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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History 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 Colonial Period
Who was Connecticut founded by?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. Convicts
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 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 Colonial Period
Plymouth Colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
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
Grade 5 Civil Rights
Voting districts are redrawn every 4 years.
  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 Colonial Period
New Hampshire was the last of the New England Colonies to be founded.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Pennsylvania was founded by members of the Shakers.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Civil War
All of the original Thirteen Colonies were British.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Georgia was created to be settled by debtors.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
  1. the Puritans
  2. American Indians
  3. John Smith
  4. the Pilgrims
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 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies were between the colonies in New England and the Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
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In 1770, Parliament repealed all of the Townshend Acts except for the tax on what?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 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 Civil Rights
The Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to gerrymander districts for partisan purposes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Civil Rights
           Cracking            is the splitting up voters of one type into many different districts to ensure that they do not have the majority in any of them.
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