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Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The tribes on the Great Plains made most of their shelter and clothing from what animal?
  1. Caribou
  2. Rabbit
  3. Bison
  4. Deer
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 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Not included in the First Nations, Canadian natives to the Arctic are known as what?
  1. Inuit
  2. Aluet
  3. Yupik
  4. Metis
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Which river is western boundary of the Northeast and Southeast cultural areas?
  1. Ohio
  2. Potomac
  3. Missouri
  4. Mississippi
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What is the name of the special feasts in the Northwest Coast where hosts gave elaborate gifts to show off their wealth?
  1. Potlatches
  2. Tlingit
  3. Kachina
  4. Kuksu
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What was a common kind of houses for tribes in the Southwest cultural area?
  1. Tipis
  2. Pueblos
  3. Wigwams
  4. Longhouses
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The Great Basin cultural area is located between the Sierra Nevada and                 Mountains.
  1. Rocky
  2. Coastal
  3. Andes
  4. Appalachian
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 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Arctic tribes hunted                 .
  1. Seals
  2. Whales
  3. Walruses
  4. All of the Above
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What did the tribes in the Arctic call their temporary winter homes made of blocks of snow?
  1. Igloos
  2. Pueblos
  3. Pithouses
  4. Longhouses
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 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The Hopi and Navajo were Native Americans of what area?
  1. Northwest
  2. Southeast
  3. Southwest
  4. Northeast
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Mound building cultures lived along the Great Lakes, Ohio and                 River valleys.
  1. Hudson
  2. Colorado
  3. Mississippi
  4. St. Lawrence
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Mound building began around 3500 BCE, during what century CE did it end?
  1. 1st
  2. 10th
  3. 16th
  4. 20th
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What was Christopher Colombus looking for on his voyage?
  1. A short cut to the Indies
  2. The New World
  3. Canada
  4. The Silk Road
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
The Native Americans of the Plains hunted what to live?
  1. fish
  2. buffalo
  3. deer
  4. sheep
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Which of these allowed American Indians to be able to stay in the same place?
  1. Being able to hunt
  2. Being able to trade
  3. Being able to herd animals
  4. Being able to grow crops
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
Tribes in the Great Basin cultural area lived in tipis and                .
  1. Pithouses
  2. Wickiups
  3. Wigwams
  4. Pueblos
Grade 5 Pre-Colonial Period
What is the name of the light boats used by tribes in the Arctic and Subarctic cultural areas?
  1. Canoes
  2. Kayaks
  3. Coracle
  4. Catamaran
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