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Grade 5 The Frontier
What was the primary mission of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. Remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. Explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. Find a route to the Pacific Ocean
  4. Capture Spanish territory in California
Grade 5 Civil War
                       was an escaped slave who became a writer, orator, journalist , and leading abolitionist.
  1. William Lloyd Garrison
  2. Frederick Douglass
  3. Harriet Tubman
  4. Dred Scott
Grade 5 Map Components
A                 shows identifiable landmarks such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and other permanent geographic features.
  1. physical map
  2. political map
  3. survey map
  4. vacation map
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was the African American slave who wrote a poem honoring George Washington for being named commander in chief?
  1. John Henry
  2. Jim Proudfoot
  3. Phillis Wheatley
  4. Moses Freeman
Grade 5 Early National Era
Which side did Tecumseh support during the War of 1812?
  1. French
  2. English
  3. American
  4. He did not participate
Grade 5 American Revolution
In 1764, Parliament passed the                 Act to raise money for Britain.
  1. Tobacco
  2. Rice
  3. Sugar
  4. Stamp
Grade 5 Colonial Period
John White led the expedition to set up a colony at                 but was forced to stay at Roanoke.
  1. Jamestown
  2. Cape Cod
  3. New York
  4. Chesapeake Bay
Grade 5 American Revolution
In 1770, Parliament repealed all of the Townshend Acts except for the tax on what?
  1. Paper goods
  2. Glass
  3. Sugar
  4. Tea
Grade 5 Civil War
Many abolitionists were inspired by the religious revival known as the                       .
  1. Counter-Reformation
  2. First Great Awakening
  3. Protestant Reformation
  4. Second Great Awakening
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who was the Native American leader in the Tsenacommacah area near Jamestown when the English arrived?
  1. Pocahontas
  2. Massasoit
  3. Tecumseh
  4. Powhatan
Grade 5 Civil War

                  led an attack on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in order to provoke a slave revolt.
  1. Dred Scott
  2. John Brown
  3. Robert E. Lee
  4. Fredrick Douglass
Grade 5 Bodies of Water and Continents
What is the name of the sea located between North and South America?
  1. The Black Sea
  2. The Caribbean Sea
  3. The Red Sea
  4. The Coral Sea
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the name of the first attempt at an English colony in North America?
  1. Roanoke
  2. Plymouth
  3. Jametown
  4. St. Augustine
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who started a colony where people of any religion could be free to worship as they chose?
  1. Ceclilius Calvert
  2. William Penn
  3. Lord Baltimore
  4. Roger Williams
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
  1. the Puritans
  2. American Indians
  3. John Smith
  4. the Pilgrims
Grade 5 Colonial Period
After Roanoke was attacked in 1586 some colonists returned to England with                 who was on his way back from the Caribbean.
  1. Francis Drake
  2. Walter Raleigh
  3. John Smith
  4. Henry Hudson
Grade 5 Exploration
Who organized the expedition to set up the Roanoke Colony?
  1. Elizabeth I
  2. Francis Drake
  3. Walter Raleigh
  4. John Smith
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 The Frontier
Who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota as an interpreter and guide?
  1. Tecumseh
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Zebulon Pike
  4. Tenskwatawa
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Adams
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