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Grade 5 Roman Empire
Citizens of the Roman Empire had to pay heavy taxes to finance large                               .
  1. art projects
  2. schools
  3. churches
  4. armies
Grade 5 Roman Empire
What type of tribes were attacking the Roman borders frequently and relentlessly around the time of the collapse of the empire?
  1. Monarch or King
  2. Germanic or Barbarian
  3. Nobles
  4. They were only attacked after the empire fell.
Grade 5 Ancient History

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A scientist that studies ancient artifacts and cave drawings is a(n)
  1. Anthropologist
  2. Chemist
  3. Archaeologist
  4. Paleontologist
Grade 5 Roman Empire
By the year 500, the western half of the Roman Empire had fallen. Which of these is NOT a cause of the fall...
  1. Change in climate and weather
  2. Weakening frontiers
  3. Economic and social issues
  4. Political instability
Grade 5 Greece
The Minoans lived on Crete.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Ancient History
The Blackfoot people tell a story of Old Man the Creator.
  1. Land Bridge Theory
  2. Early-Arrival Theory
  3. Origin Theory
Grade 5 Egypt
What was the name of the salt used to dry out the dead bodies to make mummies?
  1. Niacin
  2. Formaldehyde
  3. Natron
  4. Acid
Grade 5 Roman Empire
Julius Caesar updated the Roman calendar and named which month after himself?
  1. February
  2. July
  3. August
  4. December
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Why did Sumerians offer up gifts to the gods?
  1. So they could eat more grapes
  2. So that they were protected
  3. Because they were ashamed all the time
Grade 5 Ancient History
Some scientists believe that between 12,000 and 40,000 years ago, Asian hunting groups reached present-day Alaska.
  1. Land Bridge Theory
  2. Early-Arrival Theory
  3. Origin Theory
Grade 5 Ancient History
What was the body of water the early people crossed to get to North America?
  1. Bering
  2. Beringia
  3. Bering Strait
  4. Glacier Strait
Grade 5 Egypt
Name the three (3) main time periods of Egyptian history:               New Kingdom              ,                 Middle Kingdom                 , and               Old Kingdom              .
Grade 5 China
What is the longest ruling dynasty in Chinese history?
  1. Chou dynasty
  2. Ho dynasty
  3. Huang dynasty
  4. Ching dynasty
Grade 5 Greece
The capital city on the island of Crete was called what?
  1. Minoa
  2. Knossos
  3. Thera
  4. Corinth
Grade 5 Ancient History
The land bridge theory says that
  1. hunting groups traveled to North America across Beringia.
  2. early people arrived more than 40,000 years ago.
  3. the first Americans traveled to the Americas in boats.
  4. Native Americans have always lived in the Americas.
Grade 5 Ancient History
Which of these events happened first?
  1. The giant animals starved and gradually died out.
  2. Nomadic people began to settle in communities.
  3. The Ice Age ended and the climate warmed, causing the glaciers to melt.
  4. Ancient peoples started planting crops and developing more advanced civilizations.
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
King Hammurabi built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon for his homesick wife.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Ancient History
Scientists believe it is possible that people arrived in North America by...
  1. crossing a land bridge between Asia and North America.
  2. crossing a land bridge between Asia and Mexico.
  3. crossing a land bridge between North America and Mexico.
  4. flying a plane across the Bering Sea.
Grade 5 Egypt
Which of the following did not have his tomb robbed of its treasure?
  1. Cheops
  2. Khufu
  3. Tutankhamun
  4. Anubis
Grade 5 Greece
Alexander was tutored by which famous Greek philosopher?
  1. Socrates
  2. Plato
  3. Aristotle
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