Rfms 6th Grade Social Studies Benchmark Review

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Sixth 6wks Social Studies Benchmark Review


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  • 1. 
    In what sequence (first to last) was the factors that developed South America? 1. Colonization 2. Conquest 3. Emmigration
    • A. 

      2, 1, 3

    • B. 

      1, 2, 3

    • C. 

      3, 2, 1

  • 2. 
    Who was the man that finally won independence for Mexico in 1824?
    • A. 

      Augustine de Iturbide

    • B. 

      Panch Villa

    • C. 

      Father Miguel Hidalgo

  • 3. 
    The United States will lose manufacturing jobs when companies in the United States have their products made in China and Mexico, where labor is cheaper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who destroyed Tenochtitlan and built Mexico City on its ruins?
    • A. 

      The French

    • B. 

      The Portuguese

    • C. 

      The Spanish

  • 5. 
    The Isthmus of Central America connects North America to which continent?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      The Caribbean

    • C. 

      South America

  • 6. 
    Transportation and Waterway are terms that describe the Panama Canal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The main reason that the Panama Canal was built was?
    • A. 

      Decrease the time for goods to travel to market

    • B. 

      Stop goods from traveling to market

    • C. 

      Allow ships to carry more goods

  • 8. 
    The clear cutting of trees in the rain forrest is called deforestation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    One of these groups would most likely cut down trees in rain forests for profit, which group is it? I. Tourists II. Environmentalists III. Logging companies
    • A. 

      III. Logging companies

    • B. 

      I. Tourists

    • C. 

      I. Tourists and III. Logging companies

  • 10. 
    The Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges are located in MEXICO.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The movement of tectonic plates results in what physical process?
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Earthquake

  • 12. 
    The Ancient Latin American culture that built extensive roads through the Andes Mountain were the...
    • A. 

      Incan

    • B. 

      Bantu

    • C. 

      Aztec

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is MOST responsible for the production of fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      Climate and weather

    • B. 

      Faulting and folding

    • C. 

      Decaying plants and animals

  • 14. 
    A barrier to the easy transportation of products in Mexico is the...
    • A. 

      Baja Peninsula

    • B. 

      Sierra Madre Mountains

    • C. 

      Yucatan Peninsula

  • 15. 
    Lake Texacoco is the lake the Aztec empire built their magnificent capital city of Tenochtitlan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which physical process is responsible for the fertile soil in Central America?
    • A. 

      Volcanic eruption

    • B. 

      El Nino effects

    • C. 

      Erosion and deposition

  • 17. 
    One of these is NOT a way the Incan people modified their physical environment
    • A. 

      Creating terraced fields for food crops

    • B. 

      Making clothes from synthetic man made materials

    • C. 

      Building aqueducts to irrigate food crops

  • 18. 
    The descendants of the Mayans selling their goods outdoors in an open air market and keeping the profits form themselves is an example of...
    • A. 

      A traditional economy

    • B. 

      A market economy

    • C. 

      A mixed economy

  • 19. 
    The _________________ (NAFTA) treaty allows for businesses in Mexico to sell products in the United States. What does NAFTA mean?
  • 20. 
    Oil is the Latin American country of Venezuala's major _____________.
    • A. 

      Tax

    • B. 

      Export

    • C. 

      Tariff

  • 21. 
    The transfer of goods, plants, animals and disease between the Americas and Europe is called...
    • A. 

      Columbian exchange

    • B. 

      Spanish colonialism

    • C. 

      Spanish conquest

  • 22. 
    Aztecs becoming Roman Catholics is one example of cultural borrowing from the Spanish.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of the following BEST describes how the cultures of Spain and Mexico were linked in the 19th century?
    • A. 

      They were each other's only trading partners

    • B. 

      They formed a military alliance against the United States

    • C. 

      Spain had colonized Mexico

  • 24. 
    One outcome of the Columbian Exchange was that the Spanish were able to force their culture onto the native people because...
    • A. 

      Disease wiped out 90% of the natives

    • B. 

      The Spanish brought over livestock

    • C. 

      The king of Spain ordered the natives to obey.

  • 25. 
    The reason that many Mexicans speak Spanish is because...
    • A. 

      England colonized Mexico

    • B. 

      Spain colonized Mexico

    • C. 

      Italy colonized Mexico

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