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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: American Revolution by Qalam
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
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 :: Early National Era by Qalam
The War of 1812 was a result of American conflicts with both the
  1. French and the Spanish.
  2. British and the Native Americans
  3. British and the Spanish.
  4. French and the Native Americans.
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 :: 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 :: Civil War by JanisRS
By 1860, the North and the South had grown into sections that were widely different because...
  1. the South was almost totally rural while the North was highly urban.
  2. the South had a large number of immigrants.
  3. the South had more railroad links than the North.
  4. an increasing number of southerners favored protective tariffs, which the North opposed.
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