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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History Questions

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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 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
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
Grade 5 Colonial Period
James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia Colony in order to
  1. give debtors a new start
  2. make money from cash crops
  3. get away from the summer insect infestation on his plantation
  4. allow colonist freedom to worship in their own way
Grade 5 Colonial Period
In 1699, Virginia moved its capital to
  1. Roanoke
  2. Jamestown
  3. Williamsburg
  4. Richmond
Grade 5 Civil War
To abolish slavery means to
  1. get rid of it.
  2. maintain it.
  3. support it.
  4. run away from it.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Plymouth colony became part of the                          in 1691.
  1. Pennsylvania Colony
  2. Delaware Colony
  3. Massachusetts Bay Colony
  4. New Netherlands Colony
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the first battle of the Civil War?
  1. Battle of Fort Sumter
  2. Battle of Chancellorsville
  3. Battle of Bull Run
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 5 Industrialization
Which form of mass production was used by Henry Ford to produce automobiles in large quantities?
  1. Assembly Line
  2. Morse Code
  3. Bessemer Process
  4. Interchangeable Parts
Grade 5 Civil War
Cotton was "king" because
  1. it was an important part of the North's growing industrial economy.
  2. the cotton gin made it easy to produce.
  3. slave labor made it easy to harvest.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who was the King of England in 1766?
  1. King George III
  2. King Fernando
  3. King George I
  4. King George's Dad
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which man created the settlement Providence after he was expelled from the Salem settlement?
  1. John Winthrop
  2. David Thomson
  3. Roger Williams
  4. Sir Francis Drake
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Eliza Lucas Pinckney is known for
  1. being expelled from the Catholic Church for preaching
  2. developing a type of indigo for dyeing cloth
  3. being an indentured servant who gained great wealth
  4. the beautiful quilts and embroidery that she made
Grade 5 Progressive Era
The goal of the Progressive Movement was to
  1. provide people with jobs
  2. lower the national debt
  3. get the average American out of debt
  4. create a better America and eliminate corruption in the business world
Grade 5 Civil War
The main crops grown on Southern plantations were:
  1. corn and potatoes
  2. soy beans, peanuts, and cotton
  3. cotton, tobacco, rice, and sugar
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