5th Grade Trivia Questions On American Revolution Test! Quiz

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This 5th grade trivia test quiz has questions on American Revolution. Long before the formation of America as a democratic state, the British had power over the people. The revolutionary war saw the thirteen American colonies try to fight back the British and take control of the country with help of the French. Take this quiz and get a refresher of what you know about this war. All the best!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A democracy is
    • A. 

      A form of government in which the people make the laws and run the government.

    • B. 

      Any written rule or collection of rules given under the authority of the state or nation, as by the people in its constitution.

    • C. 

      The people and groups within a society that have the authority to make laws, to make sure they are carried out and to settle disagreements about them.

  • 2. 
    The judicial branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).

  • 3. 
    The executive branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).

  • 4. 
    The legislative branch is
    • A. 

      The lawmaking part of the government (House of the Representatives and Senate).

    • B. 

      The part of the government, headed by the President, that carries out laws.

    • C. 

      The part of the government that decides the meaning of the laws (Supreme Court).

  • 5. 
    A government is the people and groups within a society that have the authority to make laws, to make sure they are carried out and to settle disagreements about them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A law is a plan of government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, ratified in 1791 is known as the
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      Constitution.

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence.

  • 8. 
    Which document explained why the colonies were breaking away from Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 9. 
    Which important document was signed on July 4, 1776?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 10. 
    Which important document was signed on September 17, 1787? 
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 11. 
    A tax is a money collected by the government for its services (street cleaning, military protection, and so on).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which 2 events leading up to the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party and Constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      Slavery and Taxes

  • 13. 
    James Madison is known as the "Father of our Constitution". His ideas helped to form our government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Ben Franklin wrote the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Constitution is important to Americans because
    • A. 

      It explained why the colonists were breaking away from Great Britain.

    • B. 

      It is a form of government in which the people make the laws and run the government.

    • C. 

      It is the law of the land.

  • 16. 
    The 1st Amendment states that all Americans have the right to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Our nation's capital is located in
    • A. 

      Maryland.

    • B. 

      Virginia.

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.

  • 18. 
    Who is known as the "Father of our Country"?
    • A. 

      Ben Franklin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 19. 
    The right to bear arms is the
    • A. 

      1st Amendment.

    • B. 

      2nd Amendment.

    • C. 

      3rd Amendment.

  • 20. 
    The American Revolutionary War was fought between the
    • A. 

      British and French.

    • B. 

      British and Patriots.

    • C. 

      French and Spanish.