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Chapter 2 5th Grade Social Studies

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Multiple Choice Test on American Indians.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Great Council

    • B. 

      Older men

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Sixth tribe

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Clothing

    • C. 

      Electricity

    • D. 

      Water

  • 3. 
    In addition to meat, what did animals provide to the peoples of the Eastern Woodlands?
    • A. 

      Successful hunting methods

    • B. 

      Friendship and skills for hunting

    • C. 

      Oil and grains for warmth

    • D. 

      Skins and furs for clothing

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The iroqouis were good hunters.

    • B. 

      The Iroquois felt a connection to nature

    • C. 

      The Iroquois believed it would bring good luck

    • D. 

      The Iroquois knew the deer were listening

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an Iroquois custon that is still practiced today?
    • A. 

      The Great Council

    • B. 

      Living in longhouses

    • C. 

      Using animla skis as a primary clothing source

    • D. 

      Using woodland animals as a primary food source

  • 6. 
    How did most Plains people live?
    • A. 

      By farming

    • B. 

      By hunting

    • C. 

      By fishing

    • D. 

      By farming and hunting

  • 7. 
    Which animal was important to the people of the Plains for meat, clothing, blankets, and utensils?
    • A. 

      Buffalo

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Caribou

    • D. 

      Mammoth

  • 8. 
    What is one way horses affected the lifestyle of the Cheyenne?
    • A. 

      The travois was no longer needed

    • B. 

      Hunting buffalo was easier

    • C. 

      Dogs had more work

    • D. 

      Horses wandered north

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Horses were permitted to wander to the plains freely

    • B. 

      Dogs replaces horses as a means of transportation

    • C. 

      Wealth was meausred in how many horses a Cheyenne owned, not in dollars

    • D. 

      Horses permitted the Cheyenne to set up permanent camps

  • 10. 
    Which Great plains state is home to many Cheyenne today?
    • A. 

      Montana

    • B. 

      New Mexico

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      North Dakota

  • 11. 
    Which of the following describes the environment of the Southwest Desert cultutral region?
    • A. 

      Rainforest

    • B. 

      Known for constant flooding

    • C. 

      Mostly hot and arid

    • D. 

      Freezing temperatures

  • 12. 
    Why did the Hopi build their villages on the tops of mesas?
    • A. 

      For better hunting

    • B. 

      For warmth

    • C. 

      For the view

    • D. 

      For protection

  • 13. 
    Which is the BEST description of a potlach
    • A. 

      A party where the hosts give gifts to show their wealth and generosity

    • B. 

      A ceremony to ask for rain for the plants and other life

    • C. 

      A religious ceremony to prepare for the future

    • D. 

      A religious ceremony attended only by men

  • 14. 
    What was a shaman's main role in Kwakiutl society?
    • A. 

      To teach farming

    • B. 

      To cure sick people

    • C. 

      To teach dancing

    • D. 

      To wear special masks

  • 15. 
    What types of homes did the Plains people use?
    • A. 

      Tepees and lodges

    • B. 

      Tepees and Wigwams

    • C. 

      Wigwams

    • D. 

      Longhouses

    • E. 

      Cliff dwellings

  • 16. 
    What was the purpose of a totem pole?
    • A. 

      To show a persons wealth and the history of their family

    • B. 

      To show respect tothe trees

    • C. 

      To ask for good fortune and luck

    • D. 

      To show how many animals a family has killed for food

  • 17. 
    What was the apache's main food source?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Raising sheep

    • D. 

      Gathering and farming

  • 18. 
    What was an important part of navajo culture?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Raising sheep

    • D. 

      Raising horses

  • 19. 
    Why are some tribes in the Southwest region called pueblos?
    • A. 

      They lived in a city named pueblo

    • B. 

      They prayed to a god named pueblo

    • C. 

      They lived in homes called pueblos

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    What was the main way people of the Northwest Coast got food?
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Gathering

    • D. 

      Price Chopper