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1 Question of the Day Louisiana Social Studies 8 th Grade LEAP Assessment Guide

2 Which feature must be added to the Louisiana map to best understand the information it presents? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.A legend B.A distance scale C.A compass rose D.A date Click your mouse to find out the answer.

3 Which country is included in the group that had the greatest number of immigrants to the United States in the 1980s? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Italy B.Venezuela C.Russia D.Thailand Click your mouse to find out the answer.

4 According to the graph, which of these cities will approximately double its population between 1992 and Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Karachi, Pakistan B.New York City, United States C.Sao Paulo, Brazil D.Shanghai, China Click your mouse to find out the answer.

5 According to the map, approximately how many people does Louisiana have per square mile? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A B C D Click your mouse to find out the answer.

6 Which type of climate is found in Central America? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.High Latitudes B.Middle Latitudes C.Tropical Climate D.Temperate Climate Click your mouse to find out the answer.

7 All of the descriptions above refer to different… Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A. neighborhoods B. urban areas C. regions D. states Click your mouse to find out the answer.

8 The United States has a federal form of government. Which of the following best supports this concept? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.There are two parts to the national legislature. B.There are ten items in the Bill of Rights. C.There are amendments to the U.S. Constitution. D. There are fifty state governments and one national government Click your mouse to find out the answer.

9 How can a judge ensure the rights of a person to a fair trial? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.By selecting the first jurors who arrive at court B.By selecting jurors who are not biased about the case. C.By selecting jurors who already have information about the case D. by selecting jurors who have enough time to hear the case Click your mouse to find out the answer.

10 It is said that the citizens of the United States elect the president. In reality, what body casts the official vote? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.The Supreme Court B.The Congress C.The Electoral College D. The Republican and Democratic Parties Click your mouse to find out the answer.

11 In 1998, California had 45 representative in the U.S. House of Representatives while Louisiana only had seven. What accounts for the difference in numbers? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Area of the state B.Population of the state C.Numbers of the counties or parishes in the state D. Wealth of the state Click your mouse to find out the answer.

12 A naturalized citizen of the United States is a person who Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.was born in the United States or on United States soil. B.has legally become a United State citizen. C.was born abroad to parents who are United States citizens. D. has come to the United States to work permanently. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

13 Thomas Jefferson said, If a nation expects to be ignorant and free…it expects what never was and never will be. What does this statement say about being a citizen? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A. It is important to maintain secrecy about some government affairs. B.Citizens need to be informed about what their government is doing. C.Citizens do not need to participate in government. D.Government can exist without citizens taking part. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

14 Historically, the oil industry has provided great economic benefits to individuals, businesses, and the state of Louisiana. What has been a major economic cost of this industry to the citizens of Louisiana? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Increased population B.Air and water pollution C.Better standards of living D. Higher taxes Click your mouse to find out the answer.

15 If Congress raised the tariff on athletic shoes imported to the United States, which of the following statements would most likely be true? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.American shoe manufacturers would go out of business. B.American workers would suffer a loss of income. C.Foreign workers would benefit directly from the tariff. D.People who purchase foreign athletic shoes would pay more for them. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

16 The people in the cartoon asking about inflation are concerned about an increase in Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A. taxes B. prices C. economic output D. unemployment rates Click your mouse to find out the answer.

17 When a news report says the consumer price index (CPI) has risen, it means that the Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies Click your mouse to find out the answer. A.stock market has experienced a profitable period B.cost of many goods and services have increased C.gross domestic products has decreased D.Economy has experienced deflation

18 What conclusion can be made about the average Louisiana citizens yearly income compared with the national average income? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Louisiana has a higher percentage of retired people. B.Louisiana has fewer businesses per capita than the rest of the nation. C.Louisianas average income is lower than the U.S. average. D. Louisiana has fewer unemployed people than the rest of the nation. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

19 Newspapers have recently reported that some fast- food restaurants and other businesses have offered bonuses to new employees and are paying more than minimum wage for entry- level work. What is the most likely cause for this situation? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A. The businesses want to improve their reputation as a good place to work. B. The businesses are making a large profit and want to share them with employees. C. The businesses are trying to cut their profit margin and pay lower taxes. D.The businesses cannot find workers because unemployment is low. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

20 Early explorations of the New World have often been described as the meeting of three civilizations. To what does this description refer? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.The Spanish, Portuguese, and French explorers all met in the New World. B.Three major European nations agreed to jointly explore the New World. C.The European, Native Americans, and African cultures came together in the New World D. Three Central American cultures – Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans – joined together to defend their lands. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

21 Which answer below lists the four events in the correct chronological order? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.2, 3, 1, 4 B.2, 4, 1, 3 C.2, 1, 4, 3 D. 2, 1, 3, 4 Click your mouse to find out the answer.

22 The Civil War caused many changes in America. As the conflict was ending, many people had ideas about who to help carious people who were affected by the war. The slogan below refers to helping which group? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.Politicians B.former slaves C.carpetbaggers D. former slave owners Click your mouse to find out the answer.

23 The drawing shows some goods given as tribute payment to an Aztec king by a conquer state. Other tributes included blankets, gold, jade, and large reserves of food. Many of these items were provided to the Aztec army, while others were distributed to Aztec priests and nobles. The information suggests that the Aztecs gained control of the people who provided the goods by Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.attacking them militarily. B.restricting their trade routes. C.bribing their leaders. D. influencing their religious beliefs. Click your mouse to find out the answer.

24 What was the purpose of the Jim Crow laws referred to in the poem? Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.To guarantee suffrage to African Americans B.To enforce segregation and discrimination C.To regulate the policies of Reconstruction D. To provide land for freed slaves after the Civil War Click your mouse to find out the answer.

25 The Native Americans of the Poverty Point culture are know for having built earthen mounds. Archaeologists believe these mounds were used for Taken from LEAP Assessment Guide Louisiana State Department Grade 8 Social Studies A.homes for all of the tribes families. B.protection from enemies. C.farming purposes D.trading centers and religious gatherings. Click your mouse to find out the answer.


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