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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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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 Colonial Period
The southern colonies included:
  1. Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  2. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island
  3. New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, & Texas
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 US Government
What is one purpose of the U.S. Constitution?
  1. Declared war
  2. Define state laws
  3. Protects the basic rights of Americans
  4. Establishes treaties
Grade 8 Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who signs bills to become laws?
  1. The Vice President
  2. The President
  3. The Senate
  4. The People
Grade 8 Executive Branch
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  1. Chief of Staff
  2. Secretary of State
  3. Commander and Chief
  4. The Vice President
Grade 8 American Revolution
George Washington and his Continental Army came closest to defeat at which event?
  1. Siege of Boston
  2. Battle of Yorktown
  3. Winter at Valley Forge
  4. Battle of Trenton
Grade 8 American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson borrowed ideas from this person in writing the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Burgoyne
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. John Locke
  4. John Adams
  5. Barack Obama
Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Which is a right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  1. Right to vote
  2. Right to bear arms
  3. Right to avoid taxes
  4. Right to free exercise of religion
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were American leaders EXCEPT...
  1. George Washington
  2. General William Howe
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Hancock
Grade 8 American Revolution
All of the following are American victories EXCEPT...
  1. Trenton
  2. Siege of Boston
  3. Yorktown
  4. Bunker Hill
Grade 8 Economics
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Which branch of government prepares the state budget?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
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