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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Sciences Questions

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Grade 5 Social Sciences
Mass is the amount of               in an object.
  1. Time
  2. Energy
  3. Matter
  4. Speed
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Who traveled from Asia to America 2,500 years ago and stayed near the Arctic Ocean.
  1. the Anasazi
  2. the Inuit
  3. the Maya
  4. the Inca
Grade 5 Social Sciences
                Biotic factor                 is the living part of an ecosystem.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
                 Abiotic factor                  is the nonliving part of an ecosystem.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
How did early Americans get food DURING the Ice Age?
  1. They grew vegetables.
  2. They hunted animals.
  3. They grew grains.
  4. They raised animals.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
What was the effect of farming on the way of life of the early peoples?
  1. They didn't hunt anymore.
  2. They settled in one place.
  3. They started to go to school.
  4. They sold more food.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Scientists can learn a great deal about the life of early people living in the Americas from                .
  1. food
  2. artifacts
  3. buffalo
  4. money
Grade 5 Psychology
Any living thing that can carry it's life out on it's own is a                .
  1. vascular
  2. organism
  3. tissue
Grade 5 Social Sciences
What was one purpose of the mounds built by the Mound Builders?
  1. collection spot for extra soil
  2. burial places for important chiefs
  3. foundation for buildings
  4. field separator for crops
Grade 5 Social Sciences
The amount of energy transferred by a force is                
  1. work
  2. power
  3. electricity
  4. lifting
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Where did most early people live during the Ice Age?
  1. in California
  2. in a valley
  3. next to a water source
  4. wherever food was found.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Which of the following is NOT true about the Anasazi?
  1. They ate nothing but the animals they hunted.
  2. They were the first to use irrigation in what is now the United States.
  3. They grew corn, squash, beans, and pumpkins.
  4. They were known as the "Cliff Dwellers".
Grade 5 Social Sciences
How did the Anasazi become successful farmers in the desert?
  1. They dug wells for the water they needed.
  2. They grew plants that do not need water.
  3. They dug ditches to carry water from streams to their crops.
  4. They lived near streams and had plenty of water.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
What is one theory about how early peoples migrated from Asia to the Americas?
  1. They walked across the Bering Strait.
  2. They came with Columbus
  3. They came on horseback
  4. They rode on mammoths and caribou.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
What is one theory about why early people migrated from Asia to the Americas?
  1. Horses were plentiful
  2. Land was free.
  3. Hunters followed animals.
  4. No diseases existed.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Which of the following best describes what happened to early peoples when large Ice Age animals died out?
  1. They became hunted and gatherered food.
  2. They became vegetarians.
  3. They bought food.
  4. They became farmers.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
All of the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with each other is called an              ecosystem.             
Grade 5 Social Sciences
A             community            is all of the populations living in an area.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
          Ecology           is the study of how living things and their environment interact.
Grade 5 Social Sciences
Describe the structure of an ecosystem.
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