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Historical Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Historical Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Use a word from the box to complete each sentence.

abolitionists feudalism oligarchy suffrage
archives industrialization secession tariff
chivalry nullification
  1. The people who agreed with President Lincoln's opinions on slavery were often referred to as _____.
  2. A(n) _____ is a government controlled by only a handful of people.
  3. The historian searched the _____ to find the newspaper articles that described what had happened here 25 years ago.
  4. _____ is one of the reasons our country is dotted with landscapes of factories today.
  5. Perhaps one of the biggest periods in history of class distinction was during the age of _____.
  6. When a gentleman opens a door for a lady, it is an act of _____.
  7. Putting a(n) _____ on imported goods played havoc with the price structure.
  8. A pivotal time in America's history was when the South insisted on _____.
  9. Women were (and still are) rightfully proud and pleased with the outcome of their gender's _____ movement.
  10. The concept of _____, or canceling a law in a state, often comes as a surprise to many people.

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read each group of words and circle the one that doesn't fit.

  1. abolitionist, industrialization, antebellum
  2. appeasement, armistice, protectorate
  3. feudalism, bourgeoisie, extradition
  4. caucus, mercantilism, tariff
  5. chivalry, suffrage, anarchy

Activity 3: YOU DECIDE

Read each statement and circle the correct answer.

  1. If you found a diary that dated back to the antebellum days, that means it was written
    1. less than 15 years ago.
    2. less than 50 years ago.
    3. less than 100 years ago.
    4. less than 175 years ago.
  2. If the librarian has to find your requested resource in the archives, that most likely indicates that she will
    1. get it off the best-seller shelf.
    2. find it with the new releases.
    3. locate it shelved in storage.
    4. preorder a copy.
  3. When a government or religion declares a new policy, it's referred to as a
    1. caucus.
    2. doctrine.
    3. protectorate.
    4. tariff.
  4. Another word for chivalry would be
    1. manners.
    2. knighthood.
    3. sexism.
    4. ordinances.
  5. A fugitive is focused on avoiding
    1. appeasement.
    2. extradition.
    3. secession.
    4. suffrage.
  6. A dictator would probably be happiest in a(n)
    1. anarchy.
    2. doctrine.
    3. suffrage.
    4. oligarchy.
  7. One of the historical events that created a great number of jobs within the country was
    1. armistice.
    2. industrialization.
    3. suffrage.
    4. nullification.
  8. The primary goal of the suffrage movement was to
    1. end slavery across the nation.
    2. make men and women equal.
    3. change national elections.
    4. give women the right to vote.
  9. One of the earlier forms of corporate business was
    1. doctrine.
    2. protectorate.
    3. mercantilism.
    4. anarchy.
  10. Rebels throughout history have advocated
    1. anarchy.
    2. suffrage.
    3. oligarchy.
    4. bourgeoisie.

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue and place the correct vocabulary word in each space in the puzzle.

The Right Time and Place Historical Terms

Answers

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

  1. abolitionists
  2. oligarchy
  3. archives
  4. Industrialization
  5. feudalism
  6. feudalism
  7. tariff
  8. secession
  9. suffrage
  10. nullification

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

  1. industrialization
  2. protectorate
  3. extradition
  4. caucus
  5. anarchy

Activity 3: YOU DECIDE

  1. d
  2. c
  3. b
  4. a
  5. b
  6. d
  7. b
  8. d
  9. c
  10. a

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

The Right Time and Place Historical Terms

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