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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History Questions

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Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason the pilgrims left England to found Plymouth Colony?
  1. They wanted to convert the natives to Christianity.
  2. They wanted to worship God in their own way.
  3. They wanted to sail across the Atlantic to search for wealth.
  4. They wanted to be first to claim land in the New World.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
All of the original thirteen colonies were British.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which was the first permanent colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. Virginia
  3. Roanoke
  4. Connecticut
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 Colonial Period
Plymouth colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
Grade 5 Civil War
                  led an attack on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in order to provoke a slave revolt.
  1. Dred Scott
  2. John Brown
  3. Robert E. Lee
  4. Fredrick Douglass
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies were between the colonies in New England and the Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who founded Connecticut colony?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. convicts
Grade 5 Civil War
Select the correct term for the description.
the freeing of slaves
  1. tariff
  2. emancipation
  3. Dred Scott decision
  4. sectionalism
  5. Missouri Compromise
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason Jamestown was founded?
  1. to learn more about the Native Americans
  2. to find clean drinking water
  3. to get rich from the New World's resources
  4. to start a new country
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Georgia was created to be settled by debtors.
  1. True
  2. False
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 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
New Hampshire was the last of the New England colonies to be founded.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Colonial Period
Pennsylvania was founded by members of the Shakers.
  1. True
  2. False
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 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 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 gold in the Rocky Mountains
  4. capture Spanish territory in California
Grade 5 Civil Rights
Rosa Parks was arrested here when she refused to giver up her seat on the bus. Also the site of a major bus boycott.
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Savannah, GA
  3. Pearl Harbor, HI
  4. Birmingham, AL
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