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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 The Americas
When is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated in the United States?
  1. September 1st - October 1st
  2. September 15th - October 15th
  3. October 1st - November 1st
  4. October 15th - November 15th
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 WWII
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain?
  1. Winston Churchill
  2. Neville Chamberlain
  3. Clement Attlee
  4. Anthony Eden
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
The Archduke was from which country?
  1. England
  2. Germany
  3. Belgium
  4. Austria-Hungary
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
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 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 World History
What do the colors of the Mexican flag represent?
  1. Green for hope, white for purity, and red for blood shed in battle
  2. Green for nature, white for peace, and red for love
  3. Green for money, white for purity, and red for passion
  4. Green for envy, white for surrender, and red for danger
Grade 8 WWII
The Battle of Britain officially ended in which month?
  1. August
  2. September
  3. October
  4. November
Grade 8 WWII
The Battle of Britain is often considered a turning point in the war because:
  1. It forced Germany to divert resources from other fronts
  2. It allowed Britain to launch a counteroffensive against Germany
  3. It weakened German morale and military capabilities
  4. It led to the entry of the United States into the war
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