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Social Studies 5th Grade

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Social Studies 5th grade
Practice test on colonies, Indians, and slaves.

  
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1.  Which BEST describes the factors that enabled Cortes to defeat the Aztecs?
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2.  After Cortes conquered the Aztecs, who conquered the Incan empire?
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3.  What colony was founded after the defeat of the Incan empire?
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4.  Which answer correctly sequences the groups in New Spain's colonial society from most to least powerful?
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5.  Which BEST describes the Indians' life on an encomienda?
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6.  Why did the Spanish landowners want to keep slaves?
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7.  Why did the English wnat colonies in North America?
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8.  Where was the first English colony?
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9.  What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
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10.  Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?
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11.  Which of the following BEST summarizes why the Pilgrims chose to leave their homeland?
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12.  What group helped the Pilgrims survive at Plymouth Colony?
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13.  Which region had the longest growing season?
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14.  What made one New England colony different from another?
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15.  How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?
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16.  Why were the Middle Colonies known as the "breadbasket of the colonies"?
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17.  Which of the following was NOT a cash crop for the Southern Colonies?
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18.  Which of the following BEST describels a triangular trade route?
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19.  Which was the most important building in a colonial New England town?
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20.  What was one characteristic of colonial towns?
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21.  Which of the following was NOT grown on a Southern plantation?
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22.  Why did many of the colonists want to leave Europe?
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23.  Which of the following describes most slavery in the South?
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24.  What did the slaves contribute to society during the colonial times?
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25.  Which of the following did NOT help slaves keep their African culture alive?
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26.  What was one way slaves resisted slavery?
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27.  Why did Spain want to establish a colony in Florida?
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28.  What was the result of the Pueblo Revolt?
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29.  From whom did the French settlers learn to make birch-bark canoes?
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30.  Why did the French want to explore the Mississippi?
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31.  Which of the following contributed to the success of New Orleans as a trading center?
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32.  How did having Indian allies help Cortes conquer the Aztecs?
33.  The Spanish explorers conquered Indian empires to gain land and riches.  How do you think the Aztec and India people may have felt about these events?
34.  What was colonial society like in New Spain?
35.  What was the importance of the location of the Georgia colony?
36.  Why were laws passed that denied slaves many right?
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