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Second Grade (Grade 2) US History Questions

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Grade 2 Colonial Period
James Oglethorpe was born in
  1. Georgia
  2. England
  3. South Carolina
Grade 2 American Revolution
America and                fought in the Revolutionary War.
  1. Colonies
  2. President Obama
  3. America
  4. Great Britain
Grade 2 The Presidents
Who was the first president of the United States?
  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Adam Smith
Grade 2 The Frontier
How did the very first pioneers travel?
  1. cars
  2. planes
  3. wagons
  4. bikes
Grade 2 Civil Rights
What was the court case that ended the separation of African Americans and whites in schools?
  1. Chambers v Florida
  2. Blacks v Whites
  3. Brown v Board of Education
Grade 2 Civil Rights
What did Thurgood Marshall do?
  1. He was a slave
  2. He was a lawyer and a judge
  3. He was a student
  4. He wanted better working conditions on farms
Grade 2 American Revolution
James                 helped write the United States Constitution.
  1. Washington
  2. Madison
  3. Smith
Grade 2 American Revolution
What was the name of one of the first people to be killed while gaining independence from Britain (during the Boston Massacre)?
  1. Samuel Adams
  2. Paul Revere
  3. George Washington
  4. Crispus Attucks
Grade 2 Great Depression
Why did Cesar Chavez and his family have to move?
  1. They lost their jobs and house in the Great Depression
  2. They were slaves
  3. They got tired of the house they lived in
Grade 2 The Frontier
What was the large animal that lived on the prairies and provided fresh meat for the pioneers?
  1. duck
  2. horse
  3. buffalo
  4. dog
Grade 2 Civil Rights
What was Sojourner Truth?
  1. A slave at first, then an abolitionist
  2. A lawyer and a judge
  3. A slave owner
Grade 2 American Revolution
The war that the colonists gained their independence was called the
  1. The War of 1776
  2. Civil War
  3. American Revolution
  4. The Vietnam War
Grade 2 Civil Rights
What was Sojourner Truth's real name?
  1. Sojourner Truth
  2. Isabella Baumfree
  3. Elizabeth Marshall
  4. Harriet Tubman
Grade 2 Civil Rights
What did Cesar Chavez form?
  1. National Association for African Americans
  2. National Ranching Associtation
  3. National Farm Workers Association
Grade 2 The Frontier
What is a person called who goes first and clears the way for others?
  1. Farmer
  2. Pioneer
  3. Wagon Master
  4. Buffalo
Grade 2 Formation of the USA
Sequoyah created which of the following?
  1. The bow and arrow
  2. The Cherokee Alphabet
  3. The Cherokee Ships
  4. The Creek houses
Grade 2 Civil Rights
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went to college to become which of the following?
  1. Teacher
  2. Librarian
  3. Fireman
  4. Minister
Grade 2 Immigration
Cesar Chavez's family moved from where to where?
  1. Arizona to California
  2. Texas to Arizona
  3. Texas to New York
  4. Arizona to New Mexico
Grade 2 Civil Rights
How old was Sojourner Truth when she got sold, and for how much?
  1. Age 3 for $200
  2. Age 10 for $400
  3. Age 5 for $300
  4. Age 9 for $100
Grade 2 American Revolution
What is another name for the Fourth of July?
  1. Labor Day
  2. Independence Day
  3. Flag Day
  4. Liberty Bell Day
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