Social Studies 8 Practice Exam

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Social Studies Quizzes & Trivia

For practicing for the SS8 exam in alberta.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What period of history was the least violent
    • A. 

      Medieval

    • B. 

      Edo Japan

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Meiji Japan

  • 2. 
    What developed first
    • A. 

      Aristocratic period Japan

    • B. 

      Aztec empire

    • C. 

      Medieval period

    • D. 

      Renaissance

  • 3. 
    What period of history was called the dark ages?
    • A. 

      Feudal period Japan

    • B. 

      Nationalism and Militarism period Japan

    • C. 

      Aztec times

    • D. 

      Medieval period

  • 4. 
    Japans biggest island
    • A. 

      Honshu

    • B. 

      Hokkaido

    • C. 

      Kyushu

    • D. 

      Shikoku

  • 5. 
    Shimaguni: island country
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What was Japans feudal period?
    • A. 

      First period in Japan

    • B. 

      Their Golden age

    • C. 

      A time of civil wars

    • D. 

      The time when the emperor was Tokugawa

  • 7. 
    How many samurai groups in the feudal period?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      250

    • C. 

      350

    • D. 

      1000

  • 8. 
    What is a Hinnin (social class in japan)
    • A. 

      Non human

    • B. 

      Outcasts

    • C. 

      People who sold artisan products

    • D. 

      The government

  • 9. 
    In the majority of the edo period what type of theatre did samurai watch?
    • A. 

      Kabuki theatre

    • B. 

      Noh theatre

    • C. 

      Banraku theatre

    • D. 

      Samurai were forbidden to watch any type of theatre

  • 10. 
    All Geishas were men
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Not an arguement for not signing the trade treaty
    • A. 

      Isolation means independence from the world

    • B. 

      We can not change Japan

    • C. 

      Isolation means Japan is not influenced by the world

    • D. 

      Japan is the special land of the kami, a sort of "divine land"

  • 12. 
    Not an arguement for singing the trade treaty
    • A. 

      All countries are signing

    • B. 

      If we don't sign they will bully us into signing an unfair treaty

    • C. 

      Trade will help us we can buy their big guns and ships

    • D. 

      Japan has been isolated for long enough

  • 13. 
    In the meiji period the class system was abolished so people could get different jobs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In Japans Nationalsim and Militarism period what did they teach in schools?
    • A. 

      Everything they teach today

    • B. 

      Military service

  • 15. 
    Who was the emporor during the nationalsim and militarism period?
    • A. 

      Minamoto

    • B. 

      Tokugawa

    • C. 

      Meiji

    • D. 

      Hirohito

  • 16. 
    How was bushido shown in Japans economic period?
    • A. 

      Loyalty to work company group

    • B. 

      Loyalty to samurai group

    • C. 

      Loyalty to social class

    • D. 

      Loyalty to family

  • 17. 
    Why was the medieval period called the dark ages?
    • A. 

      It was a feudal period

    • B. 

      There was no sun

    • C. 

      No lights so it was always dark

    • D. 

      It was haunted

  • 18. 
    Check all the properties of a monk
    • A. 

      Anyone could be a monk

    • B. 

      All monks were men

    • C. 

      Monks could not get married

    • D. 

      Whoever a monk married had to also be a monk

    • E. 

      Monks converted people to Muslim

    • F. 

      Monks converted people to Christian

    • G. 

      Monks were really loud

    • H. 

      Monks had quiet serious lives

    • I. 

      Monks had quiet silly lives

    • J. 

      Monks helped the needy

    • K. 

      Monks could do whatever they want

  • 19. 
    Famous exploror on the slik road
    • A. 

      Hernan Cortes

    • B. 

      Columbus

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Marco Polo

  • 20. 
    Painting not painted by Leonardo da Vinci
    • A. 

      Mona Lisa

    • B. 

      Creation of Adam

    • C. 

      The last supper

    • D. 

      The painting of Leonardo da Vinci

  • 21. 
    Who painted school of athens?
    • A. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • B. 

      Michelangelo

    • C. 

      Raphael

  • 22. 
    Who discovered the americas in 1492?
    • A. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • B. 

      Hernan Cortes

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Jaqcues Cartier

  • 23. 
    The gun was made in the rennissance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What was the sign the mexicans saw which caused them to build tenochititlan
    • A. 

      Eagle sitting in a tree eating a snake

    • B. 

      Eagle sitting on a cactus eating a snake

    • C. 

      Eagle eating a snake

    • D. 

      Eagle sitting on a bush eating a snake

  • 25. 
    How many calpullis in tenochititlan
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      50

  • 26. 
    Who was the first emporor in tenochititlan?
    • A. 

      Quetzcoatl

    • B. 

      Itzcotal

    • C. 

      Moctezuma

    • D. 

      Ahuizotl

  • 27. 
    What was the last omen
    • A. 

      Ear of corn

    • B. 

      Weeping woman

    • C. 

      2 headed creature

    • D. 

      Bird with mirror

  • 28. 
    How did moctezuma die
    • A. 

      Sacrificed on temple

    • B. 

      Stoned by aztecs

    • C. 

      Died from sickness

    • D. 

      Stoned by spaniards

  • 29. 
    What is an ecomndero 
    • A. 

      Land owner

    • B. 

      Slave

    • C. 

      Its another word for emperor