Chapter 2 5th Grade Social Studies

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Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

In social studies class we get to understand the people on earth and how they relate to their communities, governments and environment. Having covered American Indians in chapter two of 5th grace social studies the quiz below is perfect to check what we understood. Give it a try and see where you stand. Give it a shot and see where you stand. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who made the decisions in the Iroquois League?
    • A. 

      Great Council

    • B. 

      Older men

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Sixth tribe

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was NOT one way people of the Eastern Woodlands used forest resources?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Clothing

    • C. 

      Electricity

    • D. 

      Water

  • 3. 
    In addition to meat, what did animals provide to the peoples of the Eastern Woodlands?
    • A. 

      Successful hunting methods

    • B. 

      Friendship and skills for hunting

    • C. 

      Oil and grains for warmth

    • D. 

      Skins and furs for clothing

  • 4. 
    Why did Iroquois hunters speak to and thank the deer they killed?
    • A. 

      The iroqouis were good hunters.

    • B. 

      The Iroquois felt a connection to nature

    • C. 

      The Iroquois believed it would bring good luck

    • D. 

      The Iroquois knew the deer were listening

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an Iroquois custon that is still practiced today?
    • A. 

      The Great Council

    • B. 

      Living in longhouses

    • C. 

      Using animla skis as a primary clothing source

    • D. 

      Using woodland animals as a primary food source

  • 6. 
    How did most Plains people live?
    • A. 

      By farming

    • B. 

      By hunting

    • C. 

      By fishing

    • D. 

      By farming and hunting

  • 7. 
    Which animal was important to the people of the Plains for meat, clothing, blankets, and utensils?
    • A. 

      Buffalo

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Caribou

    • D. 

      Mammoth

  • 8. 
    What is one way horses affected the lifestyle of the Cheyenne?
    • A. 

      The travois was no longer needed

    • B. 

      Hunting buffalo was easier

    • C. 

      Dogs had more work

    • D. 

      Horses wandered north

  • 9. 
    How important wre horses to the Cheyenne?
    • A. 

      Horses were permitted to wander to the plains freely

    • B. 

      Dogs replaces horses as a means of transportation

    • C. 

      Wealth was meausred in how many horses a Cheyenne owned, not in dollars

    • D. 

      Horses permitted the Cheyenne to set up permanent camps

  • 10. 
    Which Great plains state is home to many Cheyenne today?
    • A. 

      Montana

    • B. 

      New Mexico

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      North Dakota

  • 11. 
    Which of the following describes the environment of the Southwest Desert cultutral region?
    • A. 

      Rainforest

    • B. 

      Known for constant flooding

    • C. 

      Mostly hot and arid

    • D. 

      Freezing temperatures

  • 12. 
    Why did the Hopi build their villages on the tops of mesas?
    • A. 

      For better hunting

    • B. 

      For warmth

    • C. 

      For the view

    • D. 

      For protection

  • 13. 
    Which is the BEST description of a potlach
    • A. 

      A party where the hosts give gifts to show their wealth and generosity

    • B. 

      A ceremony to ask for rain for the plants and other life

    • C. 

      A religious ceremony to prepare for the future

    • D. 

      A religious ceremony attended only by men

  • 14. 
    What was a shaman's main role in Kwakiutl society?
    • A. 

      To teach farming

    • B. 

      To cure sick people

    • C. 

      To teach dancing

    • D. 

      To wear special masks

  • 15. 
    What types of homes did the Plains people use?
    • A. 

      Tepees and lodges

    • B. 

      Tepees and Wigwams

    • C. 

      Wigwams

    • D. 

      Longhouses

    • E. 

      Cliff dwellings

  • 16. 
    What was the purpose of a totem pole?
    • A. 

      To show a persons wealth and the history of their family

    • B. 

      To show respect tothe trees

    • C. 

      To ask for good fortune and luck

    • D. 

      To show how many animals a family has killed for food

  • 17. 
    What was the apache's main food source?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Raising sheep

    • D. 

      Gathering and farming

  • 18. 
    What was an important part of navajo culture?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Raising sheep

    • D. 

      Raising horses

  • 19. 
    Why are some tribes in the Southwest region called pueblos?
    • A. 

      They lived in a city named pueblo

    • B. 

      They prayed to a god named pueblo

    • C. 

      They lived in homes called pueblos

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    What was the main way people of the Northwest Coast got food?
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Gathering

    • D. 

      Price Chopper