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Race for Riches ~ Unit Assessment

Student ______________________________

Matching:  Every person should be matched with one of these categories.

 

_________________ Scientist

 

_________________  Writer

 

_________________  Explorer

 

_________________  Head of a country

 

 

 

 

 

a.  Bloody Mary

b.  Christopher Columbus

c.  Copernicus

d.  Cortes

e.  Elizabeth

f.   Ferdinand & Isabella

g.  Galileo

h.  Henry VIII

i.   Isaac Newton

j.  Magellan

k. Phillip II of Spain

l.  Shakespeare

m.  Vasco da Gama

Pick any three people listed in the matching section above and write two facts about them:

Person #1: _____________________________

    a) ______________________________________________________________

    b) ______________________________________________________________

Person #2: _____________________________

    a) ______________________________________________________________

    b) ______________________________________________________________

 

Person #3: _____________________________

    a) ______________________________________________________________

    b) ______________________________________________________________

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Match each person with the country they worked for or worked in:

     ______   Sir Francis Drake

     ______  Henry the Navigator

     ______  Phillip II

     ______  Elizabeth I

     ______  Vasco da Gama

     ______  Columbus

     ______  Ferdinand & Isabella

     ______  Shakespeare

     ______  Magellan

 

 

 

  a.  Portugal

  b.  Spain

  c.  England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Answer: 

1.  What two countries needed a line of demarcation to separate the land they

    claimed in the New World?________________________________________

2.  Name a Bible man who practiced polygamy: _________________________

3.  What year was the Spanish Armada fought? _________________________

    What main two countries was it between? ____________________________

    Who won? ______________________________________________________

    Why? __________________________________________________________

   

4.  Name one reason the Spanish Armada  was even launched.

    ________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

5.  What scientific "law" did a falling apple help Isaac Newton name and define?

    ________________________________________________________________

6.  Is our universe geocentric or heliocentric? ____________________________

    Explain what this means: __________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

 

Other Words for "Said:"   

List five words that could be used instead of said when writing conversation:

    _______________________________________________________________

Use one of these words in a conversation sentence, using the correct punctuation.

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

 

Essay Questions:  Write your answers on other paper and attach it to this sheet.

Grades 5-6:  Answer the first two questions.
Grades 7-8:  Answer all three questions.

1.  The name of this unit has been "Race for Riches."  Write to explain who was racing, where they were racing to, and a summary of the results.

2.  Write about talents and how to use them.

3.  Explain what religious tolerance is and why it is needed on our planet.