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Vere tech grade 8 test 2

  1. 1. Vere Technical HighSchoolSocial StudiesThis test is to be attempted by Grade 8 (Form 2) students.Deighton Gooden8/6/2012
  2. 2. VERE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL END OF YEAR EXAMINATION SOCIAL STUDIES TIME 1½ HOURS FEBRUARY 2010 GRADES 8A, 8B AND 8CTeacher:Mr. D. Gooden _____________Name of Students: _________________________Class: ______________________ READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY 1. This examination consists of THREE sections. Section A consists of 20 True and False and 20 Multiple-choice Questions, Section B consists of a crossword puzzle and Section C consists of map work. 2. Section A is to be answered on the answer sheet that is provided. 3. Students are to attempt all questions. 4. Read through all questions carefully before you attempt to answer. 5. No talking or cheating is allowed in the examination. Any concerns or questions should be directed towards the invigilator. 6. Total possible score for this examination is 125 marks. DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO ©Property of Vere Technical High School [2]
  3. 3. SECTION A – PART 1 True and False QuestionsInstruction: This section consists of 20 True and False questions. Each question has twooptions “T” for true and “F” for false, from which you are to choose the correct answer. Readthe questions carefully then shade in the correct option that answers the question.Example: Usain Bolt is the fastest man in history over 100m and 200m. T or F The answer is T 1. A family that consists of a child and a father or mother is referred to as a single-parent family. 2. Clarendon and St. Catherine are two of those parishes which are known for flooding during heavy rains. 3. The point at which the seismic waves of an earthquake reach the surface of the earth is known as the focus. 4. Lithosphere is to the earth crust as pyroclastic materials are to mountains. 5. Lines of latitude run north and south of the equator. 6. Lines of Longitude run east and west of the prime meridian. 7. The tropic of cancer is to the south of the equator. 8. The distribution of people over a specific geographic area is called population density. 9. Jamaica’s correct location is 18°N latitude and 77°W longitude. 10. Distance scale on a map is used to calculate measurement of places in Jamaica. 11. Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Grenada are located in the Greater Antilles. 12. Belize and Guyana are the only two English speaking Caribbean countries which are not islands. 13. Stalactites are calcium deposits which grow up from the floor of limestone caves. 14. Rock pillars are pillars that can be found in caves for travelers to rest their heads on. 15. Most of the hurricanes that affect the Caribbean originate from off the west coast of Africa. 16. If the population of Kingston is 96,052 and the area is 22km2, then the population density of Kingston would be 3466 persons per km2. 17. The movement of people from place to place within their own country is called overseas migration. 18. One of the things that will cause people to leave their place of residence and settle in another in the good family life that they enjoy at home. 19. The Caribbean country that experienced a devastating earthquake in January 2010 was Guyana. [3]
  4. 4. 20. Employers do not have the right to fire an employee for poor work attitude. Total 20 marks SECTION A – PART 2 Multiple-Choice QuestionsInstruction: This section consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. Each question has fouroptions A, B, C and D from which you are to choose the correct answer. Read the questionscarefully then choose the correct option that answers the question.Example: What is a continent? (a) A large body of water surrounded by land. (b) A large area of land partly surrounded by oceans. (c) A small area of land surrounded by water. (d) A land area with mountains.The correct answer is (b) 21. Which of the following fishing (d) None of the above. villages are incorrectly matched? i. Rocky Point – Clarendon 23. The hottest part of the make-up of ii. Alligator Pond – St. the earth is the: Elizabeth (a) Crust iii. Old Harbour Bay – St. Catherine (b) Mantle iv. Manchoniel – St. Thomas (c) Core (d) Volcano (a) All of the above 24. Which of the following describe how the population of an area spreads (b) None of the above out? (c) (iv) only (a) Population density (d) ((i), and (iii) only (b) Population (c) Population distribution 22. All workers are classified as primary, (d) Push and pull factors. secondary and tertiary workers. Which of these categories do teachers fall in? 25. The population of Country X is (a) Primary 500,000. The area of Country X is 253km2. What is the population (b) Secondary density of Country X? (c) Tertiary (a) 1976 for every km2 [4]
  5. 5. (b) 976 for every km2 29. Jamaica’s resources such as bauxite, forestry, fisheries, agriculture and (c) 197 for every km2 rivers are: (d) 1796 for every km2 i. Physical resources ii. Human resources26. 90°N and 23½°N represent: iii. Natural resources (a) The North Pole and the South Pole respectively (a) i, ii, iii only (b) The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn respectively (b) i and ii only (c) The South pole and the Tropic of (c) i and iii only Capricorn respectively (d) None of the above (d) The North Pole and the Tropic of 30. How are the lines of latitude and Cancer respectively. longitude drawn on a scale? (a) Latitude lines are parallel and27. The earth is made up of four longitude lines meet at the poles. hemispheres. In which two (b) Latitude lines are parallel and hemispheres would Jamaica be longitude lines meet at the located? equator. i. Northern hemisphere (c) Longitude lines are parallel and ii. Eastern hemisphere latitude lines meet at the poles. iii. Southern hemisphere (d) Longitude lines are parallel and latitude lines meet at the poles. iv. Western hemisphere 31. Jamaica’s greatest resource is its: (a) i and ii only (a) Bauxite (b) i and iv only (b) Agriculture (c) ii and iii only (c) People (d) All of the above (d) Tourism28. All the people who come to Vere Technical High School daily are: 32. Which is are rights of an employee? (a) Physical resources i The right to get paid for work done. (b) Natural resources ii The right to come to work at (c) Non-renewable resources anytime one feels like. iii The right to join a trade union (d) Renewable resources of his or her choice. iv The right to a safe working environment. (a) i, ii, iii and iv only [5]
  6. 6. (b) i, iii and iv only (a) North (c) ii, iii and iv only (d) i, ii and iii only (b) East (c) South John is working in Super Bigga’s (d) West Supermarket and Wholesale as a floor manager. He is responsible to see to it that the items are packaged 37. Which of the following capitals does and priced properly on the shelves. not correspond with the country? He is however a trained accountant from the University of Technology. (a) Kingstown – St. Vincent (b) Havana – Cuba33. Would you say that John is: (c) Georgetown – Cayman Islands (a) Self-employed (d) Capetown – Barbados (b) Unemployed (c) Unemployable 38. Those things which “force” people to leave their normal place of residence (d) Under-employed to relocate is called:34. If John was to lose the job that he (a) Push factors presently has at Super Biggs’a Supermarket and Wholesale, he (b) Pull factors would be: (c) Migration (a) Self-employed (d) Emigration (b) Unemployed (c) Under-employed 39. The origin of an earthquake is called: (d) Unemployed (a) Focus (b) Epicenter In an effort to feed his family, John joined a group of men from his (c) Lithosphere community and held up a couple of (d) Crust business places. He got caught and was tried and found guilty of the crime. He was sentences to spend six years in prison at hard labour. 40. Water is to renewable resource as animals are to: i. Physical35. Which of the following best describe John. He is: ii. Natural (a) Unemployed iii. Non-renewable (b) Self-employed iv. Renewable (c) Under-employed (d) Unemployable (a) All of the above36. In relation to Cuba, Jamaica is to the: (b) None of the above [6]
  7. 7. (c) i and iii only Total 20 marks (d) ii and iv SECTION B – PART 1 Crossword Puzzle Instructions: This section consists of a crossword puzzle consisting of 20 clues. Read the clues carefully and write in the correct answers that correspond with the clue boxes. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20Created with EclipseCrossword — www.eclipsecrossword.com Across 3. One popular method of preparing fish by Jamaicans. 8. The movement of people into a country to settle. 11. The joining of this organization is a right of every employee. 12. This is the deliberate killing of a foetus. [7]
  8. 8. 13. Mr. Gooden is a teacher of Vere Tech. This means that he is a _________________ worker. 15. This person is a primary worker because his work involves the land. 17. The movement of people out of a country to settle. 18. This is one of several major fishing villages that supply people with fish. 19. One method of family planning. 20. The sudden movement of the earth along fault lines. Down 1. The continent that is to the south of Europe and to the east of Jamaica. 2. These are natural features that erupt and give off pyroclastic materials which are dangerous to human health. 4. This is a feature of a limestone cave. 5. The movement of people from place to place to settle. 6. The name for the points on a compass. 7. This is a type of rock that is formed from great heat and pressure. 9. This is one type of fish that is favourite among Jamaicans. 10. These are people who are qualified but have to work in a job for which they are over- qualified. 14. The instrument use to measure the intensity of an earthquake. 16. This weather feature begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. Total 20 marks SECTION B – PART 2 Comprehension Instructions: Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.Line 1 Jamaica is an island located in the Caribbean Sea. To be more specific, Jamaica is located in the Greater Antilles. She is made up of three counties and fourteen parishes. She is the largest of the English-speaking islands and is located to the south of Cuba. She enjoys a warm climate andLine 4 brilliant sunshine, but is also subjected to droughts, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Jamaica’s land use has changed drastically over hundreds of years. When Columbus came, all of Jamaica was covered with vegetation (trees and shrubs). By the eighteenth century, roughly 70% to 80% was covered with vegetation. Today, less than 50% is covered with trees and shrubs.Line 8 Many areas have been built up with cities and town, with factories and houses, while others have been turned into agricultural lands. 1. “Jamaica is located in the Greater Antilles” (lines 1-2). Name any two other islands which are located in Jamaica. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ (2 marks) 2. Jamaica “is made up of three counties” (line 2). List the parishes that make up the county of Middlesex. ________________________________ ________________________________ [8]
  9. 9. ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ (5 marks)3. The island of Jamaica is affected by natural disasters throughout the year. These disasters include “droughts, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes” (line 4). What three effects does a hurricane have on a community? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ (3 marks)4. List one thing that you would do to protect yourself when there is an earthquake. _______________________________________________________________________ _ (1 mark)5. “Many areas have been built up with cities and town, with factories and houses, while others have been turned into agricultural lands” (lines 8-9). What type of resource would agricultural lands be? _______________________________________________________________________ _ (1 mark)6. What is a resource? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ (1 marks)7. What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources? _______________________________________________________________________ _ _______________________________________________________________________ _ _______________________________________________________________________ _ (2 marks) Total 15 marks [9]
  10. 10. SECTION C Map WorkInstructions: This section consists of a map word and diagrams. Read the instructionscarefully and before you answer. MAP OF THE CARIBBEANCorrectly label the following countries by writing the names beside the islands. (i) Jamaica (ii) Haiti (iii)Trinidad and Tobago (iv) Cuba (v) Puerto Rico (vi) Bahamas [10]
  11. 11. MAP OF THE CARIBBEAN C E B A 0 50 100 150 200km Distance Scale DInstruction: Using the star as you points of reference on each island, calculate the distancebetween: i. A and B _________________________________ ii. E and C _________________________________ iii. D and E _________________________________ iv. A and C _________________________________ v. B and D _________________________________ Total 10 marksInstructions: (a) On the blank map of Jamaica below, use a pencil to lightly shade in the parishes that you would find the major fishing villages listed below (DO NOT USE PENS); (i) Rocky Point (ii) Alligator Pond (iii) Black River (iv) Old Harbour Bay (v) Manchioneal (5 marks) (b) Draw and label below the map in the box provided, an 8-point compass; (8 marks) (c) Plot correctly where in each parish you would find the five fishing villages listed in (a). (Use a pencil to make a bold dot and write the fishing village beside it). (5 marks) [11]
  12. 12. MAP OF JAMAICA G AF (d) Use the compass you drew in (b) to assist you in finding the direction of the lettered star C (5 marks) B D I E H Draw 8-point compass here (i) F from I ________________________________ (ii) G from A ________________________________ (iii) E from B ________________________________ Total 22 marks (iv) C from D ________________________________Instruction: Correctly label the diagram of the volcano below. Total 6 marks [12] End of Test

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