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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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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 Economics
The resources of an economic system, called Factors of Production are grouped into four categories which are
  1. traditional, command, market, and mixed.
  2. land, capital, labor, and entrepreneurs.
  3. monopoly, oligopoly, private, and government.
  4. local, central, national, and global.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 8 The Frontier
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States
  1. made peace with Spain.
  2. went to war with France.
  3. lost control of New Orleans.
  4. nearly doubled in size.
Grade 8 The Frontier
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. defeat the Spanish in Mexico.
  4. buy Louisiana from France.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
What is one of the powers of Congress?
  1. appointing judges
  2. passing new laws
  3. hearing cases in court
  4. granting titles of nobility
Grade 8 Civil War
Who wrote the book Uncle Tom's Cabin, which heavily influenced public opinion of the Civil War?
  1. Clara Barton
  2. Molly Picher
  3. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. Harriet Tubman
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
The main job of the legislative branch is to
  1. resolve disputes involving the law.
  2. enforce and carry out federal laws.
  3. make laws needed for the country.
  4. obey laws once they are passed.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair are considered muckrakers because they
  1. established a new political party.
  2. exposed corruption and abuses in society.
  3. organized labor unions.
  4. drew cartoons to criticize politicians.
Grade 8 American Revolution
The army of the colonies was called the
  1. Continental Congress
  2. Continental Army
  3. King's Army
  4. Royal Army
Grade 8 American Revolution
The colonies declared independence from Britain in
  1. July 1776
  2. December 1677
  3. January 1807
  4. July 1999
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Which of the following lists all of the continents?
  1. North America, South America, Atlantic, and Africa
  2. Pacific, Central America, Chile, Australia, Asia
  3. Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, Antarctica, South America
  4. Australia, Europe, North America, Asia, Antarctica, South America, Africa
Grade 8 Executive Branch
The most important task of the executive branch is to
  1. resolve disputes involving the law.
  2. enforce and carry out federal law.
  3. decide which laws are constitutional.
  4. change laws to fit changing needs.
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
Which of the following would not be protected by the First Amendment?
  1. Criticizing government officials on a television talk show.
  2. Promoting ideas that many Americans oppose in a political campaign.
  3. Falsely crying "Fire" in a crowded theater.
  4. Discussing controversial issues in a social studies class.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Who was the founder of the Georgia colony?
  1. William Penn
  2. Anne Hutchinson
  3. Roger Williams
  4. John Ogelthorpe
Grade 8 American Revolution
The British had many advantages in the war including
  1. homefield advantage
  2. support of the French
  3. men anxious to be in the army
  4. strong Navy and well-trained army
Grade 8 Industrialization
The term mass production is best defined as the
  1. rapid manufacture of a large number of identical objects.
  2. ability to carefully produce intricate objects one at a time.
  3. tendency to create poor quality goods because of high demand.
  4. practice of making only products that would have many buyers.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The main reason most of the early settlers came to the colonies of Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island was to
  1. seek religious freedom
  2. purchase inexpensive farmland
  3. profit from the fur trade
  4. obtain better jobs
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