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5th Grade Knowledge Challenge

Sponsored by the
Charter Oak Education Foundation

Round 1

Q1
Complete the analogy:

Wall is to brick as skeleton is to


________________.

Q2
2/3 -1/4=

Q3
What year was the Star Spangled Banner

written and by who?

Q4
The process by which cells break down

sugar to release energy is called?

Q5
Choose the best group of words to fill in the

blank.
She _________wants to play ________not.
(either/or) (neither/nor)

Q6
Mrs. Walker orders submarine sandwiches

for a wheelchair track-and-field tournament


picnic. The sandwiches have a total length
of 40 feet. The coaches eat 4 feet of the
submarine sandwich. The rest is dived
equally among 54 people. How many
inches of sandwich will each person get?

Q7
A strong cyclone that forms over warm

ocean water is called?

Round 2

Q1
Which is NOT a type of context clue an

author uses?
(A) Picture
(B) comparison
(C) Definition
(D) antonym

Q2
1747 69 = Simplify the answer if

possible.

Q3
This person found ways of preserving blood

in blood banks.

Q4
Halfway between the North Pole and the

South Pole on a globe is a line called the


______________.

Q5
The process by which particles leave a gas

and become a liquid is called___________.

Q6
Ouch! You stepped on my toe! Ouch is an

example of
(A) Adjective
(B) conjunction
(C) Interjection (D) preposition

Q7
San Miguel Island is one of the five islands

that make up what National Park?

Round 3

Q1
The root word ology means?

Q2

Identify the subject and verb in the

following sentence:
The best shows on television this week
were the ads.

Q3
Of the pets in the pet show, 5/6 are cats,

4/5 of the cats are calico. What fraction of


the pets are calico cats?

Q4
103 x 17.04 =

Q5
The Boston Massacre occurred on what

date?

Q6
An artificial lake that forms behind a dam is

called?

Q7
In what city and state was the

Constitutional Convention held?

Round 4

Q1
Which phrase is NOT an example of an

idiom?
(A) Feeling under the weather
(B) Kill two birds with one stone
(C) See eye to eye
(D) Best teacher in the whole world

Q2
A boxcar used for transporting cargo on a

train is a rectangular prism. It is 61 feet


long, 9 feet wide, and 13 feet high. What is
te volume of the boxcar?

Q3
How deep is the Pacific Ocean at its

deepest point?

Q4
The Great Wagon Road passed through

what valley and state?

Q5
What is the smallest particle of an element

that has the same properties of the


element?

Q6
Which is an example of hyperbole?
(A) Her mother told her a million times.
(B) She is one silly girl.
(C) I enjoy having you all in class.
(D) You are a very special person.

Q7
Diego kicks a soccer ball 3 times. The first

time he kicks it, the ball travels 26 feet.


The ball travel twice as fat the second time
he kicks it. The third time Diego kicks the
ball, it travels 58 feet. How many yard
total did the ball travel?
(A)136 yds
(B) 44 1/3 yds
(C) 36 2/3 yds
(D) 45 1/3 yds

AWARDS!