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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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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 Executive Branch
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 Colonial Period
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
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
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 US Laws and Amendments
What is the Bill of Rights?
  1. The beginning statement of the US Constitution
  2. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution
  3. The system that makes sure that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches share power equally.
  4. All twenty seven amendments that have been added to the US constitution.
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
What other term is used to refer to the LEGISLATIVE branch?
  1. The President and Vice President of the United States
  2. Congress
  3. Judicial branch
  4. checks and balances
Grade 5 American Revolution
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which of the following is in the correct order from first to last:
  1. French and Indian War, King Phillips War, Pequot War, Powhatan War
  2. King Phillips War, Pequot War, French and Indian War, Powhatan War
  3. Powhatan War, King Phillips War, Pequot War, French and Indian War
  4. Powhatan War, Pequot War, King Phillips War, French and Indian War
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The nickname for the Iroquois was what?
  1. the Confederacy.
  2. the Tribe.
  3. People of the Longhouse.
  4. Clan Mothers.
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What is wampum?
  1. a feathered headband
  2. a belt made of shells and beads
  3. a leather bracelet
  4. a knitted belt
Grade 5 Themes of Geography
A movement of people from one place to another.
  1. motivate
  2. migration
  3. artifact
  4. evidence
Grade 5 Map Components
A person who makes maps.
  1. map
  2. longitude
  3. cartographer
  4. equator
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
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