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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) The Americas Questions

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Grade 5 Canada
Which river did Jacques Cartier sail up in Canada?
  1. Hudson River
  2. St. Marks River
  3. St. Lawrence River
Grade 5 Canada
Which areas of North America did France claim because of explorer Jacques Cartier?
  1. Newfoundland/Saint Lawrence River
  2. Florida
  3. Eastern Canada
  4. Hudson Valley
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What thing brought by the Spanish conquistadors killed thousands of Aztecs and Inca people?
  1. Lions
  2. Cannon balls
  3. Sling shots
  4. Diseases
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What was one of the earliest civilizations in North America?
  1. Mayans
  2. Americans
  3. Puebloans
  4. Olmec
Grade 5 Canada
Who founded Quebec City?
  1. Samuel de Champlain
  2. Francis Drake
  3. Christohper Columbus
  4. Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Archaeologists believe that the Maya began to develop a complex culture around
  1. 400 BC
  2. 500 BC
  3. 300 BC
  4. 600 BC
Grade 5 Canada
Who colonized Quebec?
  1. French
  2. English
  3. Spanish
  4. Dutch
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The Olmec Civilization...
  1. is known as the "mother civilization" of the Americas.
  2. developed calendars, a number system, and a form of writing.
  3. began about 3,500 years ago in southeastern Mexico.
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Which of the following did not happen to Toussaint L'Overture?
  1. He sent a constitution to Napoleon for approval for a new French Republic.
  2. He was attacked by Napoleon in order to restore slavery.
  3. During an armistice he was taken prisoner.
  4. He died after many long and productive years of service working for Napoleon.
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Shiploads of                     and                     were sent back to Spain after the defeat of the Aztecs, which encouraged further explorations of the New World.
  1. slaves and women
  2. clothing and horses
  3. food and grain
  4. gold and silver
Grade 5 Canada
Who was the first French explorer to reach North America?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Giavanni da Verrazano
  3. Samuel de Champlain
  4. Louis Joliet
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
This civilization conquered other cultures and enslaved the survivors.
  1. Aztec
  2. Inca
  3. Maya
  4. Hopewell
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Besides Conquistadors who sought treasure and dominion over lands, Spaniards arriving in the New World also included                   who were unselfish Christians who sacrificed personal comforts (in some cases, their lives) to exemplify the compassion and servitude of Jesus Christ.
  1. explorers
  2. slaves
  3. missionary friars
  4. pilgrims
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What colonies did the French find as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
  1. St. Lawrence and Quebec
  2. Quebec and Champlain
  3. St. Lawrence and Champlain
  4. Quebec and Montreal
Grade 5 Canada
Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?
  1. fishing
  2. trading beaver fur
  3. John Smith
  4. a thriving harbor
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The first civilization in North and Central America was the                 civilization.
  1. Aztec
  2. Mayan
  3. Babylonian
  4. Olmec
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola inspired the pursuits of                                                   
  1. Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de Leon
  2. Hernando Cortes and Panfilo de Narvaez
  3. Hernando de Soto and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
  4. Giovanni Verrazano and Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Which civilization had written language and even created paper to write on?
  1. Inuit
  2. Aztec
  3. Maya
  4. Anasazi
Grade 5 Canada
Alaska is part of Canada
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The Conquistadors introduced                                    ,                                     , and                                      to the New World.
  1. the calendar, paper, and mathematics
  2. war, disease, and torture
  3. slavery, clothing, and farming
  4. firearms, metal weaponry, and horses
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