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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History 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
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 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
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
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 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 Colonial Period
Who made up the middle class in the colonies?
  1. doctors
  2. gentlemen
  3. farmers
  4. pirates
Grade 8 Colonial Period
In which colonial region was life expectancy the lowest?
  1. Europe
  2. Middle Colonies
  3. New England
  4. Southern Colonies
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 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
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
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Muhammad Ali was striped of his boxing title and put in jail for what reason in the 1960's                                    ?
  1. Being to pretty and fast
  2. Hurting someone in a boxing match
  3. Comments he made about other boxers
  4. Refusing to go fight in Vietnam War
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 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
How many people lived on small family farms in the 1700s?
  1. 1 out of 20
  2. 9 out of 20
  3. 9 out of 10
  4. 1 out of 10
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Which of the following are possible reasons first Jamestown colonists had trouble surviving in the New World?
  1. Attacks by Native Americans
  2. Too many "gentlemen"
  3. Most people were searching for gold
  4. Ran out of food/supplies
  5. all are correct
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