Grade 5 American Revolution Test

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  • 1. 
    A democracy is
    • A. 

      A form of government in which the people make the laws and run the government.

    • B. 

      Any written rule or collection of rules given under the authority of the state or nation, as by the people in its constitution.

    • C. 

      The people and groups within a society that have the authority to make laws, to make sure they are carried out and to settle disagreements about them.


  • 2. 
    The judicial branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).


  • 3. 
    The executive branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).


  • 4. 
    The legislative branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).


  • 5. 
    A government is the people and groups within a society that have the authority to make laws, to make sure they are carried out and to settle disagreements about them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    A law is a plan of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, ratified in 1791 is known as the
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      Constitution.

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence.


  • 8. 
    Which document explained why the colonies were breaking away from Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence


  • 9. 
    Which important document was signed on July 4, 1776?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence


  • 10. 
    Which important document was signed on September 17, 1787?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence


  • 11. 
    A tax is money collected by the government for its services (street cleaning, military protection, and so on).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    Which 2 events lead up to the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party and Constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      Slavery and Taxes


  • 13. 
    James Madison is known as the "Father of our Constitution". His ideas helped to form our government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    Ben Franklin wrote the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    The Constitution is important to Americans because
    • A. 

      It explained why the colonists were breaking away from Great Britain.

    • B. 

      It is a form of government in which the people make the laws and run the government.

    • C. 

      It is the law of the land.


  • 16. 
    The 1st Amendment states that all Americans have the right to the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Our nation's capital is located in
    • A. 

      Maryland.

    • B. 

      Virginia.

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.


  • 18. 
    Who is known as the "Father of our Country"?
    • A. 

      Ben Franklin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson


  • 19. 
    The right to bear arms is the
    • A. 

      1st Amendment.

    • B. 

      2nd Amendment.

    • C. 

      3rd Amendment.


  • 20. 
    The American Revolutionary War was fought between the
    • A. 

      British and French.

    • B. 

      British and Patriots.

    • C. 

      French and Spanish.


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