Suttles Social Studies Final 1a

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Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

Tests comprehensively measures knowledge of topics discussed in 8th grade social studies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which was more commonly found in the New England colonies? 
    • A. 

      A large number of plantations

    • B. 

      A large population of gentry owning 20 or more slaves.

    • C. 

      Factories and lots of sea-port trade

    • D. 

      Native Americans being used as slaves

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which was more commonly found in the Middle colonies?
    • A. 

      Small farms and trading

    • B. 

      Large plantations

    • C. 

      Gentry owning 20 or more slaves

    • D. 

      Disease

  • 3. 
    Which was more commonly found in the Southern colonies?
    • A. 

      Factories

    • B. 

      Large plantations

    • C. 

      Seaport trade

    • D. 

      Few slaves

  • 4. 
    What is region A called in NC?
    • A. 

      Piedmont Region

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain Region

    • C. 

      Mountain Region

    • D. 

      Outer Banks

  • 5. 
    What is region B called in NC?
    • A. 

      Piedmont Region

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain Region

    • C. 

      Mountain Region

    • D. 

      Outer Banks

  • 6. 
    What is region C called in NC?
    • A. 

      Piedmont Region

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain Region

    • C. 

      Mountain Region

    • D. 

      Outer Banks

  • 7. 
    What is region D called in NC?
    • A. 

      Piedmont Region

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain Region

    • C. 

      Mountain Region

    • D. 

      Outer Banks

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the group of colonies in section A?
    • A. 

      Middle Colonies

    • B. 

      New England Colonies

    • C. 

      Southern Colonies

    • D. 

      Coastal Plain

  • 9. 
    Why did the Coastal Plain Region attract many settlers in NC?
    • A. 

      Fertile soil

    • B. 

      Flat land

    • C. 

      Warm weather

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the regions in NC would you most likely find large plantations?
    • A. 

      Piedmont

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Coastal Plain

    • D. 

      Outer Banks

  • 11. 
    What reason explains why there were more slaves in the Southern Colonies than New England Colonies?
    • A. 

      The Southern Colonies had rocky soil

    • B. 

      The Southern Colonies had fertile soil and a Coastal Plain

    • C. 

      The Southern Colonies relied on factories

    • D. 

      The Southern Colonies relied on sea port trade

  • 12. 
    Which statement accurately describes the impacts of the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      Europeans gained food crops and goods while Native Americans gained diseases

    • B. 

      Europeans gained diseases while Native Americans gained goods and food crops

    • C. 

      Europeans and Native Americans gained equally

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which statement best defines the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      The Columbian Exchange involved the transfer of plants, people, animals, and diseases among America (New World) to Europe, Asia, and Africa (Old World).

    • B. 

      The Columbian Exchange involved the exchange of disease between Africa and Europeans

    • C. 

      The Columbian Exchange was a trade of religious ideas between the Old and New World

    • D. 

      The Columbian Exchange had an overall positive affect on Native Americans and Africans

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements best describes how Native Americans interacted with their environment in NC? 
    • A. 

      Native Americans treated the environment with disrespect

    • B. 

      Native Americans depended on natural resources in each region to survive

    • C. 

      Native Americans stole most of their goods from white settlers

    • D. 

      Native Americans primarily relied on hunting to produce food and supplies

  • 15. 
    Why were so many European countries like France, Spain, and England so eager to gain land in the New World/America?
    • A. 

      These countries were constantly competing for more political power

    • B. 

      These countries wanted to take advantage of the resources in America

    • C. 

      These countries, especially Spain, wanted to covert Native Americans to Christianity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Why were European countries interested in finding a faster, more direct sea route to Asia?
    • A. 

      It would allow them to get their goods to Asia faster and therefore make more money

    • B. 

      It would allow them to avoid the Ottoman Empire which was interfering with trade across land

    • C. 

      It would allow them to avoid the hurricanes at sea

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 17. 
    Why were most of the Southern Colonies settled?
    • A. 

      Settlers were looking for economic profit and adventure

    • B. 

      Settlers were looking to escape religious persecution

    • C. 

      Settlers were looking to create sea port trading towns

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Why were most of the Middle Colonies settled?
    • A. 

      Settlers were looking for economic profit and adventure

    • B. 

      Settlers were looking to escape religious persecution

    • C. 

      Settlers were looking to create sea port trading towns

    • D. 

      Settlers were looking for economic gain and to escape religious persecution

  • 19. 
    Why were most of the New England Colonies settled?
    • A. 

      Settlers were looking for economic profit and adventure

    • B. 

      Settlers were looking to escape religious persecution

    • C. 

      Settlers were looking to dominate the New World militarily

    • D. 

      Settlers were looking to use Native American slaves

  • 20. 
    What were England's first attempts to create a permanent settlement in America?
    • A. 

      Jamestown

    • B. 

      The Ralph Lane Colony and the Lost Colony

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      New York

  • 21. 
    Why did the Ralph Lane and Lost Colony fail?
    • A. 

      Arrived too late in year to plant enough food, leading to starvation

    • B. 

      War with Native Americans which resulted in many deaths

    • C. 

      Could not find a good area to settle in, so they gave up

    • D. 

      Ships got lost at sea

  • 22. 
    What was England's first SUCCESSFUL colony in America?
    • A. 

      Ralph Lane Colony

    • B. 

      Lost Colony

    • C. 

      Jamestown

    • D. 

      New York

  • 23. 
    An example of people moving to America to escape religious persecution is:
    • A. 

      Pilgrims and Puritans

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Gentry and small farmers

  • 24. 
    Where would you most likely find a "pyramid society" in the 1700-1800s with hierarchical social statuses. See diagram on board.
    • A. 

      New England Colonies

    • B. 

      Middle Colonies

    • C. 

      Southern Colonies

    • D. 

      Maine

  • 25. 
    Gentry/landed gentry were opposite of small farmers because:
    • A. 

      Small farmers owned more slaves

    • B. 

      Small farmers owned more land

    • C. 

      Gentry owned plantations with 20 or more slaves

    • D. 

      Gentry had less political power

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