Basic Social Studies Test! Trivia Quiz

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Basic Social Studies Test! Trivia Quiz

Basic social studies test trivia quiz. Social studies are all about learning about people, different geographical locations and features. What do you know about how the other kind of climates experienced by regions of the world, and what affects them? This quiz will refresh your memory on some basic social studies vocabulary. Give it a try and keep a lookout for more questions, just like it to polish up your understanding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An area that has one or more features in common is called a...
    • A. 

      Region

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Consumer

    • D. 

      Capital Resource

  • 2. 
    The system people use to produce goods and services is called the _______________ . 
    • A. 

      Opportunity Cost

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Economy

    • D. 

      Geography

  • 3. 
    _____________ is the study of the world and the people and the things that live there. 
  • 4. 
    A feature on the surface of the land is a _______________ . 
    • A. 

      Landform

    • B. 

      Resource

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Ecosystem

  • 5. 
    A high, steep-sided area rising above the surrounding land is a _________________. 
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Mesa

    • C. 

      Plains

    • D. 

      Plateau

  • 6. 
    ________________ is the type of weather a place has over a long period of time. 
  • 7. 
    The imaginary line around the center of the earth is called the _______________ .
    • A. 

      Dairy Belt

    • B. 

      Plateau

    • C. 

      Equator

    • D. 

      Longitude

  • 8. 
    A tool, machine, or building people use to produce goods and services is a...
    • A. 

      Region

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Consumer

    • D. 

      Capital Resource

  • 9. 
    A person and the skills or knowledge he or she brings to the job is a...
    • A. 

      Capital Resource

    • B. 

      Human Resource

    • C. 

      Natural Resource

    • D. 

      Flow Resource

  • 10. 
    _____________ means not having as much of something as people want. 
    • A. 

      Scarcity

    • B. 

      Economy

    • C. 

      Surplus

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 11. 
    The thing you choose to give up when you decide to do something else is known as... 
    • A. 

      Specialization

    • B. 

      Capital Resource

    • C. 

      Ecosystem

    • D. 

      Opportunity Cost

  • 12. 
    ________________ is the protection and wise use of natural resources. 
    • A. 

      Conservation

    • B. 

      Specialization

    • C. 

      Trade

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 13. 
    _____________ is the result of people making the goods they are BEST ABLE to produce with the resources that they have. 
    • A. 

      Specialization

    • B. 

      Capital Resource

    • C. 

      Ecosystem

    • D. 

      Opportunity Cost

  • 14. 
    Someone who buys goods and services is called a ____________. 
    • A. 

      Region

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Consumer

    • D. 

      Capital Resource

  • 15. 
    ________________ is the buying and selling of goods and services. 
    • A. 

      Scarcity

    • B. 

      Economy

    • C. 

      Surplus

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 16. 
    The surroundings in which people, animals, and plants live is an _______________. 
    • A. 

      Specialization

    • B. 

      Capital Resource

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      Opportunity Cost

  • 17. 
    The process by which water and wind wear away land is called...
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 18. 
    _______________ is anything that makes the soil, air, and water dirty and unhealthy. 
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 19. 
    A community of plants and animals, along with the surrounding soil, air, and water is called an ______________________.
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Economy

  • 20. 
    Soil, water, minerals, fish and lumber are examples of ______________. 
    • A. 

      Capital Resources

    • B. 

      Natural Resources

    • C. 

      Human Resources

    • D. 

      Flow Resources

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