American History- Ch 13

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 606

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  • 1. 
    The _________________ provided many basic needs for the Plains Indians and was central to their way of life.
    • A. 

      Horse

    • B. 

      Buffalo

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Wolf

  • 2. 
    The prospect of striking _________________ drew many settlers to the Great Plains
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Copper

  • 3. 
    In the Treaty of Fort, Laramie, the ______________ agreed to move to a reservation.
    • A. 

      Navajo

    • B. 

      Sioux

    • C. 

      Cherokee

    • D. 

      Seminole

  • 4. 
    The American cowboy drew many of his customs from ranchers in ___________
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Cuba

  • 5. 
    The demand for _________________ in cities led to the growth of the cattle industry.
    • A. 

      Bones

    • B. 

      Leather

    • C. 

      Poultry

    • D. 

      Beef

  • 6. 
    About 25% of all cowboys were ____________.
    • A. 

      Asian

    • B. 

      Native American

    • C. 

      African American

    • D. 

      Mexican

  • 7. 
    General George Custer and his troops were routed at the __________
    • A. 

      Battle of Little Big Horn

    • B. 

      Battle of Wounded Knee

    • C. 

      Massacre at Sand Creek

    • D. 

      Battle of Fallen Timbers

  • 8. 
    ______________________ was NOT a factor in ending the open range era. 
    • A. 

      Overgrazing of land

    • B. 

      Rise of the railroads

    • C. 

      Extended bad weather

    • D. 

      The invention of barbed wire

  • 9. 
    The completion of a transcontinental railroad helped to make rapid settlement of the West possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In 1889, settlers claimed some 2 million acres in less than a day in a free land giveaway in what is now Minnesota.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Women played little role in settling the West.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The windmill prevented crop dehydration by bringing up underground water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    With forestland on the Plains most settlers built their homes out of wood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    _____________ Prevented animals from trampling crops and wandering off.
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Cyrus McCormick

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      Barbed wire

  • 15. 
    In 1872, the federal government created _____________________________ in an effort to help conserve the frontier.
    • A. 

      Yellowstone National Park

    • B. 

      Grand Canyon

    • C. 

      Immigrants

    • D. 

      California

  • 16. 
    By 1880, many settlers in Minnesota and Wisconsin were _______________________.
    • A. 

      Californians

    • B. 

      Nebraskans

    • C. 

      Immigrants

    • D. 

      African Americans

  • 17. 
    ____________________ invented the steel plow in 1837.
    • A. 

      Cyrus McCormick

    • B. 

      John Deere

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      Native Americans

  • 18. 
    Two railroad lines met in ____________ to form the first transcontinental railroad.
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Nebraska

    • C. 

      Utah

    • D. 

      Minesota

  • 19. 
    Land Grants given to the railroads
    • A. 

      Supported farmers by financial agr. ED + Research colleges.

    • B. 

      Railroads companies sold lands to farmers and to europeans

    • C. 

      160 Acres of land free If they were to cultivate it for 5 years.

    • D. 

      Increase from production .... effort + time required to pro goods.

  • 20. 
    The homestead act and related laws passed in the 1870s.
    • A. 

      Supported farmers by financial agr. ED + Research colleges.

    • B. 

      160 Acres of land free If they were to cultivate it for 5 years.

    • C. 

      Railroads companies sold lands to farmers and to europeans

    • D. 

      Increase from production .... effort + time required to pro goods.

  • 21. 
    Inventions and improvements in farm technology.
    • A. 

      Increase from production .... effort + time required to pro goods.

    • B. 

      Railroads companies sold lands to farmers and to europeans

    • C. 

      160 Acres of land free If they were to cultivate it for 5 years.

    • D. 

      Supported farmers by financial agr. ED + Research colleges.

  • 22. 
    The Morrill land grant Acts and Hatch Act.
    • A. 

      Railroads companies sold lands to farmers and to europeans

    • B. 

      160 Acres of land free If they were to cultivate it for 5 years.

    • C. 

      Supported farmers by financial agr. ED + Research colleges.

    • D. 

      Increase from production .... effort + time required to pro goods.

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