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Chapter 1

Test Date: _____________________
This is the study guide for the chapter 1 social studies test. Use this study guide to prepare for the test at home. Two extra credit points will be awarded if the completed study guide, with parent signature, is turned in on the day of the test.
MULTIPLE CHOICE


  1. Which landform region stretches between the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains?

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  1. Which area of the United States lies mainly in a desert climate region?

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  1. What does the word theory mean?

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  1. What caused ancient peoples in the Americas to stop hunting large animals?

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  1. What is the main reason that some ancient peoples in the Americas began to live in larger, more settled villages?

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  1. Which ancient American Indian group developed a strong trade system in what is now southern Mexico?

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  1. In the Mayan culture, which class was considered the most important?

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  1. Why did the Ancient Puebloans most likely use materials other than wood to build their homes?

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FILL IN THE BLANK

  1. A region’s climate is one feature used to describe its _________________________.

  2. Archaeologists often learn about ancient peoples by studying the remains of tools, pottery, and other _________________________.

  3. Most scientists agree that the earliest peoples in the Americas were _________________________.

  4. The earliest _________________________ began when people began to live a more settled life.

  5. Building and using mounds was a _________________________ that the Adena, the Hopewell, and the Mississippian peoples all had in common.


SHORT ANSWER

Answers must be in complete sentences.



  1. How did the changes in climate affect the lives of the earliest peoples in the Americas?

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  1. Why can the Olmec, Mayan, Mound Builder, and Ancient Puebloan cultures be described as advanced civilizations?

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  1. Why did the Navajo most likely learn certain customs from the Hopi rather than the Nez Perce?

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TEST ALERT

Chapter 1


MULTIPLE CHOICE

  1. Which landform region stretches between the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains?

The Interior Plains

  1. Which area of the United States lies mainly in a desert climate region?

The southwestern part

  1. What does the word theory mean?

An idea based on study and research

  1. What caused ancient peoples in the Americas to stop hunting large animals?

As the climate became warmer and drier, the large animals became extinct.

  1. What is the main reason that some ancient peoples in the Americas began to live in larger, more settled villages?

They developed agriculture.

  1. Which ancient American Indian group developed a strong trade system in what is now southern Mexico?

The Olmec

  1. In the Mayan culture, which class was considered the most important?

The religious leaders

  1. Why did the Ancient Puebloans most likely use materials other than wood to build their homes?

Few trees grew in the dry climate in which they lived.
FILL IN THE BLANK

  1. A region’s climate is one feature used to describe its environment.

  2. Archaeologists often learn about ancient peoples by studying the remains of tools, pottery, and other artifacts.

  3. Most scientists agree that the earliest peoples in the Americas were nomads.

  4. The earliest civilizations began when people began to live a more settled life.

  5. Building and using mounds was a tradition that the Adena, the Hopewell, and the Mississippian peoples all had in common.


SHORT ANSWER

Answers must be in complete sentences.



  1. How did the changes in climate affect the lives of the earliest peoples in the Americas?

During the Ice Ages, people were nomads who depended mainly on hunting large animals to survive. As the climate grew warmer and drier, people had to depend more on plants. They also had to hunt smaller animals when the larger animals became extict.


  1. Why can the Olmec, Mayan, Mound Builder, and Ancient Puebloan cultures be described as advanced civilizations?

They developed complex economies that included agriculture, crafts, and trade. They had well-developed religions, traditions, and art forms. They built large cities ruled by governments. Some had writing and counting systems.


  1. Why did the Navajo most likely learn certain customs from the Hopi rather than the Nez Perce?

The Navajo lived closer to the Hopi than they did to the Nez Perce.


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