Grade 5 - Social Studies (Uniting The Colonies, Chapter 8)

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5th Grade Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

The French and Indian War, Britain Wins North America, Colonist Speak Out, The Road to War, Second Continental Congress


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What meeting did they agree to develop a statement of rights and stated these rights in a petition that they sent to Parliament?

    • A.

      First Continental Congress

    • B.

      Second Continental Congress

    • C.

      Stamp Act Congress

    • D.

      Sugar Act Congress

    Correct Answer
    A. First Continental Congress
    Explanation
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting held in 1774 where representatives from the American colonies gathered to discuss their grievances against British rule. During this meeting, they agreed to develop a statement of rights and stated these rights in a petition that they sent to Parliament. This petition, known as the Declaration of Rights and Grievances, outlined the colonists' desire for fair treatment and representation. The First Continental Congress marked an important step towards colonial unity and resistance against British oppression.

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  • 2. 

    Who became one of Britain's most important native American allies?

    • A.

      Iroquois

    • B.

      Chippewa

    • C.

      Mohawk

    • D.

      Wyandot

    Correct Answer
    A. Iroquois
    Explanation
    The Iroquois became one of Britain's most important native American allies. The Iroquois Confederacy, consisting of six tribes (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora), played a crucial role in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution. They formed alliances with the British and fought against the French and their native allies. The Iroquois provided valuable intelligence, warriors, and resources to the British, making them a significant and influential ally in British colonial history.

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  • 3. 

    With Finley's help, Boone found an Indian trail that he followed across the Appalachians through what is now called?

    • A.

      Kentucky

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Cumberland Gap

    • D.

      Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    C. Cumberland Gap
    Explanation
    With Finley's help, Boone found an Indian trail that led him across the Appalachians. This trail is now known as the Cumberland Gap. The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the Appalachian Mountains, located at the junction of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. It was an important route for early settlers traveling westward, as it provided a passage through the mountains. Boone's discovery of this trail played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States.

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  • 4. 

    What does it mean when the colonist decided not to buy goods from the British?

    Correct Answer
    boycott
    Explanation
    When the colonists decided to boycott goods from the British, it means that they refused to purchase or engage in any transactions involving British products. This was a form of protest and a way for the colonists to show their dissatisfaction with British policies or actions. By boycotting British goods, the colonists aimed to exert economic pressure and demonstrate their unity and commitment to their cause.

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  • 5. 

    What things did the Stamp Act place taxes on?

    • A.

      Newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets and documents

    • B.

      Tea and sugar

    • C.

      Stamps, envelopes, mailing labels

    • D.

      Flour, coffee, sugar

    Correct Answer
    A. Newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets and documents
    Explanation
    The Stamp Act placed taxes on newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets, and documents. This means that individuals had to pay a tax when purchasing or producing these items. The purpose of the tax was to generate revenue for the British government and assert their control over the American colonies. The Stamp Act was one of the key factors that led to widespread protests and eventually the American Revolution.

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  • 6. 

    What happened on December 16, 1773?

    • A.

      Boston Port Bill

    • B.

      Mari Gras

    • C.

      Boston Tea Party

    • D.

      A war

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston Tea Party
    Explanation
    On December 16, 1773, the event known as the Boston Tea Party took place. This was a political protest by the American colonists against the British government's imposition of taxes on tea. A group of colonists, disguised as Native Americans, boarded British ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped chests of tea into the water, symbolizing their opposition to the Tea Act. This act of defiance played a significant role in the lead up to the American Revolution.

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  • 7. 

    Mark 3 of the leaders of the Sons of Liberty.

    • A.

      Samuel Adams

    • B.

      Paul Revere

    • C.

      Phillis Wheatley

    • D.

      John Hancock

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Samuel Adams
    B. Paul Revere
    D. John Hancock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock. These three individuals were prominent leaders of the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization formed in the American colonies to protest against British taxation and other oppressive policies. Samuel Adams was a key organizer and propagandist for the Sons of Liberty, Paul Revere was a renowned silversmith and messenger who played a crucial role in warning the colonists about British movements, and John Hancock was a wealthy merchant who provided financial support to the cause and famously signed the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 8. 

    What was the first of the laws to punish the colonists of Massachusetts and closed the port of Boston until the colonist paid for the destroyed tea?

    • A.

      Townshend Act

    • B.

      Boston Port Bill

    • C.

      Intolerable Acts

    • D.

      Parliament

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Port Bill
    Explanation
    The Boston Port Bill was the first of the laws to punish the colonists of Massachusetts and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea. This bill was passed by the British Parliament in response to the Boston Tea Party, where colonists dumped tea into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act. The bill aimed to economically cripple Boston and send a message to other colonies that resistance to British authority would not be tolerated. The closure of the port severely impacted the economy of Boston and further escalated tensions between the colonists and the British government.

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  • 9. 

    What happened in September 1775?

    • A.

      Georgia agreed to join the Second Continental Congress

    • B.

      The king ordered to enlarge the British army

    • C.

      A fight at Lexington and Concord

    • D.

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

    Correct Answer
    A. Georgia agreed to join the Second Continental Congress
    Explanation
    In September 1775, Georgia agreed to join the Second Continental Congress. This decision was significant as it meant that Georgia, along with the other colonies, was actively participating in the movement towards independence from British rule. By joining the Continental Congress, Georgia showed its commitment to the cause and its willingness to work together with the other colonies to achieve independence. This decision marked a crucial step in the formation of a united front against British oppression.

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  • 10. 

    What is a congress?

    • A.

      Fighting against a war

    • B.

      Control of the Ohio Valley

    • C.

      Recruiting allies

    • D.

      A formal meeting of representatives

    Correct Answer
    D. A formal meeting of representatives
    Explanation
    A congress refers to a formal meeting of representatives. It is a gathering where delegates or elected officials come together to discuss and make decisions on various matters of importance. This could include legislative, political, or organizational issues. The purpose of a congress is to provide a platform for representatives to exchange ideas, negotiate, and collaborate in order to reach agreements or formulate policies that will benefit the group or organization they represent.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Governor Robert Dinwiddie send to order the French to leave?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Daniel Boone

    • C.

      Samuel Adams

    • D.

      Paul Revere

    Correct Answer
    A. George Washington
    Explanation
    Governor Robert Dinwiddie sent George Washington to order the French to leave.

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  • 12. 

    Where were the British trained to fight?

    • A.

      In the forest

    • B.

      In the open fields

    • C.

      Along the rivers

    • D.

      Around the mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. In the open fields
    Explanation
    The British were trained to fight in the open fields. This suggests that their training focused on tactics and strategies that were suitable for open, spacious areas without much natural cover. This type of training would have prepared them for battles that took place in open terrain, where they would have to rely on their skills and coordination rather than the advantages provided by natural obstacles like forests, rivers, or mountains.

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  • 13. 

    In 1754, the American colonies were not wiling to work together for a common goal, what did the colonies not support?

    • A.

      Treaty of Paris

    • B.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • C.

      Albany plan

    • D.

      Townshend Act

    Correct Answer
    C. Albany plan
    Explanation
    During the year 1754, the American colonies did not support the Albany Plan. This plan was proposed by Benjamin Franklin and aimed to unite the colonies under a single government for better defense against French forces during the French and Indian War. However, the colonies were not willing to work together for this common goal and thus did not support the Albany Plan.

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  • 14. 

    After the Battle of Bunder Hill, what petition was made to express the colonist desire for a peaceful end to the fighting?

    • A.

      Treaty of Paris

    • B.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • C.

      Olive Branch Petition

    • D.

      Boston Port Bill

    Correct Answer
    C. Olive Branch Petition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Olive Branch Petition. After the Battle of Bunder Hill, the colonists wanted to express their desire for a peaceful resolution to the fighting. The Olive Branch Petition was a document sent to King George III in 1775, urging for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the colonies and Britain. It expressed the colonists' loyalty to the king while also stating their grievances and asking for a peaceful resolution. However, the petition was rejected by the king, leading to further escalation of the American Revolutionary War.

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  • 15. 

    The _________________________ was drawn up and stated that the British government had no right to tax the colonist without giving them representation.

    • A.

      Peace treaty

    • B.

      Stamp Act Congress

    • C.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • D.

      Declaration of rights and grievances

    Correct Answer
    D. Declaration of rights and grievances
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was drawn up to assert that the British government did not have the authority to impose taxes on the colonists without providing them with representation. This document was a significant step in the colonists' resistance against British taxation policies and helped to unite them in their opposition. It expressed their grievances and demanded their rights to be respected, setting the stage for further protests and ultimately the American Revolution.

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  • 16. 

    Who did they consider the first person to be killed in the struggle for American Liberty?

    • A.

      Patrick Henry

    • B.

      Crispus Attucks

    • C.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      James Otis

    Correct Answer
    B. Crispus Attucks
    Explanation
    Crispus Attucks is considered the first person to be killed in the struggle for American Liberty because he was one of the victims of the Boston Massacre in 1770. Attucks, an African American, was part of a group protesting against British soldiers in Boston. The soldiers opened fire, and Attucks was the first to be shot and killed. His death became a symbol of the fight for freedom and independence in America, making him an important figure in the struggle for American Liberty.

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  • 17. 

    What laws show the colonist that Parliament still had the authority to make laws?

    • A.

      Stamp Act

    • B.

      Treaty of Paris

    • C.

      Sugar Act

    • D.

      Townshend Act

    Correct Answer
    D. Townshend Act
    Explanation
    The Townshend Act was a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1767. These laws imposed taxes on various imported goods, such as glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea, which were commonly used by the American colonists. The purpose of these taxes was to assert the authority of Parliament over the colonies and to raise revenue for Britain. The Townshend Act demonstrated that Parliament still had the power to make laws and impose taxes on the colonists, thereby reinforcing their authority over the colonies.

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  • 18. 

    As a result of the Treaty of Paris, what did Britain receive from Spain?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Massachusetts

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida
    Explanation
    As a result of the Treaty of Paris, Britain received Florida from Spain. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 and marked the end of the Seven Years' War. Under the terms of the treaty, Spain ceded Florida to Britain in exchange for the return of Havana, which had been captured by the British during the war. This acquisition of Florida expanded Britain's territorial holdings in North America and gave them control over an important strategic region.

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  • 19. 

    After the fighting at Lexington and Concord, what did the angry citizens in Massachusetts start to build?

    • A.

      Bunkers

    • B.

      Forts

    • C.

      Earthworks

    • D.

      Houses

    Correct Answer
    C. Earthworks
    Explanation
    After the fighting at Lexington and Concord, the angry citizens in Massachusetts started to build earthworks. Earthworks are defensive structures made by digging trenches, building walls, and piling up earth to create barriers. These earthworks were constructed to protect themselves from future attacks and to fortify their positions. Earthworks provided a strategic advantage by offering cover and protection for the citizens during times of conflict.

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  • 20. 

    What was the misnamed battle of Breed Hill?

    • A.

      Bunker Hill

    • B.

      Ant hill

    • C.

      Appalachian Mountains

    • D.

      Cumberland Gap

    Correct Answer
    A. Bunker Hill
    Explanation
    The misnamed battle of Breed Hill refers to the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War. The battle is commonly known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, but it was actually fought mostly on Breed's Hill. The American militia, facing the British army, fortified Breed's Hill and successfully repelled two British assaults before eventually being forced to retreat due to lack of ammunition. Despite the misnaming, the battle became a significant moment in the war, showcasing the determination and fighting spirit of the American rebels.

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  • 21. 

    What are the true facts of Phillis Wheatley?

    • A.

      She was a British spy

    • B.

      Her poetry was published in 1770

    • C.

      She was known for her poetry

    • D.

      She was a slave

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Her poetry was published in 1770
    C. She was known for her poetry
    D. She was a slave
    Explanation
    Phillis Wheatley was a slave who gained recognition for her poetry, which was published in 1770. She is known for her literary contributions and is considered one of the first African American poets. Despite being enslaved, Wheatley's talent and creativity allowed her work to be acknowledged and appreciated.

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  • 22. 

    The Townshend Act passed taxes on .......  (check all that apply, 3 answers)

    • A.

      Guns, Uniforms

    • B.

      Lead, Paper

    • C.

      Glass, Tea

    • D.

      Bullets, Swords

    • E.

      Paint

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Lead, Paper
    C. Glass, Tea
    E. Paint
    Explanation
    The Townshend Act passed taxes on lead, paper, glass, tea, and paint. The act was passed by the British Parliament in 1767 and imposed duties on various goods imported to the American colonies. These taxes were intended to generate revenue for the British government and assert their authority over the colonies. Lead, paper, glass, tea, and paint were all subject to taxation under the Townshend Act.

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  • 23. 

    Mark which statement is true about the terms of the Treaty of Paris (3 answers)

    • A.

      France gave most of its present-day Canada to Britain

    • B.

      France gave up claim to lands between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River

    • C.

      Britain received California from Spain

    • D.

      Spain kept control of land west of the Mississippi River

    • E.

      Settlers living in the west were asked to leave

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. France gave most of its present-day Canada to Britain
    B. France gave up claim to lands between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River
    D. Spain kept control of land west of the Mississippi River
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Paris resulted in France giving most of its present-day Canada to Britain, as well as giving up its claim to lands between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. Spain, on the other hand, kept control of the land west of the Mississippi River. There is no mention of settlers being asked to leave in the given options.

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  • 24. 

    Chief Pontiac of the Owatta Tribe caused a rebellion because ....

    • A.

      They wanted the British to stay there

    • B.

      They wanted to help the British to fight

    • C.

      They wanted to stop the loss of Indian hunting lands

    • D.

      They wanted to cause trouble

    Correct Answer
    C. They wanted to stop the loss of Indian hunting lands
    Explanation
    Chief Pontiac of the Owatta Tribe caused a rebellion because he wanted to stop the loss of Indian hunting lands. This suggests that the British were encroaching on the tribe's territory, leading to a threat to their way of life and resources. Chief Pontiac and his tribe likely saw the rebellion as a necessary means to protect their land and maintain their traditional hunting grounds.

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  • 25. 

    What did the Proclamation of 1763 say that the British colonist were not allowed to do?

    • A.

      Controlling Florida

    • B.

      Seizing the land by the Mississippi River

    • C.

      Govern any part of the land

    • D.

      Hunt or explore the land west of the Appalachian Mountains

    Correct Answer
    D. Hunt or explore the land west of the Appalachian Mountains
    Explanation
    The Proclamation of 1763 stated that British colonists were not allowed to hunt or explore the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was done in order to prevent further conflicts with Native American tribes and to maintain control over the western territories. The British government wanted to avoid costly wars and maintain a peaceful relationship with the Native Americans, so they restricted the colonists' access to these lands.

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  • 26. 

    To supply the Continental Army, the Congress asked each colony to contribute money to pay for _____________, _____________, _____________, and _________________. (Check all that apply)

    • A.

      Bullets

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Boots

    • D.

      Uniforms

    • E.

      Guns

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bullets
    B. Food
    D. Uniforms
    E. Guns
    Explanation
    During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Army required various resources to sustain its soldiers. The Congress requested each colony to contribute funds for bullets, food, uniforms, and guns. These supplies were essential for the army's success in battle. Bullets and guns were necessary for combat, while food ensured the soldiers' sustenance. Uniforms were crucial for identification and morale. By asking the colonies to contribute to these items, the Congress aimed to ensure that the Continental Army had the necessary resources to fight effectively against the British.

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  • 27. 

    The British government ordered colonist to quarter British soldiers or to _____________ and provide  _______________  for them.

    • A.

      Guns

    • B.

      Shelters

    • C.

      Houses

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Shelters
    D. Food
    Explanation
    During the time of British colonial rule, the government enforced a policy that required colonists to provide shelter and food for British soldiers. This was a way for the British government to maintain control and ensure the well-being of their military forces stationed in the colonies. By mandating that colonists offer shelter and food to the soldiers, the British government aimed to establish a sense of dependency and control over the colonists, further solidifying their authority.

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