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Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Which Native American group settled just north of the Natchez?
  1. Choctaw
  2. Chickasaw
  3. Tunica
  4. Biloxi
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What is the continent that Columbus hoped to reach?
  1. Asia
  2. Europe
  3. North America
  4. South America
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Continent that is responsible for the settlement of the New World.
  1. North America
  2. Asia
  3. Europe
  4. Australia
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
This Native American tribe lived in the Arctic (Alaska).
  1. Kwakuitl
  2. Inuit
  3. Nez Perce
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What area did the Iroquois make their home in?
  1. The Great Plains
  2. The Pacific Northwest
  3. The Eastern Woodlands
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Why did some Native American groups form permanent villages while others moved around?
  1. Some groups liked to travel and others did not.
  2. Some tribes preferred to stay close to their family in permanent villages rather than move from place to place.
  3. Some groups traveled around for religious purposes.
  4. Some had to move to follow the food they needed to eat or because the weather changed at certain times of the year.
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
De Soto discovered the                  .
  1. Mississippi River
  2. Colorado River
  3. Arkansas River
  4. American River
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 4 Pre-Colonial Period
The first English settlement in America was called what?
  1. Johnstown
  2. Jamestown
  3. Jimtown
  4. Janetown
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
In what year did Columbus discover America?
  1. 1942
  2. 2016
  3. 33
  4. 1492
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What people built their homes on cliffs?
  1. Fremont Indians
  2. Desert Gatherers
  3. Paleo Indians
  4. Anasazi Indians
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Which group of people were known as basket makers?
  1. Hohokam
  2. Salado
  3. Sinagua
  4. Anasazi
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What country gave Columbus the money he needed for his journey?
  1. France
  2. Russia
  3. Portugal
  4. Spain
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Why were they called Indians?
  1. They originally came from India
  2. Christopher Columbus mistakenly called them Indians
  3. They called themselves Indians
  4. They lived in the forests
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
An area in which people with similar cultures live is a
  1. league
  2. cultural region
  3. house
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
10,000 years ago, people had to adapt to life after the ice age. Which was one way in which they needed to adapt?
  1. By traveling across an ocean?
  2. By traveling across the land bridge to Asia and Europe
  3. By singing songs
  4. By hunting smaller animals like deer
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
The Inuit and Nez Perce both used this natural resource for clothing.
  1. Animal skin and tree bark
  2. Grass and Animal fur
  3. Animal skin and fur
  4. Tree bark and grass
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
What is a dwelling made by stretching animal skins over long poles?
  1. canoe
  2. snowsnake
  3. tepee
  4. Sequoya
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Archaic Indians created a tool for throwing spears called an                
  1. Gun
  2. Atlatl
  3. Shoe
  4. Rock
Grade 4 Pre-Colonial Period
Who was the Spanish explorer who sailed from Cuba to the coast of Florida?
  1. Robert LaSalle
  2. Hernando DeSoto
  3. Jacques Cartier
  4. Christopher Columbus
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