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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Early National Era Questions

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Grade 5 Early National Era
Which side did Tecumseh support during the War of 1812?
  1. French
  2. English
  3. American
  4. He did not participate.
Grade 5 Early National Era
After a year of study, Benjamin Banneker was able to correctly predict the date of the next solar eclipse.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett argued against the passing of the Indian Removal Act.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Daniel Shays led armed groups of farmers in attacks on courthouses in the hope of
  1. stopping the courts from seizing any more of the farmers' property.
  2. allowing the states to form their own militias.
  3. collecting money to buy tools and seeds for planting.
  4. passing land ordinances to divide their land fairly.
Grade 5 Early National Era
Benjamin Banneker was loaned materials by George Ellicott so that he could study which field?
  1. Geology
  2. Medicine
  3. Astronomy
  4. Meteorology
Grade 5 Early National Era
The Northeast Indian War ended after which battle?
  1. Piqua
  2. Thames
  3. Tippecanoe
  4. Fallen Timbers
Grade 5 Early National Era
For many of the tribes, the Trail of Tears ended in which modern-day state?
  1. Texas
  2. Kansas
  3. Wyoming
  4. Oklahoma
Grade 5 Early National Era
In response to Nat Turner's rebellion, laws were passed banning the practice of teaching slaves to read or write.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Place a checkmark in the column of the place which answers the questions about the National Road.
Washington DC Saint Louis, Missouri Cumberland, Maryland Vandalia, Illinois
Where did the National Road begin?
Where did the National Road end?
Grade 5 Early National Era
What was the main factor contributing to the decline in the importance of the National Road in the 1850s?
  1. railroads provided faster transportation
  2. crumbling pavement made it impossible to use
  3. a national depression made it so that people could not afford the journey
  4. tensions with American Indians in the west made travelers afraid to use the road
Grade 5 Early National Era
Between 1816 and 1840, there were over three thousand miles of canals built in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
In 1791, Benjamin Banneker was hired by Andrew Ellicott to help with the survey for the site of which town?
  1. Chicago
  2. New York
  3. Saint Louis
  4. Washington DC
Grade 5 Early National Era
In addition to astronomy Benjamin Banneker also recorded his observations on a variety of other topics such as the seventeen-year cicada.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Nat Turner took what event as a sign to start his rebellion?
  1. Haley's Comet
  2. a lunar eclipse
  3. a solar eclipse
  4. a meteor strike
Grade 5 Early National Era
The Cherokee Trail of Tears began at              Red Clay                           , Tennessee, a Cherokee capital city.
Grade 5 Early National Era
What event prompted the removal of the Cherokee from Georgia?
  1. Supreme Court Case Worcester v Georgia
  2. murder of a large plantation owner by Cherokee raiders
  3. discovery of gold near the town of Dahlonega, Georgia
  4. Cherokee alliance with the Seminoles during the Seminole Wars
Grade 5 Early National Era
The federal government paid the Chickasaw for some of their lands east of the Mississippi River.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
After the Seminole Wars, where did the remaining Seminoles hold out?
  1. Everglades
  2. Great Dismal Swamp
  3. Battle of Wahoo Swamp
  4. Okefenokee Swamp
Grade 5 Early National Era
Who led the Seminole tribe during the Second Seminole War?
  1. Osceola
  2. Tecumseh
  3. Billy Bowlegs
  4. Thomas Jesop
Grade 5 Early National Era
Andrew Jackson initially opposed the removal of the Native American tribes.
  1. True
  2. False
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