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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was the ruler of England during the Revolutionary War?
  1. Queen Elizabeth
  2. King George III
  3. King Edward
  4. General Thomas Howe
Grade 5 American Revolution
Massachusetts men who could be ready to fight at a minute's notice were called what?
  1. Patriots
  2. Loyalists
  3. Minutemen
  4. Tories
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was appointed to by the Second Continental Congress to be in command of the Continental Army?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. George Washington
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 American Revolution
"The Shot Heard Around the World" refers to which battle?
  1. Bunker Hill
  2. Lexington & Concord
  3. Boston Tea Party
  4. Boston Massacre
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement and was located in which colony?
  1. Maryland
  2. North Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. Georgia
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
The Treaty of Paris of 1783 was the official end to the American Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 American Revolution
Those who remained loyal to the King during the Revolution were known as what?
  1. Pacifists
  2. Loyalists
  3. Patriots
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 US Government
To win the election, a candidate must receive                electoral votes.
  1. 583
  2. 270
  3. 29
  4. 150
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following was a major cause of the American Civil War?
  1. Foreign Invasion
  2. Immigration
  3. Taxes
  4. Slavery
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 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 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 Executive Branch
To                 means to choose as a candidate or for an honor.
  1. duty
  2. qualifications
  3. nominate
  4. candidate
Grade 5 Themes of Geography
A movement of people from one place to another.
  1. motivate
  2. migration
  3. artifact
  4. evidence
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 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 Colonial Period
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
Grade 5 US Laws and Amendments
What is the beginning of the U.S. Constitution called?
  1. The Beginning
  2. The Preamble
  3. Opening Paragraph
  4. Star Spangled Banner
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