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Chapter 4 5th Grade Social Studies

18 Questions
Social Science Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test over chapter 4.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What groups of people lived in the Caribbean Islands in the 1400s?
    • A. 

      Taino

    • B. 

      Hopi

    • C. 

      Iroquios

    • D. 

      Navajo

  • 2. 
    How did the Taino make good use of their environment?
    • A. 

      They worked in the big city.

    • B. 

      They worked at a Wal-Mart

    • C. 

      The farmed, fished and hunted.

    • D. 

      They were lazy and did nothing.

  • 3. 
    What three bodies of water surround the Taino Islands?
    • A. 

      Carribbean Sea

    • B. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • C. 

      Altantic Ocean

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Why might a Taino wear an amulet?
    • A. 

      It would protect them from illness or harm.

    • B. 

      It would protect them from taking tests.

    • C. 

      It was a sign of wealth

  • 5. 
    What Taino words have become part of the English language?
    • A. 

      Butter

    • B. 

      Horse

    • C. 

      House

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Whay goods did the European traders get from the Indies?
    • A. 

      Cloth, jewels, spices

    • B. 

      Gold, incense, myrrh

    • C. 

      Gold, jewels, spices

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What is kept in the cargo hold of a ship?
    • A. 

      Boats

    • B. 

      Horses

    • C. 

      Supplies for the voyage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What tools did Europeans introduce to the Americas?
    • A. 

      Wheel

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Iron making

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What opportunities did the Americans offer Cortez?
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Searching for gold

    • C. 

      Searching for Miss Quinn

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    How was Spanish armor more effective than Aztec armor?
    • A. 

      Spanish armor was made of steele

    • B. 

      Spanish armor was made of cotton

    • C. 

      Spanish armor was made out of mesh.

  • 11. 
    Why did Spain turn to Africa for workers?
    • A. 

      They thought Africans were better workers

    • B. 

      They tought Native Americans were lazy.

    • C. 

      The Native American population was dying out.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    What is a log?
    • A. 

      An entire town developed for cowboys.

    • B. 

      A plant used to produce blue dye

    • C. 

      A personal view or belief

    • D. 

      A record, usually of a voyage or experiment.

  • 13. 
    Who was Amerigo Vespucci?
    • A. 

      Realized that the islands that Christopher Columbus thought were Asia were not.

    • B. 

      A conquistador

    • C. 

      Emperor of the Aztecs.

    • D. 

      A Roman missionary.

  • 14. 
    What is a conquistador?
    • A. 

      A person who owes money.

    • B. 

      A Spanish conqueror who first came to the America's in the 1500s

    • C. 

      A form of government

    • D. 

      A delious meal.

  • 15. 
    Who was Dona Marina?
    • A. 

      Aztec emperor defeated by Cortez

    • B. 

      An inventor

    • C. 

      Indian who aided Cortez in his conquests.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    A large area of land that included Indian villiages is called what?
    • A. 

      Tribute

    • B. 

      Conquistador

    • C. 

      Encomiendas

    • D. 

      Acre

  • 17. 
    Who was Yanga?
    • A. 

      Leader of a slave revolt in Virginia

    • B. 

      Leader of a slave revolt in Ohio

    • C. 

      Leader of a slave revolt in New Spain

    • D. 

      Leader of an English colony.

  • 18. 
    How did Christopher Columbus get the money that he needed for his journey?
    • A. 

      He went to the bank.

    • B. 

      King Ferninand and Queen Isabella

    • C. 

      Cortez and Dona Marina

    • D. 

      None of the above.