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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) US History Questions

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Grade 4 Roaring 20s
In June 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first black person to obtain an international pilot's license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
Bessie Coleman was the first woman of either African American or Native American descent to earn a pilot's license.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
Bessie Coleman realized that she wanted to be a pilot after hearing pilots who returned from which war tell their stories?
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. Korean War
  4. Spanish-American War
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
Neither women nor African Americans were allowed to get a pilot's license in the United States, so Bessie Coleman traveled to which country to learn to fly?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Germany
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
In 1922 Bessie Coleman traveled to Argentina to learn the advanced flying skills required to become a stunt pilot.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
The type of stunt flying performed by Bessie Coleman was known as                  barnstorming                .
Grade 4 Roaring 20s
Bessie Coleman would not fly at events that refused to allow African Americans in the audience.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad was an actual railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Before 1821, why did many slaves flee south to Florida?
  1. Florida was a free state
  2. Florida ignored the Fugitive Slave laws
  3. From Florida they could sail to South America
  4. Florida belonged to Spain which already abolished slavery
Grade 4 Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad was made up of secret paths and safe houses.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
There was no single route north on the Underground Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
The number of escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad increased after the passage of which law?
  1. Slave Trade Act
  2. Confiscation Act
  3. Fugitive Slave Act
  4. Northwest Ordinance
Grade 4 Civil Rights
For most travelers on the Underground Railroad the end point was          Canada         .
Grade 4 Civil Rights
To reach Canada, the majority of the escaped slaves crossed Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
People who led escaped slaves from station to station were called what?
  1. Engineers
  2. Passengers
  3. Conductors
  4. Stockholders
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Travel along the Underground Railroad was often done during the day so that no station would be missed in the dark.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Conductors on the Underground Railroad included free blacks, abolitionists, and members of the clergy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Slave catchers usually gave up when the reached a northern free state.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Working with Julius Rosenwald of Sears, Roebuck and Company, Booker T. Washington helped to build and fund how many schools across the South?
  1. 500
  2. 1000
  3. 2500
  4. 5000
Grade 4 Civil Rights
Despite not publicly calling for equal rights, Booker T. Washington did help support political activists with their legal troubles.
  1. True
  2. False
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