GRADE FIVE SOCIAL STUDIES
Hello Boys and Girls, Let’s see how well you will answer the following questions based on the topics we have done thus far. Then we will move on to learn about National Honours and Awards.
Choose the correct response for each question from the responses given. The responses are A, B, C and D.
The first European settlement was established in Guiana by the (A) French (B) Dutch (C) British (D) Portuguese
When was the first European settlement established in British Guiana? (A) 1616 (B) 1627 (C) 1741 (D) 1773
The second European established in 1627 at Fort Nassau up the Berbice River. in 1616 at Fort Kyk-over-al in the Essequibo River. in 1744 at Fort Zeelandia on the Essequibo River. in 1784 at Stabroek at the mouth of the Demerara River.
Enslaved Africans were brought to British Guiana to populate the country. ease over population in their country. provide labour. relieve the Amerindians of hard work. 5.
(B) (C) (D)
(A) (B) (C) (D)
9. (A) (C)
10. When Guyana was a British colony it was ruled by Governor General Duke (B) Secretary General (D) King or Queen
Before 1966 the Union Jack was used in Guyana because The Dutch West India Company controlled the country. Guyana belonged to the British. Guyana was a Dutch colony. Guyana was not a free country.
In 1831 Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice were united as one colony by Spain (B) The Netherlands France (D) Britain
The leaders who championed the cause for Guyana’s independence were Peter D’Aguiar and Samuel hinds Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan Forbes Burnham and Cheddi Jagan Forbes Burnham and Desmond Hoyte
Guyana became an independent nation on 1st August 1838 (B) 4th May, 1962 26th May, 1966 (D) 23rd February, 1970
Under the system of voting called Proportional Representation, the political party which obtains the majority of votes becomes the opposition. forms the government. selects the minority leader. nominates the Deputy Speaker.
11. The first premier of British Guiana was (A) Cheddi Jagan. (B) Forbes Burnham. (C) Arthur Chung. (D) Peter D’Aguiar.
The Duke of Kent handed over instruments of Independence to Arthur Chung. (B) Cheddi Jagan. Peter D’Aguiar. (D) Forbes Burnham. the
The National Anthem, The National Coat-of Arms and the Golden Arrowhead are called symbols of Nationhood. Unity. (B) The Monarchy. (D) Freedom.
The protection for our nation is represented on our Coat-of-Arms by jaguars (B) a shield (D) a headdress a flower
Complete the following 15. What two changes came along with
independence for Guyana?
16. Four symbols we can identify Guyana by are _____________, ______________, __________________ and _________________.
17. Two qualities of a loyal Guyanese are _________________ and ____________________.
Goodbye boys and girls, until next week when the topic of National Honours and Awards will be dealt with.