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  • 1. 

    The ___________  ____ provided land to people that wanted to farm.

    • A.

      Comstock Load

    • B.

      Freedman's Bureau

    • C.

      Ku Klux Klan

    • D.

      Homestead Act

    Correct Answer
    D. Homestead Act
    Explanation
    The Homestead Act provided land to people that wanted to farm. This act, passed in 1862, allowed any adult citizen, or intended citizen, to claim 160 acres of public land. In order to receive the land, the individual had to improve the land by building a dwelling and cultivating crops. This act encouraged westward expansion and the development of agriculture in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    The large silver and gold deposits found in Nevada were called the __________ _____.

    • A.

      Homestead Act

    • B.

      Range Wars

    • C.

      Chisholm Trail

    • D.

      Comstock Load

    Correct Answer
    D. Comstock Load
    Explanation
    The large silver and gold deposits found in Nevada were called the Comstock Load. This name refers to the Comstock Lode, which was a major silver deposit discovered in 1859 in Virginia City, Nevada. The Comstock Lode played a crucial role in the development of the American West, attracting thousands of miners and leading to the establishment of thriving mining towns. The discovery of the Comstock Load brought significant wealth and economic growth to the region and contributed to the overall expansion and development of the United States.

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  • 3. 

    The _____________________ __________________ was instrumental in cattle industry.

    • A.

      Transcontinental Railroads

    • B.

      Central Powers

    • C.

      African Americans

    • D.

      Cow Hands

    Correct Answer
    A. Transcontinental Railroads
    Explanation
    The Transcontinental Railroads played a crucial role in the cattle industry. These railroads connected the eastern and western parts of the United States, providing a reliable and efficient means of transporting cattle from the ranches in the West to the markets in the East. This transportation infrastructure allowed for the expansion of the cattle industry and the growth of the economy. The railroads made it easier for ranchers to transport their cattle over long distances, reducing costs and increasing profits. Additionally, the railroads enabled the development of meatpacking industries in cities along the rail lines, further supporting the growth of the cattle industry.

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  • 4. 

    What trail was a popular trail used to drive cattle to market?

    Correct Answer
    Chisholm Trail
    Explanation
    The Chisholm Trail was a popular trail used to drive cattle to market. It was named after Jesse Chisholm, a trader and guide, who marked the trail in the mid-19th century. The trail stretched from Texas to Kansas and provided a route for ranchers to transport their cattle to the railheads in Kansas, where they could be shipped to eastern markets. The Chisholm Trail played a significant role in the cattle industry and became an iconic symbol of the American West.

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  • 5. 

    _____ ______ were laws that enforced segregaton.

    • A.

      Lusitania

    • B.

      Jim Crow

    • C.

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

    • D.

      Fourteen Points

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Crow
    Explanation
    Jim Crow laws were a series of state and local laws in the United States that enforced racial segregation. These laws were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and mandated racial segregation in public facilities, schools, transportation, and other aspects of daily life. The laws aimed to maintain white supremacy and restrict the rights and freedoms of African Americans. The term "Jim Crow" became synonymous with racial segregation and discrimination, and these laws were eventually challenged and overturned through the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

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  • 6. 

    The _______ of ___________ was organized to maintain peace is Europew but was unsuccessful.

    • A.

      Peace of Countries

    • B.

      Supreme of Court

    • C.

      Ottoman of Empire

    • D.

      League of Nations

    Correct Answer
    D. League of Nations
    Explanation
    The League of Nations was organized to maintain peace in Europe but was unsuccessful.

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  • 7. 

    The ___th amendment made the manufacture, sale, and distrubution of alcohol illegal.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      19

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    B. 18
    Explanation
    The 18th amendment made the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcohol illegal.

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  • 8. 

    William Seward purchased what non-contiguous state from Russia for $7.2 billion dollars.

    Correct Answer
    Alaska
    Explanation
    In 1867, William Seward, the Secretary of State under President Andrew Johnson, negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 billion dollars. This acquisition, known as the Alaska Purchase, added a vast territory to the United States. Despite initial skepticism, Alaska eventually proved to be rich in natural resources such as oil, gold, and timber, making it a valuable addition to the country. Today, Alaska is the largest state in terms of land area and is known for its stunning landscapes and wildlife.

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  • 9. 

    A German U-Boat sank the __________ and it angered many Americans.

    • A.

      Mayflower

    • B.

      Godspeed

    • C.

      Lusitania

    • D.

      USS Maine

    Correct Answer
    C. Lusitania
    Explanation
    The sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-Boat angered many Americans. The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German submarine during World War I. The attack resulted in the deaths of over 1,000 people, including 128 Americans. This event played a significant role in turning public opinion in the United States against Germany and ultimately led to the U.S. entering the war.

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  • 10. 

    After this war the US became a world power and gained the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

    Correct Answer
    Spanish-American War
    Explanation
    The Spanish-American War was a conflict between the United States and Spain in 1898. It was sparked by the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor and the subsequent outrage in the United States. The war resulted in a decisive victory for the United States, leading to the acquisition of several territories, including the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. This marked a significant turning point for the United States, as it emerged as a world power with expanded territorial holdings in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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  • 11. 

    The __________ ______ was built to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

    • A.

      Golden Gate

    • B.

      Panama Canal

    • C.

      Fourteen Points

    • D.

      Longwood Bridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Panama Canal
    Explanation
    The Panama Canal was built to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. It is a man-made waterway located in Panama, which allows ships to pass through without having to sail around South America. The construction of the canal began in 1904 and was completed in 1914. It has played a crucial role in international trade, significantly reducing the time and cost of shipping goods between the two oceans.

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  • 12. 

    The ____  ___________ were horseback riders that carried mail.

    • A.

      Pony Express

    • B.

      Rough Riders

    • C.

      Paul Revere

    • D.

      Sanail Mail

    Correct Answer
    A. Pony Express
    Explanation
    The Pony Express was a well-known mail delivery service in the mid-1800s. It consisted of horseback riders who carried mail across long distances, often through dangerous territories. The riders were known for their speed and efficiency, making it possible to deliver mail much faster than traditional methods. The Pony Express played a significant role in connecting the eastern and western parts of the United States during that time.

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  • 13. 

    _______________ is famous for the steel industry,

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Orlando

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Pittsburgh

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittsburgh
    Explanation
    Pittsburgh is famous for its steel industry. The city has a long history of steel production and was once known as the "Steel City." It was home to many major steel companies and played a significant role in the growth of the American steel industry. The abundance of natural resources, such as coal and iron ore, in the surrounding areas made Pittsburgh an ideal location for steel production. The city's steel mills and factories were a major source of employment and economic prosperity for many years. Today, while the steel industry has declined, Pittsburgh's industrial past is still celebrated and remembered.

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  • 14. 

    What two immigrant groups were highly discriminated against?

    Correct Answer
    Chinese & Irish
    Explanation
    Chinese and Irish immigrants were both highly discriminated against during certain periods in history. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 targeted Chinese immigrants, restricting their immigration and denying them citizenship. They faced discrimination and violence, particularly in the western United States. The Irish also faced discrimination, especially during the 19th century when they were seen as a threat to American values and job competition. They were often portrayed as lazy, unskilled, and prone to criminal behavior. Discrimination against both groups was fueled by xenophobia, racism, and economic competition.

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