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Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The Plains cultural area is located between the Rocky Mountains and                          .
  1. The Appalachian Mountains
  2. The Mississippi River
  3. The Columbia River
  4. The Pacific Ocean
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Much of the Southwest cultural area is covered by what?
  1. Grassland
  2. Mountains
  3. Forests
  4. Deserts
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 1 Pre-Colonial Period
Natives means...
  1. people who are nice.
  2. babies who need food to eat.
  3. people with a lot of friends.
  4. people who lived somewhere first.
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The nickname for the Iroquois was what?
  1. the Confederacy.
  2. the Tribe.
  3. People of the Longhouse.
  4. Clan Mothers.
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What was an atlatl used for?
  1. irrigating fields
  2. shooting a bow and arrow
  3. throwing a spear
  4. cleaning an animal hide
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which of the following is the prevailing view about how people first reached the Americas?
  1. They crossed a land bridge from Africa.
  2. They traveled by boat from Asia.
  3. They traveled by boat from Europe.
  4. They crossed a land bridge from Asia.
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Arctic tribes hunted                 .
  1. Seals
  2. Whales
  3. Walruses
  4. All of the Above
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What is wampum?
  1. a feathered headband
  2. a belt made of shells and beads
  3. a leather bracelet
  4. a knitted belt
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which city was the first founded by Europeans in North America?
  1. Jamestown
  2. Boston
  3. St. Augustine
  4. Washington
  5. New York
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The Hopi and Navajo were Native Americans of what area?
  1. Northwest
  2. Southeast
  3. Southwest
  4. Northeast
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