coming to this country, which is, in the name of His Majesty . . .  that they and all others in this province should become Christians.  Coronado’s Report to Viceroy Mendoza, 1540                                                     According to the excerpt, what caused Coronado to conquer this city?   
    • A. 

      He was seeking trade with the native people.

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      He wanted to Christianize the native population

  • 24. 
    Hymn to the Nile, c. 2100 BCE   Hail to thee, O Nile! Who manifests thyself over this land, and comes to give life to  Egypt! Mysterious is thy issuing forth from the darkness, on this day whereon it is  celebrated! Watering the orchards created by Re, to cause all the cattle to live,  you give the earth to drink, inexhaustible one! . . . You cause the workshops of  Ptah to prosper!  Source: Oliver J. Thatcher,ed.,  The Library of Original Sources, Vol. I: The Ancient World, 1907                      How does this hymn reflect the values and beliefs of the ancient civilizations?
    • A. 

      It shows that all plant and animal life was sacred.

    • B. 

      It demonstrates a respect for the forces of nature

    • C. 

      It promotes the belief in life beyond death.

    • D. 

      It reveals that people were peaceful.

  • 25. 
    An absolute monarchy is a type of government structure. Which of the statements  describes this type of structure?
    • A. 

      The citizens have an equal say in their government.

    • B. 

      The citizens elect representatives to run the government.

    • C. 

      The ruler has complete power over the citizens or inhabitants.

    • D. 

      The ruler has control of the government, but citizens have rights.

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