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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History 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 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 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 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 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 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which country built Fort Caroline?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Italy
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
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
Grade 5 Colonial Period
A person who agreed to work of another person without pay for a certain length of time in exchange for passage to North America was
  1. a slave
  2. an immigrant
  3. a minister
  4. an indentured servant
Grade 5 Civil War
The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter. Where was Fort Sumter located?
  1. New York
  2. New Hampshire
  3. South Carolina
  4. North Carolina
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 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
Who was the first and only President of the Confederacy?
  1. John C. Calhoun
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Jefferson Davis
  4. John Bell
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