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1 Study Island Copyright 2014 Edmentum - All rights reserved. Generation Date: 12/19/2014 Generated By: Cheryl Shelton Title: Grade 7 Blizzard Bag Social Studies-Day 2 1. The European Union (EU) is an international organization that unites many European countries. Through the efforts of the EU, the countries of Europe have become more culturally integrated. Which of the following cultural traits is used by most members of the European Union? A. Most countries in the European Union have established Christianity as a state religion. B. Most countries in the European Union have English as a main language. C. Most countries in the European Union use a constitutional monarchy for their government. D. Most countries in the European Union use the euro for their currency. 2. Ancient Rome had a profound impact on the development of culture today. Ancient Rome was known as the Roman Republic and was characterized by having a democratic form of government. The Roman Republic later changed to a dictatorship and became the Roman Empire, a period of time in which Rome covered much territory in Europe, the Middle East, and even North Africa. Christianity became an important part of Rome once it became an empire and continued to expand in influence even after the fall of Rome. The Roman Catholic Church had a great deal of political, intellectual, and spiritual power throughout Europe, which it retained up until the Reformation. Ancient Rome also influenced the Romance languages spoken throughout much of Europe. Romance languages are languages that formed out of Latin, which was the main language of Ancient Rome. Romance languages include Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Which of the following best explains the main point of the passage above? A. The Catholic Church's role was important in territories of the Roman Empire. B. The development of the Romance languages has its basis in the Roman Republic. C. Roman culture influenced the development of Western Civilization. D. Ancient Rome has greatly influenced modern forms of government.

2 3. What was a lasting effect on European culture after the Crusades? A. People in Europe were plunged into dark ages where they lost the production of technology. B. People in Europe became isolationists again after being frightened by the threat of war. C. People in Europe wanted to travel again after getting the products of the Middle East. D. People in Europe began abandoning their religions and converting to Islam on a large scale. 4. Eating kosher food Celebrating Yom Kippur Attending a synagogue Reading the Torah Which of the following does this list best describe? A. practices that link Muslims B. practices that link Christians C. practices that link Buddhists D. practices that link Jews 5. Which of these best describes an advantage Africa has in trade? A. a geography favorable to travel B. access to natural resources C. an industrialized factory system D. several stabilized governments 6. Why would Europe and other countries place a tariff on processed or manufactured African goods? A. because processed African goods are harder to ship B. so the countries can process the goods themselves C. so the countries can punish Africa for past actions D. so Africa can improve its economy through trade

3 7. Which of these statements best explains why so many Spanish words have become part of American English? A. American English and Spanish are both Romance Languages that are based in Latin. B. Americans adopted many Spanish words during the 1700s following the Revolution. C. Spanish immigrants have always outnumbered immigrants from other European countries. D. Spanish colonization took place in regions that are now part of the United States 8. Christianity Smallpox Horses The list above can best be described as items brought to the Americas by A. African slaves. B. Puritans. C. Europeans. D. Native Americans. 9. During the decline of the Roman Empire, the Roman emperors usually died by being killed in battle or being killed A. by a Roman mob. B. by their own soldiers. C. by starvation. D. by diseases. 10. In which way was the practice of slavery damaging to the Roman Empire? A. It was difficult to determine who was a slave and who was free. B. Slaves had to be fed and sheltered, which hurt the Roman economy. C. There were fewer jobs available for free Roman citizens. D. Roman slavery made other nations see Rome as wicked.

4 11. China and India are separated by which natural barrier? A. the Gobi Desert B. the Turfan Depression C. the Himalayan Mountains D. the Tarim Basin statec.gouvernement.lu/.../ chap3/tab/migra.gif

5 12. According to the table, which of these statements best describes the trend in migration growth from 1985 through 1988? A. Migration growth was shrinking. B. More people were leaving than were coming. C. Migration growth was neither shrinking nor increasing. D. Migration growth was slowly increasing. 13. According to the information in the box, what change will most likely occur in Lithuania? A. More people will leave than arrive. B. Population size will increase. C. Population size will decrease. D. Population size will stay the same.

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