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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Local History, Geography, and Culture Questions

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Grade 5 North Carolina
North Carolina was named after which English king?
  1. Charles I
  2. Charles II
  3. Charlemagne
  4. Charles Martel
Grade 5 Nevada
Nevada means snow-covered in Spanish.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Vermond
Vermont means "green mountain" in French.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Hawaii
Hawaii means "place of the gods" in the Hawaiian language.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Kansas
Kansas was named by the French after the Kansa tribe.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's name means "Penn's woods" after its founder William Penn.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 New York
New York got its name because it was land that was given by English king Charles II to his brother James, the Duke of York.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mississippi
What does Mississippi mean in Ojibwe?
  1. big fish
  2. river delta
  3. great river
  4. land of willows
Grade 5 Illinois
The French named Illinois after the Algonquin phrase meaning                .
  1. friend
  2. green river
  3. across the sea
  4. speaks normally
Grade 5 Arizona
The Spanish named Arizona after the O'odham phrase meaning                .
  1. arid land
  2. small spring
  3. large canyon
  4. painted desert
Grade 5 Maryland
Maryland was named after which English queen?
  1. Mary Tudor
  2. Maria Theresa
  3. Henrietta Maria
  4. Marie Antoinette
Grade 5 Massachusetts
The Wampanoag phrase meaning "at the great little mountain" gave which state its name?
  1. Idaho
  2. Vermont
  3. Connecticut
  4. Massachusetts
Grade 5 Montana
Montana's name comes from the                 word for mountain.
  1. Dakota
  2. French
  3. Spanish
  4. Algonquin
Grade 5 New Mexico
The Spanish gave the land north of the Aztecs, who were members of the Mexica tribe, the name New Mexico
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 New Hampshire
The state of New Hampshire is named after the English county of Hampshire.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Minnesota
Minnesota means "land of 10,000 lakes" in the Dakota language.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Iowa
Iowa comes from the French word for prairie.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Michigan
The name Michigan comes from the Ojibwe word for "big lake".
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 West Virginia
West Virginia was a western portion of the state of Virginia that separated during the Civil War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 New Jersey
Jersey, an island in the French river Seine, gives New Jersey its name.
  1. True
  2. False
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