5th Grade Social Study: Trivia Questions!

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5th Grade Social Study: Trivia Questions!

This is a fifth-grade social studies quiz that helps one to identify some of the things that they have learned in their classes. Do you think you have what it takes to get all the answers right or are you in need of some more revision time? Don’t be afraid, take up this quiz to find out how much do you have knowledge about fifth-grade social studies?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the English want colonies in North America?
    • A. 

      To find gold and other resources.

    • B. 

      The wanted to raid Spanish ships.

  • 2. 
    Where was the first English Colony?
    • A. 

      Plymouth Rock

    • B. 

      Jamestown

  • 3. 
    When Francis Drake raided the Spanish ships, who  was angered?
    • A. 

      The Spanish

    • B. 

      The French

  • 4. 
    What was the type of Government in Jamestown?
    • A. 

      No government

    • B. 

      Self-government

  • 5. 
    How did Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?
    • A. 

      They sold their land?

    • B. 

      They farmed land and dug wells for water.

  • 6. 
    Quebec and Montreal were found by
    • A. 

      The Spanish

    • B. 

      The French

  • 7. 
    Trading beaver fur helped _____grow and succeed.
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Jamestown

  • 8. 
    Who took control of the Hudson River as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
    • A. 

      The Dutch

    • B. 

      The Spanish

  • 9. 
    Who left their homeland in order to practice their religious beliefs?
    • A. 

      The Pilgrims

    • B. 

      King Charles II

  • 10. 
    Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?
    • A. 

      It looked like a nice place to live.

    • B. 

      A storm blew their ship off course.

  • 11. 
    The Pilgrims faced the cold winter, ____ and ____ when they arrived at Plymouth.
    • A. 

      Drought and disease

    • B. 

      Hunger and disease

  • 12. 
    The Wapanoag helped the _______________survive at Plymouth Colony.
    • A. 

      The Pilgrims

    • B. 

      The Dutch

  • 13. 
    Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of others
    • A. 

      To become immune to diseases

    • B. 

      To get a colony started for the others

  • 14. 
    The Southern Colonies had the longest growing season.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Different religious beliefs mad one New England colony different from another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts were sent back to England.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The  Middle and Southern colonies go started when the colonists spread out to claim more land England.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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