The Complete Middle School Social Studies Quiz

This quiz contains various questions of social studies covering the whole syllabus of grade 8. The quiz contains different topics of history, geography as well as economics and is very helpful for the effective study of students.

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Which of the following are responsibilities, things that citizens should do to benefit the common good?

Go to school until 16 years old

Obey the law

Attend civic meetings

Pay taxes

Which amendment below allowed African American males the right to vote?

15th Amendment

14th Amendment

13th Amendment

17th Amendment

 The inability to satisfy all wants at the same time. Resources and goods are limited, so choices must be made.





Which country is highlighted?





An economic policy in which nations tried to gain wealth by controlling trade and establishing colonies.

Cash Crop



Mayflower Compact

In what chronological order did the battles occur?

Valley Forge, French & Indian War, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of York Town

Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Yorktown

Battle of Saratoga, Valley Forge, French & Indian War, Lexington & Concord

Yorktown, French & Indian War, Saratoga, Valley Forge

 What was the historical significance of the Treaty of Holston?

It led to the settlement of territory west of the Mississippi River.

It established a peaceful relationship between the Cherokee and the U.S. government in 1792.

It secured the unconditional surrender of Loyalist militia on the Tennessee frontier in 1780.

It settled the dispute between Tennessee and North Carolina regarding the border between the two states.

"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases, must of necessity expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each."

—Chief Justice John Marshall, 1803

Which conclusion can be drawn from this excerpt of the Supreme Court's decision in Marbury v. Madison?

The jurisdiction granted to the judicial branch is limited to federal and constitutional laws.

This decision established the concept of judicial review and strengthened the role of the Judicial branch.

This decision gave Congress the authority to charter the National Bank, which angered the Anti-Federalists.

This decision strengthened the "Elastic Clause" of the U.S. Constitution and expanded the powers of Congress.

The Baptists and Methodists became the two most influential religious groups in Georgia due to which of the following reasons-

They were the first churches to think of using colleges to train preachers

They were willing to use methods to reach people along the frontier

They were the only denominations proclaiming to believe in the bible

They were the only denominations with formally trained ministers

Sequoyah's greatest contribution to the Cherokee was-

Providing his people with their own written language

Leading Native American forces against the federal government

Signing a peace treaty with Georgia officials

Challenging laws that violated Native American rights

Which battle was the turning point of the Civil War?

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Vicksburg

Fort Sumter

The Battle of Gettysburg

Which country is highlighted?

El Salvador




What is the capital of Canada?




Washington DC

What is the capital of the United States?

Washington DC



Mexico City

In his farewell address, Washington warned of:  

Avoiding entanglement with foreign affairs, avoid political parties 

Avoid political parties, acquiring slaves

Avoiding entanglement with foreign affairs, trading goods

Trading goods, acquiring slaves

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