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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 :: Themes of Geography by Vanheerdens
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 :: 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 :: Civil War by Qalam
Harriet Tubman is most closely associated with
  1. helping to preserve slavery.
  2. the Underground Railroad.
  3. the slave ship Amistad.
  4. the Second Great Awakening.
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 :: Civil War by Qalam
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by Ivand109
Why is farming difficult in New England?
  1. The Connecticut River is surrounded by a plain.
  2. Winters are short and dry.
  3. The soil is thin and rocky.
  4. Summers are long and cool.
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 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Grade 8 :: WWI by billycamps
Which of the following was NOT imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles?
  1. large territorial losses
  2. huge demands for reparation payments
  3. barred from the Olympics forever
  4. Germany had to accept total responsibility for WWI
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 :: Industrialization by Qalam
Besides the cotton gin, which of the following items did Eli Whitney also invent?
  1. interchangeable parts
  2. telegraph
  3. steam engine
  4. musket
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by Qalam
Which of the following were all cotton-producing states?
  1. Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Vermont
  2. New York, New Jersey, Maine, Ohio
  3. Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana
  4. Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut
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
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