Social Studies (Grade 5 - 8)

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5th Grade Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

Social studies are an integrated study of humanities and social sciences including history and political science. Take this grade 5-8 test to assess how versed you are with the subject. See how easy it is and enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the nationality of Christopher Columbus?

  • 2. 

    By which name the Red Cross is known in the Islamic countries?

  • 3. 

    Which techniques you will use to motivate the students?

  • 4. 

    How can you make learning fun for the students?

  • 5. 

    What will you do if the whole class is not getting the concept?

  • 6. 

    Sindh was conquered by Mohd.binQasim during the _____ period

    • A.

      Umayyad

    • B.

      Abbasids

    • C.

      Tulun

    • D.

      Idrisids

    Correct Answer
    B. Abbasids
    Explanation
    During the Abbasid period, Sindh was conquered by Mohd.bin Qasim. The Abbasid dynasty, which ruled from 750 to 1258, was a powerful Islamic caliphate that expanded its territories through military conquests. Mohd.bin Qasim, a general under the Abbasids, led the conquest of Sindh in the early 8th century. This conquest brought Sindh under the control of the Abbasid caliphate and established Muslim rule in the region.

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  • 7. 

    Mohd bin Qasim was the nephew of __________

    • A.

      Sulayman bin Abdul Malik

    • B.

      Abdul Malik bin Marwan

    • C.

      Walid bin Abdul Malik

    • D.

      Hajjaj bin Yousaf

    Correct Answer
    D. Hajjaj bin Yousaf
    Explanation
    Mohd bin Qasim was the nephew of Hajjaj bin Yousaf. This means that Hajjaj bin Yousaf is the uncle of Mohd bin Qasim.

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  • 8. 

    Raja Dahir was the ruler of ________

    • A.

      Lahore

    • B.

      Dehli

    • C.

      Sindh

    • D.

      Depalpur

    Correct Answer
    C. Sindh
    Explanation
    Raja Dahir was the ruler of Sindh.

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  • 9. 

    Debul and Alor are the names of _______

    • A.

      Places of Ancient Sindh

    • B.

      Old Gardens of Sindh

    • C.

      Ancient buildings

    • D.

      None of them

    Correct Answer
    A. Places of Ancient Sindh
    Explanation
    Debul and Alor are the names of places in Ancient Sindh. These places hold historical significance and are known for their ancient ruins and artifacts. They are important archaeological sites that provide insights into the ancient civilization and culture of Sindh.

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  • 10. 

     In 133 A.H / 750 A.D. the Abbasids overthrew the __________

    • A.

      Safvids

    • B.

      Mughals

    • C.

      Umayyads

    • D.

      Meds

    Correct Answer
    C. Umayyads
    Explanation
    In 133 A.H / 750 A.D., the Abbasids successfully overthrew the Umayyads. The Umayyads were the second caliphate of the Islamic empire and ruled from 661 to 750 A.D. Their overthrow marked a significant shift in power and leadership within the Islamic world, as the Abbasids established their own caliphate and became the dominant ruling dynasty. This event had a profound impact on the political and religious landscape of the time, leading to the rise of the Abbasid dynasty and the decline of Umayyad power.

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  • 11. 

    In 367 A.H / 777 A.D , Subuktigin , a Turkish slave became the master of __________

    • A.

      Lahore

    • B.

      Multan

    • C.

      Depalpur

    • D.

      Ghazni

    Correct Answer
    A. Lahore
    Explanation
    In 367 A.H / 777 A.D, Subuktigin, a Turkish slave, became the master of Lahore.

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  • 12. 

    Mahmood`s first important battle was fought against ______ near Peshawar in 8 Muharram 392 A.H 25 November 1001 A.D.

    • A.

      Jaipal

    • B.

      Sukhpal

    • C.

      Anandpal

    • D.

      None of them

    Correct Answer
    C. Anandpal
  • 13. 

    About the end of 2nd century B.C some unusual upheavals in the Central Asia let loose series of human floods that brought about after-wave of invasions into Indo-Pak Sub-continent, First invasion was made by :

    • A.

      The kushanas

    • B.

      The Sakas

    • C.

      The Bacirians

    • D.

      The Parthians

    Correct Answer
    A. The kushanas
    Explanation
    During the end of the 2nd century B.C, Central Asia experienced unusual upheavals that resulted in a series of human floods. These floods led to invasions into the Indo-Pak subcontinent. The correct answer, the Kushanas, refers to a group of people who were one of the first to invade the region. They established their rule and had a significant impact on the culture and history of the subcontinent.

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  • 14. 

    One of the main objectives of All - India Muslim League at the time of its creation was :

    • A.

      To be loyal to the Indian British Government

    • B.

      To take active part in the politics of the country

    • C.

      To be close to Hindu community

    • D.

      Not to take sides with any Indian community

    Correct Answer
    D. Not to take sides with any Indian community
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Not to take sides with any Indian community." This objective reflects the Muslim League's aim to represent the interests of the Muslim community as a whole, rather than aligning themselves exclusively with either the Hindu or British communities. By not taking sides, the Muslim League sought to maintain a neutral position and work towards the betterment of the Muslim community within the Indian political landscape.

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  • 15. 

    The power of the Legislative councils was increased by

    • A.

      Minto - Morley Reforms, 1909

    • B.

      Simon Commission Report

    • C.

      3rd Round Table Conference

    • D.

      Gandhi - Irwin Pact

    Correct Answer
    A. Minto - Morley Reforms, 1909
    Explanation
    The Minto - Morley Reforms of 1909 increased the power of the Legislative councils. These reforms introduced the concept of separate electorates for Muslims, which gave them a greater say in the legislative process. It also expanded the size of the Legislative councils and allowed for more Indians to be appointed as members. This marked a significant step towards Indian representation and participation in the legislative process, thereby increasing the power of the Legislative councils.

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  • 16. 

    Hindi - Urdu controversy of 1867 had far-reaching consequences because

    • A.

      It was the forerunner of the Two-Nation Theory

    • B.

      Made Muslims think to be close to the Hindu culture

    • C.

      To depend on the British Government for justice

    • D.

      To be indifferent to the Controversy

    Correct Answer
    A. It was the forerunner of the Two-Nation Theory
    Explanation
    The Hindi-Urdu controversy of 1867 had far-reaching consequences because it served as the forerunner of the Two-Nation Theory. This theory eventually led to the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan as a separate nation for Muslims. The controversy highlighted the growing divide between Hindus and Muslims and their differing linguistic and cultural identities. It emphasized the need for separate political representation and eventually culminated in the demand for a separate Muslim state. This event played a significant role in shaping the political landscape of the Indian subcontinent.

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  • 17. 

    The elections should be held on the basis of general adult franchise. This demand was made in

    • A.

      Minto - Morley Reforms, 1909

    • B.

      Lucknow pact

    • C.

      Cripps Mission

    • D.

      Gandhi - Irwin Pact

    Correct Answer
    B. Lucknow pact
    Explanation
    The Lucknow Pact was a significant event in Indian history that took place in 1916. It was an agreement between the Indian National Congress and the All India Muslim League, with the aim of presenting a united front against British rule. One of the key demands of the Lucknow Pact was the introduction of a system of self-government in India, based on the principle of general adult franchise. This meant that all adults, regardless of gender, caste, or religion, would have the right to vote in elections. Therefore, the demand for elections on the basis of general adult franchise was made in the Lucknow Pact.

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  • 18. 

    Aligarh Muslim College started by Sir Syed Ahmed khan in 1877 had a clear programme

    • A.

      To keep the Muslim community abreast with western knowledge

    • B.

      To make Muslims learn Arabic and Persian only

    • C.

      To give students military education

    • D.

      To educate Muslim youth to be politically active

    Correct Answer
    D. To educate Muslim youth to be politically active
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to educate Muslim youth to be politically active. This can be inferred from the statement that the college had a clear program, and one of the goals mentioned is to educate Muslim youth to be politically active.

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  • 19. 

    "The future form of Government would be federal to be joined by provinces and Indian states." This principle was settled in

    • A.

      Nehru Report

    • B.

      1st Round Table Conference

    • C.

      Simon Report

    • D.

      Minto-Morley reforms

    Correct Answer
    C. Simon Report
    Explanation
    The Simon Report is the correct answer because it was a significant document that outlined the future form of government for India. It recommended a federal system where provinces and Indian states would join together. The report was published in 1930 and played a crucial role in shaping the political landscape of India. The Nehru Report, 1st Round Table Conference, and Minto-Morley reforms were all important events in India's history, but they did not specifically address the future form of government in the same way that the Simon Report did.

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  • 20. 

    Simla Deputation of 1906 had the following purpose

    • A.

      For future elections in the country Muslim community would get separate electorate

    • B.

      The Deputation was advised to take active part on politics

    • C.

      The Deputation was directed to be friendly with the rulers

    • D.

      To be in harmony with the Hindu Community of India

    Correct Answer
    C. The Deputation was directed to be friendly with the rulers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Deputation was directed to be friendly with the rulers." This is because the Simla Deputation of 1906 was a delegation of Muslim leaders who met with the Viceroy of India, Lord Minto, to present their demands and concerns. One of the main purposes of the Deputation was to establish a friendly relationship with the British rulers in order to gain their support and influence in addressing the issues faced by the Muslim community in India.

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  • 21. 

    During the Khilafar Movement, "Chaurichaura" tragedy assumed greater significance. Which of the following incidents was peculiar to that

    • A.

      Country-wide strike of the traders’

    • B.

      A police station was burnt in a village

    • C.

      Communal riots erupted

    • D.

      The people refused to pay Government

    Correct Answer
    C. Communal riots erupted
    Explanation
    During the Khilafar Movement, the "Chaurichaura" tragedy assumed greater significance. This tragedy refers to an incident where a police station was burnt in a village. This incident was peculiar to that time because it led to a shift in the movement's strategy. The non-violent nature of the movement was compromised as a result of this incident, and it marked a turning point where communal riots erupted. These riots were significant because they highlighted the growing tension and conflict between different religious communities during the movement.

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  • 22. 

    Indicate the highest civil award among the following

    • A.

      Sitara-e-Shujaat

    • B.

      Hilal-e-Shujaat

    • C.

      Nishan-e-Shujaat

    • D.

      Tamgha-e-Shujaat

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitara-e-Shujaat
    Explanation
    Sitara-e-Shujaat is the highest civil award among the options given. This award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional bravery and courage in the face of adversity. It is a recognition of their selfless acts of valor and sacrifice for the nation. The Sitara-e-Shujaat is a prestigious honor that is bestowed upon those who have demonstrated extraordinary bravery and heroism.

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  • 23. 

    The second part of the act 1935 could not be put into practise because

    • A.

      All-India Congress did not wish to join the Federal Government

    • B.

      There was state of emergency on the eve of World War II

    • C.

      There was law and order problem in India

    • D.

      The Indian princes refused to join in Federation

    Correct Answer
    D. The Indian princes refused to join in Federation
    Explanation
    The second part of the act 1935 could not be put into practice because the Indian princes refused to join in the Federation. This means that the act, which aimed to establish a federal government in India, could not be fully implemented due to the lack of participation from the Indian princes. Their refusal to join hindered the formation of a unified federal government as envisioned by the act.

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  • 24. 

    "Education Foundation" were set up in the provinces with a view to

    • A.

      Encouraging education in the rural areas

    • B.

      Encouraging private sector investment in education

    • C.

      Encouraging primary education and adult education

    • D.

      Encouraging education at all levels

    Correct Answer
    D. Encouraging education at all levels
    Explanation
    The "Education Foundation" was established in the provinces to promote education at all levels. This suggests that the foundation's goal is to support and enhance education from primary education to higher education. It may involve providing resources, scholarships, or other forms of assistance to ensure that individuals have access to education at all stages of their academic journey.

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  • 25. 

    The provincial elections under the Act of 1935 held in 1937 had the following results

    • A.

      The Muslim League won the majority of seats reserved for the community

    • B.

      By and large Muslim league failed miserably in the contest

    • C.

      The Congress had success only in a few provinces

    • D.

      A number of political parties boycotted the elections

    Correct Answer
    C. The Congress had success only in a few provinces
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Congress had success only in a few provinces." This is because the given information states that the Muslim League won the majority of seats reserved for the community, indicating their success in the provincial elections. It is also mentioned that the Muslim League failed miserably in the contest, further emphasizing their lack of success. Therefore, the statement that the Congress had success only in a few provinces aligns with the information provided.

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