U.S. Government For 5th Graders

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US Government Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz designed for students at a fifth grade level will test your knowledge of the federal government of the United States of America. What do you know about the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did our first congress write the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      To form a strong central government

    • B. 

      To decentralize government

    • C. 

      To control it's citizens

  • 2. 
    Why didn't the Articles of Confederation work as our government's framework?
    • A. 

      It was too complicated and hard to interpret.

    • B. 

      It didn't have enough detail.

    • C. 

      It gave too much power to the states.

  • 3. 
    What was Shay's rebellion?
    • A. 

      A protest where citizens threw tea into the ocean

    • B. 

      A teenager named Shay who rebelled against his parents

    • C. 

      A protest by 1,000 farmers over taxes

  • 4. 
    What was the Northwest Ordinance?
    • A. 

      A law governing the citizen's of the Northwest states

    • B. 

      Territories would become new states, not additional territory of the neighboring state.

    • C. 

      Laws to stop the settlers from moving to the Northwest

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
    • A. 

      To Fix or change the Articles of Confederation

    • B. 

      To sign into law the Articles of Confederation.

    • C. 

      To discuss the Articles of Confederation and use it as a model for state governement.

  • 6. 
    What was the main point of the New Jersey Plan?
    • A. 

      Gave states more power over the federal government.

    • B. 

      Gave states equal representation: each state got representatives based on population.

    • C. 

      Freed the slaves.

  • 7. 
    What was the Virginia Plan?
    • A. 

      A plan base for the government which asked for a congress based on population

    • B. 

      A plan named after Virginia that was denied by the framers.

    • C. 

      There was no Virginia Plan.

  • 8. 
    What are the three branches of Governement?
    • A. 

      Judicial Branch

    • B. 

      Legislative Branch

    • C. 

      Democratic Branch

    • D. 

      Republican Branch

    • E. 

      Executive Branch

  • 9. 
    Which amendment give us the right to own a gun?
    • A. 

      III amendment

    • B. 

      VIII amendment

    • C. 

      II amendment.

    • D. 

      XIX amendment

  • 10. 
    Which amendment protects us from cruel and unusual punishment?
    • A. 

      III amendment

    • B. 

      VIII amendment

    • C. 

      II amendment.

    • D. 

      XIX amendment

  • 11. 
    Which amendment gives us Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the press, of Assembly, of Petition and Freedom of religion?
    • A. 

      XII amendment

    • B. 

      III amendment

    • C. 

      II amendment

    • D. 

      I amendment

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