Social Studies Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT categorical data?

Question 2 2. How do different theories being combined provide a more complete view for historians?

Question 3 3.

Consider the following data set. What is the mode?

11, 12, 8, 9, 17, 8, 1, 12, 13, 14, 14, 8, 3

Question 4 4. What is a graphic organizer?

Question 5 5. All of the following are examples of periodization EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. Drawing conclusions is:

Question 7 7. Which of the following countries has the same perspective on World War II as most Americans?

Question 8 8. History's cause and effect relationships most closely resemble which of the following?

Question 9 9. How can you use the text in informational reading to infer?

Question 10 10. A statistician is analyzing a data set, and notices that the values are clustered quite close together. What measure of central tendency would be optimal for this data set?

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Question 11 11. How was the subject of slavery in the United States taught to schoolchildren in the 1940s?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following estimates is true?

A: More babies will be named George than any of the other given names.

B: The name Lou will not be picked very often.

C: Mary will be the most popular name next year.

D: Babies named Liz and Harry will get married later.

Question 13 13. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

Question 14 14. Using a sports analogy, which of these best describes the concept of historical perspective?

Question 15 15. What can you expect to happen when you have seven birds?

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Question 16 16. Which situation is best to use a Venn Diagram?

Question 17 17. The fact that Ancient Greece traded Olive Oil is an example of which of the following?

Question 18 18. Which measure of central tendency can be used to get an idea of what values fall above the midpoint and what values fall below the midpoint?

Question 19 19. Which of the following partially caused the fall of the Ming Dynasty?

Question 20 20. Which of these visual aids is an example of an image that might be helpful in discerning the attitude of society during the time period?

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Question 21 21. What are the mathematical concepts that measure the single value that attempts to describe the data set in its entirety?

Question 22 22. What kind of relationship do you see on this graph?

Question 23 23. A historian seeking to explain the movement of a phenomenon over geography would most likely use which of the following?

Question 24 24. What prediction can you make based on the information in this graph?

Question 25 25. If you wanted to better understand America's Civil Rights Movement, which tool would be MOST useful to you?

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Question 26 26. Great Man Theory could be used to explain all of these EXCEPT?

Question 27 27. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Question 28 28. _____ would be the MOST useful tool for studying geographic contexts.

Question 29 29. When teaching beginning readers to draw conclusions, it's important to guide them in the process by:

Question 30 30. Which of these would be most useful in helping a historian explain the population growth of a city over time?

Social Studies Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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