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TExES Core Subjects EC-6 - Social Studies (803): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What would be an example of a primary source students can use when learning about history?

Question 2 2. When teaching students about American government, it is important to emphasize the duties and responsibilities of the _____ branches of government.

Question 3 3. How many delegates signed the Declaration of Independence, and who had the biggest signature?

Question 4 4. Since the U.S. Constitution focused mainly on the development of the federal government, people were concerned about individual freedoms. Thus, the _____ was written to protect the residents of the United States

Question 5 5. Visual aids such as maps can be very helpful for students of history. What is an example of a visual aid students can utilize that would help them understand the political climate and opinions of a historical time period?

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Question 6 6. What event is considered to be the catalyst that began World War I?

Question 7 7. What is an example or a visual that teachers can use to help students understand the order of events in history?

Question 8 8. Having the freedom to choose from many different stores for one type of product is an example of a _____ economy.

Question 9 9. What was the major source of contention, or the primary cause, of the Civil War?

Question 10 10. Britain passed the _____ in 1765 to tax the colonists as a way to provide funding for a war they were fighting.

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Question 11 11. The opening of the _____ in 1825 allowed eastern US cities to trade and ship goods more quickly with cities further west.

Question 12 12. Although Texas joined the Union in 1845, Mexico still did not recognize Texas independence and the two countries went to war. What were the years of the Mexican-American War?

Question 13 13. What is the most prominent theory on how the Native Americans came to settle in the Americas?

Question 14 14. Which Mesoamerican civilization used cocoa beans as currency?

Question 15 15. Britain set up their 13 colonies on a _____ system, meaning they only were in existence to provide raw materials for Britain.

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Question 16 16. How did carpetbaggers harm the Reconstruction Period?

Question 17 17. What did the Stamp Act do?

Question 18 18. An American musician hears a new style of guitar playing in Argentina. When she returns home, she plays an adapted version of this style. What sort of diffusion is this?

Question 19 19. Which of the following countries was NOT one of the founding members of the European community in the 1950s?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a factor that significantly affects the economic development of a country?

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Question 21 21. What do we call mass movement from rural areas to urban areas?

Question 22 22. Identify the period where there was an unmatched levels of human migration.

Question 23 23. How did immigrants affect the geographic patterns in the U.S.?

Question 24 24. Which one of the following statements is correct?

Question 25 25. What is the name of the market in which households buy goods from firms?

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Question 26 26. Why is the finding of the Kennewick Man considered evidence for the Oceania Theory?

Question 27 27. What was the most significant cause of death among Native Americans following contact with Europeans?

Question 28 28. Which of the following events did NOT come before the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 29 29. Throughout the Bill of Rights, many promises were made concerning prosecution and trials. Which one of these was NOT a right given?

Question 30 30. What series of mountains is located in the Mountainous West region?

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Question 31 31. Which of these regions includes a large plateau?

Question 32 32. Which of the following countries has the same perspective on World War II as most Americans?

Question 33 33. Your research question is 'Do violent people watch violent television, and do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' We decide to remove 'do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' from this question. Why?

Question 34 34. How does the expression 'What goes up must come down' relate to the American economic events in the first half of the 1900s?

Question 35 35. How did people's lives change during the Great Depression?

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Question 36 36. What factor is a positive aspect of an urban environment for an older adult?

Question 37 37. Which was a late 19th century period marked by economic and industrial progress, but also social problems?

Question 38 38. The 1920s is a good time period to incorporate content from which of the following disciplines?

Question 39 39. Which is NOT true of standardized tests?

Question 40 40. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

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Question 41 41. What did the Twenty-Second Amendment do?

Question 42 42. Which of the following is NOT a political factor leading to the Civil War?

Question 43 43. Sarah has served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Rwanda for 2 years now working as a school teacher. She used to have a hard time remember not to speak to elders eye-to-eye; however, now she does it without thinking. She also is able to speak the language on a very basic level. This has helped her tremendously in day-to-day tasks and also made her feel more included in the tribe. What stage of cultural adjustment is Sarah in?

Question 44 44. What are the probable reasons that the Commercial Revolution began?

Question 45 45. Which of the following is NOT a natural resource, mentioned in this lesson, which significantly influenced the geographic patterns of the U.S.?

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Question 46 46. The need for money to buy and sell things qualifies as which of the following?

Question 47 47. How did the reintroduction of horses affect the lives of American tribes?

Question 48 48. What was Abe Fortas' role in the case?

Question 49 49. In terms of physical geography, where is the border between North America and South America?

Question 50 50. Which of the following is NOT a secondary source?

TExES Core Subjects EC-6 - Social Studies (803): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam Instructions

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