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

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Grade 5 South Carolina
Which state has this flag? (Hint: The palmetto tree refers to the defense of Sullivan's Island in the Revolutionary War. The palmettos, laid over sand walls, were able to withstand British cannon fire.)
  1. North Carolina
  2. South Carolina
  3. Tennessee
  4. Georgia
Grade 5 Florida
Which state has this flag? (Hint: the red saltire cross is modelled after the Cross of Burgundy which was the flag of the Viceroyalty of New Spain)
  1. Florida
  2. Texas
  3. Alabama
  4. Georgia
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 Alabama
Which state has this flag?
  1. Missouri
  2. Alabama
  3. Arkansas
  4. Georgia
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 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 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 Hawaii
Hawaii means "place of the gods" in the Hawaiian language.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Delaware
Delaware was named after Lord De La Warr the governor of the Virginia Colony from 1610 until 1618.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Alaska
The Russians named Alaska after the Aleut word for island.
  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 South Carolina
South Carolina was named after the English king Charles II.
  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
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