Second Semester Final Practice Test - 8th Grade Social Studies

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Social Studies Quizzes & Trivia

This will help you study for 8th grade Social Studies - Second Semester Final.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Coca-Cola is having a large strike of workers.  The Missouri National Guard has been called to keep things under control.  They mayor says you must house the troops in your home.
    • A. 

      Amendment 2 - Right to bear arms

    • B. 

      Amendment 3 - Do not have to quarter troops in your home.

    • C. 

      Amendment 1 - Freeedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

  • 2. 
    Miss Narwin, a popular teacher at Harrison High, has been dismissed from her teaching position.  The students want the administration and school board to know they are not happy about Miss Narwin not returning to her job.  They start a petition.
    • A. 

      Amendment 3 - Do not have to quarter troops in your home.

    • B. 

      Amendment 2 - Right to bear arms.

    • C. 

      Amendment 1 - Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

  • 3. 
    Billy Bob stole a pack of Fresh Mint gum from the Circle K.  He has been arrested and has no previous record.  Billy Bob's bail has been set at $50,000.
    • A. 

      Amendment 10 - States have more rights than listed.

    • B. 

      Amendment 2 - Right to bear arms.

    • C. 

      Amendment 8 - No excessive bail or punishment.

  • 4. 
    Police suspect that Sue has stolen several small electronic devices from Best Buy.  The police go to Sue's apartment to see if they can find some of the equipment.  Sue will not let the police in because they do not have a search warrant.
    • A. 

      Amendement 3 - Do not have to quarter troops in your home.

    • B. 

      Amendment 1 - Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition

    • C. 

      Amendment 4 - Right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.

  • 5. 
    Rapper Belly has been charged with armed robbery of National Bank.  Belly's trial has been set for June 2020.
    • A. 

      Amendment 5 - No double jeopardy

    • B. 

      Amendment 1 - Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition

    • C. 

      Amendment 6 - Right to a speedy and public trial

  • 6. 
    Jethro Hillbilly was arrested for deer hunting on his family farm with a deer rifle.  Jethro Hillbilly has both a permit for hunting and his deer rifle.
    • A. 

      Amendment 3 - Do no have house troops in your home

    • B. 

      Amendment 2 - Right to bear arms

    • C. 

      Amendment 10 - States have more rights.

  • 7. 
    Squidward is angry at Spongebob because he says Spongebob has planted seaweed on his property.  Spongebob refuses to remove the seaweed because he says it is planted on his side of the property line.  Squidward tells Spongebob, "I'll seey you in court!"  They agree to let a judge make a decision on the disagreement.
    • A. 

      Amendment 5 - No double jeopardy

    • B. 

      Amendment 7 - Two parties can have a judge or jury settle a dispute.

    • C. 

      Amendment 8 - No excessive bail or punishment.

  • 8. 
    Bubba Sparks was arrested and tried for killing Farmer Brown's three little pigs.  The jury found Bubba sparks not guilty.  New evidenced has surfacted that will prove that Bubba killed the three little pigs.  Bubba Sparks is arrested for killing Farmer Brown's pigs after being found not guilty.
    • A. 

      Amendment 8 - No excessive bail or punishment.

    • B. 

      Amendment 2 - Right to bear arms.

    • C. 

      Amendment 5 - No double jeopardy.

  • 9. 
    It has been a long school year.  As a reward your parents are taking your family to Mexico for a relaxing vacation.  Your family gets on plane in St. Louis and flies to the country of Mexico.
    • A. 

      Amendment 9 - Citizens have more rights than listed.

    • B. 

      Amendment 6 - Right to a speedy and public trial.

    • C. 

      Amendment 1 - Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

  • 10. 
    The state of Missouri wants to create  Missouri holiday to honor former governor Mel Carnahan.
    • A. 

      Amendment 3 - Do not have to quarter troops in your home.

    • B. 

      Amendment 10 - States have more rights than listed.

    • C. 

      Amendment 8 - No excessive bail or punishment.

  • 11. 
    How old does a person have to be to be a U.S. Representative?
    • A. 

      18 years old

    • B. 

      25 years old

    • C. 

      65 years old

  • 12. 
    A U.S. Senator must
    • A. 

      Be born a U.S. citizen

    • B. 

      Live in the state they represent

    • C. 

      Live in Europe.

  • 13. 
    The President of the United States must
    • A. 

      Be at least 25 years old

    • B. 

      LIve in the state they represent

    • C. 

      Be born a U.S. citizen.

  • 14. 
    What is the main idea of the Preamble?
    • A. 

      To state the purpose of the Constitution.

    • B. 

      To set limits of the authority of the federal government.

    • C. 

      To explain the reasoning behind the break with Great Britain.

  • 15. 
    Who elects the President?
    • A. 

      The majority of citizens who cast votes.

    • B. 

      The legislatures of the states.

    • C. 

      The Electoral College

  • 16. 
    What amendment gave women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      20

  • 17. 
    Which amendment abolished slavery?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      15

  • 18. 
    Which amendment repealed Prohibtion?
    • A. 

      19

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      21

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would be a situations that would lead to a criminal court case?
    • A. 

      Child custody

    • B. 

      Name change

    • C. 

      Assault

  • 20. 
    Which of the following situations would lead to a civil court case?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Divorce

    • C. 

      Theft

  • 21. 
    Who takes you to court in a civil court case?
    • A. 

      The government

    • B. 

      School

    • C. 

      Another person or party

  • 22. 
    Who takes you to court in a criminal court case?
    • A. 

      The government

    • B. 

      School

    • C. 

      Another person or party

  • 23. 
    Lewis and Clark explored the _______________ Territory for President Jefferson.
    • A. 

      Oregon

    • B. 

      Louisiana

    • C. 

      California

  • 24. 
    What was President Jefferson's goals for the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
    • A. 

      To find the Great White Mountains

    • B. 

      To buy more land from foreign countries.

    • C. 

      To map the territory and find an all-water route to the Pacific

  • 25. 
    Who owned the Louisiana Territory when the U.S. bought it?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Lousiana

    • C. 

      Mexico

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