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NC Final 7th grade Social Studies Review Sheet

7.H.2.1 Analyze the effects of social, economic, military, and political conflict among nations, regions, and groups.

  1. How did the European domination and colonization of America change the continent?(Include at least 5 changes)

  2. Why did the ideas of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment lead to political and social conflict? What institution did these ideas challenge?

  3. How did Imperial ism lead to economic and political conflict between Imperial powers (conflict between European Countries)?

  4. What were the major effects of WWI? (at least 5)

  5. Why was the Treaty of Versailles a disaster?

  6. What were the major effects of WWII? (at least 5)

  7. Why was there conflict during the Cold War and what weapon made it different?

  8. How did decolonization lead to conflict?

  9. How did triangle trade and the middle passage (slavery) cause social conflict?

  10. How did Apartheid lead to social conflict in South Africa?

  11. Terms: Conquistadors, Global Conflict, Power, Appeasement, Nationalism, Militarism, Genocide

7.H.2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of cooperative efforts and consensus building among nations, regions, and groups.

  1. What role do NGOs play in cooperation in the world?

  2. How has the UN increased the cooperation between countries?

  3. Why has the UN not been effective in increasing international cooperation?

  4. How effective have the WHO, OAS, EU, and NGOs been in consensus building?

7.E.1.2 Explain the implications of economic decisions in national and international affairs.

  1. What role do NGOs play in economic decisions in the world?

  2. How have the WTO, G20, OPEC, NAFTA, and the EU changed the world economy?

  3. What impact have these organizations had on worldwide disease in regards to economics, politics, and society?

  4. Terms: Globalization, Interdependence, International Organization, Cooperation

7.H.2.3 Explain how increased global interaction accelerates the pace of innovation in modern societies?

  1. How did the inventions of the railroad, car, telephone, radio, and internet create more discoveries?

  2. What effects has the Industrial Revolution had on our modern world? (at least 5)

  3. What effects has the Scientific Revolution had on our modern world? (at least 5)

  4. What effects has the Agricultural Revolution had on our modern world? (at least 3)

  5. What are some specific inventions made during these Revolutions (from questions 2,3,and 4)? What impact did they have on the quality and quantity of production?

  6. How does society change, and what class rose greatly in power during this time?

  7. Why does the pace of invention increase during war? (Use examples from WW1 and WW2 in your answer).

  8. Terms: Industrialization, Urbanization, Cooperation, Renaissance.

7.H.2.4 Analyze the economic political and social impacts of disease in modern societies.

  1. What was the Great Dying (think of smallpox), and why did it happen in the Americas? How did affect economics, politics, and society?

  2. Why are disease researchers frightened about the possibilities of Flu, and what steps are taken to stop its spread?

  3. How has AIDS affected economics, government and society?

  4. How did the Black Death affect economic, government and society?

  5. How does malaria affect economics, government, and society?

  6. Terms: Epidemic, Vaccine

7.G.1.1 Explain how environmental conditions and human response to those conditions influence modern society.

  1. In the age of Exploration why did the Europeans begin to explore and try to reach Asia?

  2. Why were European settlements in America, Africa, and Asia first on the coast?

  3. How did the Columbian Exchange change the modern world (5 ways)

  4. How did scarcity of resources lead to Imperialism?

  5. What are natural barriers?

  6. What environmental factors helped start the Industrial Revolution?

  7. When making a new settlement what geographic factors would you consider?

  8. Terms: Push/Pull factors, scarcity, population distribution

7.G.1.2 Explain how demographic trends lead to conflict, negotiation, and compromise in modern societies.

  1. What affects has the one child policy had on China?

  2. How has the aging of industrialized nations caused economic compromise?

  3. How has intermarriage between ethnic group and race caused conflict and changed rich nations?

  4. How did demographics lead to the French British alliance against Germany before World War I?

  5. How has the shift of human population from farms to cities (urbanization) lead to conflict and compromise?

  6. What are the main reasons for immigration?

  7. Term: Standard of Living

7.G.1.3 Explain how natural disasters, preservation efforts, and human modification of the environment affect modern society.

  1. How do recycling, planting trees, deforestation, pollution, irrigation systems, and climate change affect modern societies? (make sure to have an answer for each one).

  2. How do flooding, earthquakes, and tsunamis affect modern regions?

  3. What effect have irrigation, scientifically enhanced seeds, and recycling had on humanity?

7.E.1.1 Explain how competition for resources affects the economic relationship among nations.

  1. What is the economic justification for Imperialism and colonies?

  2. How has globalization lead to interdependence in the modern world?

  3. What role did resources play in beginning World War II in Asia, and in Europe?

  4. What resources are shared today and which are fought over?

  5. Terms: Supply and Demand, Developed, Emerging, Developing.

7.E.1.3 Summarize the main characteristics of various economic systems. (making charts is a great way to answer many of the following questions)

  1. What are the basic principles of Market, Command, Mixed and Traditional Economies?

  2. What are the strong and weak points of Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism?

  3. The United States is considered a Capitalist nation, but it is not a Laissez-Faire Capitalist nation. What is the difference?

  4. Which economic systems grew out of the abuses created by the Industrial Revolution?

  5. Why have most nations abandoned Communism?

  6. Why do most nations use some sort of a mixed economy?

  7. Terms: Currency, Regulation

7.E.1.4 Explain how personal financial decision-making impacts quality of life.

  1. How does credit, savings, investing, and giving impact the quality of life of people?

  2. What are some of the different types of saving and investing?

  3. What is the impact of a high or low credit score?

  4. How does buying a house generate wealth?

  5. Why must you be careful with credit cards?

7.C&G.1.1 Summarize the ideas that have shaped political thought in various societies and regions

  1. How did the Renaissance begin a revolution in thought?

  2. Why did socialism and communism develop out of the Industrial Revolution?

  3. What form of government is the Enlightenment against? Why?

  4. What form of government did the Enlightenment favor? Why?

  5. What rights come out of the Enlightenment?

  6. How are the French, American, and Latin American Revolutions related to the Enlightenment?

  7. Terms: Human (or Natural or Inalienable) rights, philosophy, rule of law, citizenship, Sovereignty, Freedom

7.C&G.1.2 Evaluate how the Western concept of democracy has influenced the political ideas of modern societies.

  1. Why were most of the nations of Africa, and Asia democratic when they received independence?

  2. Many nations that were once democracies have moved towards dictatorships. Why?

  3. What nations tend to support democracies around the world? Why has this lead to more democracies?

  4. Why would citizens prefer democracies?

7.C&G.1.3 Compare the requirements for and responsibilities of citizenship under various governments in modern societies.

  1. Which governments require voting, taxes, and military service?

  2. Why does democracy require education for its citizens?

  3. What requirements are there in different governments (age, gender, legal and economic status)?

  4. Terms: Citizenship

7.C&G.1.4 Compare the sources of power and governmental authority in various societies.

  1. Where do democracies, monarchies, dictatorships, and theocracies claim their power comes from?

  2. How did both the fascism of Hitler and the communism of Stalin lead to totalitarian government?

  3. Terms Sovereignty

7.C.1.1 Explain how culture unites and divides modern societies and regions

  1. How does nationalism unite (United States) and divide (Ukraine) nations?

  2. How does tribalism affect the nations of Africa?

  3. What role does religion play in uniting and dividing people?

  4. How does the internet and television help to create common culture around the world?

  5. Terms: Cultural identity, Cultural Diffusion, Primary Source

7.C.1.2 Explain how cultural expressions influence modern society

  1. How have writings, news papers, and internet stories influenced the modern world?

  2. How does music, art, and architecture influence modern society?

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