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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) US History Questions

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Grade 6 Civil War
Why were some abolitionists unhappy with the Emancipation Proclamation?
  1. It did not apply to the entire country.
  2. They felt Lincoln had issued it too soon.
  3. They wanted the South to be punished for starting the war.
  4. It freed too many slaves too quickly.
Grade 6 American Revolution
Grade 6 Colonial Period
Which colonist married chief Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas?
  1. John Smith
  2. John Rolfe
  3. Walter Raleigh
  4. Myles Standish
Grade 6 Colonial Period
Who led the rebellion that burned Jamestown in 1676?
  1. John Smith
  2. William Berkeley
  3. Nathaniel Bacon
  4. William Bradford
Grade 6 The Frontier
How long was the Oregon Trail?
  1. 600 miles
  2. 1200 miles
  3. 2000 miles
  4. 3000 miles
Grade 6 American Revolution
Benedict Arnold's first military experience came when he joined, at age 16, the Connecticut militia for which conflict?
  1. King George's War
  2. Pontiac's Rebellion
  3. French and Indian War
  4. American War of Independence
Grade 6 Progressive Era
What was Ida Tarbell's occupation?
  1. inventor
  2. journalist
  3. mathematician
  4. teacher
Grade 6 Progressive Era
Grade 6 American Revolution
What did the Sons of Liberty do with the tea during the Boston Tea Party?
  1. Stole it
  2. Drank it
  3. Dumped it in Boston Harbor
  4. Burned the ships that carried it
Grade 6 Civil War
What was the name of William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper?
  1. The Liberator
  2. The North Star
  3. The Emancipator
  4. The American Issue
Grade 6 Industrialization
Grade 6 American Revolution
Grade 6 Civil Rights
Thurgood Marshall successfully argued which landmark Supreme Court case?
  1. Plessy v. Ferguson
  2. Bethel SchoolDistrict #43 v. Fraser
  3. Board of Education v. Earls
  4. Brown v. The Board of Education
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