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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 Colonial Period
What did Virginians call their first representative assembly?
  1. The House of Burgesses
  2. The House of Representstives
  3. The House of Commons
  4. The House of Planters
Grade 8 Roman Empire
Who was the first emperor of Rome?
  1. Julius Caesar
  2. Augustus Caesar
  3. Constantine
  4. Marc Anthony
Grade 8 Roman Empire
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 Medieval Europe
What was the treaty that split Charlemagne’s empire among his three grandsons?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Versailles
  3. Treaty of Verdune
  4. Concordat of Worms
Grade 8 Asian Geography
What natural barrier separated India from China?
  1. Mediterranean Sea
  2. Red Sea
  3. Ural Mountains
  4. Himalayan Mountains
Grade 8 Civil War
Who led the federal forces during the John Brown Raid?
  1. U.S. Grant
  2. Jefferson Davis
  3. Zachary Taylor
  4. Robert E. Lee
Grade 8 Civil War
Early in the Civil War, what did Lincoln say was the purpose?
  1. the abolition of slavery
  2. to force the South to become an independent nation
  3. to destroy Southern plantations
  4. to save the Union
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which treaty ended the American Revolutionary War?
  1. Treaty of Virginia
  2. Treaty of Paris in 1783
  3. Treaty of San Lorenzo
  4. Treaty of Louisiana
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was an example of a Northern advantage in the Civil War?
  1. The war was fought mostly on Northern soil.
  2. The North owned about 90 percent of the Nation's factories.
  3. Most Northerners had experience riding horses.
  4. Some of the most brilliant officers in the United States Army were from the North.
Grade 8 Latin American Geography
What language do most Brazilians speak?
  1. Spanish
  2. Portuguese
  3. French
  4. English
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who is the head of the executive branch?
  1. Congress
  2. Supreme Court
  3. Governor
  4. President
Grade 8 WWII
What was the name of the German defensive system along the coast of France?
  1. The Maginot Line
  2. Hadrian's Walls
  3. The Atlantic Wall
  4. The Blitzkrieg
Grade 8 Early National Era
What is the name of the treaty that ended the War of 1812?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Treaty of 1812
  4. Pinckney's Treaty
Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which political party was supported primarily by manufacturers, traders, and those from the North?
  1. Democratic-Republicans
  2. Federalists
  3. Anti-Federalists
  4. Republicans
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