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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 American Revolution
What were the essays written to defend the Constitution called?
  1. Federalist Papers
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. Decleration
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which was the first attempt to create an organized government?
  1. The Decleration
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Treaty of Paris
  4. The Articles of Confederation
Grade 8 American Revolution
What was the second attempt to create a government, and the one we still use today?
  1. The Decleration
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Treaty of Paris
  4. The Articles of Confederation
Grade 8 American Revolution
What it the Treaty of Paris?
  1. The document that declared war.
  2. The document that officially ended the war.
  3. The document that complained about the British.
  4. The document that praised the British.
Grade 8 American Revolution
Why did they want to declare independence?
  1. They felt like they were being treated fairly.
  2. They wanted to be allies with Britain.
  3. They were being treated unfairly.
  4. They did not want to make their own decisions.
Grade 8 American Revolution
What issues did the first form of government have? Choose all that apply.
  1. Weak central government
  2. States have to much power
  3. Easy to make changes
  4. Easy to collect taxes
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The Quartering Act
  1. This act placed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  2. This required colonists to house British soldiers.
  3. This act set duties on molasses and sugar imported by colonists.
  4. This act required colonists to pay for an official stamp, or seal, when they bought paper items
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The Boston Massacre
  1. These acts were passed by Parliament in order to punish the colonists of Boston after the Boston Tea Party.
  2. The event where colonists dresses as Indians and dumped over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
  3. The event where British soldiers shot several colonists, killing three and wounding several others.
  4. To protect the colonists from Indian attacks
Grade 8 US Geography
What is the capital of Connecticut?
  1. Harbor
  2. Hartford
  3. Boston
  4. Lewiston
Grade 8 US Geography
What is the capital of Hawaii?
  1. Honduras
  2. Honolulu
  3. Boston
  4. Detroit
Grade 8 US Geography
The capital of Delaware is.
  1. Dover
  2. Muncie
  3. Delta
  4. Auburn
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Why was farming difficult in the New England colonies?
  1. Because of the short, hot summers and flat wilderness.
  2. Because of the long, hot summers and flat wilderness.
  3. Because of the short, cold winters and flat wilderness.
  4. Because of the long, cold winters and hilly wilderness.
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 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Who was the founder of Georgia?
  1. Mary Musgrove
  2. James Oglethorpe
  3. Sir Robert Montgomery
  4. John Musgrove
Grade 8 Colonial Period
General search warrants used by the British in an effort to prevent smuggling in the American colonies.
  1. The Sons of Liberty
  2. The Tea Act
  3. Writs of Assistance
  4. The Boston Massacre
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Committees of Correspondence
  1. This act stated that Parliament had the power to make laws for the colonies in all cases whatsoever
  2. They got in touch with people in other colonies to share ideas and information about new British laws
  3. This act allowed the British East India Company to sell tea directly to the colonists
  4. This act set duties on molasses and sugar imported by colonists
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