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Chapter!9:!United!States!of!America!!!
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Part!I:!Selected!Response!(4!points!each)!!
Choose&the&BEST&response&for&each&of&the&following&items.&&
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_______&1.&In&which&two&hemispheres&is&the&United&States&located?&
A. northern&and&eastern&
B. northern&and&western&
C. southern&and&eastern&
D. southern&and&western&
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_______&2.&What&is&unique&about&the&border& b etween&Canada&and&the&United&States?&
A. It&is&the&most&heavily&guarded&border&in&the&world.&
B. It&follows&physical&features.&
C. It&is&the&longest,&undefended&border&in&the&world.&
D. It&divides&cities&into&two&different&countries.&
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_______&3.&Which&of&the&following&BEST!describes&the&climate&of&the&United&States?&
A. temperate&
B. subtropical&
C. tundra&
D. tropical&&
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_______&4.&The&United&States&has&the&world’s&largest&deposit&of&which&natural&resource?&
A. petroleum&&
B. diamonds&
C. gold&
D. coal&
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_______&5.&How&does&the&population&density&of&Georgia&compare&with&the&population&density&
of&the&United&States?&
A. Georgia&has&a&higher&population&density&than&the&United&States.&
B. Georgia&has&a&lower&population&density&than&the&United&States.&
C. Georgia&has&the&same&population&density&as&the&United&States.&
D. Georgia&has&the&same&population&density&in&the&urban&areas&as&the&United&States.&
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_______&6.&Based&on&the&chart,&which&city&would&you&expect&to&have&the&highest&population&&
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A. San&Jose&
B. Houston&
C. Chicago&
D. New&York&
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_______&7.&What&is&the&purpose&of&the&Environmental&Protection&Agency&(EPA)?&
A. promote&environmental&education&
B. help&conserve&the&limited&amount&of&fresh&water&in&the&United&States&
C. make&sure&people&and&companies&were&following&environmental&laws&
D. negotiate&environmental&laws&with&Canada&and&Mexico&to&make&sure&all&
countries&have&the&same&laws&
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_______&8.&Why&did&the&founders&of&the&United&States&include&checks&and&balances&in&the&US&&
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Constitution?&
A. The&founders&wanted&to&make&sure&the&president&was&the&most&powerful&part&of&
the&government.&
B. The&founders&wanted&to&divide&power&between&the&king&and&parliament.&
C. The&founders&wanted&to&make&sure&that&each&of&the&three&branches&of&
government&had&a&way&to&have&some&control&over&the&others.&
D. The&founders&wanted&to&make&sure&that&the&government&had&more&power&than&
the&American&citizens.&
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_______&9.&How&did&the&United&States&gain&its&independence?&
A. The&North&won&the&Civil&War.&
B. The&13&colonies&won&the&American&Revolution.&
C. Americans&were&able&to&gain&their&independence&through&a&series&of&treaties&with&
Great&Britain.&
D. The&colonists&wrote&the&Declaration&of&Independence&and&the&King&of&England&
signed&it.&&
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_______&10.&Why&was&the&development&of&the&telegraph&and&telephone&important&to&the&
United&States?&
A. The&invention&of&the&telegraph&and&telephone&made&it&easier&to&schedule&formal&
events&and&birthday&parties.&
B. The&invention&of&the&telegraph&and&telephone&made&declarations&of&war&easier&to&
issue.&
C. The&invention&of&the&telegraph&and&telephone&made&governing&a&large&country&
easier&and&faster.&
D. The&invention&of&the&telegraph&and&telephone&made&communication&between&
East&and&West&Coast&more&difficult.&
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_______&11.&What&was&the&American&Civil&War&fought&over?&
A. the&North’s&reliance&on&slavery&
B. the&South’s&reliance&on&slavery&
C. the&North’s&heavy&industrialization&
D. the&South’s&heavy&industrialization&
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Look&at&the&diagram&below.&
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_______12.&Which&event&BEST&fits&in&the&empty&box?&
A. World&War&II&
B. Roaring&Twenties&
C. President&Roosevelt&dies&
D. Hitler&begins&the&Holocaust&
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End&of&World&
War&I&
???&
Great&
Depression&
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Look&at&the&box&below.&
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_______&13.&All&of&the&phrases&in&the&box&above&were&goals&of&what&event&in&&
US&history?&
A. World&War&II&
B. Cold&War&
C. Civil&Rights&Movement&
D. US&Invasion&of&Afghanistan&
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_______&14.&Why&is&September&11,&2001&important&in&American&history?&
A. It&was&the&day&the&27
th
&amendment&was&signed.&
B. It&marks&the&beginning&of&the&Persian&Gulf&War.&
C. It&was&the&day&the&United&States&elected&George&W.&Bush&as&president.&
D. It&was&when&the&United&States&was&attacked&by&terrorists.&
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_______&15.&What&as&the&first&governing&document&of&the&United&States?&
A. Articles&of&Confederation&
B. Declaration&of&Indep endence&
C. Articles&of&Secession&
D. US&Constitution&
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_______&16.&What&type&of&government&does&the&United&States&have?&
A. parliamentary&democracy&
B. presidential&democracy&
C. constitutional&monarchy&
D. autocratic&republic&
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Read&the&scenario&below&to&answer&the&next&question.&
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_______17.&Based&on&the&scenario&above,&what&role&does&Sara&have&in&the&United&States&
government?&
A. President&of&the&United&States&
B. Supreme&Court&Justice&
Voter&equality&
Fair&treatment&of&all&
Equal&education&
Sara&has&decided&to&become&involved&in&the&government&of&the&
United&States&by&running&for&office.&Sara&is&elected&to&office.&She&is&
one&of&only&two&people&from&her&state&to&serve&in&the&government.&
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C. Member&of&the&House&of&Representatives&
D. Member&of&the&Senate&
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_______&18.&Who&do&citizens&elect&in&the&U.S.&government?&
A. President,&Supreme&Court&Justices,&Congress&
B. Cabinet&officers,&Supreme&Court&Justices&
C. President,&Congress&
D. Prime&Minister,&Parliament&
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_______&19.&What&type&of&economy&does&the&United&States&have?&
A. market&
B. command&
C. traditional&
D. democratic&
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_______&20.&What&is&one&challenge&technology&presents&to&the&US&economy?&
A. Technology&is&replacing&workers,&which&increases&unemployment.&
B. Technology&requires&that&workers&have&litt l e&education.&
C. Technology&will&not&be&getting&any&more&funding&because&of&slow&economic&
growth.&
D. Technology&only&helps&the&economy&and&does&not&present&any&challenges&to&the&
US&economy.&
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Part!II:!Constructed!Response!(10!points)!
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21.&What&is&the&purpose&of&the&First&Amendment?&How&does&it&relate&to&the&creation&of&the&
United&States?&How&does&the&First&Amendment&make&the&United&States&different&from&
countries&like&Saudi&Arabia,&North&Korea,&and&Germany?&
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22.&How&does&trade&impact&the&US&economy?&Give&two&examples&of&imports&and&exports&of&
the&United&States.&What&are&two&of&the&United&States’&largest&trade&partners?&
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9!Assessment!Key!
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1. B& DOK&1&& Extension#
2. C& DOK&1&& Extension#
3. A# DOK&1&& Extension#
4. D# DOK&1&& Extension#
5. A# DOK&2&& Extension#
6. D# DOK&2&& Extension#
7. C# DOK&1&& Extension#
8. C# DOK&2&& Extension#
9. B# DOK&1&& Extension#
10. C# DOK&2&& Extension#
11. B# DOK&1&& Extension#
12. B# DOK&2&& Extension#
13. C& DOK&2&& Extension#
14. D# DOK&1&& Extension#
15. A# DOK&1&& Extension#
16. B# DOK&1&& Extension#
17. D# DOK&2&& Extension#
18. C# DOK&1&& Extension#
19. A# DOK&1&& Extension#
20. A& DOK& 2&& Extension&
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21. Student&answers&will&vary.&Use&the&rubric&below.&
Points&Possible&
Student&Response&
10&points&
The&student&clearly&explains&what&the&First&Amendment&is&and&how&
it&links&back&to&the&religious&freedom&sought&by&the&first&Europeans&
to&settle&in&the&United&States.&The&student&also&contrasts&the&
freedom&of&religion&in&the&United&States&with&Germany&(church&tax),&
North&Korea&(no&religion),&and&Saudi&Arabia&(required&religion).&
7&points&
The&student&states&what&the&First&Amendment&is,&briefly&explains&
its&historical&significance,&and&contrasts&it&with&one&of&the&countries&
(Germany,&North&Korea,&or&Saudi&Arabia).&
4&points&
The&student&states&what&the&First&Amendment&is&and&either&how&it&
links&to&US&history&or!contrasts&it&with&one&of&the&countries&
(Germany,&North&Korea,&or&Saudi&Arabia).&
0&points&
The&student&does&not&answer&any&part&of&the&question.&
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22. Student&answers&will&vary.&Use&the&rubric&below.&
Points&Possible&
Student&Response&
10&points&
The&student&clearly&explains&that&trade&is&important&to&the&US&
economy.&The&student&lists&at&least&two&exports&and&two&imports&of&
the&United&States.&The&student&also&correctly&identifies&at&least&two&
Key,&Webb’s&Depth&of&Knowledge&
(DOK)&level,&and&GSE&standard&
reference&are&shown&for&each&item.&&
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of&the&US’s&top&trade&partners.&
7&points&
The&student&states&that&trade&is&important&to&the&US&economy&and&
lists&two&exports,&two&imports,&and&two&trade&partners.&
4&points&
The&student&states&that&trade&is&important&to&the&US&economy&and&
either&lists&two&exports&and&imports&or!lists&two&of&the&US&trade&
partners.&
0&points&
The&student&does&not&answer&any&part&of&the&question.&
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