Could You Pass 8th Grade History?

Do you think you are smarter than the average 8th grader? Can you recall random historical facts at the drop of a dime? Take these 12 questions and see how you square up against the average 8th grade student.
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What is the American Revenue act of 1764?
The removal of devalued paper currencies from the French and Indian War period
A requirement for colony residents to house British soldiers serving in America
An act that served to place a tax on sugar imported from the West Indies
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What is the 18th century economic theory known as Mercantilism?
A theory that promotes government regulation and a positive balance of trade to build a nation's economy and raise state power
A theory that encourages exports, controls capital movement, and centralizes currency through a central government
A theory that is based on social ownership over the means of production within a nation or state
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What is a change or addition to the Constitution known as?
Article
Amendment
Annex
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What year did the Louisiana Purchase take place?
1806
1803
1802
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Which of these is a power of congress?
Appointing judges
Appointing Army/Navy officers
Granting titles of nobility
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What part of the United State's Constitution describes how changes can be made to the document?
The Articles
The Bill of Rights
The Preamble
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What is the system of checks and balances?
A system in which each of the three branches of government can limit the powers of the others, ensuring that no one branch becomes too powerful
A system in which the executive branch of the government can limit the powers of the other two branches
A system in which the legislative branch holds all of the power but consults with the executive branch on large scale issues
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When was the 12th Amendment ratified?
June 15, 1804
March 1, 1792
December 15, 1791
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What name was given to the laws aimed at enforcing segregation in public places?
Jim Crow Laws
Separate but Equal
Tammany Hall
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Question 10/12

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What is the main job of the legislative branch of government?
Directing national defense
Interpreting the Constitution
Making and passing laws for the nation
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Question 11/12

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Who was the victor of the French and Indian War?
The Indians
The British
The French
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Question 12/12

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What is the Bill of Rights?
A brief introduction to the major purpose of the Constitution
An article establishing the powers granted to the three branches of government
The name given to the first ten amendments of the US Constitution
Result
Uh-oh! You are a satisfactory student. It looks like you might need a refresher course on 8th grade history. Remembering vast amounts of American history can be tricky, but at least you gave it a shot! Read up on our nation's past and try not to let history repeat itself.

C+, Satisfactory Student

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Solid work! You are quite the savvy student. Not only would you likely pass 8th grade history, but you'd do so with immaculate ease. Now relish in the fact that you have an excellent aptitude for history and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back!

B+, Savvy Student

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Congrats and high five! You are a history whiz kid. You would have no problem passing 8th grade history. Not only do you know important dates and facts, but you are well versed on the American constitution as well. We commend you for not leaving the past entirely in the past. The American fore fathers would be proud!

A+, History Whiz Kid

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1
What is the American Revenue act of 1764?
The removal of devalued paper currencies from the French and Indian War period
A requirement for colony residents to house British soldiers serving in America
An act that served to place a tax on sugar imported from the West Indies
2
What is the 18th century economic theory known as Mercantilism?
A theory that promotes government regulation and a positive balance of trade to build a nation's economy and raise state power
A theory that encourages exports, controls capital movement, and centralizes currency through a central government
A theory that is based on social ownership over the means of production within a nation or state
3
What is a change or addition to the Constitution known as?
Article
Amendment
Annex
4
What year did the Louisiana Purchase take place?
1806
1803
1802
5
Which of these is a power of congress?
Appointing judges
Appointing Army/Navy officers
Granting titles of nobility
6
What part of the United State's Constitution describes how changes can be made to the document?
The Articles
The Bill of Rights
The Preamble
7
What is the system of checks and balances?
A system in which each of the three branches of government can limit the powers of the others, ensuring that no one branch becomes too powerful
A system in which the executive branch of the government can limit the powers of the other two branches
A system in which the legislative branch holds all of the power but consults with the executive branch on large scale issues
8
When was the 12th Amendment ratified?
June 15, 1804
March 1, 1792
December 15, 1791
9
What name was given to the laws aimed at enforcing segregation in public places?
Jim Crow Laws
Separate but Equal
Tammany Hall
10
What is the main job of the legislative branch of government?
Directing national defense
Interpreting the Constitution
Making and passing laws for the nation
11
Who was the victor of the French and Indian War?
The Indians
The British
The French
12
What is the Bill of Rights?
A brief introduction to the major purpose of the Constitution
An article establishing the powers granted to the three branches of government
The name given to the first ten amendments of the US Constitution