Unit 1 Social Studies

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Unit 1 Social Studies
2013-10-08 20:18:44
Social Studies

Unit 1 vocab and test anwsers
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  1. An area in which many features are similar.
  2. Includes the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
    North America
  3. The peaks of the ___________have been worn down by erosion.
    Appalachian Mountains
  4. Covers most of the United States.
  5. In general, the climate in the western US is _______ than that in the eastern part of the country.
  6. Many scientists think there was once a ________that linked Asia to North America.
    land bridge
  7. is an extra amount
  8. Native American groups in dry climates generally used very little _______.
  9. All Native americans depended on ______ __________ to survive.
    Natural Resorces
  10. is the way people use resources to meet their needs.
  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 their shelters.
  12. What kind of climate did the native Americans who built igloos live in?
    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 longhouses.
  14. Which of these 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 feateres.
  15. What landform in the US covers most of the area along the Atlantic Ocean?
    A. Appalachian Mountains
    B. Coastal Plains
    C. Interior Plains 
    D. Intermountain Region
  16. What part of the US is made up of the Interior Plains?
    A.western part
    B. eastern part
    C.northwestern part
    D.central part
  17. Why is the climate near the equator usually warmer?
    A. because the equator is closer to the sun
    B.because the tilt of the Earth changes during it's orbit
    C. because the equator is at a low elevation
    D. because the sun's light falls on Earth more directly at the equator
  18. What two major language groups lived in the Eastern Woodlands region?
    A. Inuit and Aleut
    B. Chinook and Makah
    C. Hopi and Navajo
    D. Algonquian and Iroquoian
  19. In which landform region did Native Americans depend most on buffalo?
    A. Great Plains 
    B. Appalachian Mountains
    C. Rocky Mountains
    D.  Coastal Plains
  20. What kind of shelter built from small adobe bricks was common in the Southwest region?
    A. pueblos
    B. teepees 
    C. tents of sealskin
    D. igloos
  21. What kind of shelter did the people of the Northwest Coast build that was similar to the shelters of the Eastern Woodlands people?
  22. What is one way in which the Arctic and Great Plains peoples were alike?
    A. They both used wood to make their homes and tools.
    B. They both lived in an extremely cold climate.
    C. They both depended on fishing and farming to survive.
    D. They both depended on hunting to meet most of their needs.
  23. Matching:
    ______Inuit                    a.igloo
    ______Iroquios               b.cahokia
    ______Ancient Puebloan   c.Mexico
    ______Olmec                  d.adobe
    ______ Mound Builders     e.Leage
    • 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 faraway.
  26. In what ways did farming lead dire 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.