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Colegio Gimnasio

Campestre San
Sebastin
SOCIAL STUDIES 8TH GRADE
REVIEW EXERCISES
MAKE OVER EXAM
NAME: ______________________________ DATE: __________ GROUP: _____

1) Who is the third President of USA?


a) Thomas Jefferson
b) John Adams
c) Abraham Lincoln
d) George Washington
2) Which State of USA was once part of Mexico?
a) Texas
b) Maryland
c) New York
d) Alaska
3) What is the number of states in USA?
a) 24
b) 50
c) 60
d) 49
4) Which city is known as the Big Apple?
a) Los Angeles
b) Washington D.C.
c) Houston
d) New York
5) Who had the longest tenure as President of USA?
a) John F. Kennedy
b) Franklin D. Roosevelt
c) George Washington
d) James Carter
6) Which of the following cities is in Nevada?
a) Reno
b) Los Angeles
c) Montreal
d) Atlanta
7) Which city was known as New Amsterdam?
a) New Orleans
b) Los Angeles
c) Seattle
d) New York
8) How many stars are in the flag of USA?
a) 50
b) 20
c) 60
d) 75
9) If the President and Vice President of USA die at the same time who becomes the
President?
a) Attorney General

b) Secretary of State
c) Speaker of the House of Representatives
d) Defence Secretary
10) What is the number of judges in Federal Supreme Court?
a) 10
b) 9
c) 12
d) 5
11) Albany is the capital of which State?
a) California
b) Maryland
c) Texas
d) New York
12) If it is 6.00 a.m. in New York what is the time in Los Angeles?
a) 6.00 a.m.
b) 6.00 p.m.
c) 3.00 a.m.
d) 9.00 a.m.
13) How much is a dime?
a) 5 cents
b) 10 cents
c) 25 cents
d) 50 cents
14) Who was the candidate in the Presidential Election of 1992, who did not belong to
Republican or Democratic Party?
a) Hugh Ross Perot
b) Jack Anderson
c) Patrick Buchanan
d) Walter Mondale
15) Abraham Lincoln was shot on 14 April 1865. It was _____.
a) Pentecost
b) Easter
c) Good Friday
d) Palm Sunday
16) Which country has the highest number of Jews?
a) USA
b) Russia
c) Israel
d) India
17) Which is the tallest building in USA?
a) Empire State
b) Sears Tower
c) White House
d) St. Patricks Cathedral
18) Which is the first 24 hours news channel?
a) CNN
b) Disney
c) Star News
d) NBC
19) Which is the 49th State of USA?
a) Alaska
b) Georgia
c) Texas
d) California
20) Which President had the surname Blythe at the time of his birth?
a) Ronald Reagan

b) Gerald Ford
c) William Clinton
d) Richard Nixon
21) When was Pearl Harbour attacked by the Japanese Air Force?
a) September 3, 1939
b) December 7, 1941
c) June 22, 1942
d) May 7, 1945
22) USA fought with which country in 1898?
a) Spain
b) UK
c) Vietnam
d) Russia
23) Who has done the role of American President in the film Independence Day?
a) Michael Douglas
b) Martin Sheen
c) Harrison Ford
d) Bill Pullman
24) Who is the first citizen of USA to be canonised?
a) Peter Damien
b) Maximilian Kolbe
c) Elizabeth Ann Seton
d) Maria Goretti
25) In which year man stepped on the Moon for the first time?
a) 1969
b) 1975
c) 1962
d) 1957
26) Which country separated from Colombia in 1903?
a) Ecuador
b) Guatemala
c) Panama
d) Peru
27) How was Colombia known in 1861?
a) United States of New Granada
b) United States of Colombia
c) Dominion of Colombia
d) New Spain
28) Who was the Presidential election in 2002?
a) Ernesto Samper
b) Andres Pastrana Arango
c) Cesar Gaviria Trujillo
d) Alvaro Uribe Velez
29) When did Colombia become independent?
a) 20 July 1810
b) 15 August 1822
c) 26 September 1836
d) 12 December 1864
30) Which is the capital of Colombia?
a) Bogota
b) La Paz
c) Medellin
d) Cali
31) When were the dioceses of Santa Marta and Cartagena were established?
a) 1492
b) 1534

c) 1546
d) 1562

32) Which is the official language of Colombia?


a) English
b) French
c) Spanish
d) German
33) Which is the currency of Colombia?
a) Dollar
b) Pound
c) Rouble
d) Peso
34) Where was Inquisition Tribunal set up in 1611?
a) Bogota
b) Santa Marta
c) Cartagena
d) Cali
35) Where was Latin American Bishops Conference held in 1968?
a) Brasilia
b) Medellin
c) Buenos Aires
d) La Paz
READ AND ANSWER
ROOTS SUMMARY
Roots is, in Alex Haleys words, a novelized amalgam of documented historical and
fictionalized events. Haleys artistic intent, that his familys narrative should serve as a symbolic
saga for all Americans of African descent, pervades the novel on all levels. With the exception
of the last three chapters, the novel is told from an omniscient, third-person perspective.
In the spring of 1750 in Juffure, The Gambia, a son is born to Omoro Kinte and his second
wife, Binta. The child is named Kunta. As a member of the old and highly esteemed Kinte
family, Kunta is schooled in the customs and traditions befitting a future Mandinka warrior.
Throughout his childhood, Kunta is taught to avoid and fear the toubob, white men who
capture African people for evil purposes.
Despite these tribal caveats, Kunta is captured by white slave traders in 1767 while searching
for a tree section to make a drum. Along with 140 Africans of various tribes, Kunta is shipped
as cargo on the LORD LIGONIER, a big ship. Pestilence, filth, depravity, and cruelty fill this
episode, serving as a controlling metaphor for the inhumanity of the institution of slavery. The
captives unsuccessfully stage a revolt, resulting in the deaths of many. Kunta admires the
courage of these dead, for they died as warriors. He, as a survivor, dreads what is to come, for
he instinctively knows that his eventual fate will be worse than the ocean voyage.
In Annapolis, Maryland, Kunta is sold to John Waller and given the name Toby. Appalled by
the toubob and their pagan ways, Kunta attempts to escape four times. After his last attempt,
he is apprehended by two slave catchers. Given the choice of castration or foot amputation,
Kunta chooses the latter. John Wallers brother William, a physician, is outraged at the
mutilation and buys Kunta.
Kunta, through the ministrations of William Wallers cook, Bell, recovers from this last ordeal.
After a lengthy courtship, he jumps de broom (the slave equivalent of the marriage ceremony)
with Bell. A daughter is born to the couple. Kunta gives her the Mandinka name of Kizzy,
meaning you stay put. Now crippled and unable to run away, Kunta is entrusted with driving
Dr. Waller on his calls, which enables him to hear news of the outside world. Of particular
interest to Kunta are the accounts of Toussaint Louvertures revolt in Haiti, which he sees as
paralleling his own struggle for freedom, especially when Napoleon Bonaparte captures
Toussaint.

Kunta persists in keeping alive his dream of freedom and his pride in his African heritage, both
of which he passes on to Kizzy. A clever child, Kizzy is entranced by her fathers African tales
and learns many Mandinka words. At the age of sixteen, she is sold to the dissolute Tom Lea
as punishment for aiding another slave to escape.
Lea rapes Kizzy repeatedly for several months, eventually fathering a son, George. Kizzy, a
devoted mother, regards her son as the descendant of the African, not as the son of Tom Lea.
She instills in her son both her pride in their African heritage and Kunta Kintes dream of
freedom.
As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves
cockfighting and carousing. The rakish George becomes such an accomplished trainer of
gamecocks that he earns the sobriquet of Chicken George. From Kizzy he has inherited the
desire to be free, and he is determined to buy himself and his family. When Lea loses Chicken
George in a bet with an Englishman, he promises Chicken George his manumission papers
upon his return.
Years later, Chicken George returns and is grudgingly freed by Lea. Kizzy has died during his
absence, but Chicken George seeks to reunite his family, whom Lea had sold to the Murrays.
When he finds the family, Chicken George gathers them around and relates the family
narrative.
After the Civil War, the family moves to Henning, Tennessee. Upon Chicken Georges death,
Tom Murray, his son, asserts his position as patriarch and emphasizes the importance of the
family and the oral tradition to his children. Both of these ideas are perpetuated by Toms
daughter, Cynthia, and other female members of the Murray family. Cynthias daughter Bertha,
who evinces little interest in the family narrative, goes away to college, where she meets and
marries Simon Alexander Haley.
While Haley is a graduate student at Cornell, their first son is born, Alexander Haley. At this
point, the novel abruptly shifts to Haleys first-person narrative, which recounts the death of his
mother and the summers he and his brothers spent at Grandma Cynthias house listening to
the graying ladies tell the story of the African Kin-tay who called a guitar a ko and the river
Kamby Bolongo. In the final two chapters, Haley details the research and writing of Roots,
addressing the fact/fiction elements of the novel.
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BASED IN THE TEXT:
51. Kunta Kinte was born in Juffure, which is a _________________ in Gambia, Africa.
a. Town
b. City
c. Tribal Village
d. State
52. Kuntas parents were
a. Bell and Omoro
b. Toby and Binta
c. Kizzy and Omoro
d. Binta and Omoro
53. The word Mandika refers to
a. Kuntas tribe
b. Kuntas Territory
c. Kuntas Language
d. All of the above
54. Lord Ligonier is the name of
a. The toubob that captured Kunta
b. The Ship where Kunta was taken to the USA
c. The company that was dealing with slaves
d. Kuntas Supreme god
55. _________, is the number of times that Kunta tried to scape.
a. Four
b. Five
c. Three
d. One

56. The expression Jumps the broom refers to a black custom used for:
a. Becoming a slave
b. Flirting with a women
c. Getting married
d. Cleaning the house
57. In Kizzys words, Chicken George had to be proud of being the ________________ of an
African man.
a. Son
b. Uncle
c. Cousin
d. Granson
58. The president who promoted the law for liberating slaves was:
Thomas Jefferson
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. George Washington
c. Aaron Burr
59. The civil war finally ended and gave freedom to slaves. When the war ended Kuntas
relatives moved to:
a. Henning, Tenesse
b. Georgia, South Carolina
c. Memphis, Virginia
d. Richmond, Virginia
60. Alex Haley writes the novel ROOTS as
a. Fictional literary novel
b. Tribute to his ancestors and a way to know about his origins
c. Historical documentary about slavery in the USA
d. A way to become rich by selling many books
READ AND ANSWER
U.S. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA/FTA)
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia entered into force
on May 15, 2012 immediately eliminating tariffs of over 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer
and industrial products to Colombia. Remaining tariffs will be phased out over 10 years.
Why a Colombia-U.S. Trade Promotion Agreement?
The Colombia-U.S. Trade Promotion Agreement supports more American jobs, increases U.S.
exports, and enhances U.S. competitiveness. This comprehensive trade agreement eliminates
tariffs and other barriers to U.S. exports, expands trade between our two countries, and
promotes economic growth for both.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has estimated that the tariff reductions in the FTA
will expand exports of U.S. goods alone by more than $1.1 billion, supporting thousands of
additional American jobs. The ITC also projected that the FTA will increase U.S. GDP by $2.5
billion.
Why Colombia?
Colombia is already a strong trading partner for the United States and has the potential to be
an even greater place to do business. Trade with Colombia offers expanded economic
opportunities for U.S. manufacturers, workers, and farmers. Colombia is a growing market for
U.S. exporters and a good economic and policy partner for the United States. In addition, our
Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia helps further U.S. trade and policy objectives in
Latin America.
A View of the First Months of the U.S. Colombia FTA
From June 2012 to March 2013 U.S. exports to Colombia totaled $14.5 billion, a 19% increase
over the same period the year before.
During this same period, U.S. imports from Colombia totaled $19.2 billion, a 5% decrease
compared to the same period the year before.
Colombia ranks fourth as most important destination of U.S. exports in Latin America.
The U.S. remained the primary destination of Colombian exports.

QUESTIONS
61. With the FTA is expected for Colombia to:
A)
Improve educational systems
B)
Expand and increase their exports to USA
C)
Arrive more Colombians to USA
D)
Access to the international trade commission
62. Colombia is the __________ most important destination for USAs exports
A)
Second
B)
First
C)
Sixth
D)
Fourth
63. The reduction in exportation costs for colombian and american exporters is around the
_________%
A) 15%
B) 10%
C) 80%
D) 30%
64. Colombia was chosen for the FTA due to the continuous growth of their ___________.
A) Markets
B) Farms
C) Banks
D) Industries
TRUE or FALSE
65. Canada is the main destination for Colombias exports
A) True
B) False
66. The FTA with Colombia will help USA to create more job opportunities
A) True
B) False
67. In the first months of the FTA, USA exports to Colombia experienced a 19% increasing
A) True
B) False
68. The FTA between Colombia and USA is signed for only 10 years
A) True
B) False
69. The FTA was signed in May 2012, but started to be implemented in 2013
A) True
B) False
70. One of the sectors with more benefits in the FTA in USA is Manufacturing
A) True
B) False
THANKSGIVING
71. Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.
True or False?
a. True
b. False
72. The Greek Goddess of Corn is:
(a) Demeter
(b) Cornucopia
(c) Ceres
(d) Grainophillia
73. The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:
(a) Montgomery Wards

(b) J.C. Penney's


(c) Gimbel's
(d) Macy's
74. What is the name of the famous rock credited to where the pilgrims first landed?
Plymouth Rock
75. Butterball says that once the turkey is done, you should let it stand for 15 minutes before
serving because:
(a) So you don't burn your tongue when you eat it.
(b) It's easier to carve
(c) To let the aroma go through the house.
(d) To let the stuffing cool a bit before you take it out.
(D) To let the stuffing cool down to 165F for better serving temperature.
76. The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were of the Wampanoag tribe.
Who was their chief?
(a) Massasoit
(b) Pemaquid
(c) Samoset
(d) Squanto
77. What was the name of the ship the pilgrims came over on?
Mayflower
78. Who was the captain of this ship?
Christopher Jones
79. Thanksgiving became a national holiday thanks to this woman who was an editor of a
woman's magazine called "The Godey's Lady's Book":
(a) Sarah Hale
(b) Sarah Parker
(c) Sarah Bradford
(d) Sarah Standish
80. Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be
held the 4th Thursday in November?
(a) Abraham Lincoln
(b) Franklin D. Roosevelt
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) James Madison
81. In Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving in what month?
(a) November
(b) October
(c) September
(d) May
82. The term "Cornucopia" means what?
(a) Tall Corn
(b) Greek God of Corn
(c) Horn of Plenty
(d) A traditional New England relish
83. What was the original name for the pilgrims?
(a) Puritans or Separatists
(b) Partisans or Dividians
(c) Settlers or Colonists
(d) Journeymen or Seekers
84. Butterball recommends that you cover the breast and the top of the drumsticks with
aluminum foil when?
(a) Right away when you first put it in to cook.

(b) When it is half-way done


(c) When it is 2/3 cooked.
(d) The last 15 minutes of cooking.
85. What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom?
Wishbone
86. The word turkey is said to come from the Hebrew word "Tukki" which means:
(a) Big Bird
(b) Pheasant Bird
(c) Wild Bird
(d) Turk's Bird
87. Which President moved Thanksgiving up one week to help stimulate the Christmas
shopping economy?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt
(b) John Kennedy
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower
(e) None of the above. It was never changed.
88. What is the name of the book that Governor William Bradford wrote telling of the troubles
and experiences of the pilgrims?
(a) A Pilgrim's Progress
(b) Of Plimouth Plantation
(c) Of Plimouth Rock
(d) Trials and Tribulations of Plimouth Times
(e) It had no title. It was just his diary.
89. What poet wrote "The Courtship of Miles Standish?"
(a) Longfellow
(b) Keats
(c) Yeats
(d) Shelley
90. The pilgrims took beer with them on their voyage.
True or False?
a. True
b. False
91. Butterball says that when making your turkey stuffing, you should have all the ingredients
already cooked before you put it into the bird. True or False?
a. True
b. False
92. The town of Plymouth, Massachusetts celebrates this on December 11 every year:
(a) Miles Standish's Birthday
(b) Forefather's Day
(c) Priscilla Alden's birthday
(d) William Bradford's death.
93. The real Plymouth rock is cracked, true or false?
a. True
b. False
94. Indian corn is for decoration purposes only and not for cooking. True or False?
a. True
b. False
95. In what year did the first Macy's Thanksgiving parade take place?
(a) 1864
(b) 1894
(c) 1904
(d) 1924
96. Thanksgiving is a religious holiday. True or False?

a. True
b. False

97. Butterball says the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
(a) Breast
(b) Thigh
(c) Top of Leg
(d) At an angle so it hits both the meat and stuffing
98. Now for the question that's on our graphic on top....
WHY is the male turkey often referred to as "Tom Turkey?"
(a) Because it's more politically correct than using
the word cock for male. (Hen is a female turkey btw)
(b) After Thomas Jefferson
(c) Because Indians would catch them by
pounding on tom-tom drums and lure them into traps.
(d) From an 18th century political cartoon.
99. It is believed that how many pilgrim women survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in
1621.
(a) 5
(b) 15
(c) 25
100. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?
(a) 1 day
(b) 3 days
(c) 7 days