Grade 8 Social Studies Final Exam Review



Exam Format


1.                  Fill in the blanks (20%)

2.                  Matching (10%)

3.                  Visual with questions (10%)

4.                  Map of Newfoundland and Labrador (10%)

5.                  Case study with questions (10%)

6.                  Graph with questions (10%)

7.                  Long answer questions - 6 out of 10 (30%)


Study the following:


1.                  Read chapters 1-6 pp. 8 - 147.

2.                  Study terms & people.

3.                  Study map worksheet.

4.                  Review graphing worksheet. (WWI fatalities and casualties)

5.                  Study review questions.

6.                  Review tests from chapters 1-6.



Know the following terms and people:



History (12)


Consumer Economy (48)


Disenfranchised (74)


Nalujuit (104)


Michael Fleming (40)


Splitting (53)


Book of Remembrance (127)


Colonial Building (68)


Patriotism (125)


Demasduit (34)


Sculping (60)


Bow Wow Parliament (74)


Naval Governor (71)


Quintal (53)


William Carson (72)


Lifestyle (29)


Secondary Source (16 )


“the front” of NL (58)


Spanish Flu (144)


Phillip Little (70)


Emigrate (35)


Primary Source (16)


Natural Increase (42)


Seal Fishery (58)


Robert Reid (83)


Immigrant (35)


Subsistence Economy (48)


Copying pans (103)


Hand Lines (51)


William Ford Coaker (91)


Tilts (98)


No Man’s Land (131)


 Internal migration (43)




Mary Webb (113)


Rounders (108)


Blue Puttees (129)


Mummering (104)




Sir Wilfred Grenfell (112)


Pull Factor (35)


Crown Colony (70)


Saltbox House (98)




John Shiwak (130)


Push factor (35)


Battle of Foxtrap (82)


Telegraph (115)




Cluney McPherson (139)


Be able to locate the following on a map:



Cape Race


Notre Dame Bay


Long Range Mountains


Gulf of St. Lawrence


Cape Ray


Bonavista Bay


Torngat Mountains


St. John’s


Cape Bauld


Conception Bay


Strait of Belle Isle


Happy Valley-Goose Bay


Cape Freels


Trinity Bay


Labrador Sea


Corner Brook


White Bay


Placentia Bay


Atlantic Ocean




Be able to answer the following questions:


Chapter 2

1.  Explain why the Beothuk are extinct. (Notes and p.28)

2.  Explain the migratory fishery and how it led to settlement in Newfoundland. (Notes)

3.  Be able to define and identify push and pull factors. (Notes and p. 35)

Chapter 3

1.  Explain the roles of men, women and children in the inshore fishery. (Notes and pp. 51-52)

2.  Compare the main features of the inshore fishery, the bank fishery and the Labrador fishery. (Notes and pp. 51-54)

3.  Define the “truck system” and summarize how the truck system worked. (Notes and pp. 56-57)

Chapter 4

1.  Compare and contrast representative and responsible government. (Notes and pp. 72-75)

2.  Explain the reasons for and against confederation in the 1860’s. (Notes and pp. 78-81)

Chapter 5

1.  Compare and contrast life in the 19th century to your life under one of the following headings:   (Notes and pp. 98- 117)

Housing Food                                       Social Activities                   Christmas                              Sports                    

Games                                                   Health Care                          Communication                  Transportation    

2.  Explain what is meant by “Newfoundland hospitality.” (p. 101)

Chapter 6

1.  Describe the battle of Beaumont Hamel and explain why it was the most significant battle of WWI to the people of Newfoundland? (Notes and pp. 131-132)

2.  What was the purpose of propaganda in WWI?  What techniques were used to achieve this purpose? (Notes and pp. 125-126)

3.  Explain the arguments for and against conscription.  What is your opinion of conscription?  Explain. (p. 138)

4.  Explain how WWI helped the women’s suffrage movement?  What were some of the negative attitudes that suffragettes had to overcome? (Notes and pp. 141-143)

Things to Note:


***You MUST bring a pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, leads, and a calculator.

***Please use blue or black ink.

***You do NOT need to bring paper.

***You will have two hours to do the exam.