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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 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 led the Puritans that settled in Boston?
  1. John Winthrop
  2. Bill British
  3. George Winchester
  4. Doug Dover
Grade 5 American Revolution
Which of these laws made colonists provide British soldiers with food, transportation and housing?
  1. the Stamp Act
  2. the Quartering Act
  3. the Tea Act
Grade 5 The Frontier
In what city did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet on May 10, 1869?
  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Promontory Point, Utah
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the first major Mesoamerican civilization?
  1. Maya
  2. Zapotec
  3. Olmec
  4. Aztec
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was the ruler of England during the Revolutionary War?
  1. Queen Elizabeth
  2. King George III
  3. King Edward
  4. General Thomas Howe
Grade 5 Dynastic China
During which dynasty was construction started on the Great Wall of China?
  1. Sui
  2. Tang
  3. Shang
  4. Qin
Grade 5 Dynastic China
Which is considered the first Chinese dynasty?
  1. Zhou
  2. Qin
  3. Tang
  4. Shang
Grade 5 American Revolution
Massachusetts men who could be ready to fight at a minute's notice were called what?
  1. Patriots
  2. Loyalists
  3. Minutemen
  4. Tories
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was appointed to by the Second Continental Congress to be in command of the Continental Army?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. George Washington
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 Legislative Branch
What other term is used to refer to the LEGISLATIVE branch?
  1. The President and Vice President of the United States
  2. Congress
  3. Judicial branch
  4. checks and balances
Grade 5 American Revolution
"The Shot Heard Around the World" refers to which battle?
  1. Bunker Hill
  2. Lexington & Concord
  3. Boston Tea Party
  4. Boston Massacre
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement and was located in which colony?
  1. Maryland
  2. North Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. Georgia
Grade 5 American Revolution
The Treaty of Paris of 1783 was the official end to the American Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 American Revolution
Those who remained loyal to the King during the Revolution were known as what?
  1. Pacifists
  2. Loyalists
  3. Patriots
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 US Government
To win the election, a candidate must receive                electoral votes.
  1. 583
  2. 270
  3. 29
  4. 150
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What tribe did Tecumseh belong to?
  1. Cherokee
  2. Chinook
  3. Shawnee
  4. Blackfoot
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following was a major cause of the American Civil War?
  1. Foreign Invasion
  2. Immigration
  3. Taxes
  4. Slavery
Grade 5 Executive Branch
Circle 2 names from the list that are current Presidential nominees for the 2016 election.
  1. Mr. Baker
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Barack Obama
  5. Hillary Clinton
  6. George Washington
  7. Michael Jordan
  8. Rosa Parks
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