8th Grade Geography Quiz On North Carolina

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 3 regions of NC?
    • A. 

      Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Mountains

    • B. 

      Piedmont, Beach, Tidewater

    • C. 

      Outer Banks, Coastal Plain, Mountains

    • D. 

      Mountains, loam, Coastal Plain

  • 2. 
    Why would living in the Coastal Plain be preferred by early settlers in NC?
    • A. 

      Rocky soil, mountains

    • B. 

      Hilly, cold weather

    • C. 

      Loam, flat land, warmer weather

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The Piedmont has ______________ as its main resources.
    • A. 

      Rocks

    • B. 

      Loam

    • C. 

      Gems and minerals

    • D. 

      Building materials like clay

  • 4. 
    The Mountains of NC have as their main resources____________________.
    • A. 

      Building materials

    • B. 

      Loam

    • C. 

      Gems and minerals

    • D. 

      Rivers

  • 5. 
    Which of the following set of facts is correct?
    • A. 

      The Piedmont has loam and flat land

    • B. 

      Early settlers in the Piedmont mostly farmed.

    • C. 

      Early settlers in the Coastal Plain mostly traded building materials.

    • D. 

      Early settlers in the Coastal Plain mostly farmed.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statments about NC Native Americans is true?
    • A. 

      Native Americans in NC beleived in a myth about a white lord coming back to rule them one day.

    • B. 

      Native Americans in NC used the land to survive by hunting, farming, and fishing.

    • C. 

      Native Americans in NC didn't use the land to survive.

    • D. 

      Native Americans in NC were taken over by the Spanish conquistadores.

  • 7. 
    How did Europeans find out about North America in the first place?
    • A. 

      They were trying to find a Northwest Passage to Asia.

    • B. 

      They had heard Native American stories about a new world.

    • C. 

      The Native Americans invited them to North America.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What were the economic reasons for Europeans (Spain, France, England)  to explore North and South America?
    • A. 

      Northwest Passage; to convert Native Americans to Catholicism

    • B. 

      Northwest Passage; to gain more land and resources

    • C. 

      To satisfy the kings in Europe

    • D. 

      To spread wealth to Native Americans

  • 9. 
    Which country sent missionaries to convert the Native Americans in the new world in the 1500s to Catholicism and why?
    • A. 

      England because God had told the English king to do so

    • B. 

      Spain because the Native Americans were eager to convert

    • C. 

      Spain because the missionaries and the Spanish king thought they were doing God's work.

    • D. 

      France because Verrazano write a report to the King of France saying the Native Americans desired a new religion.

  • 10. 
    How would you best describe the European (Spain, France, England) attitude about Native Americans in the 1500s and 1600s?
    • A. 

      The Native Americans were treated as equals

    • B. 

      The Native Americans were not considered as equals and therefore shouldn't stand in the way of European claims in the new world

    • C. 

      Europeans thought Native Americans were friendly and should be given more resources.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Spain succeeded and failed in settling land in the Americas (new world). Choose the statement below that best elaborates on the above sentence.
    • A. 

      Spain succeed in claiming and settling land in NC but failed in Florida.

    • B. 

      Spain succeed in claiming land in Mexico, South America, and Florida but failed in NC.

    • C. 

      Spain failed to settle Mexico but was successful in Florida.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Spain went to NC to explore, settle, and claim land because they were primarily looking to _____________________.
    • A. 

      Convert Native Americans to Catholicism

    • B. 

      Find the fountain of youth

    • C. 

      Find the Northwest Passage

    • D. 

      Find gold

  • 13. 
    Spain failed to settle land in NC primarily because of
    • A. 

      Disease and starvation

    • B. 

      Disease and overcrowding

    • C. 

      Native American attacks and starvation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Giovanni de Verrazano is famous for______________
    • A. 

      Being the first European to visit NC

    • B. 

      Being the first European to discover the Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      Being the first European to discover America

    • D. 

      Finding gold in NC

  • 15. 
    How did Verrazano's report to the King of France encourage more Europeans to come to North America?
    • A. 

      It was a good report saying how nice the land was for farming and how friendly the Native Americans were

    • B. 

      It was a bad report saying Native Americans were violently backwards.

    • C. 

      He said that North America had lots of gold.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The Columbian Exchange began in 1492 and was a _____________
    • A. 

      trading/exchange process between Europe (Old World) and the Americas (New World).

    • B. 

      Trading process between Asia and Europe

    • C. 

      Trading process between North and South America

    • D. 

      Trading process between Europe (Old World) and Australia (New World)

  • 17. 
    Which group, Europeans in the Old World or Native Americans in the New World benefited the most from the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      Native Americans in the New World

    • B. 

      Europeans in the Old World

  • 18. 
    The Spanish conqusitadore __________________ took out the Aztecs in Mexico.
    • A. 

      Cortes

    • B. 

      Carlton

    • C. 

      Will Smith

    • D. 

      Fresh Prince

  • 19. 
    The best example of a negative impact the Native Americans in the New World received was?
    • A. 

      Food from the Old World

    • B. 

      Gold and silver from the Old World

    • C. 

      Diseases such as smallpox from the Old World

    • D. 

      Horses from the Old World

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