Mcas Prep

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Mcas Prep

Prep for History/Social Sciences 5th grade MCAS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are the official languages of Canada?
    • A. 

      Italian and Greek

    • B. 

      German and Dutch

    • C. 

      English and French

    • D. 

      Spanish and Portuguese

  • 2. 
    The Louisiana Purchase was important to the United States for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      It doubled the size of the United States.

    • B. 

      It kept Mexico from owning most of Texas.

    • C. 

      It gave the United States control over the Great Lakes.

    • D. 

      It stopped Great Britain from getting more Canadian territories.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following people was responsible for adding the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Meriwether Lewis

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      John Winthrop

  • 4. 
    Which of the following names is often given to the journey of Africans who were brought to the Americas as slaves?
    • A. 

      The Middle Passage

    • B. 

      The Great Migration

    • C. 

      The Northwest Passage

    • D. 

      Westward Expansion

  • 5. 
    The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. In which century was that?
    • A. 

      The 17th century

    • B. 

      The 18th century

    • C. 

      The 19th century

    • D. 

      The 20th century

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was an important outcome of the Battle of Bunker Hill?
    • A. 

      The Americans and the French forced the British to surrender.

    • B. 

      The Americans proved they could fight trained British soldiers.

    • C. 

      The French openly declared support for the American colonies.

    • D. 

      The British passed the Intolerable Acts to punish Massachusetts.

  • 7. 
    The box below lists some religious customs and beliefs of a civilization. • They believed in the legend of Quetzalcoatl. • They performed human sacrifices. • They built pyramids for temples. These were the customs and beliefs of which of the following civilizations?
    • A. 

      Aztec

    • B. 

      Cherokee

    • C. 

      Inca

    • D. 

      Sioux

  • 8. 
    What type of map is this?
    • A. 

      A climate map

    • B. 

      A political map

    • C. 

      A highway map

    • D. 

      A geological map

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    Which of the following had to vote to accept the Bill of Rights in order for it to become part of the United States Constitution?
    • A. 

      The states

    • B. 

      The courts

    • C. 

      The electoral college

    • D. 

      The executive cabinet

  • 11. 
    In which of the following states is snow least likely to fall?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Minnesota

    • C. 

      Vermont

    • D. 

      Washington

  • 12. 
    The text below is the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution. It prevents the government from forcing citizens to house (quarter) soldiers in their homes in times of peace. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. a. Identify and describe an important event in American colonial history that involved quartering troops in private homes. Support your answer with your knowledge of American history. b. Explain why the founders believed it was necessary to include in the Bill of Rights an amendment preventing the quartering of soldiers in private homes. Support your answer with your knowledge of American history.
  • 13. 
    • A. 

  • 14. 
    The map below shows some natural resources of Canada.
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Silver

  • 15. 
    The map below shows part of the southeastern United States.
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      Tennessee

  • 16. 
    The photograph below shows a historical site in Washington DC.Which historical site is shown in the photograph?
    • A. 

      The Jefferson Memorial

    • B. 

      The Library of Congress

    • C. 

      Arlington National Cemetary

    • D. 

      The Vietnam Veterans Memorial