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Name: _______ Date: _______ Vocabulary Post-assessment Directions: Read the sentence.

Correctly identify the definition of the underlined word used in the sentence. 1. The area on the river near my house has a lot of erosion. a. An area of soil washed away by wind, glaciers, natural disasters, or water. b. Dirt that settles at the bottom of a river. c. Silt that lies on the waters surface. 2. Transportation happens a lot when it rains. a. Dirt that settles to the bottom of a river b. The act of moving something from one place to another. c. The final resting place for something that has moved. 3. Sediment often is churned up by the rain and rises to the top of the Chesapeake Bay. a. Dirt, minerals, and other materials that lay on the bottom of a liquid. b. Dirt and mud washed away from an area. c. An oil spill in the water. 4. When it rained soil was deposited to the mouth of the river. a. Something that has to do with money or currency. b. When soil was moves from the cliffs down a river. c. The state of being moved or deposited from one place to another. 5. Quartz is a type of mineral. a. A vitamin you have to take. b. Any substance occurring in nature, usually rock like or crystal. c. An animal occurring in nature. 6. Everything has mass. a. Anything that takes up space. b. The weight of an object. c. A large number of people.

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Strong storms can cause weathering. a. A natural disaster. b. Causing exposed rock to break down. c. Water moving from one place to another.

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Barak Obama is our president because he won the last election. a. Something you are told to do b. Something that is inherited from your parents c. A selection of something by a person or persons by vote

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There are many different types of government. a. A form or system of rule. b. A place to visit. c. A part of an election.

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This article would be a primary source. a. A document that gives first hand information about an occurrence. b. A history book written about Abe Lincoln. c. A historical fiction novel written long ago.

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The newspaper is a secondary source. a. A first hand accounting of an event. b. A second hand accounting of events that have occurred. c. A historical fiction novel written long ago.

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Congress is a part of the legislative branch of government. a. The judges in government. b. Implement laws. c. The law making body of the government.

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The president and the vice president are a part of the executive branch. a. The judges in government. b. Implement laws. c. The law making body of the government.

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The Supreme Court is the highest of the judicial branches of government. a. The judges in government. b. Implement laws. c. The law making body of the government.