Social 8A - Demo
The following is a sampling of questions from our Social 8A testbank.
Using the following diagram determine the best answer for questions # 91 and 92.
Examine the sources below before answering questions # 103 to 106.
Rock is formed through one of three processes. The first way in which rock is created is from the release of molten rock, called magma, from the earth's core, reaching the earth's surface. When the magma cools, it creates "igneous rocks". These rocks are extremely hard.
A second type of rock is created by igneous rocks being worn down and weathered by wind, water or glaciation. The pieces of weathered rock are deposited by rivers to low spots found elsewhere on the continent. As the sediment hardens, it form "sedimentary rock". This rock is quite soft; limestone and sandstone are examples of sedimentary rock.
The final manner in which rocks are formed is by having sedimentary or igneous rocks subjected to sudden stresses, like being placed under a heavier rock formation or the strain of being heated by a volcano. The pressure of weight, or the exposure to heat, will harden the existing igneous or sedimentary rock into metamorphic rock. These rocks, altered from their original form by tremendous heat or pressure, are transformed into rocks of incredible strength. These rocks often form the most stable portion of the earth's crust.
Location A is situated at the mouth of a major river. The river in question travels from a faraway mountain range to the lower elevation found at Location A. This area is extremely fertile, hence the major economic activity practised here is agriculture.
Location B is the site of a very young mountain chain, which has a most rugged terrain. Besides tourism, the other major economic activity found here is mining.
Location C is situated near a volcano which has laid dormant for almost a century. The rocks in this location are interesting in that there is a combination of soft sandstone and limestone structures in some areas and then hard crystallized rock in other areas.
Examine the following table to assist you in answering questions # 116 to 119.
|Vegetation Regions||Climate Regions|
|I.||Coniferous Forest||I.||Humid Sub-Tropical|
|II.||Tundra||II.||Humid Continental||III.||Mixed Forest||III.||Desert (Arid)|
|IV.||Tropical Rain Forest||IV.||Savanna|
Use the following passage to answer question # 7.
When compared to most other regions in Canada and the United States, this region has little secondary industry. It does, however, rely greatly on its fish processing industry. Unemployment in this region is higher than the national average. Many people emigrate from this region to other parts of North America in search of employment.
Using the following chart determine the best answer for questions # 63 and 64.
|Population Density of Canadian Provinces in 1991 (per square kilometre)|
|British Columbia||3.5 per sq km|
|Alberta||3.8 per sq km|
|Saskatchewan||1.5 per sq km|
|Manitoba||1.7 per sq km|
|Ontario||9.4 per sq km|
|Quebec||4.5 per sq km|
|New Brunswick||9.9 per sq km|
|Prince Edward Isle||22.9 per sq km|
|Nova Scotia||16.2 per sq km|
|Newfoundland||1.5 per sq km|
Source: Statistics Canada
Examine the passage below before answering questions # 154 and 155.Grassland regions tend to exhibit one of two types of grassland. Where there is sufficient precipitation, grass is tall and mixed with clusters of scattered trees. This is "Grassland Type A". Where precipitation is limited, grass is short and trees are limited, generally brush is found only in river valleys where water is available. This is "Grassland Type B".
Using the following passage determine the best answer for questions # 2 to 6.
This region consists of relatively flat land extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Canadian Shield. The majority of the rivers flow from the Rocky Mountains towards the Arctic Ocean or the Hudson Bay.
This region experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year because of its continental climate. Temperatures can range from 40oC in the summer to - 40oC in the winter. Short summers are quickly replaced by long cold winters. The southern part of Alberta will occasionally experiences a welcome relief from cold winter temperatures by the warm arrival of a chinook.
Examine the sources below before answering questions # 56 to 62.
|Major Land form||Soil Type||Vegetation||Climate|
|B.||Gulf Coastal Plain||Red-Yellow||Boreal||Humid Continental|
|C.||Great Basin||Desert Soil||Deciduous||Semi-Arid and|
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