4th Grade Social Studies Unit 2 test flashcards

  1. A storm with very strong winds and heavy rain is a...
  2. The way a country or other place uses or produces natural resources, goods and services is called their...
  3. A nonrenewable resource found in nature that is not an animal or plant.
  4. A wearing away of Earth's surface.
  5. Relying on one another to meet needs and wants.
  6. The science and business of growing crops and raising animals.
  7. An area, or group of states, with common features that set it apart from another area.
  8. A powerful wind storm with a funnel shaped cloud.
  9. The side of a mountain that is usually dry because precipitation falls on the other side.
    Rain shadow
  10. The moisture that falls to the ground in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail.
  11. The effect water has in changing the weather nearby.
    Lake effect
  12. What are the 5 regions that make up the United State?
    Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West
  13. What three areas does each region share common attributes in?
    Geographic regions, cultural regions, and economic regions.
  14. Name 3 reasons people might open a saving account.
    • To keep their money safe.
    • To help to save for the future.
    • To save fora a specific need or want.
  15. How do we believe the Great lakes were formed?
    Huge sheets of ice melted and the lakes were formed.
  16. What is the difference between a basin and a plateau?
    A basin is low and bowl shaped while a plateau is high and flat.
  17. Give a definition that best describes geographic regions.
    A group of states with common features.
  18. How are cultural regions different.
    Cultural regions share different history, language, and customs.
  19. What are some things that states in a region share?
    They share rivers, mountains, and lakes.
  20. How does sharing resources in a region make states interdependent?
    The states depend on each other and share their resources freely.
  21. What are the two geographic factors that greatly effect temperature in a specific region?
    Distance from the equator and elevation.
  22. How are the Appalachian Mountains and Rocky Mountains different?
    The Appalachians are older, shorter and warn down by erosion and the Rockies are newer, higher, and rougher.
  23. Why does the eastern side of the Mountains in Oregon get very little rain or snow?
    Rain shadow causes the eastern side to get very little rain.
  24. What is the difference between a hurricane and a tornado?
    Both are strong storm but one is with a funnel cloud and the other has heavy rain.
  25. What is the difference between needs and wants?
    Needs are things you need to survive, and wants are things you can live without.
  26. What are 3 kinds of business resources mentioned in the book?
    Capital resources, natural resource, and human resources.
  27. How is using a bank card (debit) different than using a credit card?
    Debit is your own money and credit is borrowing.
  28. One way to help a business decide on a price for their product is to look at..
    Supply and demand
  29. In the olden days people might have ____ or traded rather than purchase things with money.
  30. Three departments a business could use are...
    Production, advertising, and sales.
  31. What U.S. government agency sets up rules for how the banks are to be run?
    The Federal Reserve System
  32. A low landform, shaped like a bowl and surrounded by higher land is a...
  33. An area of flat land, higher than the surrounding country is a...
  34. A river or stream that flows into a larger river is a...
  35. An investor makes money by charging ____ on money that is borrowed.
  36. Once a company pays off all their expenses, the money that remains is the company's...
  37. The person who makes a product is the...
  38. The best way for a company to decide the price of a product is to look at the....
    Supply and demand
  39. The person who takes a rick and loans the company money to produce its product is known as the...
  40. When a person borrows money for a short period of time which must be paid back usually with interest, it is called...
  41. People who work for a business are the...
    Human resource
  42. The God-made materials needed to make a product are the...
    Natural resources
  43. The things a business uses to make or produce a product, like computers, or machines are...
    Capital resources.
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4th Grade Social Studies Unit 2 test flashcards
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