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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 6 Mesopotamia
Which statement does NOT describe the location of Mesopotamia?
  1. in the Fertile Crescent
  2. along the Nile River
  3. along the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
  4. north of the Arabian Desert
Grade 6 Ancient India
What was the first religion of India?
  1. Christianity
  2. Hinduism
  3. Buddahism
  4. Atheism
Grade 6 Themes of Geography
Grade 6 Egypt
Which of these is the CORRECT order of Egyptian society from highest to lowest class?
  1. Pharaoh, Priests, Scribes, Merchants/Artisans, Slaves
  2. Pharaoh, Priests, Merchants/Artisans, Scribes, Slaves
  3. Pharaoh, Scribes, Merchants/Artisans, Priests, Slaves
  4. Priests, Pharaoh, Merchants/Artisans, Scribes, Slaves
Grade 6 Mesopotamia

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Grade 6 Ancient India
How do archaeologists know that Mohenjo-Daro was carefully planned?
  1. The fertile soil eventually turned into desert.
  2. Streets separated regular blocks of homes and buildings.
  3. The city was built on a flat plain.
  4. The city was used for farming instead of trade.
Grade 6 China
How does the Yellow River (Huang He) get its name?
  1. It was named after an emperor
  2. Yellow was the favorite color of the person who named it
  3. Loess, a yellow dust, is found in the water
  4. The water is yellow
Grade 6 Ancient India
How did India's mountains and surrounding water influence its development?
  1. By providing contact with Asian lands.
  2. By encouraging invasions by other civilizations.
  3. By limiting contact between the subcontinent and the world.
  4. By providing unlimited contact with countries to the east and the west.
Grade 6 Ancient India
When the Indus River flooded nearby land it did what?
  1. Forced early settlers to become nomads
  2. Left behind rich, fertile soil perfect for farming
  3. Destroyed the Harappan civilization.
  4. Ruined crops
Grade 6 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 6 Ancient History
Which was NOT one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World?
  1. The Taj Mahal
  2. Lighthouse of Alexandria
  3. Temple of Artemis
  4. Colossus of Rhodes
Grade 6 WWI
What other name is given to World War I?
  1. The Holocaust
  2. The Cold War
  3. The Russian Revolution
  4. The Great War
Grade 6 Ancient India
What evidence was found in Mohenjo-Daro that led archaeologist to believe that it had strong organization?
  1. Government documents
  2. The street grid layout
  3. Pictures of muscly leaders
  4. Cave drawings that said so
Grade 6 Greece
Who is Aristotle?
  1. A famous Greek philosopher
  2. An Athenian
  3. Alexander the Great's private teacher
  4. All of the above
Grade 6 Greece
In which region is Athens located?
  1. Crete
  2. Attica
  3. Peloponnesus
  4. Rhodes
Grade 6 Greece
What is the Parthenon?
  1. The Acropolis
  2. The ruler of Athens
  3. A neighboring polis
  4. A temple dedicated to Athena
Grade 6 Map Components
A physical map may include such features as what?
  1. Natural resources.
  2. Economic activity.
  3. Landforms and bodies of water.
  4. Population density.
Grade 6 Map Components
What could you learn from a climate map?
  1. how much rainfall an area receives
  2. the average temperature of an area in summer
  3. how cold an area gets in winter
  4. all of the above
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