6th Grade Social Studies Cumulative Test
by Charles Trippi
| 47 Questions
Which large body of water is number 1 on the map?
a. Atlantic
B. Pacific
C. Mediterranean
D. Arctic
Which large body of water is number 2 on the map?
a. Atlantic
B. Pacific
C. Mediterranean
D. Arctic
Which fresh water physical features is labeld as number 3 on the map?
a. Danube River
b. St. Lawrence River
c. Amazon River
d. Rhine River
Which higher elevation physical features is labeld as number 4 on the map?
a. Pyrenees Mountains
b. Alps Mountains
c. Ural Mountains
d. Rocky Mountains
Which higher elevation physical features that separates Europe from Asia is labeled number 5 on the map?
a. Pyrenees Mountains
b. Alps Mountains
c. Ural Mountains
d. Rocky Mountains
What country is represented by number 6 on the map?
a. Portugal
b. Spain
c. United Kingdom
d. France
What country is labeled number 7 on the map?
a. Australia
b. Russia
c. Ukraine
d. Poland
What country is labeled number 8 on the map?
a. Germany
b. Australia
c. France
d. Poland
What country is labeled number 9 on the map?
a. Germany
b. Australia
c. France
d. Poland
What country is labeled number 10 on the map?
a. Australia
b. Russia
c. Ukraine
d. Poland
What body of water is represented by number 11 on the map?
a. Hudson Bay
b. Mediterranean Sea
c. Gulf of Mexico
d. Caribbean Sea
What smaller body of water is represented by number 12 on the map connecting two larger bodies of water?
a. Panama Canal
b. Mediterranean Sea
c. Amazon River
d. Gulf of Mexico
What large body of water is number 13 on the map?
a. Atlantic
b. Pacific
c. Caribbean
d. Arctic
What physical feature helps create the rainshadow effect and is number 14 on the map?
Atacama Desert
Appalachian Mountains
Rocky Mountains
Andes Mountains
Which arid physical feature is number 15 on the map?
Atacama Desert
Appalachian Mountains
Panama Canal
Great Victoria Desert
Which country is labeled number 16?
What country is labeled number 17?
a. Venezuela
b. Colombia
c. Panama
d. Bolivia
What island country is labeled number 18?
a. Haiti
b. Mexico
c. Cuba
d. Hawaii
What country is labeled number 19 and shares a border with the USA?
a. Latin America
b. Cuba
c. Mexico
d. Canada
20. Which of the following statements explains what is happening to the Black Forest in Germany?

a. Air pollution is causing the government to cut down the trees and creating breathing problems for citizens
b. Acid rain is causing the trees to die and water to become polluted
c. The German government needs to cut down the trees because timber is an important export
d. Nuclear radiation caused the trees to die and animal mutations to occur
21. What was the cause of the Great London Smog?
a. Factories and car exhausts burning fossil fuels
b. It’s geographic location traps in polluted air in its major cities
c. Acid Rain
d. Nuclear Radiation
22. The Chernobyl Nuclear disaster was…
a. When a nuclear powerplant exploded releasing nuclear radiation, which contaminated the surrounding land
b. When Germany’s acid rain problem became so severe, it caused nuclear radiation
c. When the Soviet Union blew up a powerplant to send a message to the USA during the Cold War
d. When Cuba allowed nuclear missiles to be placed in Cuba, but one accidently exploded
23. During The Great War, which European country quit fighting to deal with an internal civil war?
a. France because of their revolution
b. Germany for communism vs. capitalism
c. Russia as a result of their revolution
d. USA because of the Civil War
24. Based on the answer to the question above, what was the outcome of this event?
a. France took over German land
b. Germany had to pay reparations
c. Russia was renamed the USSR and became communist
d. The USA started competing for world power
25. What was the Treaty of Versailles?
a. The agreement signed by Russia to become the USSR
b. The agreement signed by Canada and the USA to protect the water in the Great Lakes
c. The peace agreement that ended WWI and blamed Germany
d. The peace agreement signed by the USA and USSR to end the Cold War
26. What is an effect of the Treaty of Versailles? The country affected…
a. Experienced hyperinflation.
b. Became communist.
c. Had clean water to drink.
d. No longer had a threat of nuclear war.
27. What economic condition following WWI encouraged the rise of dictators in Europe?
a. Break-up of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
b. Russian Revolution leading to a communist nation
c. World-wide Drought
d. World-wide Depression
28. What did Adolf Hitler promise the German people that allowed him to gain their support?
a. Bread and peace
b. An improved economy and military that would return Germany’s position of glory
c. To overthrow the factory owners who were violating the environmental protection laws
d. To regain its territories in South America
29. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the Holocaust?
a. Nazis stayed in power for 20 years after WWII ended.
b. Genocide was made a crime.
c. Israel was created.
d. The Jewish population was nearly wiped out.
30. Which statement below best describes where people live in Canada, and why?
a. In the north, because of the coastline with the Arctic Ocean
b. In the south, because of the warmer climate.
c. In the east, because of the Canadian Shield
d. In the west, because of the scenery of the Rocky Mountains
31. Mexico City experiences a(n) ______ problem because of ______.
a. Oil pollution; their factories dumping oil into the Gulf of Mexico
b. Air pollution; their geographic location
c. Deforestation; it is home to the largest rainforest in the world
d. Radiation; the nuclear powerplant explosion
32. What is one major effect of the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest?
a. The trees are dying due to acid rain
b. The soil in the rainforest is becoming more fertile
c. Animals are losing their habitats
d. Mining companies are dumping waste into the rainforest.
33. Which of the following explains the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution?
a. Cuba and the USSR fought a nuclear war against the USA.
b. Cuba became a democratic nation and the USA became their number one trading partner.
c. Cuba and Germany both became communist as a result of WWII, and teamed up with the USSR.
d. Cuba became a communist nation and the relationship with the USA started to suffer.
34. Describe the relationship with the USA and Cuba today. The Cuban/USA relationship is…
a. Changing due to new leadership, but the embargo still exists
b. The same as it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis
c. The best it has ever been because the leaders of the two countries get along greatly
d. Has never existed and never will exist because they are geographically far away
35. Poverty in Latin America is a major issue in many countries. What impact has it caused on the citizens that live there?
a. Many countries are have difficulty investing in human capital, so there is a lack of high-paying jobs.
b. Some countries are only investing in physical capital, so there are too many high quality jobs.
c. The countries do not have any natural resources, therefore cannot invest in entrepreneurs.
d. The governments are requiring people to migrate to other places.
36. What is an impact of the War on Drugs in Latin America? Choose all that apply.
a. More people are moving to the region to fight in war.
b. Governments are corrupt and there are high crime rates.
c. All leaders are allying with other countries who are fighting the same fight.
d. More conflict and violence has caused economies to develop slower.
37. How has migration to the USA impacted Latin America?
a. Skilled workers are leaving causing the economies in Latin America to suffer.
b. There a lot of high quality and high paying jobs to make citizens happy.
c. Countries are now able to become more industrialized because there are less citizens.
d. Citizens are being forced to move by the USA because the USA wants a larger population.
38. What is an accurate difference between autocracy and democracy?
a. Both autocracy and democracy have a lot of citizen participation because they get to choose their leaders.
b. In an autocracy there is a lot of citizen participation, where in a democracy there is not a lot.
c. In an autocracy there is no citizen participation, where as a democracy there has a lot of citizen participation.
d. Both autocracy and democracy offer no citizen participation.
39. When a country has a market economy, which of these statements correctly defines this system?
a. Workers are guaranteed a pay raise every year.
b. The government controls most of the business in the country, but the people have a say as well.
c. Basic goods in the country are provided to all people without charge.
d. Companies produce goods of their choice and consumers decide whether to buy the goods.
40. Which economy does not have a currency and relies on bartering for goods and services?
a. Command Economies
b. Market Economies
c. Mixed Economies
d. Traditional Economies
41. Which is true about a command economy?
a. Citizens do not have a say in what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce.
b. Citizens only have a say in what goods are produced.
c. Citizens have the most say in what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce.
d. Citizens and the government have a say in what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce.
42. Which of the following scenarios correctly explain how the factors of production help economic growth? Choose all that apply.
a. Investing in human capital allows countries to produce better quality goods at a faster pace
b. Investing in physical capital allows citizens to become literate and trained in their jobs
c. Investing in natural resources allows countries to have a higher literacy rate
d. Investing in entrepreneurs allows for more jobs which helps the standard of living
43. Which shows an absence of investing in one of the four factors of production hurting economic growth?
a. Cuba did not have enough sugar to export to the USA causing the USA to place an embargo on Cuba.
b. Germany during the Rise of Nazism did not invest in physical capital thus causing hyperinflation.
c. Latin American countries haven’t invested in human capital thus leaving many citizens in poverty.
d. Russia did not allow citizens to own businesses which caused Vladimir Lenin to take over.
44. Which is MOST likely to be in a country with high literacy rate?
a. A low standard of living
b. A high standard of living
c. Little investment in human capital
d. Too much investment in capital resources
45. Which statement accurately compares the similarities/differences between tariffs, quotas, and embargos?
a. The only effective trade barrier is a tariff.
b. Tariffs, quotas, and embargos make trading with other countries easier.
c. Tariffs and embargos make trade easier, while quotas make trade more difficult.
d. Tariff and quotas limit trade where embargos stop trade all together.
46. How does a free trade zone benefit buyers? It allows for…
a. Goods to be more expensive and scarce.
b. Cheaper goods and an unlimited amount to enter the country.
c. People to produce any type of good they want.
d. Businesses to trade products with other businesses for free.
47. How did British colonization impact the Aborigine population of Australia? The British laws...
a. helped the Aborigine culture spread and grow
b. decreased the Aboriginal rights in Australia
c. tried to decrease the literacy rates amongst the Aborigines population
d. placed trade barriers amongst tribes in the Aborigines culture
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