8th Grade Social Studies Pre Test

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The Quakers emigrated from England to the American colonies in the late 1600s. The Quakers' experiences in England led them to adopt which policy in their new colony of Pennsylvania?
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Which phrase characterizes the development of the Renaissance in Europe?
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Which historical region of the United States contained the present-day states of Ohio and Indiana?
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Merchants from the Ancient West African kingdom of Ghana prospered by controlling the trade of which goods?
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In 1620, the Mayflower Compact created a basis for written laws in the New England Colony of Plymouth. Why did the Pilgrims create the Mayflower Compact?
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Which of the following best describes the concept of imperialism?
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The northwest ordinance was passed by the United States in 1787. What did the Northwest Ordinance make possible?
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The articles of confederation allowed each state to determine the tax on goods imported from other nations. The national government had no power to raise or lower taxes. How did this situation affect the early economy of the United States?
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Which phrase is directly associated with the American colonists' reaction to the Stamp Act?
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In the 19th century, why did large numbers of Americans who migrated to the Great Plains become involved in economic activities relation to agriculture?
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Which phrase describes all four of these factors? (war, trade, writing systems, transportation systems)
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What is one benefit of international trade?
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During the 19th century, why were the largest cities in the United States all located beside rivers, lakes, or oceans?
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Which right found in the Magna Carta is also included in the US Constitution?
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Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress passed the NW Ordinance. What did the legislation provide?
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Which of the following was NOT a challenge faced by the original settlers in the Jamestown Colony.
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What provision in the Bill of Rights protects people accused of a crime?
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The term "secession" refers to which action taken by Southern states before the Civil War?
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Manufacturing was first developed in which economic region of the United States?
20.
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Miguel must write a paper on the American Revolution. He must use one primary source and one secondary source. Which sources should he choose?
21.
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An increase in gasoline tax would benefit which private sector industry?
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How did the arrival of Europeans change American Indians' agricultural practices?
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The environment influences the way people live and work. Which is one way that Incan farmers living in mountainous regions were affected by their environment?
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Which of the following crops was primarily responsible for the financial success of Virginia in the 17th century?
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A person at a city political meeting is holding up a sign that reads "Fair Taxes : Vote for Davis." What type of government does this city have?
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Before the American Civil War, Congress passed laws that were intended to solve problems caused by the expansion of slavery. What happened as a result of the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
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European nations set up colonies in the Americas to enrich their economies. Which economic benefit did England receive from its North American colonies?
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Which part of a research paper provides an organized list of the sources used?
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To raise revenue, the United States government has decided to impose a new tariff on coffee imported from Brazil. What is a possible consequence involved in this economic decision?