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.
Which landform region stretches between the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains?
Archaeologists often learn about ancient peoples by studying the remains of tools, pottery, and other artifacts.
Most scientists agree that the earliest peoples in the Americas were nomads.
The earliest civilizations began when people began to live a more settled life.
Building and using mounds was a tradition that the Adena, the Hopewell, and the Mississippian peoples all had in common.
Answers must be in complete sentences.
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.
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.
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.