Quiz: 5th-Grade General Knowledge Quiz
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5th-Grade General Knowledge Quiz
By: Allison Lips
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About This Quiz

As an adult, you may think that 5th grade was easy. After all, you were 10 about to turn 11. However, as time goes on, you forget much of the information you learned. While you may remember a considerable amount from your favorite subjects or work with some of the information every day at your job, other facts have been lost over the passage of time.

Even though you may have a vague recollection of math, science, English, and history, the facts that you were taught are still important. You may not use the words atoms or chlorophyll in everyday speech, but they are still helpful in understanding the world around you. You also probably don't bring up Rosa Parks, John Calvin, or Albert Einstein regularly either. However, they are all important figures and should be recognized as such. 

Can you ace this general knowledge quiz? Are you able to do mental math? Do you remember more than just the Alamo? Will you make your teachers proud? Will you fail and end up borrowing your kid's textbook? There's only one way to find out! This quiz will tell you which subjects you need a refresher course in!

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Which American war occurred between the north and the south?
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Which famous general led the United States during the Revolutionary War?
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What dictator led Germany during World War II?
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Which branch of government consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives?
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Which of the following states was the first one?
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Which founding father led the Federalist Party?
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What was the name given to the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
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During which war was Francis Scott Key inspired to write the lyrics to '"The Star Spangled Banner?"
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The United States dropped the atomic bomb on which two Japanese cities?
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In 1954, which Supreme Court case declared that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?
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When the moon blocks the sun, what do we call it?
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What is the name of the green pigment that absorbs light for photosynthesis?
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Which simple machine consists of a beam that pivots at a fulcrum?
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When a liquid turns into a gas, what does it do?
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Which type of rock is formed from cooled magma or lava?
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Which gas makes up 78 percent of the earth's atmosphere?
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What consists of electrons, neutrons, and protons?
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Which planet is the closest to the sun?
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Which organ pumps blood around our circulatory system?
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Which substance is known as the universal solvent?
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What is the area of a rectangle that is 5 inches by 4 inches?
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What do we call a squared plus b squared equals c squared?
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Which of the following is not a prime number?
1
2
5
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If you multiply 1/2 by 1/2, what do you get?
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What do you get when you simplify 40/100?
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Which digit is in the tens place in 6,232,932.185?
1
3
6
8
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How many minutes are in 4 hours?
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On a flat coordinate plane, which point is known as the origin?
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How many sides does a pentagon have?
5
6
7
8
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What is the official name for the top number in a fraction?
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Which of the following words is an example of a verb?
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Which word is an example of onomatopoeia?
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A figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" is called a what?
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Which word is an example of a contraction?
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What is an example of a prefix?
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