Social Studies Bowl Tryout

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 316

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

In this social studies quiz made for students applying to Chatterton Middle School, you’ll answer questions related to U. S. History, Canada, Latin America, World Geography and Current Events. What can you tell us about these topics?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    U.S. History - What document begins with the words "We The People"?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      U.S. Constitution

    • E. 

      Ten Commandments

  • 2. 
    U.S. History - Who did the Americans fight in the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Each Other

    • B. 

      The British

    • C. 

      The French

    • D. 

      The Spanish

    • E. 

      The Germans

  • 3. 
    U.S. History - In the months leading up to the Civil War, what was the first state to secede from the Union?
    • A. 

      Tennessee

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      North Carolina

    • E. 

      South Carolina

  • 4. 
    Latin America and Canada - What is the capital of Canada?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Montreal

    • C. 

      Vancouver

    • D. 

      Ottawa

    • E. 

      Calgary

  • 5. 
    Latin America and Canada - Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Aztec people?
    • A. 

      Hernan Cortez

    • B. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • C. 

      Francisco Coronado

    • D. 

      Vasco de Balboa

    • E. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon

  • 6. 
    Latin America and Canada - What ancient empire started in South America, close to modern-day Peru, and included the site called Machu Picchu?
    • A. 

      Aztec

    • B. 

      Inca

    • C. 

      Mayan

    • D. 

      Shingas

    • E. 

      Cherokee

  • 7. 
    World Geography - What is the largest country (in size) in the world?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      Egypt

  • 8. 
    World Geography - What is the world's largest ocean?
    • A. 

      Atlantic

    • B. 

      Pacific

    • C. 

      Indian

    • D. 

      Arctic

    • E. 

      Southern

  • 9. 
    World Geography - What type of landform is a narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land?
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Peninsula

    • C. 

      Isthmus

    • D. 

      Island

    • E. 

      Plateau

  • 10. 
    Current Events - The 2010 Copiapo mining incident that trapped 69 miners happened in what country?
    • A. 

      Chile

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Columbia

  • 11. 
    Current Events - Julian Assange is an Australian-born man that co-founded which international organization that releases classified and confidential information without consent?
    • A. 

      Wikipedia

    • B. 

      The United Nations

    • C. 

      The ACLU

    • D. 

      Greenpeace

    • E. 

      WikiLeaks

  • 12. 
    Current Events - Muammar Gaddafi is being asked to step down as the leader of what North African country?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Libya

    • C. 

      Algeria

    • D. 

      Liberia

    • E. 

      Morocco

  • 13. 
    Eastern Hemisphere - Alexander the Great is known for conquering many lands and spreading this kind of culture.
    • A. 

      Egyptian

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      Persian

    • D. 

      Roman

    • E. 

      Greek

  • 14. 
    Eastern Hemisphere - What country is known for its noble warriors, called Samurais?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Philippines

    • E. 

      Vietnam

  • 15. 
    Eastern Hemisphere - What place means "land between the rivers"?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Jerusalem

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Hong Kong

    • E. 

      Detroit

Back to Top Back to top