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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Civil Rights
In 1952, Medgar Evers joined which organization to advocate for civil rights?
  1. Council of Federated Organizations
  2. Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  3. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which French leader sold the Louisiana territory?
  1. Louis XVI
  2. Charles X
  3. Napoleon I
  4. Louis Napoleon
Grade 8 Early National Era
What was the name of the rebellion which showed that the Articles of Confederation did not work?
  1. Whiskey Rebellion
  2. Washington's Rebellion
  3. Shays' Rebellion
  4. Constitutional Rebellion
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued after which Union victory?
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredricksburg
  3. Antietam
  4. Vicksburg
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 Civil Rights
What event prompted Medgar Evers to apply for law school at the University of Mississippi?
  1. The Greensboro Sit-ins
  2. The murder of Emmett Till
  3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  4. The Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first major leadership role during the Civil Rights Movement came during which event?
  1. March on Washington
  2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  3. Watergate
  4. Selma to Montgomery March
Grade 8 Civil War
Grade 8 Civil War
Which state was the first to secede from the Union?
  1. Texas
  2. South Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. California
  5. Louisiana
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Which law set up an orderly plan for dividing up the Northwest Territory?
  1. Land Ordinance of 1785
  2. Southwest Ordinance of 1788
  3. Treaty of Paris 1763
  4. Treaty of Paris 1789
Grade 8 Civil Rights
What was the name of the civil rights organization Martin Luther King, Jr. helped found in 1957?
  1. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  2. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  3. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  4. Coordinating Council for Community Organizations
Grade 8 Early National Era
Shays' Rebellion is remembered today because it
  1. threatened law and order in Massachusetts.
  2. dramatized the money problems faced by poor farmers.
  3. shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.
  4. showed how well the Articles of Confederation worked.
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