Directions: read the question and answer choices in their entirety. Mark the correct answer for each question on your scantron. Each multiple choice question is worth 2 points



Download 48.5 Kb.
Date conversion18.10.2016
Size48.5 Kb.
8th Grade UNIT 1 TEST

DO NOT WRITE ON THIS TEST!!!!!!!!!!!


DIRECTIONS: READ THE QUESTION AND ANSWER CHOICES IN THEIR ENTIRETY. MARK THE CORRECT ANSWER FOR EACH QUESTION ON YOUR SCANTRON. EACH MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION IS WORTH 2 POINTS.


  1. Using the following map, which type of map is shown in the picture.

  1. Political Map

  2. Topographic Map

  3. Physical Map

  4. Climate Map




  1. There are common features on a map that help tell us important information on the map. Use the following map to answer the following questions.


The feature on the above map that identifies the symbols and/or colors used on the map is the:

  1. Compass rose

  2. Distance scale

  3. Title

  4. Map Key/Legend




  1. The feature on the above map that gives us the relationship of a unit of length on the map to a unit of distance on earth is the:

    1. Compass rose

    2. Distance scale

    3. Title

    4. Map Key/Legend



  1. Alphonse and Jeremiah are visiting New York City. They have never been to New York City before so they have purchased a map of New York in order to help them get around. They would like to go Battery Park so that they can take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. They are located at Wall Street. They need to know what direction to travel in order to reach Battery Park. Which feature of a map would help them?

    1. Compass rose

    2. Distance Scale

    3. Title

    4. Map Key/Legend




  1. Using the following globe, answer the following question.

The lines that are drawn in an east to west direction on the above globe, are called:



  1. Lines of longitude

  2. Meridians

  3. Patterns

  4. Lines of Latitudes



  1. The lines that are drawn in an east to west direction on the above globe measure distances:

    1. East and west

    2. North and south

    3. North and East

    4. South and West



  1. The lines that are drawn in a north to south direction on the above globe are called:

    1. Lines of Longitude

    2. Parallels

    3. Patterns

    4. Lines of Latitude



  1. The lines that are drawn in a north to south direction on the above globe measure distances:

    1. East and west

    2. North and South

    3. North and east

    4. South and West



  1. Use the following map to answer the questions that follow:


You will use the arrows and numbers on the map to answer the following three questions.
Identify the imaginary line, called the equator, that is located halfway between the North and South Poles.

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. None of the above



  1. Identify the imaginary line, called the tropic of cancer, that is located at 23.5 degrees North latitude.

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. None of the above



  1. Identify the imaginary line, called the tropic of Capricorn, that is located at 23.5 degrees South latitude.

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. None of the above



  1. What are used to determine the world’s time zones?

    1. Lines of latitude

    2. Lines of longitude

    3. The equator

    4. The prime meridian



  1. How many time zones does the United States have?

    1. 4

    2. 5

    3. 6

    4. 1



  1. All of the following are time zones located within the continental U.S. , EXCEPT:

    1. Eastern

    2. Pacific

    3. Mountain

    4. Hawaiin



  1. Which of the following are time zones located in the United States, BUT NOT THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES?

    1. Hawaiin and Central

    2. Hawain and Pacific

    3. Alaskan and Pacific

    4. Hawaiin and Alaskan



  1. Using the time zone map of the United States that follows, answer the questions that follow:

In which time zone would you find the State of Louisiana?



  1. Central

  2. Pacific

  3. Mountain

  4. Eastern



  1. In which time zone would you find the state of Georgia?

    1. Central

    2. Pacific

    3. Mountain

    4. Eastern



  1. In which time zone would you find the state of California?

    1. Central

    2. Pacific

    3. Mountain

    4. Eastern

  2. In which time zone would you find the state of Colorado?

    1. Central

    2. Pacific

    3. Mountain

    4. Eastern



  1. Dave lives in Covington, Louisiana, which is located in the Central time zone. He wants to call his friend Mike who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is located in the Eastern time zone. If it is 12:00 pm in Covington, what time is it in Charlotte?

    1. 2:00 pm

    2. 3:00 pm

    3. 11:00 am

    4. 1:00 pm



  1. Chad lives in New York City, which is located in the Eastern Time zone. He loves watching a show that comes on television at 8:00pm EST. Chad is taking a trip to San Francisco, California, which is in the Pacific time zone. His show will come on while he is in California. If Chad wishes to watch the show in California, what time will he have to tune in while he is in California?

    1. 8:00 pm

    2. 11:00 pm

    3. 5:00 pm

    4. 4:00 pm



  1. Christian lives in New Orleans, Louisiana which is located in the Central Time Zone. He will be traveling to Denver, Colorado for a vacation. Denver is located in the Mountain Time zone. Christian wants to take his wife to a restaurant in Denver. The restaurant is open from 5-10 pm Mountain time. Christian needs to call and make a reservation from New Orleans for the dinner. If it is 10:00 pm in New Orleans when he calls, what time is it in Denver?

    1. 9:00pm

    2. 8:00pm

    3. 7:00pm

    4. 10:00pm



  1. How is the Prime Meridian different than the equator?

    1. The Prime Meridian divides the globe into the eastern and western hemisphere, and the equator divides globe into the northern and southern hemisphere

    2. The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line

    3. The Prime Meridian runs in an east to west direction

    4. The Prime Meridian divides the globe into the northern and southern hemisphere, and the equator divides the globe into the eastern and western hemisphere



  1. Use the following map to answer questions 24. and 25.

Using the map above, which arrow indicates the location of the equator?



  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 4



  1. Using the map above, which arrow indicates the location of the Prime Meridian?

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4



  1. In the world there are many different places. In Louisiana there are many different places. However, some places share common features, which include both human features and physical features. These places are called:

    1. Regions

    2. Areas

    3. Zones

    4. None of the above




  1. How many geographic regions are found on the American continent?

    1. 5

    2. 7

    3. 9

    4. 10




  1. All of the following are geographic regions of North America, EXCEPT:

    1. Atlantic Coastal Plain

    2. Great Plains

    3. Gulf Coastal Plain

    4. Canadian Shield




  1. Use the map to answer questions 29, 30 and 31

According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Atlantic Coastal Plain?

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 7




  1. According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Intermountain region?

    1. 2

    2. 3

    3. 4

    4. 7




  1. According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Great Plains region?

    1. 2

    2. 6

    3. 5

    4. 3




  1. Regions can be changed over time by several different factors. One of these factors is the wearing away of landforms by water, wind and harsh weather. This is common in Louisiana and is particularly an issue during Hurricane season. This factor is:

    1. Weathering

    2. Erosion

    3. Plate tectonics

    4. None of the above



  1. In Louisiana, how many natural regions do we have?

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4




  1. All of the following are natural regions of Louisiana, EXCEPT:

    1. Lowlands

    2. Terraces

    3. Upland Hills

    4. Coastal Plain




  1. In Geography there are two phenomenon known as weather and climate. While both are similar, both are different. How is climate different from weather?

    1. Climate is the typical weather of a region over a long period of time, while weather is the conditions at one particular time

    2. There are no differences in weather and climate

    3. Weather is the typical conditions of a region over a long period of time, while climate is the conditions at one particular time

    4. None of the above


  1. Agriculture has always been a major part of Louisiana’s economy and geography. The Mississippi River, and various other rivers in the state, have made agriculture successful in Louisiana, especially in the 1800s when the state was a major cotton and sugar producer. How has Louisiana’s geography made agriculture so important and successful?

    1. Louisiana’s extraordinary amount of rainfall

    2. The abundant fertile soil of Louisiana

    3. Irrigation systems developed by slaves

    4. The erosion of Louisiana’s coastline




  1. What specific features of New Orleans have made it an important American city since its founding?

    1. Its unique culture

    2. Its command of the Mississippi River

    3. Its location at the head of the Mississippi Delta

    4. Both B&C




  1. People settle in different geographic reasons for many different reasons. In Ancient civilizations, people tended to settle around river valleys. Why did they settle around rivers?

    1. Access to fresh water

    2. Rivers were important transportation routes

    3. Both A & B

    4. Neither A nor B




  1. What factors influenced Native American settlement patterns in North America?

    1. Climate

    2. Availability of plants for food

    3. Availability of animals for food

    4. All of the above



  1. How do mountain ranges, canyons and broad rivers affect settlement patterns and migration?

    1. They make movement easy for people

    2. They make movement of people difficult

    3. They have no effect on settlement patterns or migration

    4. None of the above


  1. Why did many immigrants to the United States settle in cities?

    1. Climate

    2. Transportation

    3. Jobs

    4. Recreation




  1. Louisiana’s southern boundary is which of the following?

    1. The Mississippi River

    2. Lake Pontchartrain

    3. The Gulf of Mexico

    4. The Red River




  1. Demography is the science of dealing with the distribution and vital statistics of populations. In studying populations there are many demographic indicators. Which of the following is NOT an important demographic indicator?

    1. Rates of literacy

    2. Infant mortality and life expectancy

    3. Race

    4. All are demographic indicators




  1. Use the following chart to answer questions 19, 20 and 21.


According to the chart, what was the increase in life expectancy at birth for black males between 1900 and 2000?

  1. 38.9 years

  2. 40.6 years

  3. 31.1 years

  4. 40.2 years



  1. According to the chart, what was the increase in life expectancy at birth for black females between 1900 and 2000.

    1. 41.7 years

    2. 43.3 years

    3. 43 years

    4. 40.1 years



  1. According to the information in the chart, whose life expectancy has grown the most from 2000 to 2007.

    1. Black men

    2. Black women

    3. White men

    4. White women



  1. Which of the following spread from the Old World (Europe) to the New World (North and South America) in the Columbian Exchange?

    1. Corn, peppers, tomatoes

    2. Horses, pigs and peanuts

    3. Cattle, sheep and olives

    4. Smallpox, turkeys and tobacco



  1. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about cultural diffusion?

    1. It is being aided by technological advances and economic interdependence

    2. At the start of the 21st century, the rate of cultural diffusion has slowed down

    3. It has often been related to language

    4. It has sometimes been linked to the spread of religions



  1. Which of the following is a nonrenewable resource?

    1. Grass

    2. Gold

    3. Water

    4. Air



  1. Which of the following is a renewable resource?

    1. Coal

    2. Copper

    3. Natural gas

    4. Solar energy

TASK: Analyze the following documents and answer the questions that follow. Each question is worth 2 points.


This document depicts North America in the year 1650.

51. This document can best be described as a(n)_____.

A. map

B. atlas


C. manuscript

D. globe
52. This document was created in _____.

A. 1560

B. 1960


C. 1950

D. 1650
53. This document depicts_____.

A. a fully explored continent

B. the Arctic Ocean

C. Europe

D. none of the above

54. What conclusion can we draw based on this document?

A. It was created by Lewis and Clark

B. It was created by someone other than an American, Native or otherwise.

C. It was created before North America had been fully explored and/or discovered.

D. Both B&C are correct

______________________________________________________________________________

Use for questions 55-59.

This document shows the growth of the United States to 1790.


55. This document can best be described as a(n)_____.

A. map


B. book

C. letter

D. encyclopedia

56. This document shows the United States as it existed in _____.

A. 1970

B. 1920


C. 1790

D. 1775


57. Other than the United States, which country controls the most land, according to the document?

A. France

B. Spain

C. American Indians

D. the United States
58. Blue areas on the document indicate_____.

A. colonies

B. states

C. territories

D. state claims

59. Using your knowledge of history, describe the continued growth of the United States. Which territories will next be admitted as states? Which land deals will result in the biggest acquisitions or the new country?



CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE. . YOU MUST SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER. EACH QUESTION IS WORTH 16 POINTS. YOU MAY WRITE YOUR ANSWERS ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER OR ON THE GREEN SPACE ON THE BACK OF YOUR SCANTRON.

  1. Identify and briefly describe three of the natural regions of North America, as they are shared by the United States and Canada.



  1. Briefly discuss two ways in which water is important to Louisiana.



  1. Briefly describe culture, diffusion, diversity and multiculturalism.



    1. What may the spread of culture be motivated by?

    2. What may trigger cultural diffusion?

    3. How is cultural diversity a hallmark of Louisiana?



  1. Two important types of maps are physical maps and political maps. Choose either of these map types, and explain what types of information it contains and what you might use it for.



  1. Two important features of a map or globe that help you find a particular location anywhere in the world are lines of latitude and lines of longitude. Explain what lines of latitude and longitude are and what they do?



  1. Maps have certain key features on them that help us identify what the map is showing.



    1. Identify the key features of a map

    2. Explain these key features


The database is protected by copyright ©ininet.org 2016
send message

    Main page