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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) US History Questions

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Grade 7 American Revolution
Which of the following was NOT invented by Ben Franklin?
  1. Bifocals
  2. Poor Richards Almanac
  3. American Flag
  4. Lightning Rod
Grade 7 Civil War
Which of the following did NOT contribute to the high death tolls in the Civil War?
  1. ancient battle tactics/ new technology
  2. tight quarters, low quality supplies
  3. new medicine practices
  4. casulaties on both sides were from the same country
Grade 7 Civil War
Which battle/attack signified the beginning of the American Civil War?
  1. Battle of Lexington and Concord
  2. Attack on Fort Henry
  3. Attack at Fort Sumter
  4. Attack at Fort Summer
Grade 7 Civil War
Who came up with the Anaconda Plan (North's strategy)?
  1. Francis Scott Key
  2. Winfield Scott
  3. Frederick Douglas
  4. Robert E. Lee
Grade 7 Civil War
Who was elected as President of the Confederacy?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Stonewall Jackson
  3. Jefferson Davis
  4. Abraham Lincoln
Grade 7 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was made to                          .
  1. free slaves
  2. end the war
  3. make friends in the South
  4. help Southern landowners
Grade 7 Civil War
Where did the first attack occur to start the Civil War?
  1. Fort Sumter
  2. Virginia
  3. Gettysburg
  4. Bull run
Grade 7 Reconstruction
What were black codes?
  1. Laws limiting the rights of African Americans.
  2. Law freeing African Americans.
  3. Laws offering unlimited African American rights.
  4. Laws enslaving African Americans again.
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
In the Preamble, what phrase means "maintaining peace and order" in our country?
  1. Establish Justice
  2. Secure the Blessings
  3. Insure domestic tranquility
  4. We the people
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
Why was James Madison known as the "Father of the Constitution"?
  1. He took so many notes
  2. His influence was so great during the convention
  3. He was the smartest delegate
  4. He did so much research
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
The framers designed a system of checks and balances to
  1. share power between the states.
  2. make it difficult to amend the Constitution.
  3. make the Constitution the supreme law of the land.
  4. keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
Grade 7 Civil War
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
An important challenge facing the Constitutional Convention was how to balance the
  1. needs of eastern and western states
  2. interests of large and small states
  3. demands of farmers
  4. rights of women
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as
  1. Republicans
  2. Patriots
  3. Anti-federalists
  4. Federalists
Grade 7 American Revolution
How did reading the pamphlet Common Sense affect many colonists?
  1. It persuaded them to declare independence.
  2. It reminded them they should be loyal to King George.
  3. It encouraged the colonists to seek peace.
  4. It convinced many colonists that could not win the war.
Grade 7 Democratic Foundations
Which documents addressed colonial concerns about English policies?
  1. Mayflower Compact
  2. Declaration of Independence
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. U.S. Constitution
Grade 7 American Revolution
The Writs of Assistance
  1. allowed colonial women to buy British cloth at reduced prices.
  2. allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods.
  3. helped colonists pay for imported tea.
  4. helped each colony prepare its own charter and form its own legislature.
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