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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which was the first permanent colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. Virginia
  3. Roanoke
  4. Connecticut
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
Plymouth Colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies were between the colonies in New England and the Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Civil War
All of the original Thirteen Colonies were British.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who was Connecticut founded by?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. Convicts
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 Ancient History
Cities first developed after what advancement?
  1. Iron working
  2. Agriculture
  3. The wheel
  4. Money
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Georgia was created to be settled by debtors.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Pennsylvania was founded by members of the Shakers.
  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 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 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 Colonial Period
New Hampshire was the last of the New England Colonies to be founded.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Australian Geography
Billabong is the Australian term for an oxbow lake.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Executive Branch
An individual must be how old to be eligible to be the vice president?
  1. 18
  2. 21
  3. 35
  4. 42
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Much of the land that made up the Middle Colonies had been controlled by which country before England?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. The Netherlands
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 Civil War
Who was the President of the United States during the Civil War?
  1. Jefferson Davis
  2. Robert E. Lee
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
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