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Contemporary's GED Social Studies
Kenneth Tamarkin
Jeri W. Bayer

Time, Continuity, and Change

Chapter Review Quiz


Choose the best answer to each question. You may refer to pages 119–156 in Contemporary’s GED Social Studies if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.


Which of the following is the best description of history?
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A)the great wars that have helped shaped humanity
B)the important truths that have been learned through the ages
C)the inevitable march of progress toward a better future
D)the story of humanity as it unfolds over time
E)the descent of humanity to greater destructiveness and exploitation

Between the years 1000 and 2000, what changed most radically in Europe?
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A)the ethnic groups living there
B)the climate
C)political boundaries
D)the dominant religion
E)major rivers

What is the Aral Sea most known for today?
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A)spectacular scenery
B)a thriving fishery
C)strategic importance
D)extensive irrigation
E)ecological disaster

Which ancient civilization survived into modern times?
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A)Sumerian civilization
B)Chinese civilization
C)Egyptian civilization
D)Greek civilization
E)Mayan civilization

Which century has seen the greatest amount of urban growth?
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A)seventeenth century
B)eighteenth century
C)nineteenth century
D)twentieth century
E)twenty-first century

Which of the following was the LEAST industrialized in the year 2000?
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B)United Kingdom
D)United States

According to the chart on page 131, which thirty-year period shows the greatest amount of global warming?
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Why did the British Parliament pass the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Acts of 1767?
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A)to punish the American colonies for their rebelliousness
B)to oppress and exploit the American colonies
C)to raise money to pay for debts from the French and Indian War
D)to drive the American colonies towards declaring independence
E)to encourage the development of democracy in America

Which of the following was NOT one of the Four Freedoms enumerated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941?
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A)Freedom of Speech
B)Freedom of Travel
C)Freedom of Worship
D)Freedom from Want
E)Freedom from Fear

Which of the following does NOT stem from the moral commitments of the Civil War?
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A)eliminating terrorism from the world
B)trying to make a living reality of the great ideal of equality
C)taking a stand anywhere in the world for freedom
D)working for just dealing between all races and ethnic groups
E)working for an enduring unity among human beings