Social Studies

Global acronyms and their meanings

len Alfred Ajibola - Wed, 19th June, 2019 @ 9:40 PM

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Academic Questions in Social Studies

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Twitter is a part of our social environment.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following are objectives of social studies except _____.

  • A. It teaches morals and values

  • B. It enables us to better understand our environment

  • C. It creates national consciousness

  • D. It assists in producing upright citizens

  • E. It promotes the military form of government

  • F. It fosters judicious use of resources

Which of the following is not a natural cause of environmental problem?

  • A. Tsunami

  • B. Deforestation

  • C. Earthquake

  • D. Drought

  • E. Hurricane

  • F. Tornado

Conflict can simply be defined as a clash of interest.

  • A. True

  • B. False

_____ refers to a personal reflection of one's overall self worth.

  • A. Integrity

  • B. Reputation

  • C. Personality

  • D. Self-esteem

  • E. Psychoanalysis

  • F. Attributes

A type of marriage whereby a christian man marries a muslim woman is termed _____ marriage.

  • A. Faith

  • B. Religious

  • C. Denominational

  • D. Interfaith

  • E. Intrafaith

  • F. Church-Mosque

_____marriage is said to exist between couples who have lived together for a very long time with no prior form of marriage.

  • A. Open

  • B. Convinience

  • C. Trial

  • D. Left Handed

  • E. Companionate

  • F. Common Law

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The above image is considered a part of harmful traditional practices. The following are similar examples of such practices except _____.

  • A. Sharo

  • B. Wuuse

  • C. Female Genital Mutilation

  • D. Widowhood

  • E. Breast Ironing

  • F. Child Marriage

Global acronyms and their meanings:

An acronym is a word formed from the first letters of a set of words. For instance, European Union is a set of words that can be abbreviated to EU.

EU can therefore be regarded as an acronym or abbreviation of European Union.

You can read on idioms here.

It is worthy of note to state that different fields of study have got their respective acronyms. For instance, we could have the followings:

In this article, we will consider some globally recognized acronyms. Although some of these acronyms may deviate from the fields of social studies, it's still a good idea knowing them.

The table below shows some globally recognized acronyms and their meanings:




 Anti Ballistic Missile


 Alternate Current / Air Conditioner


 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome


 Anti Meridian (Before Noon)


 African National Congress


 Automated Teller Machine


 African Union


 British Broadcasting Corporation


 Before Christ


 Confederation of African Football


 Closed-Circuit Television


 Council of Europe


 Criminal Investigation Department


 Chief Justice


 Civil Liberties Organization


 Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group


 Compressed Natural Gas


 Cable News Network


 Curriculum Vitae


 Catholic Youth Organization


 Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane


 Directorate for Food, Road and Rural Infrastructure


 Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid


 Department of Defense


 Digital Versatile Disk


 Economic Commission for Africa


 Economic Commission for Europe


 Electro Cardiogram


 Economic Community of West African States


 Expedited Mail Service


 Eastern Standard Time


 European Union


 Food and Agricultural Organization


 Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)


 Food And Drugs Administration


 Federation of International Football Association


 Federal Road Safety Corps (Nigeria)


 Family Support Programme


 Gross Domestic Product


 Greenwich Mean Time


 Gross National Product


 Grade Point Average


 General Post Office


 Global Positioning System


 Global System of Mobile Communication


 Holy Communion


 Human Immune Deficiency Virus




 International Cricket Council


 International Court of Justice


 International Development Agency


 International Development Research Center


 Institutional Ethics Committee


 International Monetary Fund


 International Police Organization


 International Olympic Committee


 Intelligence Quotient


 International Red Cross


 International Organization for Standardization


 International Telecommunication Union


 In-Vitro Fertilization




 Bachelor of Law


 Master of Law


 Local Organizing Committee


 Liquefied Petroleum Gas


 Master of Business Administration


 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


 Multi Media Service


 Member of Parliament


 Master of Science




 North Atlantic Treaty Organization


 National Council for Civil Right


 National Defense Academy


 New Partnership for Africa’s Development


 North East West South


 Non-Governmental Organization


 National Health Service


 Organization of African Unity


 Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries


 Prevention of Terrorism Act


 Public Relations Officer


 Quod Erat Demonstrandum (which was to be proved)


 Quod Erat Faciendum (which was to be done)


 Quod Erat Inveniendum (which was to be found)


 Parents Teacher’s Association


 Please Turn Over


 Poly Vinyl Chloride


 Ribonucleic Acid


 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome


 Subscriber Identification Module


 Short Message Service


 State Primary Education Board


 Sexual Transmitted Diseases


 Top of English as a Foreign Language


 Universal Basic Education


 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization


 United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization


 United Nations High Commission for Refuges


 United Nations International Children Education Fund


 United Nations Organization


 Value Added Tax


 Very Important Person


 World Health Organization


 World Intellectual Property Organization


 World Wildlife Foundation


 World Wide Web

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Amazing facts in Social Studies

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The Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, is the tallest statue in the world. It stands at 182 meters (579 feet)

2.7 Billion Dollars was realized from the movie - Avengers: Endgame. This makes it the top-grossing film of all time

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The world’s oldest known work of art was discovered by scientists in 2019 on an Indonesian island named Sulawesi. This work of art was created 44,000 years ago, and it shows paintings of three Sulawesi pigs

68% of households in New Zealand have a pet, and this is more than any other nation or country in the world

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of people alive today represents about 7% of the total number of humans who have ever lived.

Yahoo is an acronym for: 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle'

Ashrita Furman holds the world record for the holder of the most world records. He had set over 600 records and currently holds more than 200 world records

As at 2023, France remains the most visited country (with about 90 million visitors), followed by Spain (83.7 million). Next is the United States of America (79.3 million)

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Some car license plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada are shaped like a polar bear

The Library of Congress located in Washington D.C, America is the world's largest library. It contains over 162 million items in more than 450 languages.

The British Library (with over 150 million items) comes second, followed by the Library and Archives Canada with 54 million items (third), the New York Public Library with 53.1 million items (fourth), and the Russian State Library with 44.4 million items (fifth)

Notable points in Social Studies

Social Studies is defined as an integrated study on the interaction of human beings with their physical and social environments.

We can think of our environment as everything that surrounds us at any point in time. For instance, the soil, air, your clothes, phone and everything surrounding you right now are all part of your environment. (That is, they make up your environment).

Physical environment describes every visible thing around us. It could be water, air, soil, clothes, phones or all other things found around us.

Social environment on the other hand describes the various social roles or positions that influence an individual or a group. It is represented in our culture, norms, values, the people and various institutions with whom we interact with. Meanwhile, understand that social media applications like facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube and the likes present a social environment where people can interact with one another regardless their geographical location around the world.

Please read on the meaning and objectives of social studies here

The causes of environmental problems can be either natural or man-made.

Natural causes of environmental problems will include the followings:

  • Erosion

  • Earthquakes

  • Drought

  • Tsunami

  • Tornadoes

  • Hurricanes

Some of the man-made causes of environmental problems are:

  • Pollution

  • Ozone layer depletion

  • Deforestation

  • Uncontrolled urbanization

  • Increased turnout of waste

  • Flooding

Environmental problems can be defined as problems associated with the lithosphere (land), atmosphere (air) and hydrosphere (water) as a result of man's action on earth.

Below are some of the constituents that make up our environment. These constituents may in turn act as factors that bring about environmental problems. They include:

  • Air or Atmosphere

  • Soil

  • Water

  • Bacteria

  • The people around us

  • The animals around us

  • The things around us. For instance, books, food, shoes, phones and so on.

Please read more on environmental problems here.

The following proactive processes can help reduce conflict in various organizations:

  1. Communication

  2. Set conflict guidelines

  3. Encourage collaboration and teamwork

  4. Proper recruitment process

  5. Promote social events

  6. Applying fair treatment

  7. Listening and understanding skills

  8. Private opinion and feedback from staff

  9. Gender equality

Please read more on conflict management in organizations here