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Gr.6 Ch 1/2 S.S.

6th Grade Chapter 1 & 2 Social Studies Quiz

What is history? The study of the past, with the help of written records.
What is geography? The study of people, places, and the environment.
What are the 5 themes of geography? Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human-Environment Interaction
What is economics? The ways in which people produce and exchange goods.
What is culture? The beliefs, customs, and ways of living that a group of people share.
What is unlimited government? Type of government where the rulers are above the law (ex. dictatorship)
What is limited government? Type of government where everyone, including those in charge, must obey the laws.
What is government? The people and groups of people that have the power to make laws and see that they are obeyed.
What is interdependence? Countries depending on each other economically and culturally.
How is the United States interdependent? The United States depends on foreign countries for natural resources such as oil. We also depend on foreign countries for produce such as bananas.
What is scarcity? The conflict between people's desires and their limited resources.
What is a culture trait? Any kind of food, clothing, technology, belief, language, or tool shared by a culture.
What is a culture region? An area of the world in which many people share similar beliefs, history, and languages.
What is absolute location? The exact location in the world (includes latitute and longitude).
What is relative location? Where a place is located in terms of other places.
What does it mean to migrate? To move from one place to another.
What is human environment interaction? How people interact and adapt to the world around them.
What is a cartographer? A person who makes maps.
What are latitude lines? Lines that run across (horizontally) a map. Will always be followed by a E or W. Is always listed first.
What are longitude lines? Lines that run up and down (vertically) a map. Will always be followed by a N or S.
What is a command economics? Government controlled economics.
What is market economics? Individuals and businesses decide econmics based on what people want.
Created by: Pacelli