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NT 2008


Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education

(75 Minutes)




Directions for the Test This test has TWO (2) sections and a total of 36 questions. There are instructions for each section of the test, read them carefully. Read each question carefully before answering it. You should spend about 35 minutes on each section.
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Answer ALL questions in this test booklet. DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.





INSTRUCTIONS In this test, you will read statements and answer questions based on Social Studies that you have done in class. You will be asked to answer different types of questions. The questions in Section I will be followed by four choices. You will choose the BEST answer and circle the letter next to it. Example 1 shows you how.

Example 1 Who were the earliest inhabitants of Trinidad and Tobago? (A) Africans (B) East Indians (C) Europeans (D) Amerindians The letter D next to Amerindians has been circled because the earliest inhabitants of Trinidad and Tobago were the Amerindians.

For questions in Section II you will be asked to write your answers in the space provided in your booklet. Example 2 below shows one question like this. Example 2 2. Explain what is meant by the term sou sou. (2marks)

_______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Example 2 has 2 marks next to it. This means the question is worth 2 marks.

4 SECTION I MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which ONE (1) of the following is a healthy practice? (A) (B) (C) (D) Alcohol use Over eating Regular exercise Smoking cigarettes

2. Kerwin found three strands of hair in a sandwich he purchased from the schools cafeteria. What would be the best thing for him to do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Throw away the sandwich and buy another one Remove the strands of hair and eat the sandwich Quietly remove the hair and give it to someone else Return the sandwich and ask for a refund of his money

3. During his leisure time, Paul learnt about the history of Trinidad and Tobago. Which place did he most likely visit? (A) (B) (C) (D) Beach River Zoo Museum

Question 4 is based on the diagram which shows how Anil spends his leisure time on weekends.

Swimming Swimming

Homework Internet

T elevis ion Television

Reading Reading

4. Anil spends most of his time (A) (B) (C) (D) reading swimming using the internet watching television

Question 5 is based on the sign which was placed in all classrooms.

5. Why was this sign placed in the classroom? (A) (B) (C) (D) Classrooms are too small Students must not have fun No playing in the classroom Teachers do not like the students

Question 6 is based on the map of Tobago shown below.

Key Mountain peak River Airport Important Town

6. What landform is most likely to be found at 550m? (A) (B) (C) (D) Mountain River Swamp Hill

6 7. Which of the following is a NATURE site that tourists may want to visit? (A) (B) (C) (D) The Red House Dwight Yorke Stadium Magnificent Seven Caroni Swamp

Question 8 is based on the situation below. Tourism is one of the largest earners of money . The destruction of coral reefs along coastline by tourists and cruise ships is the biggest problem that some people are concerned with right now. 8. Which of the following is the BEST solution to the problem? (A) (B) (C) (D) Stop tourism altogether Use the money to fix the problems Have proper guidelines and laws Allow tourism to continue

Question 9 is based on the map of Trinidad below.

9. What is the name of the body of water located around X? (A) (B) (C) (D) Atlantic Ocean Caribbean Sea Columbus Channel Gulf of Paria

7 Question 10 is based on the diagram of the water cycle.

Condensation Transpiration Precipitation (Rain)

Condensation (Clouds form) Evaporation

10. The destruction of vegetation would immediately affect (A) (B) (C) (D) precipitation condensation evaporation transpiration

11. What should a country do to conserve its use of oil as a form of energy? (A) (B) (C) (D) Save the oil for the present population Use the oil for the future population Stop everyone from using oil at once Use the oil wisely and look for other forms of energy

Question 12 is based on the diagram below.

12. If you had gone to throw garbage in this bin, what would you do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Place the garbage next to the bin Throw it in a nearby drain instead Look for another bin to use Put it at the side of the road

8 Question 13 is based on the drawing below

13. If this person were caught painting on his neighbours wall, he could be (A) (B) (C) (D) charged with the crime of defacing property immediately put in jail for two weeks forced by the police to pay to clean the wall forced to pay a fine before going to court

14. Five students have demanded that you should give them money to use the schools toilet. What course of action should you take? (A) (B) (C) (D) Quietly pay the money to use the toilet Get some friends and ask others to pay also Push the students away and use the toilet Report the matter to the principal immediately

Question 15 is based on the diagram of a container which was placed in a classroom.

15. Which item should be placed in the bin? (A) (B) (C) (D) Book bags Plastic bottles Small rocks Food boxes

9 Question 16 is based on the diagram below.

16. What was the importance of this item to the Amerindians? (A) (B) (C) (D) Cooking Decoration Entertainment Transportation

17. What was the effect of Spanish rule on the Amerindians? (A) (B) (C) (D) Many Amerindians died because of overwork Many fled to the United States and Canada They lived peacefully together with the Spanish They were sent to Spain to live

18. Which group was the MAIN source of labour for the growing of sugar cane before 1845 in Trinidad? (A) (B) (C) (D) Africans Amerindians Indians Chinese


Question 19 is based on the map which shows the voyage from India to Trinidad.

19. The voyage of the Indians can be described as (A) (B) (C) (D) short and free of dangers long and free of dangers short with many dangers long with many dangers

Question 20 is based on the diagram below.







20. Which of the following should be placed in the box labeled X? (A) (B) (C) (D) Attorney General Chief Justice Prime Minister President

11 Question 21 is based on the littered area along the coastline.

21. Responsible citizens in this community would (A) (B) (C) (D) complain to their friends about the garbage go to another area and play with their friends get together with members of their community and clear the area call the police and let them know that the coastline is littered

22. Which one of the following is true about the laws in Trinidad and Tobago? (A) (B) (C) (D) All laws are applied equally Police officers make laws Only rich people make laws It takes three years to make laws

23. How should someone dispose of an old National Flag? (A) (B) (C) (D) Put it in a bag and throw it in the garbage Use it as a rag to clean areas in the home Give it to someone who will have it burnt Use it as a form of decoration in your car

24. The teacher asks the students of his class to select a place to visit. Which of the following is a democratic way for the students to decide? (A) (B) (C) (D) The teacher decides which place the students should visit The top students in Social Studies should decide where to visit The students make a list of their favourite places and then vote where to visit The teacher makes a list of his favourite places and the students vote where to visit.


Question 25 is based on the statement below. I have given to the nation as its watch words DISCIPLINE, PRODUCTION, TOLERANCE, they apply as much to you the young people as to your parents

25. Who gave Trinidad and Tobago these national watch words? (A) (B) (C) (D) Dr. Eric E. Williams Mr. Patrick A. Manning Mr. Basdeo Panday Mr. Arthur N.R. Robinson

26. Which of the following is a benefit of using e-mails when compared to posting a letter? (A) (B) (C) (D) Messages can be sent without anyone knowing Messages can be received privately Sending messages take a much shorter time There is no cost to anyone when emails are sent

27. Which group brought plants such bodi and mango to Trinidad and Tobago? (A) (B) (C) (D) Africans Chinese French East Indians

Question 28 is based on the statements below. I will strive In everything I do To work together with my fellowmen Of every creed and race 28. These lines from the National Pledge tell us that we must strive to work together with (A) (B) (C) (D) different groups of people one group of people my friends only with men only


Question 29 is based on the statement below. Over-population occurs when the resources in a given area are not enough to support the population. Some of these resources might include land and food.

29. Which of the following describes an overpopulated area? (A) (B) (C) (D) There are 100 persons, but enough land and food for 200 persons There are 100 persons, but enough land and food for 50 persons There are 100 persons, but enough land and food for 100 persons There are 100 persons, but enough land and food 500 persons

30. Which of the following is an example of wise budgeting? (A) (B) (C) (D) Mr. John saves all his money Mr. John spends all his money Mr. John borrows money from the bank Mr. John saves some of his money and spends some


SECTION II STRUCTURED QUESTIONS Theme: Our Nation How and where do we spend our time?



What is a healthy diet?

(2 marks)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

b. Complete the Table below by writing YES or NO in the column on the right, to show if the food is healthy. (2 marks)

Food Fresh fruit juices Sugary fruit drinks Fruits and vegetables Salty snacks

Healthy (YES/NO)

c. Your friend has a healthy diet and feels that there is no reason to exercise. Give ONE (1) reason why a healthy person needs to exercise.

(1 mark)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

15 Theme: Investigating Trinidad and Tobagos Physical Environment

Question 2 is based on the map of Trinidad and Tobago 0 a. The symbol in the KEY which shows is known as the _______________________. (1 mark) 20 40 kilometres

b. Write the names of the bodies of water in the TWO (2) boxes on the map below. (2 marks)

c. Draw the route by sea that would take you from the main port in Trinidad to the main port in Tobago.

(2 marks)

KEY Mountain Peak Winds Important Towns Airport Other Settlement 0 20 40 kilometres

C a r i b b e a n

S e a

16 Theme: Our Nation Improving the Environment Question 3 is based on the picture which shows a forested area being cleared.

a. Give ONE (1) reason why this area is being cleared.

(1 mark)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

b. Give TWO (2) harmful effects of this practice on the environment.

(2 marks)

(i) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ (ii) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

c. Explain how willful forest fires could be reduced.

(2 marks)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________


Theme: The History of Trinidad and Tobago Question 4 is based on the timeline which shows dates linked to important events in Trinidad and Tobago.






1946 1962



a. Ms. Roberts was born in 1949. Using the dates, give TWO important events that took place during her lifetime. (2 marks) (i) ___________________________________________________________________________ (ii) __________________________________________________________________________

b. Explain the importance of 1845 to Trinidad and Tobagos history

(2 marks)

___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________


What activity is the person in the photograph linked to?

(1 mark)



Theme: My Role as a Citizen Question 5 is based on the passage and list below. In a class discussion, Mr. Ram asked his class to explain the meaning of the words responsibility of a citizen. They agreed that a responsibility is the duty to do something or not to do something. a. Who is a citizen? (1mark)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

b. Write in TWO (2) more responsibilities in the table below. Responsibilities as a Citizen Paying taxes To respect the rights and freedom of people without regard to sex, race or creed ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

(2 marks)

b. Choose one responsibility of a citizen in a democracy from the list above. You may choose one that you gave. Responsibility _____________________________________________________________ Now, tell why the responsibility is important to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. (2 marks) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

19 Theme: Living in Trinidad and Tobago Question 6 is based on the diagram that shows how Paul budgets his money that is given to him.

a. Apart from the cost of toys, taxi fees and lunch, what TWO (2) sets of information Paul needs to make his budget? (2 marks) (i) _________________________________________________________________________ (ii) _________________________________________________________________________

b. On which items does Paul spend a similar sum of money?

(2 marks)

_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

c. Why it is important to save? (1 mark) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________