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Grade 4 World History
Earth Day was created to promote environmental protection.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Global Issues
In France, April Fools' Day is known as what animal of April?
  1. pig
  2. fish
  3. duck
  4. horse
Grade 4 Global Issues
One theory behind the origin of April Fool's Day is that it was the day that marked the end of New Year celebrations in medieval France which began on March 25th.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Exploration
Which European explorer rounded the Cape of Good Hope?
  1. Dias
  2. Balboa
  3. Vespucci
  4. Magellan
Grade 4 Mesopotamia
                Civilizations                are societies organized around cities with a central government, a means of food production, a system of writing, art, architecture, and job specialization.

               Divine right               is the belief that something comes straight from God, not from the people.

                 Oral Tradition                 is creating new stories, passing down information from generation to generation through spoken word and memorization instead of by writing it down.

        Clans        are families who live together.
Grade 4 Exploration
Christopher Columbus was the first European to voyage to the Americas.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Ancient History
Where did Hammurabi write down his laws?
  1. There were written on a scroll in a ziggurat.
  2. They were written on clay tablets.
  3. There were carved on the walls of the palace.
  4. They were carved on a stone monument.
Grade 4 Ancient History
Many ancient cities were built near          rivers          and people began to make money by            trading             with other cities.
Grade 4 Exploration
Which explorer proved that the earth wasn't flat?
  1. James Cook
  2. Ferdinand Magellan
  3. Marco Polo
  4. Steve Irwin
Grade 4 World History
Earth Day was established in response to what type of natural disaster?
  1. coal mine explosion
  2. nuclear meltdown
  3. forest fire
  4. oil spill
Grade 4 Ancient History
What kind of animals did farmers in China raise?
  1. sheep and goats
  2. elephants and water buffalo
  3. turkeys and geese
  4. pigs, chickens, and cows
Grade 4 Ancient History
The ancient Chinese discovered a way to make a special fabric called         silk          and used a special kind of writing called              pictograms             .
Grade 4 Ancient History
Farmers in India grew grain like the Mesopotamians, but they also grew                  .
  1. corn and melons
  2. rice and beans
  3. cotton and melons
  4. corn and rice
Grade 4 Ancient History
What happened after Shamshi-Adad died?
  1. His two sons ruled together peacefully.
  2. Gilgamesh became the new ruler.
  3. Hammurabi conquered the Assyrians.
  4. His two sons split his empire.
Grade 4 Ancient History
Hammurabi wanted people to follow his laws because they were right- not because solders were making them obey.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Ancient History
People in Babylon believed that they could find out what the gods were doing by                                                .
  1. praying and offering sacrifices
  2. watching the movements of the planets and stars
  3. asking the priests
  4. observing nature
Grade 4 Ancient History
What did Joseph's brothers do to him?
  1. They killed him.
  2. They sold him to traders as a slave.
  3. They threw him in a pit and left him there.
  4. They made fun of him.
Grade 4 Ancient History
Abram's father, Terah, was worried that                                                            .
  1. Babylon might attack Ur and he would lose all his riches.
  2. he did not have enough money.
  3. the moon-god would not protect him.
  4. Abraham did not have a son to carry on the family business.
Grade 4 Ancient History
A dynasty is when a family rules one country for many years. For example, the Shang dynasty ruled for about 500 years.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Ancient History
The Babylonians called the time that it took the earth to go all the way around the sun once            one year            and divided this time period into           twelve            months.
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