Fifth Grade Content Vocabulary-SOC. Stud.

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Fifth Grade Content Vocabulary-SOC. Stud. - Quiz

Winter Benchmarking-2015


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Something written or said as a first hand account; original data, or direct knowledge.

    • A.

      Primary Source

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Articles of Confederation

    • D.

      Democracy

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary Source
    Explanation
    A primary source refers to something written or said as a first-hand account, original data, or direct knowledge. It is a firsthand record or document created by someone who directly experienced or witnessed the events or phenomena being described. The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation are historical documents that can be considered primary sources as they were written by the individuals involved in shaping the early United States. Democracy, on the other hand, is a form of government where power is vested in the people, and it is not directly related to the concept of primary sources.

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  • 2. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The first Constitution of the 13 American states; 1781. 

    • A.

      Mayflower Compact

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Articles of Confederation

    • D.

      Constitution

    Correct Answer
    C. Articles of Confederation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the 13 American states, established in 1781. It served as the governing document of the newly formed United States, outlining the powers and limitations of the federal government. However, it proved to be ineffective in providing a strong central government, leading to the eventual drafting and adoption of the Constitution in 1787. The Mayflower Compact was a document signed by the Pilgrims in 1620, the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776, and the Constitution was ratified in 1788.

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  • 3. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:A person during the Revolutionary War loyal to the Colonies. 

    • A.

      Patriot

    • B.

      Loyalist

    • C.

      Amendment

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    A. Patriot
    Explanation
    A person during the Revolutionary War loyal to the Colonies is referred to as a Patriot. Patriots were individuals who supported and fought for the cause of American independence from Britain during the Revolutionary War. They believed in the principles of liberty, freedom, and self-governance, and actively participated in the war effort against the British forces.

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  • 4. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The 52 words that begin the Constitution of the United States. 

    • A.

      Declaration of Independence

    • B.

      Bill of Rights

    • C.

      Amendment

    • D.

      Preamble

    Correct Answer
    D. Preamble
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Preamble." The Preamble is the opening statement of the United States Constitution, consisting of 52 words. It outlines the purpose and goals of the Constitution, including establishing justice, ensuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

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  • 5. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Study of features of the Earth. 

    • A.

      Democracy

    • B.

      Geography

    • C.

      Capital

    • D.

      Colonies

    Correct Answer
    B. Geography
    Explanation
    Geography is the correct answer because it refers to the study of features of the Earth. Democracy, Capital, and Colonies do not relate to the study of Earth's features. Democracy is a form of government, Capital refers to a city where a country's government is located, and Colonies are territories controlled by another country.

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  • 6. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Larger supply equals lower cost; smaller supply equals higher cost. 

    • A.

      Democracy

    • B.

      Economy/Economics

    • C.

      Capital

    • D.

      Supply and Demand

    Correct Answer
    D. Supply and Demand
    Explanation
    Supply and demand refers to the economic principle that states that the price of a product or service is determined by the balance between its supply and the demand for it. When the supply of a product is high and the demand is low, the price tends to be lower. Conversely, when the supply is low and the demand is high, the price tends to be higher. This principle is a fundamental concept in economics and helps to explain how prices are determined in a market economy.

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  • 7. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:An agreement by the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 to have a government. 

    • A.

      Declaration of Independence

    • B.

      Bill of Rights

    • C.

      Mayflower Compact

    • D.

      Constitution

    Correct Answer
    C. Mayflower Compact
    Explanation
    The Mayflower Compact was an agreement made by the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 to establish a government. This document was significant because it was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony and it laid the foundation for self-government in America. The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Constitution are also important documents in American history, but they are not directly related to the Mayflower Pilgrims or the establishment of their government.

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  • 8. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The legislative branch of Great Britain. 

    • A.

      Congress

    • B.

      Parliament

    • C.

      Loyalist

    • D.

      Patriot

    Correct Answer
    B. Parliament
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Parliament. Parliament refers to the legislative branch of Great Britain. It is the highest legislative authority in the country and is responsible for making laws, debating important issues, and representing the interests of the people.

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  • 9. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 

    • A.

      Bill of Rights

    • B.

      Mayflower Compact

    • C.

      Declaration of Independence

    • D.

      Articles of Confederation

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill of Rights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights refers to the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These amendments were added to protect individual rights and limit the power of the government. They include important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial. The Bill of Rights is a crucial part of the U.S. Constitution and ensures that citizens' rights are protected.

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  • 10. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:A person during the Revolutionary War loyal to Great Britain. 

    • A.

      Congress

    • B.

      Patriot

    • C.

      Loyalist

    • D.

      Regions

    Correct Answer
    C. Loyalist
    Explanation
    A person during the Revolutionary War loyal to Great Britain is referred to as a Loyalist.

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  • 11. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:New settlement that belongs to another country. 

    • A.

      Federal

    • B.

      Amendments

    • C.

      Capital

    • D.

      Colonies

    Correct Answer
    D. Colonies
    Explanation
    A colony is a new settlement that belongs to another country. Colonies are established by a country in a different territory or region, and they are typically governed and controlled by the mother country. The purpose of establishing colonies is to expand the influence and power of the mother country, as well as to exploit the resources and labor of the colony.

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  • 12. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The three branches of government; Executive (President), Legislative (Congress), Judicial (Supreme Court Judges). 

    • A.

      Branches of Government

    • B.

      Amendments

    • C.

      Preamble

    • D.

      Constitution

    Correct Answer
    A. Branches of Government
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Branches of Government" because the definition matches the term. The three branches of government refer to the Executive (President), Legislative (Congress), and Judicial (Supreme Court Judges), which are the three main divisions of power in the government system.

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  • 13. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Area or section of the U.S. with similar climate. 

    • A.

      Parliament

    • B.

      Colonies

    • C.

      Regions

    • D.

      Capital

    Correct Answer
    C. Regions
    Explanation
    Regions refers to an area or section of the U.S. with a similar climate. This term is used to categorize and define different geographical areas within the country based on their climate patterns. It helps to understand and analyze the variations in climate across different parts of the U.S. and how it influences various aspects of life in those regions.

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  • 14. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The letter written to King George on July 4, 1776 declaring the Colonies to be free of England. 

    • A.

      Articles of Confederation

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      Mayflower Compact

    • D.

      Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    D. Declaration of Independence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence refers to the letter written to King George on July 4, 1776, declaring the Colonies to be free of England. It is a significant historical document that declared the United States' independence and outlined the reasons for the separation from British rule. The Articles of Confederation, Constitution, and Mayflower Compact are also important documents in American history, but they are not specifically related to the letter written to King George in 1776.

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  • 15. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The government of the whole nation.

    • A.

      Capital

    • B.

      Federal

    • C.

      Democracy

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    B. Federal
    Explanation
    Federal is the correct term that matches the definition "The government of the whole nation." A federal government is a system in which power is divided between a central authority and individual states or provinces. In a federal system, the central government has authority over national issues, while regional or state governments have authority over local issues. This type of government is often found in countries with a large territory or diverse population, as it allows for a balance of power between the central government and regional governments.

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  • 16. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The alteration of the U.S. Constitution.

    • A.

      Amendment

    • B.

      Federal

    • C.

      Capital

    • D.

      Federal

    Correct Answer
    A. Amendment
    Explanation
    An amendment is the correct term for the alteration of the U.S. Constitution. Amendments are changes or additions made to the Constitution in order to address new issues or clarify existing rights and laws. They are an important part of the Constitution's flexibility and ability to adapt to the changing needs of the country.

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  • 17. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The combination of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    • A.

      Parliament

    • B.

      Federal

    • C.

      Capital

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    D. Congress
    Explanation
    The term "Congress" refers to the combination of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In the United States, Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government and is responsible for making laws and representing the interests of the American people. The House of Representatives is based on population representation, while the Senate provides equal representation for each state. Together, they form the Congress, which plays a crucial role in the functioning of the U.S. government.

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  • 18. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The laws of the federal government of the United States.

    • A.

      Articles of Confederation

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Constitution

    • D.

      Federal

    Correct Answer
    C. Constitution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Constitution. The definition provided refers to the laws of the federal government of the United States, which is the main purpose of the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation were the first governing document of the United States, but they were replaced by the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence, although significant in the history of the United States, does not directly relate to the laws of the federal government. "Federal" refers to the system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and individual states, which is a key aspect of the United States Constitution.

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  • 19. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Someone's wealth or assets.

    • A.

      Supply and Demand

    • B.

      Capital

    • C.

      Economics

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    B. Capital
    Explanation
    Capital refers to someone's wealth or assets. In the context of social studies vocabulary, capital is a term used to describe the financial resources or investments that an individual or business possesses. It can include money, property, equipment, or any other valuable asset that can be used to generate income or contribute to economic growth.

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  • 20. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:The war of American independence with Great Britain.

    • A.

      Branches of Government

    • B.

      Patriot

    • C.

      Revolutionary War

    • D.

      Loyalist

    Correct Answer
    C. Revolutionary War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Revolutionary War because it matches the definition of the war of American independence with Great Britain. The Revolutionary War was a conflict fought between the American colonies and Great Britain from 1775 to 1783, which ultimately resulted in the independence of the United States. The term "Revolutionary War" specifically refers to this particular war in American history.

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  • 21. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:Management of a nation's money.

    • A.

      Economy/Economics

    • B.

      Supply and Demand

    • C.

      Federal

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    A. Economy/Economics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Economy/Economics. Economy/Economics refers to the management of a nation's money, including the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It involves studying how individuals, businesses, and governments allocate resources to satisfy their needs and wants. This term encompasses various aspects such as income, employment, inflation, and economic growth.

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  • 22. 

    Match the following definition with the correct Soc.Stud. vocabulary term:A form of government by the people.

    • A.

      Federal

    • B.

      Congress

    • C.

      Parliament

    • D.

      Democracy

    Correct Answer
    D. Democracy
    Explanation
    Democracy is a form of government by the people, where the power is vested in the citizens who have the right to participate in decision-making processes. It allows individuals to have a say in the governance of their country through voting and electing representatives. In a democracy, the government is accountable to the people and operates based on the principle of majority rule while respecting the rights and freedoms of minority groups.

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