Social Studies Test 9/15/16
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A timeline is a tool that historians often use as a way of organizing events according to:
The terms history and prehistory are examples of how historians today:
The birth of Jesus or the prophet Muhammad's move to Medina are examples of key events:
that mark starting points for organizing time
Throughout history, different people and cultures have:
developed their own calendars
Historically, what has been a common basis for the creation of different calendar systems?
the movement of Earth, the Sun, and stars
Why must students of history learn to evaluate historical sources?
because all types of sources can be biased, or unreliable
A speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941. "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date that will live in infamy" this quotation is an example of:
a primary source
A historical source in which the author clearly disliked a key figure should be carefully evaluated for:
Why does obtaining a secondary source from the Internet require great caution?
because the Internet has many fine sources, but also many inaccurate ones.
Who is most likely to study the oral traditions of a society?
Archaeologists focus their studies on:
the buried and hidden evidence of ancient times
An anthropologist might study these to learn how human beings developed physically:
Archaeologists can be described as treasure hunters because:
they search for hidden objects
If you were describing your home town and you spoke about the typical summer and winter weather, you would be using the geographic theme of:
The five themes of geography are:
location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction
Which of the five themes describes where a place is found?
The part of the map that would help you measure distance between two cities is the:
The part of the map that would help you identify what a particular color or symbol means is the:
Which part of a map that tells you where North, South, East, and West are?
the compass rose
If a political map and a road map showed the same state at the same size, they should both have the same:
A locator map can be useful:
with any map
What is the purpose of a historical map?
to give information about a place at a particular time
A historical map would be a good way to learn about:
the physical geography of your state
In terms of their features, historical maps are:
similar to other maps
For Jewish people, which event is the key event that that helps people arrange and keep track of time?
the believed date of the creation of the world
Different cultures have had different calendars because:
different cultures organize time differently
Historians can learn about the past through the study of:
Primary sources and artifacts are valuable because they:
come directly from people who witnessed the event
A person who studies ruined buildings and artifacts of an ancient culture is:
Human- environment interaction is a theme that might help a geographer understand how:
A new housing development might affect local wildlife
If you were studying the human and nonhuman features of a particular location, you would be exploring what theme?
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