Trivia Questions On Social Studies

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 32

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Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

If you feel you’re progressing through the early chapters of social studies at a faster pace than normal, perhaps this quiz on the first three at a sixth grade level will affirm your suspicions. How many can you get right?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are Africa's four geographic regions?
    • A. 

      North Africa, South Africa, East Africa, South-east Africa

    • B. 

      Central Africa, West Africa, South-Central Africa

    • C. 

      North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central & Southern Africa

  • 2. 
    A subsistence farmer is __________________________________________________?
  • 3. 
    Why are African River non-navigable to ships?
    • A. 

      Because of high and frequent flooding

    • B. 

      Obstacles such as large rocks and boulders

    • C. 

      Because parts of it are broken by steep waterfalls and rapids

    • D. 

      Because Michael Jackson says they can't pass

  • 4. 
    What land form extends across most of Northern Africa? 
    • A. 

      The Sahara Desert

    • B. 

      The Ice Cream Trail

    • C. 

      The Nile River

    • D. 

      The Great Rift

  • 5. 
    Why is Africa called a plateau continent?
    • A. 

      Because I say so

    • B. 

      Because it has many deserts

    • C. 

      Because much of the continent is made up of raised, mostly level areas of land that drop off sharply near the sea

    • D. 

      Because it has many fertile plains

  • 6. 
    What are three factors that influence Africa's climate?
    • A. 

      Animals, state of ozone, comets & and space related things

    • B. 

      Distance from equator, elevation, nearness to large bodies of water and major landforms

    • C. 

      Surrounding countries, trade, tourism

    • D. 

      Duration of seasons, amount of rainfall, animals

  • 7. 
    Define the term "diversify"
    • A. 

      To add variety; to make a country's economy stronger through variations in products

    • B. 

      The integrate all races

    • C. 

      To vary the menu items at a restaurant

    • D. 

      To make diverse

  • 8. 
    Define the term "savanna"
    • A. 

      A name for a girl

    • B. 

      A dry desert area mostly populated by nomads

    • C. 

      Where the wild people live

    • D. 

      A region of tall grasses with scattered trees

  • 9. 
    Define the term "oasis"
    • A. 

      A place to relax and get away

    • B. 

      fertile place in a dessert where there is water and vegetation

    • C. 

      Something that is hallucinated when one has spent too much time in the desert

    • D. 

      A sandbox

  • 10. 
    Define the term "elevation"
    • A. 

      The height of land above sea level

    • B. 

      How high above the earth something is

    • C. 

      Your height

    • D. 

      Something amazing

  • 11. 
    How does producing a variety of crops, raw materials, and manufactured goods affect the countries of Africa
  • 12. 
    A nomad is ______________________________________?
  • 13. 
    The climate between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is ___________________________?
  • 14. 
    A rift is ________________________________?
  • 15. 
    Compare Africa’s deserts and savannas
  • 16. 
    Where in Africa do most people live, and why they live there?
  • 17. 
    Define the term "tributary"
    • A. 

      A tribal leader

    • B. 

      A team player

    • C. 

      A river or stream that flows into a larger river

    • D. 

      A person who often contributes money to a cause or charity

  • 18. 
    Define the term "plateau"
    • A. 

      A plate many tribes in Africa dine off of

    • B. 

      An unreleased Michael Jackson song

    • C. 

      A land mass with high elevation

    • D. 

      A large level area that rises above the surrounding land; has at least one side with a steep slop