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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) European History Questions

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Grade 5 Renaissance and Reformation
During the Renaissance, thinkers and artists looked back at which civilization(s)?
  1. Egypt
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. Greece and Rome
  4. India and China
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
                lived on fancy manors, supervised land, and supplied knights.
  1. Lords
  2. Knights
  3. Serfs
  4. Peasants
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
The time period we are studying falls between ancient and modern times. It is known as....
  1. The Dark Ages
  2. The Middle Ages
  3. Medieval Times
  4. All of the Above
Grade 5 Exploration
A type of sailing ship used by early explorers was a                
  1. Canoe
  2. Caravel
  3. Schooner
  4. Dugout
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
What event marks the beginning of this time period?
  1. The Invasion of the first Germanic tribe
  2. The fall of the Roman Empire
  3. The invention of the printing press
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Exploration
This person conquered the Aztecs.
  1. Francisco Pizarro
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. John Cabot
  4. Francisco Coronado
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
Who fell in the MIDDLE of the Feudal System?
  1. knights and kings
  2. lords and knights
  3. kings and serfs
  4. serfs and peasants
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
The Crusades were wars between the Christians and the
  1. Greeks
  2. Vikings
  3. Muslims
  4. Romans
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
After the fall of Rome, times were very difficult for citizens there. They were struggling to survive and protect themselves. What political and economic system helped to change this?
  1. Feudalism
  2. Fiefs
  3. Democracy
  4. Serfdom
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
Those that served the lords, or those higher than themselves were called...
  1. monarchs
  2. monks
  3. vassals
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Exploration
This man was sent from England to sail west to find Asia. He believed he landed in Asia but actually landed in Newfoundland, where the Vikings had landed almost 500 years prior.
  1. John Cabot
  2. Henry Hudson
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Exploration
John Cabot was an Italian captain that was sponsored by which country for exploration?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Holland
Grade 5 Exploration
Which country sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages?
  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. England
  4. Spain
  5. Netherlands
  6. Germany
Grade 5 Exploration
How many voyages did Columbus make to the New World?
  1. Two
  2. Three
  3. Four
  4. Five
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
Monarchs were expected to keep order, provide land, and also                 through the system.
  1. protection
  2. events
  3. food
  4. shelter
Grade 5 Absolutism
Which type of government has queens or kings in which the ruling position can be passed onto the ruler's heirs?
  1. Oligarchy
  2. Democracy
  3. Dictatorship
  4. Monarchy
Grade 5 Exploration
Magellan had over 200 crew members at the start of his expedition and ended with               .
  1. 45
  2. 13
  3. 18
  4. 198
Grade 5 Medieval Europe
All of the land in the kingdom belonged to the King until he gave                   to lords. He did keep some for himself, and a great deal of land was also owned by the                                   .
  1. fiefs, church
  2. parcel, pesants
  3. money, serfs
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Exploration
How many ships did Columbus have on his second voyage in 1493?
  1. Fourteen
  2. Seventeen
  3. Nine
  4. Five
Grade 5 Renaissance and Reformation
The Protestant Reformation was
  1. a new government
  2. a study of scientific ideas
  3. a religious and historical movement
  4. an idea of the Catholic Church
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