Unit 1 Social Studies

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Unit 1 Social Studies
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  1. An area in which many features are similar.
    Region
  2. Includes the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
    North America
  3. The peaks of the _______have worn down by erosion
    Appalachian Mountains
  4. Covers most of the United States
    Plains
  5. In general, the climate in the western is _______ than that in the eastern part of the country
    Drier
  6. Many scientists think there was once a _________ that linked Asia to North America
    Land bridge
  7. Is an extra amount
    Surplus
  8. Native American groups in dry climates generally used very little _________
    Wood
  9. All Native Americans depended on ________ ______ to survive
    Natural Resources
  10. Is the way people use their resources  to meet their needs
    Economy
  11. What do you know about native Americans who built and lived in teepees?
    They must have been hunters, since they used skins of animals to build shelters
  12. What kind of climate did the native Americans who built igloos?
    In a very cold climate;there must have been a lot of ice and snow in their region for them to decide to use those materials to build their shelters
  13. What can you tell about the Native Americans who build longhouses?
    They must have lived in a region where there were many forests, because they needed a lot of wood to build the houses
  14. Which of the region statements best describes a region?
    A)It shares few of the same features
    B)It shares none of the same features
    C)It shares many unusual features
    D)It shares many of the same features
    D
  15. What landform in the United States covers most of the area along the Atlantic Ocean?
    A) Appalachian Mountains
    B)Coastal Plains
    C)Interior Plains
    D)Intermountain Region
    B
  16. What part of the United States is made up of the Interior Plains?
    A)western part
    B)eastern part
    C)northwestern part
    D)central part
    D
  17. Why is the climate near the equator warmer?
    A)because the equator is closer to the sun
    B)because the tilt of the Earth changes during orbit
    C)because the equator is at a low elevation
    D)because the sun's light falls more directly at the equator
    D
  18. What two major language groups lived in the Eastern Woodlands?
    A)Inuit and Aleut
    B)Chinook and Makah 
    C)Hopi and Navajo
    D)Algonquain and Iroquoian
    D
  19. In which landform region did Native Americans depend on buffalo?
    A)Great Plains 
    B)Appalachian Mountains
    C)Rocky Mountains 
    D)Costal Plains
    A
  20. What kind of shelter built from adobe bricks was common in the Southwest Region?
    A)pueblos
    B)tepees
    C)tents of seal skin
    D)igloos
    A
  21. What kind of shelter did the people of the Northwest Coast build that was similar to the shelters of the Eastern Woodlands?
    A)igloos
    B)longhouses
    C)pueblos
    D)tepees
    B
  22. What is one way in which the Arctic and Great Plains peoples were alike?
    A)They both depended on hunting to meet most of their needs
    B)They both lived in extremely cold weather
     C)They both used wood to make their homes and tools
    D)They both depended on fishing and farming to survive
    A
  23. Matching:
    _______Inuit                       A)igloos
    _______Iroquois           B)Cohokia
    _______Ancient Puebloan       C)Mexico
    _______Olmec              D)adobe
    _______Mound Builders           E)League
    • A
    • E
    • D
    • C
    • B
  24. How do you think their region's climate and geography affected the people of Cahokia?
    Many rivers and lakes may have provided the people with fresh drinking water and fish. Good soil and Hot summers may have helped crops grow. However, the cold winters would have made it necessary to build shelters and to make warm clothing.
  25. What effect do you think trade networks had on groups of native Americans?
    They were able to obtain a variety of goods that they could not make or find themselves.These networks allowed them to get goods from far away.
  26. In what ways did farming lead to the development of larger, more settled communities?
    People had to stay in one place for longer periods of time to grow their crops. A steadier supply of food allowed larger groups to live together in the same place.
  27. In which cultural regions were whales important resource for Native Americans?
    Arctic and the Northwest Coast
  28. In which cultural region's were did Native Americans use adobe as a resource to build their homes?
    Southwest
  29. In what ways were most Native Americans religions similar?
    They involved the worship of many gods and spirits of nature. They included origin stories and ceremonies.
  30. What is one activity that affected the kinds of goods that were available to Native American groups?
    Trade helped goods and ideas move from village to village, sometimes long distances.

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