Grade 4 Questions:

How well do you know U.S. history? Before the webinar release, take our quiz of sample questions from previous NAEP assessments to see how your knowledge compares to our nation’s students'.
Use the navigation buttons below to view questions from grades 4, 8, and 12 -- feel free to answer as many questions as you wish. Click 'Done' to see the correct answers.

Be sure to participate in the U.S. History webinar on June 14th to see how respondents fared on the quiz and to obtain the most recent data on students' history knowledge. For more information on the webinar event, visit To access additional NAEP History questions, visit

1. Who helped to start the boycott of the Montgomery bus system by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus?

2. American Indians taught European settlers how to grow

3. What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

4. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas, he thought he was in

5. The first permanent English settlement in North America was

6. Near the end of the Second World War, the United States military dropped atomic bombs on cities in

7. Four events are listed below.

A - Colonists meet in Philadelphia and declare independence.
B - Roanoke Island is settled by English settlers.
C - George Washington becomes the first President.
D - English Parliament passes Stamp Act.

Write the letters that are next to the four events in the boxes below in the order that the events happened, from earliest to latest. Be sure that you put only one letter in each box.

8. This question refers to the map below.

8. This question refers to the map below.

Describe two ways that the western United States changed after the transcontinental (or cross-country) railroads were built. You can use the map above to help you answer the question.

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