Westward Expansion
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Allowed farmers to keep cattle from nearby ranches off their fields and away from their crops.

    answer choices

    steel plow

    barbed wire

    windmill

    sod house

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Allowed farmers to break up dry tough soil of the Great Plains.

    answer choices

    sod house

    windmill

    steel plow

    barbed wire

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    These were used throughout the Great Plains to pump water from the ground and to provide power.

    answer choices

    windmills

    sod house

    steel plow

    barbed wire

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these was NOT an adaptation that contributed to the settlement of the west?

    answer choices

    dry farming

    cattle ranching

    sharecropping

    wheat farming

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Over hunting reduced the American Buffalo population from 30 million to __________ in a little over a decade.

    answer choices

    85

    850

    8,500

    85,000

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    City where both lines of the Transcontinental Railroad met to complete construction

    answer choices

    Omaha, Nebraska

    Sacramento,California

    Promontory, Utah

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Transcontinental Railroad reduced the time it took to travel across the United States from 6 months to _______

    answer choices

    6 weeks

    6 days

    3 weeks

    3 days

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Leader of the Nez Perce who fled to Canada to avoid life on a reservation before being captured.

    “I will fight no more forever.”

    answer choices

    Geronimo

    Sitting Bull

    Chief Joseph

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was NOT part of the physical environment of the Great Plains?

    answer choices

    land eroded by wind and water

    forests

    low rainfall

    frequent dust storms

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Homestead Act was written to encourage people to

    answer choices

    move to eastern cities

    mine and raise cattle in the west

    settle and farm western lands

    avoid border conflicts with Mexico

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was NOT A MAJOR result of the Homestead Act?

    answer choices

    increased conflict between settlers and Native Americans

    increased westward migration

    protection of the rights of Native Americans

    opening up the frontier to farming and ranching

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Many farmers built their homes from sod. What answer BEST describes sod?

    answer choices

    branches and clay

    iron and wood

    grass and mud

    curried buffalo hide

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The building of the transcontinental railroad resulted in all of the following EXCEPT

    answer choices

    protection of sacred Indian lands

    farmers could get their crops to market

    creation of time zone

    ranchers could get their cattle to slaughter houses in the east

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the MAIN reason the government wanted Native Americans on reservations

    answer choices

    to keep them from starving

    to take their land

    to preserve the remaining buffalo

    to teach them new skills

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the battle that marked the defeat of General Custer and the U.S. Army

    answer choices

    Little Big Horn

    Sand Creek

    Wounded Knee

    Horseshoe Bend

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    One of the MAJOR factors contributing to the destruction of the way of life of the Plains Indians was the

    answer choices

    movement of freed slaves to the west

    industrialization of the major cities in the west

    slaughter of the buffalo herds

    discovery of gold and silver deposit

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The killing of 200 men, women, and children that ended armed resistance in the west

    answer choices

    Wounded Knee Massacre

    Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of the Sioux

    Sand Creek Massacre

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Apache leader who refused to go to live on a reservation, attacked settlers in Arizona and New Mexico and successfully evaded capture for 10 years

    answer choices

    Crazy Horse

    Sitting Bull

    Chief Joseph

    Geronimo

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following factors BEST explains the increase of population west of the Mississippi River after the Civil War?

    answer choices

    improved methods of transportation

    withdraw of the troops from the South

    the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments

    development of factories in the South

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following best describes the landscape of the Great Plains

    answer choices

    relatively flat land and covered by prairie grasses

    relatively flat land and covered by dense forest

    mountainous land with many canyons

    mountainous land with little vegetation

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