Can You Pass This 5th Grade Science Test?

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Can You Pass This 5th Grade Science Test? - Quiz

Nobody is ever pleasantly excited about going into an exam room. Are you preparing for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment test and are looking for science revision material? Take up this test from the year 2008 and see how ready you are to tackle the exam this year. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best represents one particular stage in a life cycle?
    • A. 

      A fish swimming

    • B. 

      A seed sprouting

    • C. 

      A leaf growing

    • D. 

      A dog eating

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is most likely to make a rock crack and crumble?
    • A. 

      Dew evaporating on the rock

    • B. 

      Leaves decaying on the rock

    • C. 

      Snow melting in a crack in the rock

    • D. 

      Water freezing in a crack in the rock

  • 3. 
    During most of the year, the air over Boston, Massachusetts, contains a high amount of moisture.  Which of the following best explains why there is a high amount of moisture in the air?
    • A. 

      Boston is close to an ocean.

    • B. 

      Boston is at a low elevation.

    • C. 

      Boston is near many mountains.

    • D. 

      Boston is far north of the equator.

  • 4. 
    Baby chicks peck their way out of their shells when they hatch.  This activity is an example of which of the following types of behavior?
    • A. 

      Instinctive

    • B. 

      Learned

    • C. 

      Planned

    • D. 

      Social

  • 5. 
    Which of the following structures does a frog develop as it changes from a tadpole to an adult frog?
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Lungs

    • D. 

      Tail

  • 6. 
    The marsh willow herb is a plant native to the northeastern United States.  It grows best in damp habitats.  Which of the following environmental changes would most likely cause a decrease in the marsh willow herb population in an area?
    • A. 

      A rainstorm lasting several weeks

    • B. 

      A drought lasting twelve months

    • C. 

      Unusually low temperatures during the month of July

    • D. 

      Unusually high temperatures during the month of January

  • 7. 
    Michael has a pencil case made of pine wood.  The surface of the pencil case scratiches and ents easily.  He wants to make a new pencil case that will not scratch or dent easily.  Which of the following should Michael do to make a new pencil case that will not scratch or dent easily?
    • A. 

      Make the pencil case a different size

    • B. 

      Use a different material to make the pencil case

    • C. 

      Make the pencil case from another piece of pine wood

    • D. 

      Use a thicker piece of pine wood to make the pencil case

  • 8. 
    Which of the following events involves a consumer and producer in a food chain?
    • A. 

      A cat eats a mouse.

    • B. 

      A deer eats a leaf.

    • C. 

      A hawk eats a mouse.

    • D. 

      A snake eats a rat.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes how plants use the energy they receive from sunlight?
    • A. 

      They change water into heat.

    • B. 

      They produce their own food.

    • C. 

      The make minerals for their roots.

    • D. 

      They break down nutrients into rocks.

  • 10. 
    Students want to plant a lemon tree at their school, but the cold winter temperatures in Massachusetts would kill the tree.  Which of the following is the best solution to this problem?
    • A. 

      Planting several lemon trees together in a row

    • B. 

      Building a greenhouse to shelter the lemon tree

    • C. 

      Giving the lemon tree extra fertilizer in the winter

    • D. 

      Tying a stake to the lemon tree for support during the winter

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best explains why many species of birds in New England fly south for the winter months?
    • A. 

      To find a place to hibernate

    • B. 

      To move away from strong sunlight

    • C. 

      To find an environment with more food

    • D. 

      To move away from crowded environments

  • 12. 
    Many bacteria are decomposer organisms.  Which of the following statements best describes how these bacteria help make soil more fertile?
    • A. 

      The bacteria break down water into food.

    • B. 

      The bacteria change sunlight into minerals.

    • C. 

      The bacteria combine with sand to form rocks.

    • D. 

      The bacteria break down plant and animal matter.

  • 13. 
    A statue and a table are both made of the same type of marble.  Which of the following properties will most likely be the same for both of these objects?
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Hardness

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements best explains why stars appear to move across the Earth's sky each night?
    • A. 

      Earth rotates on its axis.

    • B. 

      The stars orbit each other.

    • C. 

      Earth revolves around the sun.

    • D. 

      The stars rotate with the Moon.

  • 15. 
    Which type of rock is formed when hot lava cools?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Limestone

    • D. 

      Metamorphic

  • 16. 
    Annette is using many tools to build a doghouse.  For which of the following would Annette most likely use a tape measure while building the doghouse?
    • A. 

      Deciding which type of wood to use

    • B. 

      Removing extra nails from the wood

    • C. 

      Attaching different pieces of wood together

    • D. 

      Determining where to cut the wood into pieces

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