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Post Civil War Test

WEEK 17:  Post Civil War American History Test

NOTE: Following is the Post Civil War American History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it, scale it, eliminate parts of it, use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

History Test: Post Civil War

Name: ________________________________                                                                Date: ________

 

Directions: Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false.

  1. T/F Quakers believed in equality of the sexes. _________
  2. T/F Quakers believed in equality of races. _________
  3. T/F Rich and poor passenger’s rooms on the boat to America were the same. _________
  4. T/F The government sent supplies of food to Native Americans who lived on assigned lands. _______
  5. T/F When Americans fought against Indian tribes, they never killed women and children. _________

 

Directions: Circle the letter(s) of the correct answer(s).

  1. What was the “Reconstruction”?

A.) The rebuilding of the Transcontinental Railroad.

B.) The rebuilding of the South after the Civil War.

C.)  Building of schools for African Americans after the Civil War.

D.)  The fight for women’s right to vote after the Civil War.

 

  1. What did the Southern states have to do to rejoin the Union?

A.)  10% of voters in a Southern state had to take an oath to support the Union.

B.)  50% of voters in a Southern state had to take an oath to support the Union.

C.)  The state had to agree to make slavery illegal.

D.)  Both  A and  C are correct.

E.)  Both B and C are correct.

 

  1. What were “Black Codes?”

A.) Laws passed in the South that prevented blacks from voting.

B.) Laws passed in the South that prevented blacks from going to school.

C.) Laws  passed in the South that prevented blacks from owning land.

D.)  All of the above.

 

  1. Which Amendment outlawed slavery?

A.)  5th Amendment

B.)  9th Amendment

C.)  13th Amendment

D.)  19th Amendment

 

  1. Which southern president was nicknamed the “Veto President”?

A.) Abraham Lincoln                                       C.) Ulysses S. Grant

B.) Andrew Johnson                                       D.) Rutherford Hayes

 

  1. What did the Freedman’s Bureau do?

A.) It freed slaves.

B.)  It built sod houses for slaves in the Plains.

C.)  It gave out food, clothes, and medicine, & set up hospitals and schools for former slaves.

D.)  It provided food, clothes, and medicine, & set up hospitals and schools for Native Americans.

 

  1. Which amendment gave women the right to vote?

A.)  5th Amendment

B.)  9th Amendment

C.)  13th Amendment

D.)  19th Amendment

 

  1. Name some of the problems Chicago firefighters faced in trying to fight the great Chicago fire. (Circle all that apply.)

A.)  The houses were made of wood; sidewalks were made of wood and streets were paved with wood.

B.)  There had been a drought and they had had to battle many fires in the previous days; they were exhausted and hadn’t gotten enough sleep.

C.)  The firefighters hadn’t had enough practice in fighting fires.

D.)  The firefighters went to the wrong neighborhood by accident.

 

  1. Why was it unusual that Booker was asked to speak at the Exposition in Atlanta?

A.)  He was the first black person asked to speak to a white audience there.

B.)  He didn’t know how to give speeches.

C.)  He lived quite a distance from the Exposition.

D.)  None of the above.

 

  1. Which Act promised free land to families living in the Plains during the 1800’s.

A.)  Kansas Act

B.) Minnesota Act

C.)  Indian Reservation Act

D.)  The Homestead Act

 

  1. Why did many immigrants want to move to America? (circle all that apply)

A.)  Famine in homeland.

B.)  Persecution due to Race.

C.)  Persecution due to Religion.

D.)  Both A & C

E.)  All of the above.

 

  1. Name 2 Indian chiefs that strove for peace and didn’t fight? (Circle Two)

A.) Black Kettle                                 C.) Geronimo

B.) Crazy Horse                                                 D.) White Antelope

 

  1. Which of the following is NOT true of Thomas Edison.

A.)  He invented visible speech.

B.)  He was hard of hearing.

C.)  He worked long hours, with very little sleep.

D.)  When he was young he set up a laboratory in a train.

 

  1. What was the name of the man who designed the Statue of Liberty?

A.) Bartholdi

B.) Lamboulaye

C.) Eiffel

D.) Bedloe

E.) Pulitzer

 

  1. Who helped raise money to build the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty?

A.) Bartholdi

B.) Lamboulaye

C.) Eiffel

D.) Bedloe

E.) Pulitzer

 

  1. What is the name of the famous poem written on a plaque in the statue’s museum?

A.)  Hope to Immigrants

B.)  The New Colossus

C.)  Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

D.)  American Liberty

 

  1. In what ways was George Washington Carver gifted? (Circle all that apply.)

A.) Artistic

B.)  Skilled with plants

C.) Created many products from peanuts.

D.)  Well known for his poetry.

 

  1. What famous inventors offered Carver positions at their businesses? (Circle all that apply.)

A.) Thomas Edison

B.) Alexander Graham Bell

C.)  Henry Ford

D.)  Andrew Pulitzer

 

Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct answer(s).

  1. What was the name of the group that dressed in white robes and declared white supremacy. They traveled at night attacking and killing blacks and black supporters? ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Name the 2 railroad companies that built the Transcontinental Railroad AND name the nationality of the majority of the workers for each group.

1.) _____________________________________  Workers: _________________________________

2.) _____________________________________  Workers: _________________________________

 

  1. Which company had to dig tunnels through the Sierra Mountains?

__________________________________________________

  1. Which company had trouble with Indian attacks?

__________________________________________________

  1. How did the U.S. hear the good news that the tracks were finished?

__________________________________________________

  1. Name the woman who traveled the country fighting for women’s right to vote. _______________________________________________
  2. Where did the Chicago fire start? (be specific!)

__________________________________________________

  1. What was the name of the school Booker T. Washington became principal of? ________________________________________________
  2. What famous black man was a teacher at the Booker’s school for many years? ________________________________________________
  3. When families first moved to the Plains during the 1800’s, many had to live in what type of houses? ____________________________________________
  4. What were the “clouds of terror?” that filled the Plains in the 1800’s? ___________________________________________________
  5. What unnerving sound came from these “clouds of terror”? _______________________________________________
  6. Why did doctors check the immigrants?

____________________________________________________

  1. What was the name of the Island thousands of immigrants passed through to come to America? _________________________________________
  2. What was the most dangerous thing that could happen to a cowboy rounding up cattle? ______________________________________________
  3. Cattle were eventually boarded onto what vehicle?

____________________________________________________

  1. What animal did the Indians of the plains hunt?

____________________________________________________

  1. What famous American general was killed against his battle with Sitting Bull (& Crazy Horse) at the battle of Little Bighorn? __________________________________________________
  2. What was the name of the assigned land many Native Americans were forced to live on? ___________________________________________
  3. What was Alexander Graham Bell’s most famous invention? ___________________________________________
  4. Who was Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant?

____________________________________________________

  1. What did Alexander Graham Bell believe was his most important work? __________________________________________
  2. What was Thomas Edison’s most famous invention?

____________________________________________________

  1. What country was the Statue of Liberty a gift from?

____________________________________________________

  1. What 2 things does the statue hold? (be specific!) ____________________________________

And ________________________________________________

  1. How did Hellen Keller become deaf and blind?

____________________________________________________

  1. What was the name of Hellen Keller’s teacher?

____________________________________________________

Extra Credit:

Grades K – 3: What city does the Statue of Liberty sit in? ________________________________

Name another invention of Thomas Edison. ___________________________________________

Grades 4 – 6: What insect was destroying the cotton plants? ______________________________

What does suffrage mean? _________________________________________________

Grades 7 – 8: What speech by Booker T. Washington has been regarded as one of the most famous and important speeches in U.S. history? ________________________________________

Name two things displayed at the Centennial Exposition? ________________________ and ____________________________

 

Answer Key:

  • 1.  T
  • 2.  T
  • 3. F
  • 4.  T
  • 5.  F
  • 6.  B
  • 7.  D
  • 8.  D
  • 9.  C
  • 10.  B
  • 11.  C
  • 12.  D
  • 13.  A, B, & D
  • 14.  A
  • 15.  D
  • 16.  E
  • 17.  A & D
  • 18.  A
  • 19. A
  • 20.  E
  • 21.  B
  • 22.  A, B, & C
  • 23.  A & C
  • 24.  Ku Klux Klan
  • 25.  UP – Union Pacific: Irish, CP – Central Pacific – Chinese
  • 26.  CP Central Pacific
  • 27. UP Union Pacific
  • 28.  Telegraph
  • 29. Susan B. Anthony
  • 30.  O’Leary’s barn
  • 31.  Tuskegee Institute
  • 32.  George Washington Carver
  • 33.  sod houses
  • 34.  grasshoppers
  • 35.  chomping
  • 36.  Checked for diseases
  • 37.  Ellis Island
  • 38.  stampede
  • 39.  train
  • 40.  buffalo
  • 41.  General Custard
  • 42.  reservations
  • 43.  telephone
  • 44.  Thomas Watson
  • 45.  teaching the deaf
  • 46.  lightbulb
  • 47.  France
  • 48.  torch, Declaration of Independence
  • 49.  from an illness
  • 50.  Annie Sullivan

Extra Credit K – 3:  New York; phonograph, movie camera, microphone, cement mixer, storage battery, improved telegraph, etc.

Extra Credit 4 – 6:  Boll Weevil; right to vote

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  Atlanta Compromise; telephone, multiple telegraph, torch from Statue of Liberty

Copyright June 12th, 2016 by Gwen Fredette

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History Test: Renaissance & Reformation

WEEK 17:  Renaissance & Reformation History Test

NOTE: Following is the Renaissance & Reformation History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 1 point.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it, scale it, eliminate parts of it, use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

History Test: Renaissance & Reformation

 

Name: ______________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________

Directions:  Fill in the Blank.

  1. In what country did the Renaissance begin? ____________________________
  2. What does the word Renaissance mean? _________________________________

3 & 4.  Name the 2 most famous artists of the Renaissance? ____________________________   and _______________________.

  1. What was a patron? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Were apprentices and masters poor, middle, or upper class? ___________________
  3. What religion were most people during the Renaissance? _____________________
  4. What terrible practice did Prince Henry’s sailors begin in order to make money? ____________________
  5. How were books printed during Medieval times (The Dark & Middle Ages)? _________________________________________
  6. During the Middle Ages what was used for pens? ____________________________
  7. During the Middle Ages what food was used to thicken all of the paints? _______________
  8. During the Middle Ages what was used to create black ink? ________________________
  9. What does “illumination” mean? _____________________________________________
  10. Before Gutenberg, who first invented the idea of printing with a printing press? ______________________
  11. What was used for paper before the printing press was invented? ______________________
  12. During the Middle Ages book covers were made from? _____________________________
  13. What was Gutenberg’s most famous book? ______________________________________
  14. What unusual way did Leonardo Da Vinci write his notes? ___________________________

19 & 20.  Name Leonardo Da Vinci’s 2 most famous paintings? ____________________________  and ______________________________

  1. What was probably the hardest thing Michaelangelo ever painted? ______________________
  2. Who was often Michaelangelo’s patron? __________________________________________
  3. Why did Martin Luther promise God he would become a Monk? __________________________________________________________________
  4. What did Luther nail to the Wittenberg door? _____________________________
  5. What did the Catholic church call Luther? _____________________
  6. Who was Johann Tetzel? ________________________________________
  7. Ferdinand Magellan was the first man to do what? _____________________________
  8. Why did Queen Elizabeth’s father, King Henry, start the church of England?

___________________________________________________________________________

  1. How many children did Queen Elizabeth have? _________________________________
  2. What famous woman supported William Shakespeare and his theatre? ___________________________________
  3. What was the name of Shakespeare’s theatre? _______________________________
  4. How did Theatres let townspeople know when a play would be performed?

______________________________________________________________________

  1. In the play, MacBeth, how did Birnam Wood come to Dunsinone Hill?

______________________________________________________________________

  1. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, what good came at the end of the story?

_______________________________________________________________________

  1. “To be, or not to be. That is the question.” This is a famous line from what play?

_________________________________________________________________

  1. “Double, Double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Is a famous line from what play? ________________________________________________________________

Multiple Choice

37.  During the Renaissance there was a great change in all of the following (compared to the Middle Ages) except:

  • A.  Books
  • B. The Church
  • C. Exploration
  • D.  Life of Peasants

38.  Which of the following was NOT one of the most important cities of the Renaissance?

  • A.  Paris
  • B.  Rome
  • C. Venice
  • D. Florence

39.  During the time of the Renaissance the majority of people were:

  • A.  Artisans
  • B. Merchants
  • C. Peasants
  • D. Apprentices

40.  Which of the following was NOT a form entertainment during the Renaissance?

  • A.  Theatre
  • B.  Olympics
  • C. Chess
  • D.  Tournaments

41.  Which of the following was NOT something merchants sold during the Renaissance?

  • A.  Spices
  • B.  Silk, fabric
  • C.  Jewelry
  • D.  Water

42.  Prince Henry want to find a fast, simple way to _____________

  • A.  India
  • B.  America
  • C.  China
  • D.  Africa

43.  Which of the following was NOT a type of expert Prince Henry had at his school of Navigation?

  • A.  Ship Captains
  • B.  Map Makers
  • C.  Interpreters
  • D.  Astronomers

44.  Which of the following was NOT a device Prince Henry improved so sailors could find their way at sea?

  • A.  Astrolabe
  • B.  Radar
  • C.  Quadrant
  • D.  Compass

45.  During the Middle Ages about how long did it take to make a book?

  • A.  Days
  • B.  Weeks
  • C.  Months
  • D.  Years

46.  Who were the 3 main people involved in the creation of illuminations? (Circle 3)

  • A.  The scribe
  • B.  The merchant
  • C.  The parchmenter
  • D.  The illuminator

47.  Gutenberg invented all of the following EXCEPT:

  • A.  Metal type
  • B.  Indulgences
  • C. New ink that would stick to the type
  • D.  A press that would push paper onto the type.

48.  Which of the following was/were not invented or created by Leonardo Da Vinci?

  • A.  Weapons
  • B.  A bicycle
  • C.  The Statue, “David”
  • D.  A flying machine

49.  Leonardo Da Vinci’s horse sculpture was special because?

  • A.  It was 24 feet high.
  • B.  It was made of bronze
  • C.  He made it with Michelangelo
  • D.  It was the king’s favorite statue.

50.  Which of the following was NOT created by Michelangelo?

  • A.  The Last Supper
  • B.  The Pieta
  • C.  The Statue, “David”
  • D.  A statue of Moses

51.  Which country did Columbus sail for?

  • A.  Italy
  • B.  Spain
  • C. France
  • D.  England

52.  What were the names of Columbus’s three ships?

  • A.  Nina, Maravel, & Santa Maria
  • B.  Nina, Pinta, & Santa Maria
  • C.  Nina, Pinta, & Maravel
  • D.  Pinta, Maravel, & Santa Maria

53.  What was NOT a talent of Amerigo Vespuci?

  • A.  He was able to determine latitude & longitude.
  • B.  He was able to navigate by stars and planets.
  • C.  He was able to make accurate maps and determine (within 50 miles) the size of the earth.
  • D.  He was able to start a successful colony in America.

54.  During the Renaissance what was NOT something the Catholic church encouraged people to do?

  • A.  Buy indulgences
  • B.  Look at relics
  • C.  Read the Bible themselves
  •  D.  Listen to their Pope

55.  How was Martin Luther’s life saved?

  • A.  The Pope realized he was wrong.
  • B.  Prince Frederick kidnapped him.
  • C.  Prince Frederick traded him for a relic.
  • D.  Martin Luther was protected by the college at Witenberg.

56.  Which of the following was NOT something Martin Luther did?

  • A.  Translated the Bible into German.
  • B.  Became a professor of Theology.
  • C.  Spoke against indulgences and relics.
  • D.  Supported the 30 Year War.

57.  What was the Spanish Inquisition?

  • A.  A group of judges who investigated heretics.
  • B.  A group who determined which sailors could do exploration.
  • C.  Prince Henry’s sailors.
  • D.  None of the above.

58.  How did Farel urge John Calvin into staying in Geneva?

  • A.  He promised to protect him from the Catholic church.
  • B.  Told him that God would curse his peace if he left in such a time of great need.
  • C.  He promised him a good salary.
  • D.  He promised to help him start a college.

59.  Which of the following was NOT a problem Magellan had during his voyage?

  • A.  Some of his sailors didn’t trust him because he was Portuguese.
  • B.  One of the ship captains wanted to be in charge and lead a rebellion against him with other captains.
  • C.  Many of his sailors got scurvy.
  • D.  All of his ships were destroyed.

60.  What made Elizabeth a good queen?

  • A.  She was tolerant of people’s religious views.
  • B.  She made wise decisions to keep her country out of war.
  • C.  She visited the common people, listened to her advisors, and encouraged the theatre.
  • D.  All of the above.

61.  12th Night was a

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

62.  What was NOT a part of Twelfth Night?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Mistaken Identities

63.  Romeo and Juliet was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

64.  What was NOT a part of Romeo & Juliet?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Swordplay (swordfights)

65.  A MidSummer Night’s Dream was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

66.  What was NOT a part of A MidSummer Night’s Dream?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Magic

67.  Hamlet was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

68.  What was NOT a part of Hamlet?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  A funny character
  • C.  Swordplay
  • D.  A Ghost

69.  The Tempest was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

70.  What was NOT a part of the Tempest?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  Betrayal
  • D.  Magic

71.  MacBeth was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

72.  What was NOT a part of MacBeth?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  A funny character
  • C.  Betrayal
  • D.  Witches

True or False.

  1. T/F The Renaissance occurred in Asia. ____________________
  2. T/F Spices were very valuable during the Renaissance. ______________
  3. T/F During the Renaissance, maps were pretty accurate. ______________
  4. T/F Clothes during the Renaissance were bright and colorful. ______________
  5. T/F During the Renaissance, most girls learned to read and write. ______________
  6. T/F Renaissance Europe was a peaceful place. ______________
  7. T/F In Renaissance Europe, people bathed often. ______________
  8. T/F Gutenberg printed Indulgences, which were papers sold by the Catholic church that promised people forgiveness of sins. ______________
  9. T/F Leonardo Da Vinci was an inventor. ______________
  10. T/F Leonardo also had wonderful musical abilities. ______________
  11. T/F John Calvin often had poor health. ______________
  12. T/F Ferdinand Magellan died of starvation. ______________
  13. T/F Queen Elizabeth’s life was threatened several times. ______________
  14. T/F Queen Elizabeth was well educated. ______________
  15. T/F Queen Elizabeth received many marriage proposals. ______________
  16. T/F Theatres had fantastic props at that time. ______________
  17. T/F Actors wore elegant costumes. ______________
  18. T/F Shakespeare got to see plays as a child. ______________
  19. T/F Students read and recited from plays by Greek & Roman writers at school. __________
  20. T/F Before Shakespeare began writing plays, he was an actor. ______________
  21. T/F Romeo and Juliet were teenagers. ______________
  22. T/F Most peasants owned one illuminated manuscript. ______________
  23. T/F More people were able to read after Gutenberg’s invention. ______________
  24. T/F Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo were good friends. ______________
  25. T/F Leonardo & Michelangelo both dissected and studied corpses. ______________
  26. T/F Before Columbus died he realized he hadn’t found the Indies. ______________
  27. T/F Martin Luther and John Calvin and their supporters called themselves “Protestants” because they were protesting many of the Catholic church’s teachings. ______________
  28. T/F Mom loves her kids very much and is very proud of them. ______________

Extra Credit:

For Grades K – 3:

What was an apprentice? A master?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

For Grades 4 – 6: 

Why did Magellan name the new ocean the “Pacific”?

______________________________________________________________________________

What happened to Bottom in A MidSummer Night’s Dream?  ______________________________________________________________________________

For Grades 7 – 8: 

What was used to create blue ink for illuminated manuscripts?  ______________________________________________________________________________

What play is this line from? “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Answer Key:

  • 1.  Italy
  • 2.  Rebirth
  • 3. & 4.  Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo
  • 5.  A wealthy person who paid someone with a special skill to work for him.
  • 6.  Middle
  • 7.  Catholic
  • 8.  Kidnapping African people and selling them as slaves.
  • 9.  Written by hand; copied by scribes
  • 10.  feathers
  • 11.  egg
  • 12.  soot
  • 13.  to light up
  • 14.  the Chinese
  • 15.  animal skins (parchment)
  • 16.  leather
  • 17.  the Gutenberg Bible
  • 18.  backwards
  • 19. & 20.   The Last Supper & The Mona Lisa
  • 21.  The Sistine Chapel
  • 22.  The Pope (Catholic Church)
  • 23.  He was almost killed by lightning.
  • 24.  95 Theses
  • 25.  a heretic
  • 26.  a monk who sold indulgences for the Catholic church
  • 27. sail around the world
  • 28.  The Catholic church wouldn’t let him divorce his wives.
  • 29. none
  • 30.  Queen Elizabeth
  • 31.  The Globe
  • 32.  They flew a flag
  • 33.  Soldiers cut branches off the trees from the wood and carried them up the hill.
  • 34.  The two families were united in their grief.
  • 35.  Hamlet
  • 36.  MacBeth
  • 37.  D
  • 38.  A
  • 39.  C
  • 40.  B
  • 41.  D
  • 42.  A
  • 43.  C
  • 44.  B
  • 45.  C
  • 46.  A, C, & D
  • 47.  B
  • 48.  C
  • 49.  A
  • 50.  A
  • 51.  B
  • 52.  B
  • 53.  D
  • 54.  C
  • 55.  B
  • 56.  D
  • 57.  A
  • 58.  B
  • 59.  D
  • 60.  D
  • 61.  A
  • 62.  A
  • 63.  C
  • 64.  C
  • 65.  A
  • 66.  A
  • 67.  C
  • 68.  B
  • 69.  A
  • 70.  A
  • 71.  C
  • 72.  B
  • 73.  F
  • 74.  T
  • 75.  F
  • 76.  T
  • 77.  F
  • 78.  F
  • 79.  F
  • 80.  T
  • 81.  T
  • 82.  T
  • 83.  T
  • 84.  F
  • 85.  T
  • 86.  T
  • 87.  T
  • 88.  F
  • 89.  T
  • 90.  T
  • 91.  T
  • 92.  T
  • 93.  T
  • 94.  F
  • 95.  T
  • 96.  F
  • 97.  T
  • 98.  F
  • 99.  T
  • 100.  T

Extra Credit K – 3:  An apprentice was someone learning a trade.  A master was someone highly skilled at a trade who trained others.

Extra Credit 4 – 6:  “Pacific” means peaceful.  He felt the ocean seemed very peaceful compared to the Atlantic Ocean.  Bottom’s head was turned into a Donkey’s head.

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  The blue stone, Lapis Lazuli.  12th Night.

Copyright December 27th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

 

 

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Civil War Era History Test

Week 17: Civil War Era History Test

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Note: Following is the Civil War Era History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.


Name: _______________________________ Date: ___________

Civil War Era History Test

Directions: Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false. 

1. T/F Texas eventually won independence from Mexico by defeating the Mexican army. ______
2. T/F Before the Mexican War, California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, & parts of Colorado and Utah were part of Mexico. ______
3. T/F California had a large population before the Gold Rush. ______
4. T/F Harriet Tubman had a strong faith in God. _____
5. T/F Most Civil War battles were fought in the North. _____
6. T/F All boys who fought in the Civil War were 18 or older. _____

Directions: Circle the Letter of the correct answer.

7. Who was the first president of the Republic of Texas?
A.) Santa Anna                      B.) Sam Houston
C.) Zachary Taylor                D.) James Polk

8. Which of the following was NOT an issue of conflict between the Texans and the Mexican government?
A.) Religion                            B.) Slavery
C.) Gold                                   D.) Dictatorship vs. democracy

9. Circle the three ways people could get to California during the Gold Rush?
A.) Traveled across the states by covered wagon.
B.) Traveled by train.
C.) Sailed in a ship around the bottom of South America.
D.) Sailed in a ship to Panama – then crossed a dangerous jungle and caught a boat on the other side to get to California.

10. What was NOT one of the problems Chinese miners faced during the California Gold Rush?
A.) They began opening Chinese restaurants.
B.) They had to pay special tax just because they were Chinese.
C.) If someone stole their property, they couldn’t take them to court because a non-white’s testimony wasn’t valid.
D.) Chinese were persecuted and bullied by many white miners.

11. How many people did Harriet Tubman free from slavery?
A.) About 100                     B.) Over 300
C.) Over 500                       D.) Over 1000

12. Harriet Tubman did all of the following except ….?
A.) Wrote her own autobiography.
B.) Worked as a nurse during the Civil War
C.) Worked as a spy and scout during the Civil War
D.) Helped slaves escape to Canada.

13. Which of the following was NOT a job Abraham Lincoln held?
A.) Store keeper                 B.) Fireman
C.) Lawyer                          D.) President

14. Which of the following was NOT true of Frederick Douglas?
A.) He gave speeches about the evils of slavery.
B.) He wrote an autobiography of his life.
C.) He became friends with President Abraham Lincoln.
D.) He moved to Africa.

15. Who is famous for inventing the telegraph and Morse Code?
A.) Frederick Douglas        B.) Franklin Roosevelt
C.) Samuel Morse               D.) James Polk

16. He was general of the Confederate army during Civil War. He led the most successful southern army, and won many, many battles. However, he eventually could not beat a larger, better supplied Northern army.
A.) McClellan                      B.) Houston
C.) Lee                                  D.) Grant

17. He was general of Union army during the second half of Civil War. He was known for “Unconditional Surrender”. He never gave up. However, he had an alcohol problem.
A.) McClellan                     B.) Houston
C.) Lee                                 D.) Grant

18. He was general of Union army during beginning of Civil War. He organized disciplined troops; his soldiers loved and followed him. However, he was reluctant to pursue battles, and he made poor judgements regarding the sizes of enemy armies.
A.) McClellan                     B.) Houston
C.) Lee                                 D.) Grant

19. Who urged Union generals to use balloonists to help in the war?
A.) Lincoln                         B.) McClellan
C.) Lee                                D.) Grant

20. The Plan by the North to block all of the South’s ports so they could not receive needed supplies was called the …
A.) The Strategy               B.) Morse Code
C.) Anaconda Plan          D.) Lincoln Plan

21. What did slaves do when they heard they had been set free?
A.) Many joined the Union army.
B.) Many looked for loved ones.
C.) Many stayed on plantations because they had nowhere to go.
D.) All of the Above.

22. All of these slave states stayed in the Union except?
A.) Texas
B.) Delaware
C.) Maryland
D.) Kentucky

23. When the Civil War began, England and France continued to buy and sell with the Confederacy because they needed their supplies. Why did these countries eventually stop aiding the South?
A.) The Civil War turned into a war about slavery.
B.) They no longer needed cotton from the South.
C.) All of the cotton fields were destroyed in battles, so there was no cotton left to buy and sell.
D.) They couldn’t get past the naval blockade.

24. The battlefield of Gettysburg was turned into a ….
A.) A place to give speeches.
B.) The Lincoln Memorial.
C.) A national cemetery.
D.) A cornfield.

25. Which of the following was NOT true of Clara Barton?
A.) She was a teacher.
B.) She helped slaves escape.
C.) She collected clothes, food, medicine, other supplies for soldiers.
D. ) She was called the “Angel of the Battlefield.”

26. Which of the following was NOT a medical innovation during the Civil War?
A.) Penicillin
B.) Lifesaving amputations
C.) Anesthesia inhaler
D.) Ambulances to ER

27. Where did Southern generals surrender and sign a peace treaty to end the Civil War?
A. ) The Alamo
B.) Gettysburg
C.) Appomattox Court House
D.) Washington, D.C.

28. Which of the following was NOT true of Buffalo Bill?
A.) He was a pony express rider when he was young.
B.) He was a major general during the Civil War.
C.) He was friends with many Native American Indians.
D.) He was called “Buffalo Bill” because while men worked to build the railroad, he supplied buffalo meat to workers.

29. Which of the following is true of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show?
A.) It was half history lesson, half circus.
B.) There were shooting matches.
C.) After seeing the show, many Americans viewed Native Americans as a people with strong and proud identity who had been driven from their homeland.
D.) All of the Above.

30. Which of the following was NOT something Native Americans did with buffalo?
A.) Shot them for fun.
B.) Ate their meat.
C.) Used their skin to make clothes, tepees, and blankets.
D.) Made ropes and belts from their hair.

31. Why was Sitting Bull angry with white settlers?
A.) They killed millions of buffalo for sport.
B.) They broke peace treaties they had made with his people and traveled over their lands.
C.) They didn’t share their gold.
D.) Both answers “A” & “B”.

32. Why were the Black Hills important to the Lakota Sioux?
A.) Holy Mountains; they believed sacred spirits of their people lived there.
B.) They believed gold was there.
C.) Buffalo lived in the hills.
D.) None of the above.

33. Which of the following was true about Indian Reservations?
A.) They were areas of land where Native Americans were being forced to relocate so white settlers could live in their land.
B.) Sitting Bull wanted to live on the reservation.
C.) Native Americans had plenty of buffalo to hunt there.
D.) Native Americans didn’t have to live there. They could choose to stay where they were.

34. Which of the following was true regarding schools the U.S. government started for Native American children?
A.) Native Americans didn’t like them.
B.) Native American children were taught English, not their own Indian language.
C.) Native American children had to live away from home at school and had to dress like white settlers.
D.) All of the above.

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answers.
35. What was the Underground Railroad? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
36. What great man from the Old Testament was Harriet Tubman compared to? Why? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
37. What were Abolitionists? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
38. What was the Fugitive Slave Act? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
39. Many of the “conductors” on the Underground Railroad were of what faith?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
40. Why did the Civil War begin? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
41. During the Civil War, a famous document was issued that stated all slaves currently part of the Confederacy were free. What was this famous document called?
_____________________________________________________________________________________

42. Where did Abraham Lincoln give his most famous speech?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
43. When the war first started, what was Lincoln’s goal in winning the war?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
44. What did the southern states call their new “country”?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
45. How long did the Civil War last? ___________________________________________________________
46. How did Abraham Lincoln die?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
47. As Commander-in-Chief during the Civil War, what two important inventions did Lincoln take control of after taking office?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
48. Why were hot air balloons used during the Civil War?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
49. Name the two iron clad warships used during the Civil War?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
50. Who was president of the southern states?
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Extra Credit:
Grades K – 3:

What did slaves call their owners? ________________________
What was Sitting Bull’s name when he was little? ____________________
Grades 4 – 6:

Frederick Douglas started an anti-slavery newspaper. What was it called? _________________________________________________________________________________
Who worked in northern factories while the men were away fighting the Civil War? _________________________________________________________________________________
Grades 7 & 8:

What was the name of the dictator of Mexico during the Mexican War? ______________________
Many gold seekers coming to California were called? ___________________________

 

Answer Key:

  • 1.  T
  • 2.  T
  • 3.  F
  • 4.  T
  • 5.  F
  • 6.  F
  • 7.  B
  • 8.  C
  • 9.  A, C, & D
  • 10.  A
  • 11.  B
  • 12.  A
  • 13.  B
  • 14.  D
  • 15.  C
  • 16.  C
  • 17.  D
  • 18.  A
  • 19.  A
  • 20.  C
  • 21.  D
  • 22.  A
  • 23.  A
  • 24.  C
  • 25.  B
  • 26.  A
  • 27.  C
  • 28.  B
  • 29.  D
  • 30.  A
  • 31.  D
  • 32.  A
  • 33.  A
  • 34.  D
  • 35.  A series of safe houses that an escaped slave could travel to and spend the night.  The house owners would give directions to the escaped slave to know how to reach the next safe house.  Escaped slaves would travel from house to house, eventually making it North to freedom.
  • 36.  Moses:  She led her people out of slavery.  She was a great leader and risked her life for her people.
  • 37.  People who wanted to abolish slavery.
  • 38.  A law that said all citizens were obligated to return escaped slaves to their owners.
  • 39.  Quakers
  • 40.  Many southern states were not pleased that Lincoln had been elected president.  They broke away from the Union and started their own country.  Southerners officially began the war when they fired on Fort Sumter.
  • 41.  Emancipation Proclamation
  • 42.  Gettysburg, PA
  • 43.  To make the United States united again.
  • 44.  The Confederate States of America
  • 45.  4 years
  • 46.  He was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Ford’s Theatre.
  • 47.  the Train and the Telegraph
  • 48.  They were used to spy on the movements of the their enemies and to determine the size of enemy armies.
  • 49.  Monitor & the Virginia (Merrimac)
  • 50.  Jefferson Davis

Extra Credit K – 3:  Master, Slow

Extra Credit 4 – 6:  The North Star, Women & Children

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  Santa Anna, Forty-Niners

Copyright May 6th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

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History Test: Dark & Middle Ages

WEEK 17:  Dark & Middle Ages History Test

NOTE: Following is the Dark & Middle Ages History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

History Test: Dark & Middle Ages

 

Name: ____________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________

Fill in the Blank with the correct answer(s):

1. Who changed the official religion of the Roman Empire to Christianity? ____________________________________
2. Name the two most popular Viking gods: _______________________________________________________
3. Where does the word “Thursday” come from? _____________________________________________________
4. What trickster caused many problems for Thor and his family? __________________________________________
5. What happened to Saint Patrick when he was 16?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
6. Why did Patrick decide to travel back to Ireland many years later?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
7. The bones of a saint, a piece of Jesus’s cross, or other religious items that were said to have powers to heal and perform miracles were called ….
___________________________________
8. What did peasants do for their Lord? What did Lords do for the peasants?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
9. When an enemy army surrounds a castle, the castle is said to be under …. ________________________________
10. The symbol on a knight’s shield and armor was called the … _________________________________________
11. What was a knight’s most valuable possession? _________________________________________________
12. How did Arthur become king?
___________________________________________________________________________________
13. What two great gifts did Arthur receive from Leodegrance?
___________________________________________________________________________________
14. Clear glass was used in the Middle Ages to invent …?
___________________________________________________________________________________

15. How was colored glass used in the Middle Ages? _______________________________________________
16. What musical instruments did many cathedrals contain during the Middle Ages?_________________________
17. What did Muhammad say he saw in the cave just outside of Mecca? __________________________________
18. What is considered to be the holy book of Islam? _______________________________________________

19. What are the 5 pillars of Islam?
1.) ____________________________________________________
2.) ____________________________________________________
3.) ____________________________________________________
4.) ____________________________________________________
5.) ____________________________________________________

20. How many genies are in the original Aladdin story? _____________________________________________
21. What “Golden City” is the city of great significance to 3 major religions? _______________________________
22. What did Pope Urban II promise to all men who fought in the Crusades?
_______________________________________________________________________________
23. What does the word “Crusade” mean? _____________________________________________________
24. What country did Marco Polo travel to? ____________________________________________________
25. Name two creatures that carried and spread the Black Plague all over Europe?
_______________________________________________________________________________
26. How many people died from the Black Plague in Europe? ________________________________________

Multiple Choice:  Circle the correct answer(s):

27. The period of time from 500 AD to 1500 is known as the “Dark” or “Middle Ages”. Why?
A.) Few cultural advancements, time of many invasions
B.) Fewer people were educated at this time
C.) This age is located in the “middle” of the Roman Empire & the Renaissance.
D.) All of the above.

28. Name 3 great societies of the Middle Ages? (Circle all that apply.)
A.)The Ancient Greeks
B.) The Vikings
C.) European Feudal Society
D.) The Arab Empire

29. The Vikings were experts at building what?
A.) Castles
B.) Ships (longboats)
C.) Stained glass
D.) Roads

30. Vikings raided because they wanted (Circle all that apply.)
A.) Land
B.) Money
C.) Books
D.) Slaves

31. What group of Christian men spent much of their time making copies of the Bible?
A.) Priests                                            C.) Popes
B.) Monks                                            D.) Friars

32. What group of Christian men spent much of their time traveling from place to place, preaching the gospel?
A.) Priests
B.) Monks
C.) Popes
D.) Friars

33. Bishops and Archbishops often said mass in magnificent large churches called ….
A.) Temples
B.) Cathedrals
C.) Mosques
D.) Castles

34. When was someone a “Lord”?
A.) If he gave land.
B.) If he received land.
C.) If he had 100 knights.
D.) If he fought in the Crusades.

35. When was someone a “vassal”?
A.) If he gave land.
B.) If he received land.
C.) If he had 100 knights.
D.) If he fought in the Crusades.

36. What important things were located on a Manor? (Circle all that apply.)
A.) Manor house or castle
B.) University
C.) Village for the peasants
D.) Church
E.) Land to farm

37. The great look-out tower in the middle of the castle was called the …
A.) Portcullis
B.) Moat
C.) Keep
D.) Drawbridge

38. How could people defend their castle if it was under attack? (Circle all that apply.)
A.) By dropping boiling oil
B.) By shooting arrows
C.) By shooting cannonballs and explosives
D.) By sending messages to call for help

39. Place the following in chronological order:
A.) Knight, Page, Squire
B.) Squire, Page, Knight
C.) Page, Squire, Knight
D.) Page, Knight, Squire

40. Which of the following was NOT part of the “Code of Chivalry”?
A.) Promise to be generous to the poor
B.) Promise to fight in the Crusades
C.) Promise to defend the helpless
D.) Promise to honor their lady

41. Who was Arthur’s real father?
A.) Uther Pendragon
B.) Merlin Pendragon
C.) Mordred Pendragon
D.) No one knows.

42. What ingredients are needed to make glass? (Circle all that apply.)
A.) Sand
B.) Crystal
C.) Soda ash [which is made by burning plants or hardwood]
D.) Fire & Heat

43. The square structure with a meteorite set into the corner located in Mecca where many Arabs worship is called the ….
A.) Khadijah
B.) Kabah
C.) Quraysh
D.) Jihad

44. A Holy War: Muslims must fight to protect, defend & advance the Muslim community.
This is called …
A.) Khadijah
B.) Kabah
C.) Quraysh
D.) Jihad

45. The numbers we use today (0 – 9) are called Arabic numerals, but where did they originally come from?
A.) The ancient Greeks
B.) The ancient Romans
C.) The Vikings
D.) Hindu mathematicians in India

46. Name two important commanders during the Crusades. (Circle Two)
A.) Shahrazad                           C.) King Richard
B.) Saladin                                 D.) Prince John

47. What famous story began around the time of the Crusades?
A.) Robin Hood
B.) King Arthur
C.) Aladdin
D.) 1001 Arabian Nights

48. What was NOT something Marco Polo said he saw in China?
A.) Giant snakes that walked on squat legs with jaws big enough to swallow a man.
B.) Paper money
C.) Black stones that burned.
D.) Wooly Mammoths

49. During the Middle Ages, what did many people believe was the cause of the Black Plague?
A.) Germs
B.) Punishment of God
C.) Dirty Towns
D.) The Crusades

 

Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false.

50. T/F Mom loves her kids very much and is very proud of them. ________________________

 

Extra Credit:

Grades K – 3:
What was the name of the sword King Arthur received from the Lady in the Lake?
________________________________________
What numbers were used for math before Arabic numerals?
_______________________________________
What great leader did Marco Polo work for in China?
_______________________________________

Grades 4 – 6:
About how long did the Middle Ages last?
________________________________________
What were Viking letters called?
________________________________________
Why did the Crusades begin?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Grades 7 – 8:

What was the name of King Arthur’s son?
_________________________________________
Explain how Shayryar came to distrust all women?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Who were the flagellants?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Answer Key:

  • 1.  Constantine
  • 2.  Thor & Oden
  • 3.  Thor’s Day
  • 4.  Loki
  • 5.  Captured by pirates
  • 6.  Patrick received a dream in which the people of Ireland were calling him to walk among them again.  He determined that God wanted him to preach the gospel there.
  • 7.  relics
  • 8.  Peasants farmed the land; Lord provided them with protection
  • 9.  siege
  • 10.  Coat of Arms
  • 11.  his horse
  • 12.  pulled a sword from a stone
  • 13.  His daughter, Guinevere, in marriage & Round Table
  • 14.  glasses, magnifying glasses, mirrors
  • 15.  stained glass windows
  • 16.  bells
  • 17.  the angel Gabriel
  • 18.  the Qur’an (Koran)
  • 19.  No God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet,  Pray facing Mecca five times a day,  Give to the poor, Fast during the month of Ramadan, Make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life
  • 20.  two
  • 21.  Jerusalem
  • 22.  All their sins would be forgiven
  • 23.  Cross
  • 24.  China
  • 25.  Rats, Fleas
  • 26.  over 20 million; one out of every 3 people died
  • 27.  D
  • 28.  B, C, & D
  • 29.  B
  • 30.  A, B, & D
  • 31.  B
  • 32.  D
  • 33.  B
  • 34.  A
  • 35.  B
  • 36.  A, C, D, & E
  • 37.  C
  • 38.  A, B, & D
  • 39.  C
  • 40.  B
  • 41.  A
  • 42.  A, C, & D
  • 43.  B
  • 44.  D
  • 45.  D
  • 46.  B & C
  • 47.  A
  • 48.  D
  • 49.  B
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit K – 3:  Excalibur, Roman Numerals, Kublai Khan

Extra Credit 4 – 6:  1000 years, Runes, Muslims blocked Christians from visiting Jerusalem; Christians wanted to gain control of Jerusalem and take it out of Muslim hands.

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  Mordred. His first wife and his brother’s wife were unfaithful to them.  Monks who whipped themselves.  They hoped by doing so God would end the Black plague.

Copyright October 10th, 2014 by Gwen Fredette

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History Test: Westward Expansion

WEEK 17:  Westward Expansion History Test

NOTE: Following is the Westward Expansion History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

Name: ______________________________ Date: ______________

Westward Expansion History Test

Fill in the Blank with the correct answer(s):

1. What important man (who later became president) came up with much of the plans for the Constitution? ______________________________________________________

2. Where did the Constitutional convention meet? ___________________

3. Who was president of the Constitutional Convention? _______________

4. What important historical figure urged the delegates to sign the Constitution even if they didn’t agree with all of it? ______________________________________________________

5. What are the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution called? ______________________________________________

6. According to the 5th Amendment, a person is innocent until proven ______?

7. What did the cotton gin do? __________________________________  ___________________________________

8. What famous document did Thomas Jefferson write? ________________  ____________________________________

9. The huge piece of land Thomas Jefferson purchased from Napoleon was called   __________________________________?

10. What day did Thomas Jefferson die? ___________________________

11. Who were the leaders of the Corps of Discovery? ___________________

12. What famous Native American woman helped the Corps of Discovery? ________________________________________

13. What great American city had many of its buildings burned during the War of 1812? ________________________________

14. What is the name of our National Anthem and who wrote it? ________________________________________________ and ___________________________________________

15. What famous canal was built across the state of New York in the 1800’s? ________________________________________

16. What animal pulled the barges of this canal? _______________________

17. What were Buffalo chips use for? ______________________________

Multiple Choice: Circle the correct answer(s).

18. Which of the following was NOT a problem our country was having before the Constitution was adopted?
A.) Each state had its own money
B.) Couldn’t pay its soldiers
C.) British refused to move out of military posts
D.) No good farmland
E.) No court system

19. The first set of rules America adopted for governing the country (which didn’t work well) was called?
A.) Declaration of Independence
B.) Articles of Confederation
C.) The Constitution
D.) The Federalist Papers

20. What are the three branches of government? (circle three)
A.) The Executive Branch
B.) The Federal Branch
C.) The Legislative Branch
D.) The Judicial Branch

21. Changes to the Constitution are called?
A.) Laws
B.) Bills
C.) Amendments
D.) None of the above

22. Which of the following is NOT one of the 5 basic freedoms listed in the first Amendment?
A.) Freedom of Religion
B.) Freedom of Speech
C.) Freedom from Slavery
D.) Freedom of the Press

23. What was the Cumberland Gap?
A.) Path through the Rocky Mountains
B.) Path where the Erie Canal was built
C.) Path through the Appalachian Mountains
D.) None of the above

24. What famous hunter/explorer built the Wilderness Road and started a new settlement in Kentucky?
A.) Meriwether Lewis
B.) William Clark
C.) Thomas Jefferson
D.) Daniel Boone

25. During what war were Eli Whitney’s muskets used?
A.) Revolutionary War
B.) War of 1812
C.) World War I
D.) All of the Above

26. Thomas Jefferson was our country’s _________ president.
A.) First
B.) Second
C.) Third
D.) Fourth

27. James Madison was our country’s __________ president.
A.) Second
B.) Third
C.) Fourth
D.) Fifth

28. Thomas Jefferson asked the Corps of the Discovery to ……
A.) To find a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean
B.) To explore the land and find out about the animals and plants living there and to journal about their experiences.
C.) To meet & establish friendly relationships with the Native Americans they met.
D.) All of the above.

29. Which of the following was NOT a supply the Corps of Discovery brought on their mission?
A.) Guns & ammunition
B.) Oxen
C.) Gifts for American Indians
D.) A large keel boat

30. Which of the following was NOT a danger the Corps faced?
A.) Death of York
B.) Lack of Food
C.) Grizzly bears
D.) Some Indian tribes were unfriendly & dangerous

31. Which of the following was NOT a new animal the Corps of discovery encountered?
A.) Deer
B.) Prairie Dogs
C.) Grizzly Bears
D.) Buffalo

32. The Native American woman traveling with the Corps of Discovery was a great help to the men. How?
A.) She saved boxes of supplies that had fallen in the river.
B.) She dug up edible roots to eat.
C.) She translated and helped them find their way across the territory.
D.) She acted as a sign of “peace” because she was a woman carrying a baby.
E.) All of the Above

33. Why did America declare War on Great Britain? (Circle all that apply.)
A.) Britain was arming Native Americans and encouraging them to attack Americans.
B.) America believed in slavery.
C.) British soldiers wouldn’t leave the country.
D.) The British prevented our ships from trading with France.

34. What great Indian leader fought against the U.S during the War of 1812?
A.) Tecumseh
B.) Sequoyah
C.) John Ross
D.) Cinque

35. What great Indian leader was head of the Cherokee nation during the Trail of Tears?
A.) Tecumseh
B.) Sequoyah
C.) John Ross
D.) Cinque

36. What great African slave led the revolt on the Amistad slave ship?
A.) Tecumseh
B.) Sequoyah
C.) John Ross
D.) Cinque

37. What Cherokee Indian invented the written Cherokee language?
A.) Tecumseh
B.) Sequoyah
C.) John Ross
D.) Cinque

38. What was NOT something Sojourner Truth preached about?
A.) Killing white slave owners
B.) Trusting in God
C.) Slavery was wrong
D.) Women’s rights

39. What were the most common territories white pioneers traveled to during the mid 1800’s?
(circle all that apply)
A.) Oregon
B.) Oklahoma
C.) Arkansas
D.) California

40. What hardships did pioneers encounter on the trail? (Circle all that apply)
A.) Crossing rivers
B.) Disease
C.) Broken wagon wheels
D.) Storms

41. Which of the following was NOT something people usually carried in their wagons?
A.) Declaration of Independence
B.) Quilts
C.) Guns
D.) Tools

Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false.

42. T/F Initially the Bill of Rights was only written for white men. _____________

43. T/F Eli Whitney did not begin to invent things till he was an adult. ________________

44. T/F Eli Whitney became rich from creating the cotton gin. ____________________

45. T/F Eli Whitney’s cotton gin decreased the need for slaves in America. _______________

46. T/F All the battles of the War of 1812 were fought on U.S. soil. ___________________

47. T/F The war of 1812 ended because the U.S. won all the major battles. _____________________

48. T/F Sojourner Truth was a slave in the South. ______________________________

49. T/F During Sojourner’s life many Northerners began to believe that slavery was wrong and slaves in the North were eventually freed. ____________________________________________

50. T/F Mom is proud of her kids and loves them very much. ____________________

Extra Credit:
Grades 1 – 3: Name 2 ways pioneer children passed the time during the long trip westward.
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________

Grades 4 – 6:
What was the name of the New York governor who built the famous canal during the 1800’s?
_______________________________________________
What famous president represented the Amistad slaves at the Supreme Court trial?
_______________________________________________

Grades 7 & 8:
What town did Tecumseh live in? ________________________
Who was Tsali? ____________________________________

Answer Key:

  • 1.  James Madison
  • 2.  Philadelphia
  • 3.  George Washington
  • 4.  Benjamin Franklin
  • 5.  The Bill of Rights
  • 6.  Guilty
  • 7.  It took seeds out of cotton.
  • 8.  The Declaration of Independence
  • 9.  The Louisiana Purchase
  • 10.  4th of July
  • 11.  Lewis & Clark
  • 12.  Sacagawea
  • 13.  Washington D.C.
  • 14.  The Star Spangled Banner; Francis Scott Key
  • 15.  Erie Canal
  • 16.  Mules
  • 17.  Burned for fuel in fires
  • 18.  D
  • 19.  B
  • 20.  A, C, & D
  • 21.  C
  • 22.  C
  • 23.  C
  • 24.  D
  • 25.  B
  • 26.  C
  • 27.  C
  • 28.  D
  • 29.  B
  • 30.  A
  • 31.  A
  • 32.  E
  • 33.  A, C, & D
  • 34.  A
  • 35.  C
  • 36.  D
  • 37.  B
  • 38.  A
  • 39.  A & D
  • 40.  A, B, C, & D
  • 41.  A
  • 42.  T
  • 43.  F
  • 44.  F
  • 45.  F
  • 46.  F
  • 47.  F
  • 48.  F (She was a slave in the North.)
  • 49.  T
  • 50.  T
  • Extra Credit Grades 1 – 3:  School lessons, sewing, walking, playing games, practiced shooting, helped take care of other siblings, helped take care of animals, etc. (answers will vary)
  • Extra Credit Grades 4 – 6:  DeWitt Clinton; John Quincy Adams
  • Extra Credit Grades 7 – 8:  Prophet’s Town; Tsali was a Cherokee Indian living in North Carolina who surrendered to white soldiers, along with his sons, in return for the agreement to leave his people alone.  He and two of his sons were killed.

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Copyright April 24th, 2014 by Gwen Fredette

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Test: Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome

Week 17: Ancient Greek & Ancient Rome Test

NOTE: Following is the Test on Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

Name: _____________________________________________         Date: __________________________

Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome Test

Fill in the Blank:

 

1) Name a sea near Ancient Greece? _______________________

2) Name two famous city-states?  ___________________ and  _____________________

3) What was Zeus the god of? _______________________________________________

4) What Poseidon the god of? _______________________________________________

5) What was Hades the god of? ______________________________________________

6) What was Hephaestus the god of? __________________________________________

7) What was Aphrodite the goddess of? ________________________________________

8) What was Ares the god of? _______________________________________________

9) What was Athena the goddess of? __________________________________________

10) What was Hermes the god of?  ___________________________________________

11) What was Artemis the goddess of? _________________________________________

12) What was Apollo the god of? _____________________________________________

13) What was Dionysus the god of? ___________________________________________

14) What was Zeus’s Roman name? ___________________________________________

15) What was Poseidon’s Roman name? ________________________________________

16) What was Aphrodite’s Roman name? _______________________________________

17) What was Hades’s Roman name? __________________________________________

18) Which God in particular did the Olympics honor? _______________________________

19) What was Bucephalus?  _________________________________________________

20) Who was the most successful leader of the Ancient Greek world?  ___________________

21) What language did the Romans speak? ______________________________________

22) What is the Roman Numeral for 4? _________________________________________

23) What is the Roman Numeral for 11? ________________________________________

24) Name the most famous Ancient Roman political leader? __________________________

 

Circle the Correct Answer:

25) Which of the following was NOT a common food in Ancient Greece?

A     A) Beans                                      C) Pasta

O    B) Olive Oil                                  D) Wine

 

26) Which of the following was NOT a famous philosopher in Ancient Greece?

            A) Plato                                   C) Aristotle

B               B) Pliny                                    D) Socrates

 

27) Which of the following was NOT a famous story from Ancient Greece?

A)  The Iliad                                         C) Aesops’ Fables

B) The Odyssey                                   D) Apostle Paul’s letters

 

28) Which of the following was NOT a famous Greek Myth?

A)  Story of Pompeii                            C) Medusa

B)  Theseus & the Minotaur               D) King Midas & the Golden Touch

 

29) Which of the following was NOT an event in the Ancient Olympics?

A) Running                                          C) Gymnastics

B) Pentathlon                                      D) Pankration

 

30) Which of the following was NOT true of the story of the Trojan War?

A) Odysseus fought in it.

B) Pliny wrote about it.

C) The Trojan horse was a part of it.

D) It lasted 10 years.

 

31) Who was the teacher of Alexander the Great?

A) Homer                                C) Plato

B) Aristotle                              D) Socrates

 

32) Why weren’t Alexander and his army able to defeat India?

A) People of India used elephants in warfare.

B) Alexander and his army arrived during monsoon season (extremely rainy).

C) Alexander’s army was tired of fighting.

D)  All of the above.

 

 33) Which of the following was NOT a job of Ancient Roman Soldiers?

A) To fight when needed

B) Build roads

C) Crucify criminals

D) Create pottery

 

34) Which of the following was NOT true of Julius Caesar?

A) The army loved and followed him.

B) He was a great speaker.

C) The month of June is named after him.

D) He was murdered by members of the Senate.

 

35) What important religious figure was crucified in Ancient Rome?

A) Jesus Christ                         C) Pliny

B) Jupiter                                 D) Mohammad

 

36) Which of the following was NOT true of Jesus?

A)  He died to take away our sins.

B)  His parables are still famous today.

C) All of the Pharisees hated him.

D) He rose from the dead.

 

37) Gladiators did NOT fight:

A) Jesus                       C) Other Gladiators

B) Animals                   D) In sea battles

 

Write “T” if the answer is true; Write “F” if the answer is false.

38) T/F The Ancient Greeks always built small, simple buildings. _____

39) T/F Ancient Greeks studied math, science, medicine & astronomy. _____

40) T/F Athens was the world’s first communist city. _____

41) T/F The Trojan War was a war between Troy and Olympia. _____

42) T/F At one time Aesop was a slave. _____

43) T/F Alexander the Great claimed to be a son of the gods. _____

44) T/F Alexander the Great was killed by one of his generals. _____

45) T/F Ancient Rome’s army was the best in the world. _____

46) T/F Gladiators were trained at schools. _____

47) T/F Many Christians were killed by wild animals at the Coliseum. _____

48) T/F It was expensive to watch Gladiator fights. _____

49) T/F Mount Olympus buried Pompeii in ash. _____

50) T/F Hundreds of years later a new city/town was built over the top of Pompeii. _____

  

Extra Credit:

 

For Grades K – 3:  What did men wear during the Ancient Greek Olympics? _____________

Name one of Aesop’s Fables? _________________________________________________

 

For Grades 4 – 6:   According to the Ancient Greeks, what are the names of the two women responsible for the seasons Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall? _________________________ and _______________

 

For Grades 7 – 8: Who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey? _______________________________

Who was Hephaestion? ________________________

 

 Answer Key:

  • 1.  Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, OR Ionian Sea
  • 2.  Athens & Sparta
  • 3.  Thunder & Sky
  • 4.  Water & Seas
  • 5.  The Underworld
  • 6.  Metalworking
  • 7.  Love & Beauty
  • 8.  War
  • 9.  Wisdom & Battle Strategy
  • 10.  Thieves & Messengers
  • 11.  Moon & Hunting
  • 12.  Sun & Music
  • 13.  Wine
  • 14.  Jupiter
  • 15.  Neptune
  • 16.  Venus
  • 17.  Pluto
  • 18.  Zeus
  • 19.  Alexander the Great’s horse
  • 20.  Alexander the Great
  • 21.  Latin
  • 22.  IV
  • 23.  XI
  • 24.  Julius Ceasar
  • 25.  C.
  • 26.  B.
  • 27.  D.
  • 28.  A.
  • 29.  C.
  • 30.  B.
  • 31.  B.
  • 32.  D.
  • 33.  D.
  • 34.  C.
  • 35.  A.
  • 36.  C.
  • 37.  A.
  • 38.  F
  • 39.  T
  • 40.  F
  • 41.  F
  • 42.  T
  • 43.  T
  • 44.  F
  • 45.  T
  • 46.  T
  • 47.  T
  • 48.  F
  • 49.  F
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit:  K – 3 – The Ancient Greeks wore nothing.  Answers will vary for Aesop’s Fables.  May include:  Tortoise & the Hare, Fox & Grapes, Boy Who Cried Wolf, etc.

Extra Credit: 4 – 6 –  Demeter & Persephone

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  Homer; Alexander the Great’s friend

Copyright December 6th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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Revolutionary War Test

WEEK 17:  REVOLUTIONARY WAR TEST

NOTE: Following is the Revolutionary War Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

Name: _____________________________________________         Date: __________________________

Revolutionary War Test

Fill in the Blank:

 

1.       1.) Name the king of Great Britain during the Revolutionary War?

______________________________________

2.       2.) Who discovered lightning was a form of electricity?

______________________________________

3.       3.) In what city did the Continental Congress meet?

______________________________________

4.      4.) How many colonies were there during the Revolutionary War?

______________________________________

5.)   Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

______________________________________

6.      6.) Who is rumored to be the creator of the first American flag?

_________________________________________

7.   7.)  What was the name of Patrick Henry’s most famous speech?

_________________________________________

8.)  8.) Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

_________________________________________

9.)  9.)  What continent did most slaves in America come from?

_________________________________________

   O   10.)  On what day was the final version of the Declaration approved?

______________________________________

11   11.)  Who was the Commander-in-Chief of the American armies during the Revolutionary War?

______________________________________

12.    12.) During the Revolutionary War, most African-Americans and Native Americans fought for the: (British or Americans?) _____________________________________

13.    13.) Who was the first president of the United States?

______________________________________

14.    14.) Who was the second president of the United States?

______________________________________

15.    15.) Which Native American group had the oldest democracy in America?

______________________________________

16.    16.) Just after the Revolutionary war laws were passed to set slaves free in what part of the colonies (North or South) ?

______________________________________

Circle the Correct Answer:

 

17.   17.) Why did John Hancock move in with his rich uncle as a boy?

  • A.)   He wanted to be rich
  • B.)    He didn’t get along with his father
  • C.)    His father died; mother was poor; uncle had no children.
  • D.)   His mother died.

18.   18.) What group was John Hancock elected president of?

  • A.)    The Singers of Liberty
  • B.)    The Continental Congress
  • C.)    The Boston Tea Party
  • D.)   The colony of Virginia

19.    19.) Which of the following is NOT one of  Ben Franklin’s accomplishments?

  • A.)   He was a lawyer
  • B.)    He set up fire and police departments
  • C.)    Invented bifocal glasses
  • D.)   Acted as a representative from the colonies to France

20.    20.) Which of the following was NOT one of the jobs Paul Revere did?

  • A.)   Made false teeth
  • B.)    Engraved copper plates & printed pictures
  • C.)    Silversmith
  • D.)  Invented Bifocal Glasses  

21.    21.) Paul Revere made an engraving of British soldiers firing upon innocent colonists in Massachusetts.  This incident was called?

  • A.)   The Boston Tea Party
  • B.)    The Revolutionary War
  • C.)    The Boston Massacre
  • D.)   The New York Massacre

22.    22.) Which of the following was NOT a name the Patriots had for the British soldiers?

  • A.)   Bluecoats
  • B.)    Redcoats
  • C.)    Lobster backs
  • D.)   Bloody backs

23.    23.) This Act passed by the King said that colonists had to provide British soldiers with food, supplies, and give them places to live.  What was it called?

  • A.)   The Stamp Act
  • B.)    Tea Tax
  • C.)    The Quartering Act
  • D.)   The Boycott Act

24.    24.) How did King George punish the colonists for the “Boston Tea Party?”

  • A.)   Sent 5000 new soldiers to Boston
  • B.)    He kept all ships from leaving Boston Harbor and prevented new ships from coming.
  • C.)    He told the colonists they must pay back the debt for the destroyed tea.
  • D.)   All of the Above.

25.    25.) Why did some people want to remain British citizens?

  • A.)    They liked Great Britain’s protection.
  • B.)    They liked trading with Great Britain.
  • C.)    Many people had relatives in Great Britain or went to school there.
  • D.)   All of the Above.

26.    26.) Name some of the difficulties Washington had leading the American army?

  • A.)    Not enough food
  • B.)     No money to pay men
  • C.)     Not enough clothing or guns
  • D.)   All of the Above

27.    27.) What Patriot General became a traitor?

  • A.)   Benedict Arnold
  • B.)    John Hancock
  • C.)    Samuel Adams
  • D.)   Burgoyne

28.    28.) Which of the following was NOT an area or city the British had control of during the Revolutionary war?

  • A.)   New York
  • B.)    Philadelphia
  • C.)    South Carolina
  • D.)   Valley Forge

29.   29.) Which of the following was NOT a way women helped support the Revolutionary War?

  • A.)    Some fought as soldiers
  • B.)    Some attended the Continental Congress
  • C.)    Some sewed blankets, uniforms, & flags
  • D.)   Some acted as spies or delivered important messages.

30.    30.) The last battle of the Revolutionary War was in what city?

  • A.)   Yorktown
  • B.)    New York
  • C.)    Paris
  • D.)   Philadelphia

31.    31.) The treaty the British signed with the Americans was called the:

  • A.)   Treaty of Britain
  • B.)    Treaty of France
  • C.)    Treaty of Paris
  • D.)   Treaty of Philadelphia

32.    32.) During the Revolutionary War, the Great Council made what decision?

  • A.)   They should fight for the British
  • B.)    They should not get involved in the war at all.
  • C.)    They should fight for the colonists.
  • D.)   None of the above.

33.    33.) Which of the following did NOT happen to the Iroquois confederacy?

  • A.)    Many decided to fight for the British.
  • B.)    Many of their homes and villages were destroyed.
  • C.)    Many died of hunger, cold, and disease.
  • D.)   Most were proud of George Washington.

Write “T” if the answer is true; Write “F” if the answer is false.

 

34.    34.) T/F John Hancock was one of the richest people in the colonies. ___________

35.    35.) T/F Hancock lived in Virginia. _____________

36.   36.) T/F Some loyalists and tax collectors were tarred and feathered. _________

37.    37.) T/F Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence had slaves. _________

38.    38.) T/F King George was happy to take his troops out of the colonies and give Americans  their own country.  __________

39.    39.) T/F George Washington was a great soldier during the French & Indian war. __________

40.    40.) T/F George Washington never had slaves.  _____________

41.    41.) T/F George Washington won the Revolutionary War with the help of the French.  __________

42.    42.) T/F Battles between the British & Americans didn’t start until after the Declaration of Independence was signed.  __________

43.    43.) T/F  The decision to be independent or not divided many families.  ___________

44.    44.) T/F Many women worked as nurses during the Revolutionary War. ____________

45.    45.) T/F During the Revolutionary War, women did not know how to use guns.  _____________

46.    46.) T/F African-Americans were always slaves in the colonies.  ___________

47.    47.) T/F Before the Revolutionary War there were only slaves in the Southern colonies.  __________

48.    48.) T/F John Adams and Thomas Jefferson stayed close friends all of their lives. _________

49.    49.) T/F John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 4th of July. ____________

50.    50.) T/F Mom loves her kids and is very proud of them. ____________

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Extra Credit:

What was the name of John Adams’ wife? __________________________

George Washington attacked what group of soldiers on Christmas? _____________________

What tea did the colonists drink to boycott British tea? ___________________________

What was the name of the Native American who defied the Great Council? ________________________________________

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Answer Key:

  • 1.  King George III
  • 2.  Ben Franklin
  • 3.  Philadelphia
  • 4.  13
  • 5.  John Hancock
  • 6.  Betsy Ross
  • 7.  “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”
  • 8.  Thomas Jefferson
  • 9.  Africa
  • 10.  July 4th, 1776
  • 11.  George Washington
  • 12.  British
  • 13.  George Washington
  • 14.  John Adams
  • 15.  Iroquois
  • 16.  North
  • 17.  C
  • 18.  B
  • 19.  A
  • 20.  D
  • 21.  C
  • 22.  A
  • 23.  C
  • 24.  D
  • 25.  D
  • 26.  D
  • 27.  A
  • 28.  D
  • 29.  B
  • 30.  A
  • 31.  C
  • 32.  B
  • 33.  D
  • 34.  T
  • 35.  F
  • 36.  T
  • 37.  T
  • 38.  F
  • 39.  T
  • 40.  F
  • 41.  T
  • 42.  F
  • 43.  T
  • 44.  T
  • 45.  F
  • 46.  F
  • 47.  F
  • 48.  F
  • 49.  T
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit:

  • Abigail Adams
  • Hessians
  • Dutch Tea
  • Joseph Brant

Copyright August 12th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

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