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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason the pilgrims left England to found Plymouth Colony?
  1. They wanted to convert the natives to Christianity.
  2. They wanted to worship God in their own way.
  3. They wanted to sail across the Atlantic to search for wealth.
  4. They wanted to be first to claim land in the New World.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
All of the original thirteen colonies were British.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which was the first permanent colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. Virginia
  3. Roanoke
  4. Connecticut
Grade 5 Map Components
Which type of map shows average weather and rain of a region?
  1. physical map
  2. topographic map
  3. climate map
  4. road map
Grade 5 Egypt
Egyptian mummies were usually dehydrated using natron, which is what?
  1. a salt
  2. an herb
  3. a type of reed
  4. Silt from the Nile
Grade 5 Colonial Period
On which ship did the Pilgrims sail to North America?
  1. the Speedwell
  2. the Mayflower
  3. the Pilgrimage
  4. the Santa Maria
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Plymouth colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
Grade 5 Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was responsible for rapid population growth in cities.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The earliest true cities developed in the 4th century BCE in what region?
  1. India
  2. Egypt
  3. Greece
  4. Mesopotamia
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who founded Connecticut colony?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. convicts
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies were between the colonies in New England and the Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was exiled from Massachusetts Bay colony for advocating for the separation of church and state.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
In what circumstance can the vice president cast a vote in the Senate?
  1. as a tie breaker
  2. on funding bills
  3. on judicial appointments
  4. the vice president can never vote
Grade 5 Executive Branch
The vice president is the first in line to become president if the president dies in office.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
New Hampshire was the last of the New England colonies to be founded.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Egypt
Purposeful mummification in Egypt began during what period?
  1. 2nd Intermediate Period
  2. Middle Kingdom
  3. New Kingdom
  4. Old Kingdom
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Georgia was created to be settled by debtors.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
The vice president has what role in the legislative branch?
  1. Senate Majority Leader
  2. President of the Senate
  3. Speaker of the House
  4. Majority whip
Grade 5 Bodies of Water and Continents
What is the name of the sea located between North and South America?
  1. Black Sea
  2. Caribbean Sea
  3. Red Sea
  4. Coral Sea
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Pennsylvania was founded by members of the Shakers.
  1. True
  2. False
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