The Indian Removal Act And The Trail Of Tears Quiz!

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The Indian Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson to allow unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands. Cherokees were forced to migrate west by the United States government which led to the death of 4,000 Cherokees known as the "Trail of Tears. " Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Andrew Jackson, the Trail of Tears, and the Indian Removal Act. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      An Indian

    • B. 

      A factory owner

    • C. 

      The President of the United States

    • D. 

      The Vice President of the United States

    • E. 

      A soldier

  • 2. 
    What was the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      A journey where all Indians were taken from there homes and forced to walk to a new location.

    • B. 

      A journey that all single people had to take.

    • C. 

      A bike path.

    • D. 

      An old road in Pennsylvania that all the herses took to funerals.

    • E. 

      Andrew Jackson's driveway.

  • 3. 
    What year was the Indian Removal Act passed?
    • A. 

      500 BC

    • B. 

      1250

    • C. 

      1492

    • D. 

      2001

    • E. 

      1830

  • 4. 
    When was Jackson elected President?
    • A. 

      1777

    • B. 

      1824

    • C. 

      1828

    • D. 

      1829

    • E. 

      He was never president

  • 5. 
    Name the 5 civilized tribes.
    • A. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Chickasaw,Sentinel,Choctaw

    • B. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Chickasaw,Seminole,Chalkboard

    • C. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Bow-chica-wow-wow,Seminole,Choctaw

    • D. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Chickasaw,Seminole,Choctaw

    • E. 

      There were no civilized tribes

  • 6. 
    What party did Andrew Jackson belong to?
    • A. 

      Republican

    • B. 

      Federalist

    • C. 

      Democrat

    • D. 

      Green

  • 7. 
    Where was the Native Americans new territory?
    • A. 

      Great Plains/present day Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Canada

    • E. 

      Florence, Italy

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      He had made a bet with Britain

    • B. 

      He wanted to build a theme park

    • C. 

      He wanted to build a presidential vacation home

    • D. 

      He had no good reason

    • E. 

      The industrial revolution required construction of new factories and manufacturers

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma

    • B. 

      S. Carolina, Texas, California, Virginia, New York

    • C. 

      New York, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Indiana

    • D. 

      North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Tennesee

    • E. 

      Texas, Flordia, Georgia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina

  • 10. 
    How many Cherokees were forced on the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      None. They all came willingly.

    • E. 

      17,000

  • 11. 
    How many Cherokees died on the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      15,000

    • D. 

      4,000

    • E. 

      None

  • 12. 
    What was a cause of the Cherokee's deaths?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Lack of food and water

    • D. 

      All of Above

  • 13. 
    When was the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      1832-1952

    • B. 

      1838-1839

    • C. 

      1827

    • D. 

      None of the above