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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who started a colony where people of any religion could be free to worship as they chose?
  1. Ceclilius Calvert
  2. William Penn
  3. Lord Baltimore
  4. Roger Williams
Grade 5 The Frontier
In what city did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet on May 10, 1869?
  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Promontory Point, Utah
Grade 5 Map Components
A                 shows identifiable landmarks such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and other permanent geographic features.
  1. physical map
  2. political map
  3. survey map
  4. vacation map
Grade 5 Dynastic China
During which dynasty was construction started on the Great Wall of China?
  1. Sui
  2. Tang
  3. Shang
  4. Qin
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 Dynastic China
Which is considered the first Chinese dynasty?
  1. Zhou
  2. Qin
  3. Tang
  4. Shang
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 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 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 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
Which of these laws made colonists provide British soldiers with food, transportation and housing?
  1. the Stamp Act
  2. the Quartering Act
  3. the Tea Act
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 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 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 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 Themes of Geography
A movement of people from one place to another.
  1. motivate
  2. migration
  3. artifact
  4. evidence
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