Grade 5 Language - Comprehension
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Grade 5 Language - Comprehension

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Fifth graders should become more exposed to science and social studies terms. They will need to become familiar with these terms since they will be seeing them more often in science and social studies classes. Sometimes, fifth graders should increase their vocabulary by learning these words. Then they will be able to use them in their writing. In this quiz, the students will choose the meanings of these words.

1.
What is the meaning of the following science word?
VELOCITY
The distance something travels
The height that something reaches
The speed and direction of something
The weight that something gains
Velocity refers to the speed and direction an object is traveling
2.
What is the meaning of the following science word?
TUNDRA
Areas with many waterfalls
Places where snakes roam
To be full of trees
An area of plains
The tundra is a biome that has almost no trees
3.
What is the meaning of the following science word?
MEANDER
To proceed up into the sky
To move and bend around mountains and trees
A level of atmosphere
To have the ability to float
Usually, rivers are known to meander
4.
What is the meaning of the following science word?
ADAPTATION
Emotions people feel
Arts, food and celebrations
To change in order to live in a new environment
The stories that are told down from generation to generation
Animals adapt to their environment in order to survive
5.
What is the meaning of the following science word?
BUOYANCY
Able to speak
Able to swim
Able to run
Able to float
Some things can float in water due to buoyancy
6.
What is the meaning of the following social studies word?
ANCESTOR
Descendants
Sisters
Parents
Friends
Ancestors would be related to the person, but they would have lived a long time ago
7.
What is the meaning of the following social studies word?
NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE
Resources that will grow back
Resources that do not grow back
Resources that are old
Resources that are needed
Nonrenewable resources include coal
8.
What is the meaning of the following social studies word?
TRIBUTE
Currency
Tax
Laws
Power
Some people in history would require travelers to pay a tax while traveling on a popular road
9.
What is the meaning of the following social studies word?
ADOBE
Dried clay brick
Cement
Rocks
Sand
Some houses were made of adobe
10.
What is the meaning of the following social studies word?
INDENTURED SERVANT
A hired woman or man who would teach the children of a rich family
A worker who had to work for a certain number of years in exchange for a free trip to the new world
The men and women who came to the United States on the Mayflower
Men and women who were forced out of the colonies due to their religious beliefs
Usually, indentured servants worked 4-7 years before gaining their freedom
Author:  Amy Flanders

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