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Grade 5 US Geography
Which is the only Great Lake to be located entirely within the United States?
  1. Erie
  2. Huron
  3. Ontario
  4. Michigan
Grade 5 US Geography
Which of the Great Lakes is the largest?
  1. Erie
  2. Huron
  3. Superior
  4. Michigan
Grade 5 Australian Geography
Billabong is the Australian term for an oxbow lake.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Ontario is the Great Lake that is the farthest                .
  1. North
  2. South
  3. West
  4. East
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Ontario is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by which river?
  1. Niagara
  2. St. Mary's
  3. Cuyahoga
  4. St. Lawrence
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Superior was given its name because it is the largest of the Great Lakes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Erie is named after the Erie tribe.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
The Great Lakes contain about 21% of the world's fresh water.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Australian Geography
Australia is surrounded by the Indian Ocean.
  1. True
  2. False
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 US Geography
Water drains from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario through the Niagara River.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Erie is the deepest of the Great Lakes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Superior is the second largest lake in the world by volume.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Bodies of Water and Continents
What is the landform, or body of water, that is partly enclosed by land, and is usually smaller than a gulf?
  1. estuary
  2. fjord
  3. bay
  4. island
Grade 5 Australian Geography
Which nearby island is considered part of Australia?
  1. New Zealand
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. Tasmania
  4. Tonga
Grade 5 Australian Geography
What is the capital of Australia?
  1. Alice Springs
  2. Canberra
  3. Sydeny
  4. Perth
Grade 5 Australian Geography
Australia is both the largest island and smallest continent.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 US Geography
What does Ontario mean in Wyandot?
  1. Blue lake
  2. Lake of many bays
  3. Lake of wild storms
  4. Lake of shining water
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