Unit One Assessment 8th Grade Social Studies



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Public Schools of Robeson County 8th Grade

Unit One Assessment

8th Grade Social Studies

  1. Why did the Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa, lead an uprising against the British?

    1. The British and Natives Americans had a good trading relationship.

    2. The British refused to give the Native Americans supplies and moved into native territory.

    3. The Treaty of Paris gave Native Americans land.

    4. The Spanish wanted occupy Native American Territory.

  2. Name the treaty that ended the French and Indian War.

    1. Treaty of Paris

    2. Treaty of Versailles

    3. Declaration of Independence

    4. Proclamation of 1763

  3. What happened when Europeans came into contact with Native Americans during the age of exploration?

    1. The population of Native Americans increased.

    2. Europeans taught Native Americans how to grow corn and potatoes.

    3. Thousands of Native Americans died from diseases carried by the Europeans.

    4. Europeans adopted Native American religious practices.

  4. Northern delegates agreed to strike a passage referring to slavery from the Declaration of Independence because ___________________

    1. they did not believe it was the right time to free the slaves.

    2. they supported the institution of slavery.

    3. most of them were slaveholders.

    4. they wanted the southerners to vote in favor of independence.

  5. The British army marched to Concord in 1775 in order to _____________________

    1. take possession of a cache of weapons.

    2. lay siege to the city of Boston.

    3. fight the American minute men on the village green.

    4. capture the men of the Second Continental Congress.

  6. What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

    1. to explain why the Americans wanted their freedom from Great Britain

    2. to free the slaves throughout the American colonies

    3. to provide the Continental Army with a cause to fight for

    4. to resolve the dispute between Parliament and the colonies

  7. Put the following events in order: Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Coercive Acts, Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Lexington and Concord, French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, Pontiac’s Rebellion, Quartering Act.

  8. Summarize the Declaration of Independence.

  9. Which of the following is an example of a primary source?

  1. Letter written by George Washington

  2. Your textbook

  3. The Encyclopedia

  4. The article you found on the internet written by a college professor

  1. Describe how the Boston Tea Party causes the Intolerable Acts.

  2. Describe the cause and effect of the Boston Massacre.

  3. What is the “shot heard round the world”?

  4. True or False: The French and Indian War is a major cause of the American Revolution. Defend your answer.

  5. How are the Proclamation of 1763 and the Quartering Act related?

  6. Why were the 13 colonies given so much freedom?

  7. What problems faced George Washington as the commander of the Continental Army?

  8. What does “no taxation without representation” mean?

  9. Describe the difference between a loyalist and a patriot.

  10. What is the difference between a Federalist and an Anti-Federalist?

  11. How can you explain the physical features of the Coastal Plain?

  12. What were the causes of Exploration?

  13. What were the effects of Exploration?

  14. What role did geography play in the development of the 13 original colonies?

  15. Why did the Colonists immigrate to North America?

  16. What were the effects in North America after Colonization?

  17. What were the motives that caused Colonization in America?

A. Social and physical motives

B. Religious and Political Motives

C. Job Opportunities and Relationships

27) What were the grievances the Colonists had with Britain?

28) How did the Columbian Exchange change the Native Americans way of life?

29) How did the Europeans impact American life?

30) Explain the American Indians way of life before European Contact?

31) How did the American Indians, Africans, and Europeans influence each other after contact?

32) How has migration and immigration contributed to the development of NC and the US from Colonization to contemporary times?

33) Why do people immigrate to the U.S?



34) Compare and Contrast forced and voluntary migration.



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