Social Studies - Test 1 - Geography

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Vocabulary words from the social studies book introduction.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A _________ is the story of what has happend in the past.

    • A.

      History

    • B.

      Artifacts

    • C.

      Biograpy

    • D.

      Map

    • E.

      Picture

    Correct Answer
    A. History
    Explanation
    A history is a record or account of past events, actions, or experiences. It provides a narrative of what has happened in the past, documenting significant events, developments, and changes over time. History helps us understand and analyze the past, shaping our understanding of the present and future. It involves studying and interpreting various sources such as documents, artifacts, and testimonies to reconstruct and analyze past events and their significance.

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  • 2. 

    To learn about communities long ago, historians study te objects used by people in the past.  These object are called ____________________?

    • A.

      Lost

    • B.

      Old Stuff

    • C.

      Hand-me downs

    • D.

      Artifacts

    Correct Answer
    D. Artifacts
    Explanation
    Historians study the objects used by people in the past to learn about communities long ago. These objects are called artifacts. Artifacts are physical items that were created or modified by humans and provide valuable insights into the culture, lifestyle, and technology of ancient civilizations. By examining artifacts, historians can reconstruct and understand the way people lived, worked, and interacted in the past.

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  • 3. 

    A Map__________________

    • A.

      Is a picture

    • B.

      Show's a place's location

    • C.

      A community

    Correct Answer
    B. Show's a place's location
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "show's a place's location." A map is a visual representation of an area or place, which displays its geographical features, landmarks, and boundaries. It helps in understanding the spatial relationships between different locations and provides a clear depiction of their positions. Maps are commonly used for navigation, planning, and understanding the layout of a specific area.

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  • 4. 

    A _____________ is a model of our planet?

    Correct Answer
    equator, hemispheres, continents, globe
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "globe". A globe is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth, accurately depicting its shape, size, and geographic features. It provides a realistic and comprehensive view of the entire planet, including the equator, hemispheres, and continents. The other options listed, such as equator, hemispheres, and continents, are individual components or features of the Earth rather than a model of the entire planet.

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  • 5. 

    _____________________ are the largest land masses.

    • A.

      Mountain

    • B.

      Continents

    • C.

      Island

    • D.

      Sand

    Correct Answer
    B. Continents
    Explanation
    Continents are the largest land masses on Earth. They are large, continuous areas of land that are surrounded by water. There are seven continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and South America. Each continent is made up of various countries and has its own unique geography, climate, and ecosystems. Continents play a crucial role in shaping the planet's climate and supporting diverse forms of life.

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  • 6. 

    The _______________________  is the imaginary line between the North and South Pole.

    • A.

      Hemispheres

    • B.

      Equator

    • C.

      Continents

    • D.

      Globe

    Correct Answer
    B. Equator
    Explanation
    The equator is the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It is located halfway between the North and South Poles and is an important reference point for determining latitude. The equator has a latitude of 0 degrees and is significant in terms of climate, as it experiences the most direct sunlight throughout the year.

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  • 7. 

    A ________________ tells the subjects of the map.

    • A.

      Map Title

    • B.

      Map Key

    • C.

      Inset Map

    • D.

      Map Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Map Title
    Explanation
    The map title provides information about the subjects or theme of the map. It is usually located at the top of the map and gives a brief description or name of what the map represents. The title helps the viewer understand the main focus or purpose of the map before analyzing the details.

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  • 8. 

    An ----------------  is a smaller map within a larger one.

    • A.

      Map Title

    • B.

      Map Key

    • C.

      Inset Map

    • D.

      Map Scale

    Correct Answer
    C. Inset Map
    Explanation
    An inset map is a smaller map within a larger one. It is used to provide additional detail or zoom in on a specific area of the larger map. Inset maps are commonly used when the main map covers a large area and it is necessary to highlight a specific region or show more detailed information in a smaller scale. They are typically placed in a corner or side of the main map and are labeled to indicate the area they represent.

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  • 9. 

    A ______________ map scale compares a distance of the map to a distance in the real world.

    • A.

      Map Scale

    • B.

      Inset Map

    • C.

      Map Key

    • D.

      Map Title

    Correct Answer
    A. Map Scale
    Explanation
    A map scale is a tool used to compare the distance on a map to the corresponding distance in the real world. It helps in understanding the actual size and proportions of features represented on the map. By using a map scale, one can easily calculate the real-world distance between two points on a map.

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  • 10. 

    __________________ or direction marker shows direction.

    • A.

      Intermediate directions

    • B.

      Cardinal directions

    • C.

      Compass rose

    Correct Answer
    C. Compass rose
    Explanation
    A compass rose is a symbol or direction marker that shows the different cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) as well as the intermediate directions (northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest). It is commonly used on maps and navigational instruments to indicate which way is which. Therefore, the correct answer is compass rose.

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  • 11. 

    The _____________ are north, south, east and west.

    • A.

      Intermediate directions

    • B.

      Compass rose

    • C.

      Cardinal directions

    Correct Answer
    C. Cardinal directions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cardinal directions" because the question is asking for the names of the four main directions: north, south, east, and west. These directions are known as the cardinal directions and are commonly used for navigation and orientation purposes.

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  • 12. 

    The _______________ or directions between the cardinal directions the cardinal directions, are northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.

    • A.

      Intermediate directions

    • B.

      Cardinal directions

    • C.

      Compass rose

    Correct Answer
    A. Intermediate directions
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the term that refers to the directions between the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). The options provided are "intermediate directions," "cardinal directions," and "compass rose." The term that best fits the description is "intermediate directions," as it specifically refers to the directions between the cardinal directions. The other options are not as precise in describing these directions.

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  • 13. 

    A _____________ is a small map or globe that shows where the place ot the main map is located within a larger area.

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      Pointer

    • C.

      Locator

    • D.

      Location

    Correct Answer
    C. Locator
    Explanation
    A locator is a small map or globe that shows where the place on the main map is located within a larger area. It helps to provide a visual reference and helps users understand the relative position of the place they are looking at on the main map.

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  • 14. 

    North, South, ______ West.  Which direction is missing?

    • A.

      Up

    • B.

      Down

    • C.

      Left

    • D.

      East

    Correct Answer
    D. East
    Explanation
    The missing direction in the sequence is "east". The given sequence follows a clockwise direction, starting from North and going South, then West. The missing direction would be the next logical step in the clockwise sequence, which is East.

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  • 15. 

    We in Tennessee live on what continent?

    • A.

      South America

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    D. North America
    Explanation
    Tennessee is a state in the United States, which is located in North America. Therefore, the correct answer is North America.

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