Grade 5 Gap Analysis - Social Studies

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Grade 5 Gap Analysis - Social Studies

Examine the map of Jamaica which shows the location of Taino villages below then use it to answer items 1 and 2.

1. Which Taino village, in the parish of St. Catherine, is labelled X?


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2. Why were Taino villages set up in these locations?

They wanted to able to_____.


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3. Which is a common basic need of a Grade 4 student and a Taino child?


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Examine the picture below and then use it to answer items 4 and 5.

4. Which basic need are the Tainos trying to meet in the picture above?


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5. In what way the Taino’s farming methods may have affected the environment?

It could have caused_____.


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6. Which national hero was the first Prime Minister of Jamaica?


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7. What do Marcus Garvey, Norman Manley and Alexander Bustamante have in common?

They_____.


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8. Why do we have a National Honours and Awards Ceremony?

To_____.


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Read the sentence below and then select the CORRECT order in which the words should be used to fill in the blank spaces.

9. We look different because our _____ are from different _____.


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The timeline below shows the arrival of various ethnic groups in Jamaica. Use it to answer item 10.

10. Which groups should be placed at X and Y?


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Look carefully at the map of the world below and then use it to answer item 11.

11. Which ethnic groups came to the Caribbean from the areas labelled X and Y on the map?


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12. Kumina and dink mini were created in Jamaica by the _____.


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Below is menu of a Jamaican restaurant in New York. Examine it and then use it to answer items 13 to 15.

13. Which dish on the menu was influenced by Jamaica’s British ancestors?


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14. Which groups influenced the items listed in the main course?

The_____.


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15. Which BEST explains why Milly’s Restaurant represents the “melting pot” of Jamaican culture?

The dishes are_____.


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16. Which is a common cultural practice of Jamaica and Trinidad?


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17. Which gives the BEST way the cultural heritage in your community can be kept alive?
Have____.


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Examine the map of Jamaica below and then use it to answer questions 18 and 19.

18. Name the capital for the parish labelled Y.


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19. A young lady who lives in the area marked X wanted to represent her parish in the Miss Surrey Contest but she was not allowed.

Why was she NOT allowed to enter the contest?


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20. Most parish capitals have a Municipal Corporation. Which service do they offer?


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21. A government selected by the people of a country to work for them is a_____.


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Read the passage below then use it to answer questions 22 and 23.

In 1990 the community of Townsville had a market, a grocery shop and a post office. Twenty years later the community has wide, smooth roads, a primary school and a high school, supermarkets and a police station.

22. Which BEST describes how Townsville changed over the years?


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23. Which gives the BEST reason for the changes in the community of Townsville?

The_____.


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Read the passage below and then use it to answer question 24.

24. In what way was this child NOT being a responsible student?

By_____.


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25. What would most likely happen to the child if he does not start to act like a responsible student?


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Read the passage below then use it to answer questions 26 and 27.

The students of Grade 4G are placed to work in groups. The members of one group are not getting along and their work is not being done. As the class leader you want to help them solve this problem.

26. What is the first step you can take to help the group members?


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27. What would be the BEST way to solve the problems within the group?

The class leader can _____.


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Examine the map below then use it to answer questions 28-31.

28. Which island is located to the North of Jamaica?


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29. Joan will leave Jamaica to visit her grandmother in Haiti. In which direction will the airplane travel?

It will travel to the _____.


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30. The water body labelled X on the map is the_____.


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31. Which ocean is located to the North of Jamaica?

The_____.


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Examine the map of Jamaica below then use it to answer question 32.

32. Which features are labelled W and Y?


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Examine the pictures below and then use them to answer questions 33-34.

33. Which human activity is most likely carried out in picture A above?


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34. Which BEST explains why there are large buildings on the land in picture B and not picture A?


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35. Which will most likely happen if clothes or cars are frequently washed in the rivers?


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Read the story below then use it to answer question 36.

The river did not bother to tell the fishes that the humans were removing plants and taking sand from the banks of the river. They used the sand and stones to make houses. Because of this, when it rains the river floods.
Source: (Adapted) Carlong Primary Social Studies

36. Which is the BEST way to solve the problem described in the story?

The government should_____.


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37. Which BEST explains why too much sunshine may be bad for farmers?


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Read the passage below carefully and then use it to answer question 38.

Jim’s mother noticed that she has not seen Mr. Roy, the local fisherman, for the past 3 weeks. When she contacted him he told her that she could not get her weekly supply of fish as the weather made it unsafe for him to go out to sea.

38. Why was it not safe for Mr. Roy to go fishing?


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39. Which BEST explains the difference between a mountain and a plateau?

Mountains are highlands _____.


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Look carefully at the weather chart below then use it to answer question 40.

40. What is the weather like on Wednesday April 23? It is______.


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41. The Earth has a _____ shape.


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42. Which is TRUE about the Earth’s shape?

It is____.


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Read the statement below then use it to answer questions 43 and 44.

Human activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels have caused an increase in average temperatures of the world.

43. How can this increase in temperature affect plants?

It can _____.


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44. Which provides a way to reduce the negative effect of increased temperature on plant life?


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Read the statement below then use it to answer question 45.

People in a community reuse plastic bottles and boxes as much as they can.

45. How will this action help the environment?

There will be_____.


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Read the passage below and then use it to answer question 46.

A large company wants to remove a garden and build a hotel. The residents of the community are upset about the plan to build the hotel. Below are some of the things said by residents during a protest.

46. Which is the MAIN reason for the protest?

The residents _____.


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Read the passage below and then use it to answer question 47.

Some residents of Sunville have decided to place their empty plastic bottles in a separate garbage bin so they can be collected and turned into something new.

47. The bottles are going to be _____.


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48. Which action will most likely cause land and water pollution?


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Read the statement below and then use it to answer question 49.

80% of the garbage in the community of Sandy Grove is waste from homes such as boxes, plastic and paper.

49. Which is the BEST way of reducing these types of waste?

Encourage families to_____.


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50. Which of the following may cause noise pollution?


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51. Which of the following uses of plants can most likely provide people with money?


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Look carefully at the table in Source 1 and advertisement in Source 2 and then use them to question items 52 and 53.

52. Which source provides information about the Tainos’ influence on the way we speak?


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53. Based on the information in the sources, in which ways have the Tainos influenced the Jamaican culture?


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Read the passage below then use it to answer item 54 and 55.

We could hear branches breaking, trees uprooting and zinc sheets flying! Of course, there were all sorts of other sounds I can't explain. We survived though, to God be the Glory. There were some leaks in the zinc roofing but nothing major. Many of our neighbours were not so lucky though. Some houses lost their entire roof—totally!
It was quite an experience I tell you! In the morning, you could smell the damage. For the first time, we could see distances we never saw before—everywhere was just bare.
Source: SAU

54. Which element of weather would most likely cause the damage described in the passage?


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55. Which piece of information from the passage describes the effect that this element of weather had on the physical environment?


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Look carefully at Source 1 and Source 2, then use them to answer questions 56 and 57.

56. Land pollution may lead to the spread of diseases. Which source provides information to support this statement?


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57. How will the land pollution seen in Source 2 affect the environment?

It may____.


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58. Which is the BEST way to deal with the problem seen in Source 2?

The farmer can_____.


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Look carefully at the picture in Source 1 and read the passage in Source 2 then use them to answer questions 59 and 60.

Source 2

The river used to be very clear and clean. It was cool in the mountains and warm in the plains. Filled with plants and fishes, the river was a place that everyone enjoyed. People used it to swim and catch water to use in their homes. Now the river has changed. It has a different colour, it smells bad and it is not safe for people to use or get clean water anymore.
Source: (Adapted) Carlong Primary Social Studies

59. What has happened to the water bodies?


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60. Which gives the BEST solution to the problem seen in the sources?


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Report

Themes Cluster Number of items Number of responses at each level
level1 level2 level3 level4
Our Common Culture Major historical events and developments in the Caribbean 11
Total /11
Culture and Society 6
Total /6
Living Together Social groups and Institutions 6
Total /6
The Physical Environment and its impact on Human Activities Map Reading 6
Total /6
Geographic processes, landscape and the impact of human activities 13
Total /13
Diversity, interdependence and sustainability in nature and society 8
Total /8
Evaluating sources, gathering, using and interpreting evidence 5
Total /5
Communicating conclusions and developing strategies 5
Total /5
Total /60

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