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TEKS Social Studies Grade 8 - Topic: 8.10-8.11 Geography

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Grade 8
Social Studies
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8.10.B: Social Studies - Geography
8.11.A: Social Studies - Geography
8.10.C: Social Studies - Geography
8.11.B: Social Studies - Geography
8.10.A: Social Studies - Geography
8.11.C: Social Studies - Geography

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best completes the diagram above?
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    Dependent on heavy industry
    Bordered by the Pacific
    Formerly part of Mexico
    Slaveholding state
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  • Q2
    According to the excerpt above, the Gadsden Purchase was intended to —
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    support settlement of U.S. territory gained through the U.S.-Mexican War
    encourage the sale of U.S. government land in Florida
    encourage commerce among U.S. states formed from the Louisiana Purchase
    allow the United States and Mexico to share railroad construction costs
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  • Q3
    One advantage the Confederacy had over the Union during the Civil War was that Confederate forces had —
    a larger number of military troops in reserve
    knowledge of the terrain where most battles were fought
    an extensive railroad system for moving troops and supplies
    numerous factories for producing weapons and ammunition
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  • Q4
    What effect did the mining technique described in this excerpt have on the local environment?
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    Reduced flooding led to an increased reliance on irrigation.
    Forests were clear-cut, and the timber was used to line tunnels and shafts.
    Farmland benefited from a change in soil composition.
    Rivers became filled with sediment.
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  • Q5
    Which characteristic is correctly matched with a number in the table?
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    1: Indigo
    4: Ships
    3: Rocky soil
    2: Moderate
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  • Q6
    The numbered river on this map played a major role in —
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    the exploration of new territory acquired from France
    the settlement of territory previously claimed by the Dutch
    the defeat of British invaders at the Battle of Fort McHenry
    the defeat of British troops at the Battle of Saratoga
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  • Q7
    Which of the following was the most direct result of the environmental modifications listed above?
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    Road construction became a major industry in the United States.
    Federal regulations were adopted to ensure safety and ease of travel on the road.
    Improved transportation to western states expanded trade and settlement.
    State governments cooperated closely to maintain road quality.
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  • Q8
    Boston and New Orleans were both founded as —
    military outposts
    industrial centers
    farming communities
    port cities
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  • Q9
    Which factor encouraged more immigrants to settle in northern states than southern states during the mid-nineteenth century?
    Governments in northern states were less corrupt.
    Northern states had lower population densities.
    Southern states had smaller industrial sectors.
    Citizenship requirements in southern states were not as strict.
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  • Q10
    The completion of the Erie Canal played a key role in which development?
    New York City becoming a vital commercial center with the country’s busiest seaport
    Washington, D.C., becoming the cultural and political center of the nation
    New Orleans becoming a leader in manufacturing and overseas trade
    Boston becoming one of the country’s largest transportation hubs
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  • Q11
    One environmental consequence of the large-scale cultivation of cotton in the South was —
    drought caused by overuse of river water to irrigate farmland
    widespread water contamination caused by fertilizer runoff
    widespread soil exhaustion caused by decades of farming
    air pollution caused by the use of cotton gins
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  • Q12
    What was the result of the events shown on the map above?
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    General Grant’s supply lines were completely cut off.
    General Grant and General Lee combined forces.
    General Lee’s troops received necessary reinforcements.
    General Lee surrendered to General Grant.
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  • Q13
    Which of the following best replaces the question mark in the diagram above?
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    Settled by Mormons
    Dependent on slavery
    Large coal deposits
    Former Mexican territory
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  • Q14
    How did geography influence the early economic development of New York, Boston, and Charleston?
    Long coastlines offered abundant natural resources.
    Extreme climates limited productive activity.
    Natural harbors provided access to markets.
    Proximity to flooding rivers limited development.
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  • Q15
    A tourist would most likely go to the location shown on the map to visit —
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    Historic Jamestowne in Colonial National Historical Park
    Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park
    George Washington’s Headquarters in Valley Forge National Historical Park
    the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Women’s Rights National Historical Park
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  • Q16
    Which of these characteristics also describes these two states?
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    Former slave states
    Founded as work colonies for debtors
    Were havens for religious dissenters
    Former Spanish colonies
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  • Q17
    Which shaded state was the main destination of American Indians forced to relocate as part of the Trail of Tears?
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    C
    D
    B
    A
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  • Q18
    How did the loss of its control of the Mississippi River contribute to the defeat of the Confederacy?
    Losing control of the river divided the Confederacy in two and cut off its supplies.
    The river had provided direct access to the Union’s base of military operations.
    Losing control of the river removed the physical barrier between slave and free states.
    The river had provided the Confederacy with a power source for factories and mills.
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  • Q19
    Which physical characteristics made these economic activities possible?
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    Dense forests, natural harbors, and swift rivers
    Natural harbors, an arid climate, and rocky soil
    Tall mountains, a long shoreline, and fertile soil
    A temperate climate, vast grasslands, and plentiful lakes
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  • Q20
    This list describes the nineteenth-century experiences of immigrants from —
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    China
    Japan
    Germany
    Italy
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