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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Ancient History Questions

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Grade 5 Roman Empire
What type of tribes were attacking the Roman borders frequently and relentlessly around the time of the collapse of the empire?
  1. Monarch or King
  2. Germanic or Barbarian
  3. Nobles
  4. They were only attacked after the empire fell.
Grade 5 Roman Empire
By the year 500, the western half of the Roman Empire had fallen. Which of these is NOT a cause of the fall...
  1. Change in climate and weather
  2. Weakening frontiers
  3. Economic and social issues
  4. Political instability
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Why did Sumerians offer up gifts to the gods?
  1. So they could eat more grapes
  2. So that they were protected
  3. Because they were ashamed all the time
Grade 5 Ancient History
A scientist that studies ancient artifacts and cave drawings is a(n)
  1. Anthropologist
  2. Chemist
  3. Archeologist
  4. Paleontologist
Grade 5 Ancient History
Scientists believe it is possible that people arrived in North America by...
  1. crossing a land bridge between Asia and North America.
  2. crossing a land bridge between Asia and Mexico.
  3. crossing a land bridge between North America and Mexico.
  4. flying a plane across the Bering Sea.
Grade 5 Ancient History
The Ice Ages consisted of:
  1. The Old Stone Age, The Middle Stone Age, The New Stone Age
  2. The Stone Age, The Middle Stone Age and The Current Stone Age
  3. The Middle Stone Age and The End Stone Age and The Current Stone Age
  4. The Old Stone Age, The Middle Stone Age
Grade 5 Ancient History
Archaeologist in Brazil have discovered artifacts that may be 30,000 years old.
  1. Land Bridge Theory
  2. Early-Arrival Theory
  3. Origin Theory
Grade 5 Ancient History
Which of these events happened first?
  1. The giant animals starved and gradually died out.
  2. Nomadic people began to settle in communities.
  3. The Ice Age ended and the climate warmed, causing the glaciers to melt.
  4. Ancient peoples started planting crops and developing more advanced civilizations.
Grade 5 Ancient History
Grade 5 Ancient History
Grade 5 Ancient History
The Blackfoot people tell a story of Old Man the Creator.
  1. Land Bridge Theory
  2. Early-Arrival Theory
  3. Origin Theory
Grade 5 Ancient History
According to the Hurons, land was formed from soil found in a turtle's claws.
  1. Land Bridge Theory
  2. Early-Arrival Theory
  3. Origin Theory
Grade 5 Ancient History
How do scientists believe people migrated from Asia to the Americas during the Ice Age?
  1. People sailed from Asia
  2. People crossed a landbridge after the ocean level dropped
  3. People crossed an icebridge after the land dropped
  4. People rode dinosaurs
Grade 5 Ancient History
The land bridge theory says that
  1. hunting groups traveled to North America across Beringia.
  2. early people arrived more than 40,000 years ago.
  3. the first Americans traveled to the Americas in boats.
  4. Native Americans have always lived in the Americas.
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
What did Leonard Wodley find at Excavation at Ur?
  1. A whole bunch of dirt with worms
  2. A red carpet and shoes
  3. Royal Tombs with gold and siler
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