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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) World History Questions

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Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco da Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the French explorer that explored the St. Lawrence region of Canada?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Giovanni Verrazano
  3. Henando de Soto
  4. Samuel de Champlain
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Grade 8 WWI
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Aztec capital city?
  1. Texcoco
  2. Tlacopan
  3. Purepecha
  4. Tenochtitlan
Grade 8 WWI
Grade 8 French Revolution
The Treaty of Versailles ended which war?
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. Algerian War
  4. Franco-Prussian War
Grade 8 World History
Identify each early civilization of the Americas with its correct criteria. Each can be used more than once/multiple times.
Maya Aztec Inca Olmec
Fierce warriors with superior military ability
Built the first pyramids
Strong central government
Known for sculptures of huge stone heads
Paid by conquered people with gold, cotton, and food
Built canals to control flow of water through cities
Capital was Tenochtitlan
Known for building and art
Made alliances to build the empire
Had palaces, stone temples, bridges, and large plazas
Grade 8 Modern Europe
Bastille Day is celebrated with a military parade down which famous street in Paris?
  1. The Île de la Cité
  2. The Champ de Mars
  3. The Champs-Élysées
  4. Boulevard Montmartre
Grade 8 Exploration
In 1488, which explorer became the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sea?
  1. Vasco de Gama
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 8 Other Asia
What was the name of the communist regime in Cambodia?
  1. The Viet Minh
  2. The Khmer Rouge
  3. Patriotic Renewal Party
  4. The Workers Revolutionary Party
Grade 8 Dynastic China
Grade 8 Russian Revolution
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 WWI
The Archduke was from which country?
  1. England
  2. Germany
  3. Belgium
  4. Austria-Hungary
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