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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
The slave codes were
  1. rules to protect the general welfare of enslaved people.
  2. ways for enslaved people to secretly communicate with one another other.
  3. laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans.
  4. guidelines for freeing a certain number of enslaved people every year.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Why did people in the North and the South have such different views about slavery?
  1. The South's economy depended on slavery, while the economy of the North did not.
  2. Most people in the South believed slavery was morally wrong.
  3. Northerners thought slavery was destroying the economy.
  4. Southerners believed slavery should be eliminated gradually, while northerners thought it should be abolished all at once.
Grade 8 :: Themes of Geography by Vanheerdens
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Which statement best describes Henry Clay's goal in proposing the Missouri Compromise?
  1. Eventually, slavery as an institution will be overturned and the slaves will all be freed."
  2. Slavery will be allowed in some northern states at the same time it is being phased out of the southern states.
  3. Northern and southern states cannot agree on a system that will satisfy them both.
  4. "The balance in the Senate will be maintained by this agreement.
Grade 8 :: US Government by Pixley12
Checks and balances help to....
  1. elect better presidents.
  2. pass laws more quickly.
  3. pay members of Congress.
  4. control the use of power.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Grade 8 :: Early National Era by Qalam
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 :: US Government by Pixley12
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 :: Early National Era by Qalam
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 :: Industrialization by Qalam
Which invention improved travel by water in the early 1800s?
  1. steamboat
  2. turnpike
  3. spinning jenny
  4. water frame
Grade 8 :: Early National Era by Qalam
The forced removal of the Cherokees to Oklahoma was known as the
  1. Long March.
  2. Last Stand.
  3. Trail of Tears.
  4. Walk to Freedom.
Grade 8 :: Economics by aylmod01
Which is a type of resource?
  1. Land
  2. Labor
  3. Capital
  4. Enterprise
  5. All of the Above
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by Qalam
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 :: Industrialization by Qalam
The Erie Canal was built to link
  1. Lake Erie to New York City.
  2. Lake Erie to New Jersey.
  3. Lake Erie to Lake Michigan.
  4. Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River.
Grade 8 :: Geography by jsnell
The name of ground that is permanently Frozen.
  1. iceberg
  2. glacier
  3. permafrost
  4. timberline
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