5th Grade Science Trivia Quiz On Miscellaneous Topics

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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5th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

When you are in fifth grade or any grade, there are some commonly tested topics in the exams which we got a glimpse of in the previous quiz. This doesn’t mean that the miscellaneous topics might not be tested too. This is a practice quiz to test your fifth-grade science knowledge. All the questions will be multiple choice. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do the arrows in this diagram represent?
    • A. 

      The life cycles of plant

    • B. 

      The transfer of energy

    • C. 

      Chemical reactions

    • D. 

      The reproduction of animals

  • 2. 
    Which animal in this food web is a carnivore?
    • A. 

      Rabbit

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Tree

    • D. 

      Hawk

  • 3. 
    Based on the food web, what would most likely happen if the number of hawks increased?
    • A. 

      The number of mice would decrease.

    • B. 

      The number of mice would increase.

    • C. 

      The amount of grass would decrease.

    • D. 

      The number of owls would increase.

  • 4. 
    A wire is wrapped around an iron nail. When both ends of the wire are connected to a battery, metal washers are attracted to the nail. Why are the metal washers attracted?
    • A. 

      Gravity is causing the washers to fall towards the iron nail.

    • B. 

      Thermal energy heats up the iron nail.

    • C. 

      Electricity is flowing through the washers.

    • D. 

      Electricity makes the iron nail magnetic.

  • 5. 
    Which is an example of a physical change?
    • A. 

      A burning candle.

    • B. 

      Vinegar and baking soda are combined to make carbon dioxide.

    • C. 

      An ice cube melts.

    • D. 

      A plant makes sugar through the process known as photosynthesis.

  • 6. 
    When light hits a smooth, shiny surface like a mirror, it is ___.
    • A. 

      Refracted

    • B. 

      Absorbed

    • C. 

      Reflected

    • D. 

      Transmitted

  • 7. 
    The handles on pans are often coated in plastic. Why is this so?
    • A. 

      The metal and plastic absorb the heat.

    • B. 

      The plastic is a good conductor of heat.

    • C. 

      The metal is a good conductor of heat.

    • D. 

      Neither plastic or metal are good conductors of heat.

  • 8. 
    Tommy was walking through an orchard and saw an apple fall from a tree. What force caused the apple to fall to the ground?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Collision

    • D. 

      Magnetism

  • 9. 
    A cactus is able to survive the hot and dry conditions of the desert. What adaptation of the cactus best helps it survive these conditions?
    • A. 

      Its spiny needles

    • B. 

      Its shallow roots

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      Neither A or B are correct

  • 10. 
    The local meteorologist states that a high pressure system is moving into your area. What kind of weather can you expect?
    • A. 

      Clear skies

    • B. 

      Thunderstorms

    • C. 

      Windy and rain

    • D. 

      Overcast skies

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a special characteristic of only the planet Earth?
    • A. 

      It is in the shape of a sphere

    • B. 

      It has a moon

    • C. 

      Much of its surface is covered with water

    • D. 

      It has an elliptical orbit

  • 12. 
    Which piece of laboratory equipment is used for safety?
    • A. 

      Goggles

    • B. 

      Magnifying lens

    • C. 

      Battery

    • D. 

      Spring scale

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a slow change to the earth's surface?
    • A. 

      A volcanic eruption

    • B. 

      An earthquake

    • C. 

      A landslide

    • D. 

      A weathered rock

  • 14. 
    Which activity would one want to decrease the amount of friction?
    • A. 

      Ice skating

    • B. 

      Playing basketball

    • C. 

      Playing tug-of-war

    • D. 

      Using sandpaper on wood

  • 15. 
    Little drops of water in the air condense to form clouds. What happens when these water droplets become to heavy to float in the air?
    • A. 

      They fall as rain.

    • B. 

      The become apart of cumulonimbus clouds.

    • C. 

      They evaporate.

    • D. 

      They accumulate as groundwater.

  • 16. 
    What happens to the dead leaves that fall to the ground?
    • A. 

      They evaporate into the atmosphere.

    • B. 

      They remain as they are.

    • C. 

      They decompose and become apart of the soil.

    • D. 

      They are washed away into creeks and rivers.

  • 17. 
    How do plants obtain their energy?
    • A. 

      By drinking water through their roots

    • B. 

      By using energy from the sun

    • C. 

      By eating other plants

    • D. 

      By absorbing heat from the ground

  • 18. 
    What can a farmer do to prevent soil erosion?
    • A. 

      Cutting down trees

    • B. 

      Covering the fields with plastic

    • C. 

      Having animals graze on the fields

    • D. 

      Planting grass

  • 19. 
    What causes day and night on Earth?
    • A. 

      The Earth's tilt

    • B. 

      The moon's orbit around the Earth

    • C. 

      The rotation of Earth on its axis

    • D. 

      The sun orbiting the Earth

  • 20. 
    A student is playing a guitar. Why do some of the strings have a higher sounding pitch than the other strings?
    • A. 

      Those strings are vibrating faster.

    • B. 

      Those strings are vibrating slower.

    • C. 

      Those strings are better conductors of sound.

    • D. 

      The other strings are absorbing the sound.

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