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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 5 US Government
When does the party's candidate officially get nominated to run for the presidency?
  1. At the party's convention
  2. On Inauguration Day
  3. On Election Day
  4. In a primary
Grade 5 US Government
Exactly when is Election Day on the calendar?
  1. First Tuesday
  2. First Monday
  3. First Tuesday after the first Monday
  4. Last Tuesday of the month
Grade 5 Executive Branch
Circle 2 names from the list that are current Presidential nominees for the 2016 election.
  1. Mr. Baker
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Barack Obama
  5. Hillary Clinton
  6. George Washington
  7. Michael Jordan
  8. Rosa Parks
Grade 5 US Government
What does Separation of Power mean?
  1. No branch of government can control the other.
  2. Balanced powers
  3. A country ruled by a king
  4. Majority Rules
Grade 5 Executive Branch
To be president the minimum age requirement is ....
  1. 35 years old
  2. 18 years old
  3. 45 years
  4. 50 years old
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
Grade 5 Executive Branch
Grade 5 Executive Branch
Grade 5 US Geography
Florida is located in what region of the United States?
  1. Northeast
  2. Southeast
  3. Northwest
  4. Southwest
Grade 5 Colonial Period
It was illegal to teach slaves to
  1. read and write
  2. read a map
  3. shoe horses
  4. build houses
Grade 5 Colonial Period
In 1699, Virginia moved its capital to
  1. Roanoke
  2. Jamestown
  3. Williamsburg
  4. Richmond
Grade 5 Colonial Period
James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia Colony in order to
  1. give debtors a new start
  2. make money from cash crops
  3. get away from the summer insect infestation on his plantation
  4. allow colonist freedom to worship in their own way
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Eliza Lucas Pinckney is known for
  1. being expelled from the Catholic Church for preaching
  2. developing a type of indigo for dyeing cloth
  3. being an indentured servant who gained great wealth
  4. the beautiful quilts and embroidery that she made
Grade 5 United States Now
Who is the Democratic candidate in the 2016 United States Presidential election?
  1. Donald Trump
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Barack Obama
  4. Hillary Clinton
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
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