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  • Question 1
    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 2
    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 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.

    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 6
    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 7
    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 8
    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 9
    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 10
    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 11
    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 12
    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 13
    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

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Leader of the Sioux indians

    answer choices

    Crazy Horse

    Sitting Bull

    Chief Joseph

    Geronimo

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The hope of getting rich in the California Gold Rush motivated people to head out west.

    answer choices

    True

    False

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