Test On Social Studies For 5th Grade!

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Test On Social Studies For 5th Grade!

Test on social studies for 5th grade! In the fifth grade, there are a lot of things you cover in the social studies, and this includes the beginning of what is now America—ranging from America discovery, the colonies, the British to the declaration of Independence? What do you know about the plantation and how trade routes were established? Do take up the quiz below and get to refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which BEST describes the factors that enabled Cortes to defeat the Aztecs?
    • A. 

      Larger forces, better weapons, and horses

    • B. 

      Metal armor, muskets, horses, and allies

    • C. 

      Stone weapons, muskets, and allies

    • D. 

      Disease, allies, and more men

  • 2. 
    After Cortes conquered the Aztecs, who conquered the Incan empire?
    • A. 

      Pizarro

    • B. 

      Cabezx de Vaca

    • C. 

      Coronado

    • D. 

      Cortes

  • 3. 
    What colony was founded after the defeat of the Incan empire?
    • A. 

      New Portugal

    • B. 

      New Spain

    • C. 

      Lima

    • D. 

      Peru

  • 4. 
    Which answer correctly sequences the groups in New Spain's colonial society from most to least powerful?
    • A. 

      Peninsulares, Africans and Indians, creoles, mestizos

    • B. 

      Africans and Indians, mestizos, creoles, peninsulares

    • C. 

      Peninsulares, Africans and Indians, mestizos, creoles

    • D. 

      Peninsulares, creoles, mestizos, Africans and Indians

  • 5. 
    Which BEST describes the Indians' life on an encomienda?
    • A. 

      They had large farms with many workers.

    • B. 

      They often worked without pay and were expected to become Christians

    • C. 

      They were wealthy and powerful landowners who wanted to become Christians

    • D. 

      They ran small businesses making furniture or clothing to sell to settlers

  • 6. 
    Why did the Spanish landowners want to keep slaves?
    • A. 

      The slaves made them rich

    • B. 

      They could replace slaves easily

    • C. 

      They helped with the slaves' education

    • D. 

      The slaves didn't eat much

  • 7. 
    Why did the English want colonies in North America?
    • A. 

      They wanted to find gold and other resources

    • B. 

      They wanted to raid Spanish ships

    • C. 

      They wanted to visit new lands.

    • D. 

      They wanted to meet the Indians.

  • 8. 
    Where was the first English colony?
    • A. 

      Jamestown

    • B. 

      Plymouth Rock

    • C. 

      Roanoke Island

    • D. 

      Raleigh

  • 9. 
    What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
    • A. 

      St. Lawrence and Quebec

    • B. 

      Quebec and Champlain

    • C. 

      St.Lawrence and Champlain

    • D. 

      Quebec and Montreal

  • 10. 
    Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?
    • A. 

      Fishing the waters

    • B. 

      Trading beaver fur

    • C. 

      Good relations with the Indians

    • D. 

      A thriving harbor

  • 11. 
    Which of the following BEST summarizes why the Pilgrims chose to leave their homeland?
    • A. 

      To practice their religious beliefs

    • B. 

      To explore new lands

    • C. 

      To gain wealth

    • D. 

      To live on land of their own

  • 12. 
    What group helped the Pilgrims survive at Plymouth Colony?
    • A. 

      The Separatists

    • B. 

      The Wampanoag

    • C. 

      The Dutch

    • D. 

      The French

  • 13. 
    Which region had the longest growing season?
    • A. 

      New England Colonies

    • B. 

      Middle Colonies

    • C. 

      Rhode Island Colony

    • D. 

      Southern Colonies

  • 14. 
    What made one New England colony different from another?
    • A. 

      Nationality of the colonists

    • B. 

      Cold winters

    • C. 

      Different religious beliefs

    • D. 

      Strict laws

  • 15. 
    How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?
    • A. 

      Religious groups faced persecution in the first colonies built

    • B. 

      The colonists spread out to claim more land for England

    • C. 

      The English took the land from the Spanish

    • D. 

      King Charles II gave away large plots of land

  • 16. 
    Why were the Middle Colonies known as the "breadbasket of the colonies"?
    • A. 

      They milled flour and shipped it to other countries

    • B. 

      They baked bread and shipped it to other colonies

    • C. 

      They made baskets for bread for all the colonies

    • D. 

      They wove baskets for all the colonies

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cash crop for the Southern Colonies?
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Wheat

    • D. 

      Indigo

  • 18. 
    Which of the following BEST describels a triangular trade route?
    • A. 

      A voyage with three stops that does not return home

    • B. 

      A voyage with one stop before returning home

    • C. 

      A voyage with three stops before returning home

    • D. 

      A voyage with two stops before returning home

  • 19. 
    Which was the most important building in a colonial New England town?
    • A. 

      The mill

    • B. 

      The meeting house

    • C. 

      The blacksmith workshop

    • D. 

      The general store

  • 20. 
    What was one characteristic of colonial towns?
    • A. 

      Most work done by slaves

    • B. 

      Streets crowded with people

    • C. 

      Community is self-sufficient

    • D. 

      Farming community

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was NOT grown on a Southern plantation?
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Pineapple

    • D. 

      Indigo

  • 22. 
    Why did many of the colonists want to leave Europe?
    • A. 

      To escape religious persecution

    • B. 

      For the opportunity to search for gold

    • C. 

      To escape the harsh winters

    • D. 

      To travel across the ocean in search of riches

  • 23. 
    Which of the following describes most slavery in the South?
    • A. 

      Slaves were able to earn money with extra jobs at night

    • B. 

      Slaves worked on plantations

    • C. 

      Slaves worked in towns and cities

    • D. 

      Slaves worked in stores and inns

  • 24. 
    What did the slaves contribute to society during the colonial times?
    • A. 

      They often died during the journey during colonial times

    • B. 

      Their family members were sometimes sold

    • C. 

      They had a variety of skills that could be used in cities and on plantations

    • D. 

      They rebelled against their owners

  • 25. 
    Which of the following did NOT help slaves keep their African culture alive?
    • A. 

      Drums

    • B. 

      Banjos

    • C. 

      Books

    • D. 

      Supporting each other

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