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1 Name: Date: Teacher: Social Studies Grade 4 Unit 02: American Indians Before European Exploration _Edited Instructions: The teacher should pace the assessment by reading the items orally as appropriate. Test Date: September 25, 2012 Recommended Time: 1 class period

2 1 Which answer choice BEST fits the facts below? 4 Which answer choice BEST fits the facts below? Native American group Inhabited the Gulf Coast region of Texas Nomadic people Lived in the Great Plains Nomadic people Depended on the buffalo for everything A B C D Karankawa Jumano Apache Kiowa F Maya G Karankawas H Comanche J Jumano 2 What were Native Americans who hunted as a way of life able to trade with others? F clay jars G smoking pipes H animal skins J corn 3 If a Native American is a nomad, what does he do? A farm the land every year B move from place to place C build houses that can keep wind and rain out D build forts and missions 5 All of te following were ways Indian groups in Texas met their needs EXCEPT: A Hunting animals B Farming crops C Burying artifacts D Bartering and trading 6 What do you call the mixture of mud and straw that some Native American cultures used for their homes? F culture G adobe H pemmican J tile Page 2

3 7 The Apache and Comanche American Indian tribes have which of the following in common? 9 The Caddo did not move around much. The Apache did. The Caddo farmed for food. The Apache hunted. A They both were settled farmers. B They both were nomadic. C They both built log homes. D They both traded food crops. 8 Assume you are an archaeologist on a dig in the Mountains and Basins Region. You have found evidence of an old adobe village with an irrigation ditch. Which of the following inferences can you make? What is a reason for the difference in ways of life for these Native American groups? A Their environments were different because they lived in different parts of the state. B They had different forms of government. C They worshipped differently. F G The Apaches lived there. The Karankawa lived there. D The Caddos had more money. H The Jumanos lived there. J The Caddos lived there. Page 3

4 10 Which of the following Native American groups BEST completes the chart? F G Pueblo Tonkawa H Comanche J Caddo 11 What is the BEST title for the Venn diagram above? A What Native Americans Used for Shelter B Little Known Facts about the Jumano C How Native Americans Lived on the Land D All Native Americans in Texas Page 4

5 12 Place a symbol on the map of Texas showing where the Karankawas lived. Place a different symbol on the map showing where the Jumanos lived. Place a different symbol on the map showing where the Comanches lived. Place another symbol on the map showing where the Caddoes lived. Create a Key for the map defining each of the symbols. 13 If you left a Caddo village and traveled to a Comanche camp site, which direction would you be going? A southwest B northwest C southeast D northeast Page 5

6 14 Based on the drawing above, what kind of crops are they raising? 15 What would be the BEST title for the drawing above? F G grapes wheat A Women Do All the Work B Summer in the Great Plains H apples C How to Build an Adobe House J corn D Daily Life for the Caddo Page 6

7 16 From the viewpoint of a ten-year-old child living in the village above, write a journal entry explaining what your life is like. Be sure to cover the following points: What does your mother do? What does your father do? What kinds of foods do you eat? What kinds of clothing do you wear? What is your house like? Page 7

8 17 What are the women in the picture doing? 18 The painting shows daily life in which of the following tribes? A drying meat B planting F G Jumano Karankawa C curing hides H Commanche D tending to children J Caddo Page 8

9 19 The homes in the picture are called which of the following? A beehives B pueblos C huts D teepees 20 Which of the following explains how the American Indians of Texas came to be here? F They crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and migrated southward over many years. G They sailed from Asia around to the Gulf of Mexico and landed in Texas. H They went from Alaska to Asia and then to Texas. J They came from Mexico northward. 21 An American Indian group that lived in an area that met its needs for food, shelter and clothing was usually. An American Indian group that lived in a place that did not always meet its need for food, shelter or clothing was usually. A Nomadic.sedantary B Sedentary nomadic C Warlike peaceful D Peaceful warlike 22 If you wanted to see the number of Native Americans in each part of Texas, which type of map should you study? F Political G Economic H Population J Physical Page 9

10 Government Structure of the Caddo and Comanche Caddo Comanche Leader Chief? Advisors Small group to help with Council to help with decisions decisions Connection with other parts of the government?? No larger official organization 23 Choose the term that completes the matrix where the? is found: A elder B warrior C chief D hunter 24 Choose the term that completes the matrix where you find??: F G council confederation H nomad J trader Page 10

11 25 Write two specific details that support the following main idea: Native Americans who lived in Texas can be grouped by geographic regions. Page 11 BE SURE YOU HAVE RECORDED ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS ON YOUR ANSWER DOCUMENT STOP

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