Semester 1 Social Studies Test

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Semester 1 Social Studies Test

This is a 1st semester exam for 3rd grade Louisiana social studies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these statements is an example of a law? (GLE 27)
    • A. 

      Do not eat spaghetti with your hands

    • B. 

      Be careful when using scissors

    • C. 

      Do not cross the street when the light is red

    • D. 

      Share your toys with other people

  • 2. 
    Which of these statement is an example of a rule? (GLE 27)
    • A. 

      Obey the speed limit

    • B. 

      No running in the hallway

    • C. 

      Wear your seat belt

    • D. 

      Do not steal from stores

  • 3. 
    Use this idea web to answer the following question.Which of these best completes the idea web? (GLE 23)
    • A. 

      Deliver the mail

    • B. 

      Elect mayors of cities

    • C. 

      Sell gasoline to citizens

    • D. 

      Provide drivers licenses

  • 4. 
    Use this map to answer the following question.What does this map show? (GLE 1)
    • A. 

      The parishes of Louisiana

    • B. 

      The population of Louisiana

    • C. 

      The major cities of Louisiana

    • D. 

      The natural resources of louisiana

  • 5. 
    Use this map to answer the following question.Mr. Byrne will drive from Lafayette to New Orleans.  In what direction will he travel? (GLE 4)
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 6. 
    Use the chart to answer the following question.Mr. Byrne drove to a town 15 miles away from Baton Rouge. What should Mr. Byrne expect to be most most different in that town? (GLE 12)
    • A. 

      The number of people

    • B. 

      The temperature

    • C. 

      The language

    • D. 

      The type of money

  • 7. 
    Why do people who live along the coast of Louisiana most likely build their houses high above ground? (GLE 20)
    • A. 

      To get a better view

    • B. 

      To protect them from floods

    • C. 

      To make room for more parking

    • D. 

      To leave more space for a garden

  • 8. 
    Which man-made structures help protect New Orleans from floods? (GLE 20)
    • A. 

      Fences

    • B. 

      Levees

    • C. 

      Streets

    • D. 

      Gutters

  • 9. 
    Use this idea web to answer the following question.Which of natural resource of Louisiana belongs in the center of the idea web? (GLE 21)
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Forest

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Ocean

  • 10. 
    In Louisiana, which state official is in charge of money and finances? (GLE 25)
    • A. 

      Attorney General

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Treasurer

    • D. 

      Lieutenant Governor

  • 11. 
    Which natural resource is most important in building a house? (GLE 36)
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Waterfall

    • C. 

      Tree

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 12. 
    One role of state government is to make sure the citizens of Louisiana: (GLE 44)
    • A. 

      Have a television set

    • B. 

      Have three meals a day

    • C. 

      Have a six-week vacation

    • D. 

      Have safe roads to drive on

  • 13. 
    Use the graph below to answer the following question.What kind of graph is this? (GLE 2)
    • A. 

      Bar graph

    • B. 

      Pictograph

    • C. 

      Line graph

    • D. 

      Circle graph

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT a quality of a good citizen? (GLE 29)
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Courage

    • C. 

      Honesty

    • D. 

      Trustworthiness

  • 15. 
    Which state official is in charge of elections? (GLE 25)
    • A. 

      Treasurer

    • B. 

      Secretary of state

    • C. 

      Governor

    • D. 

      Senator

  • 16. 
    The main difference between northern and southern Louisiana is  _____________. (GLE 9)
    • A. 

      North Louisiana has more trees and hills

    • B. 

      North Louisiana has more swamps

    • C. 

      South Louisiana has more mountains

    • D. 

      South Louisiana is colder

  • 17. 
    How many people were there in 1975? (GLE 2)
    • A. 

      1 billion

    • B. 

      2 billion

    • C. 

      4 billion

    • D. 

      6 billion

  • 18. 
    Use the map to answer the following question.Where is Lake Pontchartrain located? (GLE 5)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 19. 
    USe the map to answer the following questionsWhere is the Red River located? (GLE 5)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 20. 
    Which type of community is outside the city with many houses? (GLE 14)
    • A. 

      Urban

    • B. 

      Suburban

    • C. 

      Rural

    • D. 

      Lake

  • 21. 
    Which is an example of a state law? (GLE 22)
    • A. 

      Wear your seat belt

    • B. 

      Federal taxes

    • C. 

      Clean your room

    • D. 

      Printing money

  • 22. 
    Which branch of government makes the law? (GLE 24)
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      Senator

  • 23. 
    Use the diagram to complete the question.What comes first in the election process? (GLE 26)
    • A. 

      Student learns

    • B. 

      Candidate runs for office

    • C. 

      Citizen writes a letter

    • D. 

      Candidate quits

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way that people can help their community? (GLE 28))
    • A. 

      Working hard

    • B. 

      Breaking the law

    • C. 

      Respecting people

    • D. 

      Helping people

  • 25. 
    Which is an example of a human characteristic? (GLE 10)
    • A. 

      Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Forests

    • C. 

      Lake Pontchartrain

    • D. 

      Mardi Gras

  • 26. 
    Which is an example of a physical characteristic? (GLE 10)
    • A. 

      Jazz music

    • B. 

      Sabine River

    • C. 

      Po'Boys

    • D. 

      Newspapers

  • 27. 
    Today we drive cars. Long ago, people used _____________ for transportation. (GLE 11)
    • A. 

      Horses

    • B. 

      Airplanes

    • C. 

      Computers

    • D. 

      Rockets

  • 28. 
    Why is coastal erosion bad? (GLE 13)
    • A. 

      It makes hurricanes worse

    • B. 

      The beaches are not nice

    • C. 

      It wears away mountains

    • D. 

      It causes less rain

  • 29. 
    What is one way people affect the environment (GLE 19)
    • A. 

      Hurricanes and tornadoes destroy land, buildings, and lives

    • B. 

      Build levees to to hold back floods

    • C. 

      Rivers help make land fertile

    • D. 

      The climate affects where people live and what we wear