Cory's 5th Grade - 2nd Quarter - Social Studies Benchmark Test

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  • 1. 
    Describe what happened at Fort Sumter

  • 2. 
    What happened at Gettysburg?

  • 3. 
    What happened at Sherman's March?

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements described the NORTH's view of slavery
    • A. 

      Against Slavery

    • B. 

      Thought slavery was necessary for financial reasons


  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements described the SOUTH's view of slavery
    • A. 

      Against Slavery

    • B. 

      Thought slavery was necessary for financial reasons


  • 6. 
    Which of these was NOT a major issue that led to the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Industrialization

    • C. 

      State's Rights

    • D. 

      Tariffs


  • 7. 
    Which of the following is TRUE about the book Uncle Tom's Cabin?
    • A. 

      It showed how to build a cabin

    • B. 

      It showed the cruelties of slavery to more people

    • C. 

      It increased the awareness of the cruelties of slavery


  • 8. 
    What is reconstruction?

  • 9. 
    What was important about John Brown's Raid?
    • A. 

      Showed how emotional abolitionists could be

    • B. 

      Showed how passionate abolitionists could be

    • C. 

      Showed that John Brown wore brown clothes

    • D. 

      Showed that slavery was wrong


  • 10. 
    What happened at the Appomattox Court House?

  • 11. 
    What is sharecropping?

  • 12. 
    How was life in the cities in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Cramped

    • B. 

      Harsh

    • C. 

      Fun


  • 13. 
    Which of the following were transportation inventions in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      First Car

    • B. 

      First Train

    • C. 

      First Airplane

    • D. 

      First Rocket


  • 14. 
    What are the three main reasons people emigrated to the United States?
    • A. 

      Escape Poverty

    • B. 

      Escapte Famine

    • C. 

      Find Better Economic Opportunities

    • D. 

      Escape Violence

    • E. 

      Escape War

    • F. 

      Escape Injustice


  • 15. 
    What people came to Angel Island?

  • 16. 
    What people came to Ellis Island?

  • 17. 
    Describe the work day at Carnegie's Steel Mill

  • 18. 
    What did the AFL do?

  • 19. 
    What is mechanization?

  • 20. 
    How did mechanization affect farming?

  • 21. 
    How did folks living in rural areas get manufactured goods?

  • 22. 
    Why did Urban populations grow in the late 1800's and early 1900's?

  • 23. 
    What is racial segregation?

  • 24. 
    Describe Racial segregation in the late 1800's and early 1900's

  • 25. 
    What is the Great Migration?

  • 26. 
    What is the women's suffrage movements?

  • 27. 
    Why did most people think Alaska was a joke?

  • 28. 
    What is a trust

  • 29. 
    What part did Theodore Roosevelt play inthe Spanish-American war?

  • 30. 
    How did Roosevelt break up trusts?

  • 31. 
    What is a progressive?

  • 32. 
    Which of the following are called the allied powers?
    • A. 

      US

    • B. 

      US and who?


  • 33. 
    Which of the following are called the central powers?
    • A. 

      Tell me

    • B. 

      Tell me again


  • 34. 
    What is the assembly line?

  • 35. 
    How did the car change life in America?

  • 36. 
    The 18th ammendment gave men the right to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 37. 
    Which of the following was important about the Chisholm Trail (Great Western Trail)
    • A. 

      Flat land good for driving cattle

    • B. 

      Access to rail lines

    • C. 

      Paved for the wagons


  • 38. 
    What was important about Pittsburgh, PA
    • A. 

      Good location near river transportation

    • B. 

      Steel Mills were located here

    • C. 

      People could spell the name


  • 39. 
    Kitty Hawk, NC

  • 40. 
    The 12th ammendment

  • 41. 
    The 13th ammendment

  • 42. 
    The 14th ammendment

  • 43. 
    The 15th ammendment

  • 44. 
    The 17th Ammendment

  • 45. 
    Which of the following caused the US to enter WWI?
    • A. 

      Growing number of attacks on civilian ships by German Submarines

    • B. 

      The Sinking of the Lusitania

    • C. 

      The Zimmerman telegraph which offereed Mexico some US land if they helped the Central powers


  • 46. 
    How did the US effect the war?
    • A. 

      4 million fresh soldiers

    • B. 

      Turning point in the war

    • C. 

      New uniforms


  • 47. 
    What are the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
    • A. 

      Germany had to pay heavy fines and could not rebuild it's army

    • B. 

      Germany had to begin building cars

    • C. 

      Created the League of Nations


  • 48. 
    The US did NOT join the league of nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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