Mrs. Shoup's Social Studies Quiz #2

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American history quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which idea was developed in Ancient Rome?
    • A. 

      Direct democracy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Republican government

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

  • 2. 
    Which of the following did England use to try to tighten its control over colonial trade?
    • A. 

      The Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      The Act of Toleration

    • C. 

      The English Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      The Navigation Acts

  • 3. 
    What did the signers of the Mayflower Compact agree to do?
    • A. 

      Join the Church of England

    • B. 

      Grant female colonists the right to vote

    • C. 

      Make and obey laws for the good of the colony

    • D. 

      Seek peaceful relations with Native Americans

  • 4. 
    Whose ideas have most affected American government?
    • A. 

      The Romans

    • B. 

      The Inca

    • C. 

      The Crusaders

    • D. 

      The Dutch

  • 5. 
    What assembly established a tradition of representative government in the English colonies?
    • A. 

      The Great Council

    • B. 

      The House of Commons

    • C. 

      The House of Burgesses

    • D. 

      The House of Lords

  • 6. 
    Rules of behavior known as the Ten Commandments were derived from which tradition?
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      Roman

    • D. 

      Muslim

  • 7. 
    Which Europeans first colonized what is now New York?
    • A. 

      The English

    • B. 

      The Spanish

    • C. 

      The French

    • D. 

      The Dutch

  • 8. 
    Which was a significant problem that resulted from the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      No European goods were brought to the Americas.

    • B. 

      Livestock from America was brought to Europe.

    • C. 

      Smallpox and Influenza killed many Native Americans.

    • D. 

      Crops raised in America were transported to the Eastern Hemisphere.

  • 9. 
    Which statement best explains how the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Mayflower Compact are related?
    • A. 

      The Mayflower Compact, which limited the King’s power, influenced both the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta, limiting the power of the English king, preceded both the Mayflower Compact and the English Bill of Rights.

    • C. 

      The English Bill of Rights and the Mayflower Compact were signed in the same year and established principles later incorporated in the Magna Carta.

    • D. 

      The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights permitted colonists to form their own government under the later Mayflower Compact.

  • 10. 
    What conclusion can you draw about how the voyages of Christopher Columbus inspired Europeans?
    • A. 

      Europeans saw the potential for bringing Native American workers to Europe.

    • B. 

      Europeans saw the opportunity to establish a democracy in North America.

    • C. 

      Europeans saw the opportunity to improve the lives of the people in the Americas.

    • D. 

      Europeans saw the potential for establishing settlements and gaining riches from the new lands.

  • 11. 
    Extra Credit: 6th GradeWhat did the spring rains and melting snow do for the ancient Egyptians?
    • A. 

      Help to irrigate the Sahara Desert each year.

    • B. 

      Wash away the rich soil of the Black Land.

    • C. 

      Cause the Nile River to overflow each year.

    • D. 

      Fill the dry river beds of the six cataracts.

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