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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) US History Questions

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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 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 American Revolution
In 1764, Parliament passed the                 Act to raise money for Britain.
  1. Tobacco
  2. Rice
  3. Sugar
  4. Stamp
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In 1770, Parliament repealed all of the Townshend Acts except for the tax on what?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 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
Who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
  1. the Puritans
  2. American Indians
  3. John Smith
  4. the Pilgrims
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was the African American slave who wrote a poem honoring George Washington for being named commander in chief?
  1. John Henry
  2. Jim Proudfoot
  3. Phillis Wheatley
  4. Moses Freeman
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 Colonial Period
What was the name of the first attempt at an English colony in North America?
  1. Roanoke
  2. Plymouth
  3. Jametown
  4. St. Augustine
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

                  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
John White led the expedition to set up a colony at                 but was forced to stay at Roanoke.
  1. Jamestown
  2. Cape Cod
  3. New York
  4. Chesapeake Bay
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 was the Native American leader in the Tsenacommacah area near Jamestown when the English arrived?
  1. Pocahontas
  2. Massasoit
  3. Tecumseh
  4. Powhatan
Grade 5 Civil War
Many abolitionists were inspired by the religious revival known as the                       .
  1. Counter-Reformation
  2. First Great Awakening
  3. Protestant Reformation
  4. Second Great Awakening
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Adams
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota as an interpreter and guide?
  1. Tecumseh
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Zebulon Pike
  4. Tenskwatawa
Grade 5 Colonial Period
                      was fought between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag.
  1. French and Indian War
  2. Shay's Rebellion
  3. King Phillip's War
  4. Seven Years War
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which of the following was the most widely grown crop in the Middle Colonies?
  1. tobacco
  2. cotton
  3. rice
  4. wheat
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