6th Grade Soc. Stu. Common Assessment 1
  • 1. Before the Revolutionary War, the American colonists decided to _______, or refuse to buy, British goods.
A) use labor force
B) boycott
C) use fossil fuel
D) exercise clear-cutting
  • 2. After the Industrial Revolution, many poor immigrants joined the _____, or supply of workers.
A) dominion
B) labor force
C) boycott
D) interdependent
  • 3. When logging companies practice _____, they cut down all the trees in an area.
A) fossil fuels
B) interdependent
C) dominion
D) clear-cutting
  • 4. Why did some Southern states withdraw from teh United States in 1860?
A) They wanted to avoid a civil war.
B) They didn't believe in Manifest Destiny.
C) They wanted to trade freely with Great Britain.
D) They feared they would have little say in government.
  • 5. What was one event that helped make the United States a world power?
A) The country signed the Peace of Paris.
B) The country fought in World War I.
C) The country experienced the the Great Depression.
D) The country fought in the French.
  • 6. The United States feared that the Soviets were tryingto expand their power throughout the world. This fear resulted in
A) World WarI
B) The NAFTA Agreement.
C) The Cold War
D) World War II
  • 7. As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Great Britain gained complete control over
A) Newfoundland
B) Canada
C) Quebec
D) The United States
  • 8. What was one important political result of the Canadian Constitution of 1982?
A) English became the official language of Canada.
B) A monarchy was established in Canada.
C) Quebec became an independent nation.
D) Canada became completely independent.
  • 9. The United States and Canada have worked to solve environmental problems such as water pollution, soil erosion, and
A) acid rain.
B) tariffs on imported goods.
C) free trade.
D) the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • 10. A person who has to work for a period of years to gain his or her freedom is
A) an abolitionist.
B) an immigrant.
C) bilingual.
D) an indentured servant.
  • 11. A person who moves from one country to another is
A) indigenous.
B) an immigrant.
C) an indentured servant.
D) an abolitionist.
  • 12. A form of government in which the state owns all industries is
A) bilingual.
B) communism.
C) a dominion.
D) a tariff.
  • 13. A self-governing area is
A) a tariff.
B) communism.
C) a dominion.
D) bilingual.
  • 14. The English settlers come to America
A) to become fur traders.
B) to start a new life.
C) to find gold.
D) to become missionaries.
  • 15. Why did the colonists object to the taxes on British goods?
A) They preferred to buy goods made in France.
B) They wanted to use goods made in America.
C) Great Britain was boycotting American-made goods.
D) They were being taxed without having any representation in Parliament.
  • 16. How did the doctrine of Manifest Destiny in the United States affect the development of the country in the 1800s?
A) Many Americans moved to European countries to look for work.
B) Many countries moved westward across the continent to settle new territories.
C) Americans encoraged Native Americans to move eastward across the country.
D) Americans wanted to develop the eastern coast of the United States.
  • 17. Why were the Southern states displeased when California was admitted to the Union as a free state?
A) More slaves were needed to work on southern planatations.
B) Slaves were escaping from california to Canada.
C) The Fugitves Slave Act would not be passed.
D) The Southern states wanted slavery to spread to the new territories.
  • 18. After Lincoln's election as President, some Southern states withdrew from the United States ______
A) to establish closer ties with Great Britain.
B) to abolish states.
C) to found a new country.
D) to become part of Mexico.
  • 19. How did the Industrial Revolution affect the poor in the late 1800's?
A) The life of the poor did not improve.
B) The city slums emptied.
C) Poverty was elminated.
D) The life of poor improved greatly.
  • 20. The United States entered the Cold War because it was afraid of
A) another world war with Germany and Japan.
B) Soviet expansion throughout the world.
C) an economic decline after World War II.
D) social problems in other countries.
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