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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History Questions

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Grade 5 American Revolution
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 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
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 Colonial Period
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 American Revolution
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which country built Fort Caroline?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Italy
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 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
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 Civil War
Grade 5 Civil War
When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?
  1. April 9th 1865
  2. January 1st 1863
  3. December 25th 1862
  4. September 22nd 1862
Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
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 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 Colonial Period
It was illegal to teach slaves to
  1. read and write
  2. read a map
  3. shoe horses
  4. build houses
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