Trivia Quiz: 5th Grade Science Test

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It is a fact that practice does make perfect and over the few weeks, we have been able to cover a lot of science topics by use of various quizzes. Are you getting better at answering these kinds of quizzes? Try some sample questions from some 5th-grade science exams from2007 and get to find out just how ready you are for your finals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some types of trees are able to survive the heat of a forest fire.  Which of the following characteristics would best help a tree survive a fire?
    • A. 

      Large leaves

    • B. 

      Shallow roots

    • C. 

      Thick bark

    • D. 

      Thin trunks

  • 2. 
    This picture below shows and antique piano stool.  This piano stool uses what type of simple machine to adjust the height?
    • A. 

      Wedge

    • B. 

      Screw

    • C. 

      Pulley

    • D. 

      Lever

  • 3. 
    Which diagram below shows a circuit that will cause the bulb to light?
    • A. 

      Picture A

    • B. 

      Picture B

    • C. 

      Picture C

    • D. 

      Picture D

  • 4. 
    The picture below shows a frozen juice bar.  The frozen juice bar was placed in a bowl and left to melt.  Which of the following properties of the juice bar changed the most once it melted? 
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Volume

  • 5. 
    The Mohs scale for minerals is shown below.  An unknown mineral can be scratched by topaz, but not by feldspar.  According to the Mohs scale, which of the following best describes the hardness of the unknown mineral? 
    • A. 

      Less than 5

    • B. 

      More than 8

    • C. 

      Less than 8, but more than 6

    • D. 

      More than 4, but less than 6

  • 6. 
    Tom needs to buy some screws to use with a certain type of screwdriver.  When he reads the boxes at the store, which of the following sets of information would most help Tom choose the correct type of screw? 
    • A. 

      Picture A

    • B. 

      Picture B

    • C. 

      Picture C

    • D. 

      Picture D

  • 7. 
    Each year, humpback whales migrate from the coast of Antarctica to the north coast of Australia.  The map below shows the whales' migration route.  Which of the following are the whales most likely responding to when they begin to migrate? 
    • A. 

      The force of gravity

    • B. 

      A shift in ocean waves

    • C. 

      A change in water temperature

    • D. 

      The approach of stormy weather

  • 8. 
    Delilah put a container of water in the freezer and left it there overnight.  The next morning she saw that the water in the container had changed to ice.  Which of the following statements best explains why the water changed to ice?
    • A. 

      The water gained energy.

    • B. 

      The water absorbed light.

    • C. 

      Mass was released from the water.

    • D. 

      Heat was taken away from the water.

  • 9. 
    The picture below shows four parts of a wooden pencil. Which part of the pencil is the best conductor of electricity?
    • A. 

      Metal band

    • B. 

      Plastic grip

    • C. 

      Rubber eraser

    • D. 

      Wood body

  • 10. 
     
    • A. 

      Part 1

    • B. 

      Part 2

    • C. 

      Part 3

    • D. 

      Part 4

  • 11. 
    Dora wrote down some observations of four rock samples she was studying.  Based on her observations, which of the following rock samples is most likely a sedimentary rock?
    • A. 

      Picture A

    • B. 

      Picture B

    • C. 

      Picture C

    • D. 

      Picture D

  • 12. 
     
    • A. 

      Graduated cylinder 1

    • B. 

      Graduated cylinder 2

    • C. 

      Graduated cylinder 3

    • D. 

      Graduated cylinder 4

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