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  • 1. VERE TEC HN ICAL HIGH SC HOOL SOCIAL STUDIES E-TEST GRADE: 8Student’s Name: _____________________________Class: ___________________Date: __________________ Mr. D. GoodenInstructors: ______________Instructions: Answer ALL questions.
  • 2. Use the words below to fill the blank spaces and complete the paragraph.Write the letter that best describes your response to the questions below on the lineprovided. _____1. The position of a place is called its: (c) Zoology _____ (d) Agronomy (a) Surface (b) Location 5. The outer layer of the earth where we (c) Longitude live: _____ (d) Locality (a) Core (b) Mantle2. Instrument use to locate places: (c) Crust _____ (a) Microscope (d) Inner Core (b) Compass (c) Cardiograph _____ 6. Low lands between hills or (d) Ruler mountains:3. The body of water that surrounds (a) Valleys Jamaica is called the: (b) Depression (a) Atlantic Ocean (c) Sinkhole (b) Pacific Ocean (d) Mountain _____ (c) Red sea (d) Caribbean Sea _____ 7. Limestone in a/an: (a) Volcanic Rock (b) Sedimentary Rock4. The science or study of rocks: (c) Metamorphic Rock _____ (a) Geology (d) Igneous Rock (b) Meteorology
  • 3. (a) Hill (b) Slope8. Rocks formed when heat and (c) Mountain pressure change the original rock are (d) Plain _____ classified as: (a) Igneous Rock 16. Look at the diagram below and (b) Sedimentary Rock identify what type of rainfall id (c) Metamorphic Rock represented. (d) Limestone Rock _____9. Jamaica is located at ______ and _____. (a) 20º South latitude / 77º East Longitude (b) 18º North latitude / 80º West longitude (c) 18º North Latitude / 77º West longitude (d) 17º South latitude / 80º East longitude _____10. Jamaica’s closest neighbouring islands are: (a) Cuba and Cayman (b) Haiti and Cuba (c) Haiti and Cayman (d) Cuba and Trinidad _____ (a) Convectional Rainfall (b) Frontal Rainfall11. The hills, mountains, deep rivers and (c) Torrential rainfall valleys all form a part of Jamaica’s (d) Relief rainfall _____ ____________. 17. In which climatic zone is Jamaica (a) Watershed found? (b) Coastline (a) Temperate Zone (c) Physical features (b) Tropic Zone (d) Geology _____ (c) Polar Zone (d) Hot Zone _____12. In some areas of Jamaica heavy rainfall loosens rocks and soils and 18. Jamaica experiences a: carries them away. This process is (a) Tropical climate called: (b) Tropical Marine climate (a) Flooding (c) Tropical Mansoon climate (b) Erosion (d) Temperate climate _____ (c) Earthquake (d) Drought _____ 19. The instrument used to measure rainfall:13. The line of longitude that divides the (a) Rain gauge globe into two halves. (b) Wind vane (a) Prime/Greenwich Meridian (c) Weather balloon _____ (b) Equator (d) Thermometer (c) Tropic of cancer _____ (d) Tropic of Capricorn 20. Mangroves are: (a) Trees with long roots14. The most important line of latitude. (b) Trees with tangles aerial roots (a) The Arctic Circle (c) Trees with long branches (b) The Equator (d) Trees with no roots _____ (c) The tropic of Cancer (d) The Greenwich Meridian _____ 21. Afternoon rainfall is also called:15. A large natural elevation of the (a) Relief rain ground usually between 600m and (b) Convectional rain 1000m is called a: (c) Late rain _____
  • 4. (d) Frontal rain22. All the plants that are growing in an area is called __________ (a) Vegetation (b) Natural vegetation 27. The following weather symbol (c) Agriculture means: (d) Horticulture23. All the plants that are growing in an area without the interference of man. (a) Vegetation (b) Flowers (c) Natural Vegetation (d) Farming _____ (a) Partly cloudy (b) Sunny24. What does this weather symbol (c) Thunder storm mean? (d) Windy _____ 28. The average state of the atmosphere recorded over a long period of time. (a) Weather (b) Climate (c) Temperature (a) Thunder storm (d) Rainfall _____ (b) Partly cloudy (c) Sunny 29. The marine aspect of our climate is (d) Windy _____ determined by the: (a) Mountains25. The average state of the atmosphere (b) Hill recorded over a long period of time. (c) Sea _____ (a) Weather (d) Ocean (b) Climate (c) Temperature 30. Which of the following is not a (d) Rainfall _____ natural disaster? (a) Earthquake26. The science or the study of the (b) Oil spill weather: (c) Hurricane (a) Geology (d) Landslide _____ (b) Chemistry (c) Meteorology (d) Astrology _____ Use the grid below to find the location of the following places. 1. 3. 5.
  • 5. 5. Tokyo________________________ Define the following terms: Latitude___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _ Longitude_________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _ Label the diagram below by naming the major lines of latitude. ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Name and describe the THREE types of rocks.1. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________2. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________3 ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________Name ONE Caribbean country that is affected by volcanoes. _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  • 6. Give the meaning of the terms: I. Climate_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ II. _________________________________________________________________________ Weather _________________________________________________________________________ Label and write the use of the weather instruments below. ______________________ ____________________________ __________________________