Quiz About The Declaration Of Independence

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Quiz About The Declaration Of Independence

Open Court Reading Assessment - 5th Grade


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 2. 
    Who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 3. 
    How did Rodney's vote affect other voters?
    • A. 

      His vote helped other delegations decide to vote no to independence

    • B. 

      His vote helped other delegations decide to vote yes to independence.

    • C. 

      His vote made others think that reconciling with England was the best way to vote.

  • 4. 
    Why do some historians think July 2nd ought to be the American Independence Day?
    • A. 

      On July 2nd, all the delegations met in Independence Hall.

    • B. 

      On July 2nd, they had a debate about why it would be a good idea to separate from England.

    • C. 

      On July 2nd, twelve of the thirteen colonies voted for their independence from England.

  • 5. 
    What was NOT one of the three different opinion groups leading up to the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Electing a new king for the colonies.

    • B. 

      Independence from England

    • C. 

      Reconciliation with England

  • 6. 
    Why was signing the Declaration of Independence such a dangerous act?
    • A. 

      Those that signed might be put in a British prison.

    • B. 

      Those that signed might have their business taken away by the British government.

    • C. 

      Those that signed might be hung for treason against the British government.

  • 7. 
    What did Jefferson do when he needed a break from writing?
    • A. 

      He took long naps to regain his strength.

    • B. 

      He went for walks in the countryside or on the waterfront.

    • C. 

      He sat by the fireplace and read books from famous philosophers.

  • 8. 
    What was the "Natural Law" that Jefferson referred to?
    • A. 

      The law of Nature and of Nature's God which was NOT more powerful than any king's laws.

    • B. 

      The law of Nature and of Nature's God and was more powerful than any king's laws.

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Into which category would the Declaration of Independence fall?
    • A. 

      Important historic document

    • B. 

      Major work of art

    • C. 

      Popular written work read by many people

  • 10. 
    The actual signing of the Declaration took place on
    • A. 

      July 2, 1776

    • B. 

      July 4, 1776

    • C. 

      August 2, 1776

  • 11. 
    The Delaware vote helped to sway other delegations. In this sentence, a delegation is a
    • A. 

      Group of people

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      Small army

  • 12. 
    Some Americans wanted reconciliation with England. A reconciliation is like a
    • A. 

      Gathering

    • B. 

      Argument

    • C. 

      Settlement

  • 13. 
    The unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. An unalienable right is one that
    • A. 

      Only Americans have

    • B. 

      All people should have

    • C. 

      Only the colonists needed

  • 14. 
    A document is
    • A. 

      Line that you sign your name on

    • B. 

      Place where papers are stored

    • C. 

      Paper containing information

  • 15. 
    The possibility of being hung for treason did not matter to American radicals. A radical in this sentence is a 
    • A. 

      Rebel

    • B. 

      Fool

    • C. 

      Ruler

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