5th Grade Social Studies Trivia Quiz On Revolutionary War!

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5th Grade Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

Are you looking for a 5th grade social studies trivia quiz on revolutionary war? The defeat of the British is what set off what we see now as the greatest country so far which is the United States of America. One of the results of this war is the declaration of independence and America having its first ever president. Take a walk down memory lane by getting to learn more about the war in the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first to sign the Declaration?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      Roger Sherman

  • 2. 
    The colonist wanted the freedom to govern themselves, so what were they seeking?
    • A. 

      Liberty

    • B. 

      Allegiance

    • C. 

      Approval

    • D. 

      Slaves

  • 3. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation, how many votes did each state have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      2

  • 4. 
    Was the Second Continental Congress completed with the final approval of the Declaration?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Who were the Society of Friends members that are against all wars and believe that fighting for any reason is wrong?
    • A. 

      Quakers

    • B. 

      Anglican

    • C. 

      Lutheran

    • D. 

      Presbyterians

  • 6. 
    Many women were part of the Patriots war effort.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What were enslaved African Americans promised after the war if they joined the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Freedom

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Food and water

  • 8. 
    How long did most Americans enlist in the army?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      1 year

  • 9. 
    Which battle became the turning point in the war?
    • A. 

      Battle of Saratoga

    • B. 

      Battle of Monmouth

    • C. 

      Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

    • D. 

      Battle of Bunker Hill

  • 10. 
    What type of army were the British soldiers?
    • A. 

      Confederate

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Professional

    • D. 

      Beginners

  • 11. 
    What were the colonist who took neither side considered?
    • A. 

      Patriots

    • B. 

      Loyalist

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      British

  • 12. 
    At the start of the war, 1 out of every 5 people living in the British colonies was considered what descent?
    • A. 

      Lutheran

    • B. 

      British

    • C. 

      American

    • D. 

      African

  • 13. 
    Did women take part in fighting the war?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    After reading and talking about the published pamphlet "Common Sense" what did the people urge each other to do?
    • A. 

      End slavery

    • B. 

      Gain independence

    • C. 

      Become neutral

    • D. 

      Let the British rule

  • 15. 
    Under the Articles, voters of each state elect who?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Loyalists

    • C. 

      Presidents

    • D. 

      Leaders

  • 16. 
    George Washington's solider's wore no uniforms, had no guns, and did not have much training.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What was Von Steuben hired to do? 
    • A. 

      Organize the Continental Army

    • B. 

      Send supplies to the British soliders

    • C. 

      Drill the Continental Army

    • D. 

      Teach soldiers how to use a bayonet

    • E. 

      Be a spy for the British

  • 18. 
    What did the French do to help the Patriots? 
    • A. 

      Provide slaves

    • B. 

      Send supplies

    • C. 

      Train the soldiers

    • D. 

      Send soldiers

  • 19. 
    What did the Spanish governor of Louisiana send to the Patriots?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Soldiers

    • D. 

      Guns

    • E. 

      Water

  • 20. 
    What served as the government of the United States?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Confederation

    • D. 

      Continental

  • 21. 
    Leaders elected from the Article of Confederation chose representatives to a national legislature that were called?
    • A. 

      Second Continental Congress

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Congress of Confederation

    • D. 

      Continental Congress

  • 22. 
    Who dressed as a Dutch schoolteacher and spied on the British to obtain information for George Washington?
    • A. 

      Ethan Allen

    • B. 

      Nathan Hale

    • C. 

      Molly Pitcher

    • D. 

      Mary Ludwig Hays

  • 23. 
    Even though the Indian groups were angry that colonist was moving on land reserved for them, what did they depend on from the Americans and British?
    • A. 

      Food and water

    • B. 

      New land

    • C. 

      Trading

    • D. 

      Protection

  • 24. 
    For the Americans who remained neutral, what did they think the British would do if they did not help the Patriots?
    • A. 

      Keep fighting forever

    • B. 

      Destroy their property

    • C. 

      Keep the western lands

    • D. 

      Change their religious beliefs

  • 25. 
    In 1778, what did the British capture?
    • A. 

      Miami, Florida

    • B. 

      Camden, South Carolina

    • C. 

      Savannah, Georgia

    • D. 

      Boston, Massachusetts