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Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
What is the name of the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  1. Preamble
  2. Popular Sovereignty
  3. Rule of Law
  4. Bill of Rights
Grade 4 Bodies of Water and Continents
The                 River begins in Minnesota and flows through 10 states before reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
  1. Ohio
  2. Missouri
  3. Colorado
  4. Mississippi
Grade 4 The Presidents
Who was the 16th president of the United States?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. George Washington
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Who became president after Abraham Lincoln?
  1. Thaddeus Stevens
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes
  4. Andrew Johnson
Grade 4 Executive Branch
The president's power comes from which document?
  1. Constitution
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Articles of Confederation
  4. Declaration of Independence
Grade 4 American Revolution
After Shays' Rebellion, Americans no longer cared about the government.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Government
Match the checks and balances with government office.
Congress President Supreme Court
Appoints judges and executive officials
Determines constitutionality of laws
Has power to declare war
Ratifies treaties
Can issue pardons for federal crimes
Determines constitutionality of executive orders
Can issue a veto on a law
Determines which laws apply to a case
Can override a veto
Can impeach executive and judicial office holders
Grade 4 US History
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from which country?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Germany
Grade 4 Asian Geography
The                 is the longest river in Asia.
  1. Yellow
  2. Ganges
  3. Mekong
  4. Yangtze
Grade 4 US Government
Match the length of terms with the office holders.
Senator Representative President
2 years
4 years
6 years
Grade 4 Executive Branch
A president can only serve for two terms.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil War
The purpose of the Tuskegee Institute was to teach farming.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Formation of the USA
The Northwest Ordinance required states to do what with unsettled land?
  1. turn it over to the federal government
  2. return it to the Native Americans
  3. deploy troops to remove any Native Americans.
  4. set a portion aside for Revolutionary War veterans
Grade 4 US Geography
Mount Rushmore is located in which state?
  1. Montana
  2. Colorado
  3. Wyoming
  4. South Dakota
Grade 4 Egypt
What was the Wonder of the World located in Alexandria?
  1. pyramid
  2. library
  3. lighthouse
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
In June 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first black person to obtain an international pilot's license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Before 1821, why did many slaves flee south to Florida?
  1. Florida was a free state.
  2. Florida ignored the Fugitive Slave laws.
  3. From Florida they could sail to South America.
  4. Florida belonged to Spain which already abolished slavery.
Grade 4 US Geography
The faces of four presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
People who led escaped slaves from station to station were called what?
  1. engineers
  2. passengers
  3. conductors
  4. stockholders
Grade 4 Islam
Fasting during Ramadan is supposed to cleanse the soul.
  1. True
  2. False
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