8th Grade Social Studies Practice crct multiple Choice Questions

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8th Grade Social Studies Practice CRCT Multiple Choice Questions

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SS8H1 The student will evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia.

a. Describe the evolution of Native American cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian) prior to European contact.

Which is true regarding the evolution of Native American cultures in Georgia?

  1. Later groups demonstrated fewer cultural developments.

  2. As they evolved, Native American groups were less likely to remain in one area.

  3. Over time they developed more advanced technology and better agricultural techniques.

  4. Eventually, Native American groups relied more on hunting for food instead of agriculture.

(correct answer C)
Use the list of events below to answer question #___

*Development of smaller, more pointed arrowheads

*Greater use of agriculture

*More elaborate burial sites

The list above MOST LIKELY describes the

  1. evolution of early Native American cultures in Georgia.

  2. change in Georgia under the Royal Governors.

  3. impact of the Spanish Mission systems.

  4. effects of entrepreneurs on Georgia.

(correct answer A)
Which statement is true concerning Native American cultures prior to European contact?

  1. They had already adopted most of European culture.

  2. They were evolving both culturally and technologically.

  3. They were on the decline and Europeans saved the cultures.

  4. They had become more technologically advanced than Europeans.

(correct answer B)
What is the correct chronological order of the pre-European Native American cultures in Georgia?

  1. Mississippian, Woodland, Archaic, Paleo

  2. Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian

  3. Paleo, Woodland, Mississippian, Archaic

  4. Archaic, Paleo, Mississippian, Woodland

(correct answer B)

SS8H1 The student will evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia.

b. Evaluate the impact of European contact on Native American cultures; include Spanish missions along the barrier islands and the explorations of Hernando DeSoto.

One intended consequence of the Spanish Mission system in Georgia was the spread of _____ while an unintended consequence was the spread of _____. Which two words BEST complete this sentence in order?

  1. slaves; goods

  2. religion; disease

  3. weapons; religion

  4. culture, hurricanes

(correct answer B)
Which impact was a result of the Spanish Mission system?

  1. Savannah was developed.

  2. Native American culture declined.

  3. Native American culture expanded.

  4. Spanish Catholics adopted Native American beliefs.

(correct answer B)
Why are Hernando de Soto's expeditions into Georgia significant?

  1. They were the last expeditions.

  2. He removed the Cherokee's from Georgia.

  3. He was the first European to explore the area.

  4. James Oglethorpe was a part of the expeditions.

(correct answer C)
All of the following had a direct impact on Native American cultures in Georgia, EXCEPT

  1. the Stamp Act

  2. Spanish Missions

  3. Hernando DeSoto

  4. European Exploration

(correct answer A)
SS8H1 The student will evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia.

c. Explain reasons for European exploration and settlement of North America, with emphasis on the interests of the French, Spanish, and British in the southeastern area.

Use the following map of North America (1640) to answer question #_____:

According to the map, why did the British, Spanish, and French have an interest in the southeastern area of North America?

  1. there were connections to major waterways

  2. the west and northwest was covered with snow

  3. that was the only area the countries had settlements

  4. the Caribbean Sea was the major trading area of the world

(correct answer A)
Which three European groups were interested in the agricultural opportunities and trade with the Indians in the Southeastern part of the United States in the 18th century?

  1. Georgia, Florida, South Carolina

  2. French, Spanish, British

  3. Germans, Mexican, British

  4. Yamacraw, Creek, Yamasee

(correct answer B)
During the early 1700’s, the French, Spanish, and British had several conflicts in the territory that would eventually become Georgia. Why were these three countries interested in this region?

  1. The French and Spanish were allied together in an effort to completely remove the British presence from the Southeast.

  2. Only Georgia provided the necessary combination of fertile land and friendly Indian tribes to have a long term, stable colony.

  3. It was the first place each one had designated as their primary colony in the new world, therefore, none of the countries could afford to leave the Southeast.

  4. All three countries had an interest in expanding; France’s trade from the west, Spain’s mission systems from the south and Great Britain’s trade networks from the north.

(correct answer D)
Which describes why the English and Spanish were interested in the Southeastern United States?

  1. It provided a strategic position to attach French Settlements in the north.

  2. There were natural resources in the area they could use to make their country richer.

  3. They had made an agreement to cooperate and settle the region together.

  4. It was the easiest place to get to.

(correct answer B)

SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.

a. Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732, reasons for settlement (charity, economics, and defense), Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and the city of Savannah.

Use the following quote to answer question #___

"...they might not only gain a comfortable subsistence for themselves and families, but also strengthen our colonies and increase the trade… and wealth of these our realms."

- The Georgia Charter, 1732

The quote above MOST DIRECTLY relates to which reason for settling Georgia?

  1. defense

  2. missions

  3. economics

  4. exploration

(correct answer C)
How was Tomichichi significant to the development of early Georgia?

  1. Oglethorpe hired him to develop Savannah.

  2. He led violent revolts against the colonists.

  3. The Yamacraw used him to encourage the malcontents.

  4. He was a mediator between the colonists and the Yamacraw.

(correct answer D)
Which is a true statement about the Charter of 1732?

  1. It provided King George an opportunity to invade Spain.

  2. It was never approved and Oglethorpe founded the colony illegally.

  3. It stated reasons why Georgia needed to be independent of England.

  4. It listed multiple reasons, including charity, defense, and economics, for founding Georgia.

(correct answer D)
James Oglethorpe was important to the colony of Georgia because he

  1. led the initiative to get the Charter to start the colony.

  2. fought in the Revolutionary War alongside Elijah Clarke.

  3. founded and developed the city of Atlanta.

  4. served as one of the first Royal Governors.

(correct answer A)
Use the following list to answer question #___:

*Cultural connection between Yamacraw and Creek Indians and English Colonists

*Served as interpreter between Oglethorpe and Yamacraw

*Established several trading posts around Georgia

The statements above relate to the importance of which person?

  1. Mary Musgrove

  2. Tomichichi

  3. Nancy Hart

  4. Austin Dabney

(correct answer A)

SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.

b. Evaluate the Trustee Period of Georgia’s colonial history, emphasizing the role of the Salzburgers, Highland Scots, malcontents, and the Spanish threat from Florida.

The complaints of the malcontents were significant to the trustee period because they demonstrated that the

  1. malcontents were trying to take over the colony.

  2. original Charter was inaccurate and needed to be removed.

  3. Trustees did not represent the changing population in Georgia.

  4. Spanish threat from Florida was the most important issue of the time.

(correct answer C)
What group was greatly opposed to trustee laws banning rum, slavery, and land purchases?

  1. Salzburgers

  2. Highland Scots

  3. Malcontents

  4. Moravians

(correct answer C)
During the Trustee Period, many small forts and protective buildings were built to the south of Savannah in order to

  1. give the unemployed colonists something to do.

  2. serve as protection against the Spanish in Florida.

  3. appease the Highland Scots when they complained.

  4. fulfill the obligations of the contract with England.

(correct answer B)
The protestant group that developed New Ebenezer and contributed many social improvements to Georgia, including the first orphanage and first Sunday School were called the

  1. Spanish

  2. Moravians

  3. Malcontents

  4. Salzburgers

(correct answer D)
SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.

c. Explain the development of Georgia as a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, government, and the impact of the royal governors.

Which statement is true concerning land ownership under the Royal Governors of Georgia?

  1. Georgia lost territory, especially around Savannah

  2. Georgia gained territory, particularly in the west

  3. Creek and Cherokee Indians gained territory through negotiations

  4. The Proclamation of 1763 prevented Georgia from gaining any land

(correct answer B)
How did government in Georgia change when the colony moved from the trustee period to a royal colony?

  1. It was more organized, better funded, and had more authority.

  2. It was weaker and caused several serious conflicts with Spain.

  3. The Royal Governors successfully avoided all conflicts with Indians.

  4. The Government caused the colony not to grow and lost huge sums of money.

(correct answer A)

SS8H3 The student will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution.

a. Explain the immediate and long-term causes of the American Revolution and their impact on Georgia; include the French and Indian War (Seven Years War), Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, and the Declaration of Independence.

Which is evidence that Georgia supported the American Revolution?

  1. There were no soldiers from Georgia in the Revolutionary army.

  2. Georgia had delegates that signed the Declaration of Independence.

  3. Georgia followed South Carolina in seceding from the Union.

  4. The Stamp Act and Intolerable Acts were popular in Georgia.

(correct answer B)
How did the Proclamation of 1763 impact the colonies?

  1. It prevented them from expanding westward.

  2. It prevented them from trading with Indian tribes.

  3. It required them to house British Soldiers in their homes.

  4. It required them to pay extra taxes and fees to France.

(correct answer A)
How did the French and Indian War (Seven Years War) contribute to the American Revolution?

  1. France wanted revenge after losing the war and negotiated with the colonies to fight England.

  2. Indians that fought in the war supported the colonies and encouraged them to fight the British.

  3. England went into debt because of the war and decided to tax the colonies to get their money back.

  4. England was unhappy with the colonies performance in the war and punished them with taxes.

(correct answer C)
Which document officially separated the original 13 colonies from England in 1776?

  1. The Georgia Constitution

  2. The Articles of Confederation

  3. The United States Constitution

  4. The Declaration of Independence

(correct answer D)
SS8H3 The student will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution.

b. Analyze the significance of people and events in Georgia on the Revolutionary War; include Loyalists, patriots, Elijah Clarke, Austin Dabney, Nancy Hart, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton, Battle of Kettle Creek, and siege of Savannah.

What was significant about the Battle of Kettle Creek?

  1. It was the first time the British won a Battle.

  2. It was the attempt to re-take Savannah from the British.

  3. It was the largest Loyalist victory in the American Revolution.

  4. It was a Loyalist defeat and encouraged other patriots in Georgia.

(correct answer D)
Button Gwinnett, Lymon Hall, and George Walton all contributed to the American Revolution by

  1. signing the Declaration of Independence.

  2. fighting in the Battle of Kettle Creek.

  3. participating in the siege of Savannah.

  4. serving as Governors after the Revolution.

(correct answer A)
Austin Dabney was significant to Georgia in the American Revolution because he

  1. lost the Battle of Kettle Creek.

  2. was a slave that fought against the British.

  3. provided the British with key information as a spy.

  4. successfully took Savannah back from British control.

(correct answer B)

Use the information in the box below to answer question ____:

*Led patriot forces at Battle of Kettle Creek

*Fought against British and American Loyalists in South Carolina

*Rewarded after American Revolution with a large plantation

*Participated in Yazoo Land Fraud

*Participated in Georgia Constitutional Convention of 1789

This list describes significant events of which individual?

  1. Elijah Clarke

  2. Austin Dabney

  3. Button Gwinnett

  4. James Oglethorpe

(correct answer A)

SS8H4 The student will describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

a. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both the Georgia Constitution of 1777 and the Articles of Confederation, and explain how weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to a need to revise the Articles.

Use the following list to answer question #___:

  • No national military

  • No power to collect taxes

  • No power to regulate trade

  • Requirement of all 13 colonies to make amendments

The list above could be used to explain the

  1. problems of having England rule over the colonies.

  2. reasons for writing the Declaration of Independence.

  3. strengths of the Georgia Constitution of 1777, which other states later copied.

  4. weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation that led to a need to revise the Articles.

(correct answer D)
Which can be seen as a strength of the Articles of Confederation?

  1. There was no standing military to threaten the colonies.

  2. The central government couldn’t levy taxes on the states.

  3. In foreign affairs, the 13 colonies were united under one government.

  4. No written document existed so the rules of government were flexible.

(correct answer C)
SS8H4 The student will describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

b. Describe the role of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention of 1787; include the role of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, and reasons why Georgia ratified the new constitution.

Abraham Baldwin served in the first session of the United States House of Representatives and then in the United States Senate until 1807. Why was he more prepared for these responsibilities than other Georgians?

  1. There were no other Georgian’s at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

  2. Only Baldwin had the college education necessary to serve in the national legislature.

  3. Baldwin was at the Second Continental Congress that wrote the Declaration of Independence.

  4. He served at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that helped create the national legislature.

(correct answer D)
Many Georgian’s agreed that the United States Constitution of 1787 corrected the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Because of this Georgia

  1. pushed for many new amendments to the Constitution.

  2. copied the United States Constitution as its own.

  3. ratified the new Constitution, as did the other colonies.

  4. fought to delay the ratification of the Constitution.

(correct answer C)
SS8H5 The student will explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840.

a. Explain the establishment of the University of Georgia, Louisville, and the spread of Baptist and Methodist churches.

After the Revolutionary War, there was a large immigration boom into Louisville, Georgia. Also, by the late 1700’s there was more commerce and a larger population in the interior of the state. Which event was a consequence of these facts?

  1. The University of Georgia was established in Athens.

  2. Louisville was established as the third capital of Georgia.

  3. Savannah was no longer used as a major center of commerce.

  4. The headright system was established to encourage businesses to move to Georgia.

(correct answer B)
Use the information below to answer question #___:

*Georgia’s oldest University

*Largely developed in early 1800’s

*Became the model for future state-supported colleges

The list above describes which Georgia school?

  1. University of Georgia

  2. Georgia Tech University

  3. Georgia State University

  4. Valdosta State University

(correct answer A)
Which types of churches saw rapid growth throughout Georgia in the early 1800’s?

  1. Jewish and Trustee

  2. Catholic and Muslim

  3. Scot and Salzburger

  4. Baptist and Methodist

(correct answer D)
SS8H5 The student will explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840.

b. Evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia; include the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo land fraud.

The Yazoo land fraud was a negative event for Georgia because it

  1. ruined any chance Georgia had of removing Indians from its territory.

  2. divided state political figures and strained Georgia’s relationship with the Federal government.

  3. was the primary event that led to Georgia entering the Revolutionary war, where many citizens died.

  4. caused Georgia to go into a deep depression because of the amount of money they had to pay people that owned the lands.

(correct answer B)
Which was an immediate impact of the headright system in Georgia?

  1. It created a buffer zone of land that protected Georgians from violent Creek and Cherokee Indian tribes.

  2. Georgia violated the Constitution and had to defend the system at the Supreme Court.

  3. Since each head of household was granted only 200 acres, the system left most of Georgia unclaimed.

  4. It was more successful and eventually replaced the land lottery system.

(correct answer A)
SS8H5 The student will explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840.

c. Explain how technological developments, including the cotton gin and railroads, had an impact on Georgia’s growth.

How did technological developments like the cotton gin and railroads impact Georgia’s growth?

  1. Railroads eventually led to many people leaving Georgia, which had a negative effect on Georgia’s growth.

  2. The cotton gin required more slaves to harvest the additional cotton and this slowed the overall growth of Georgia.

  3. Because of the new technologies, more cotton could be produced and shipped quicker, which greatly increased Georgia’s growth rate.

  4. Neither the cotton gin nor the development of railroads had any significant impact on Georgia’s growth since Georgia remained the same size.

(correct answer C)

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