Chapter 15: US History Trivia Quiz!

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Chapter 15: US History Trivia Quiz!

Today is the day that we are expected to tackle a trivia quiz on chapter 15 of our American History class. Were you so attentive that you think you can confidently tackle the questions in the quiz with ease? Well, take them up and see how well you will do as compared to the rest of your classmates. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following (multiple answers) describes the Westerners?
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Stubborn

    • C. 

      Uneducated

    • D. 

      Individualized

    • E. 

      Ambitious

    • F. 

      Co-dependent

    • G. 

      Collaborative

    • H. 

      Economically stable

    • I. 

      Politically stable

    • J. 

      Socially diverse

  • 2. 
    Who was one of many emerging authors during this time period, writing on reflection of the westerners?
    • A. 

      James Fenimore Cooper

    • B. 

      Henry David Thearou

    • C. 

      John Clipton

    • D. 

      Sjadvlak Rozen

  • 3. 
    What were tobacco farmers most notable for?
    • A. 

      Land butchery

    • B. 

      Isolation

    • C. 

      Large plantations

    • D. 

      Slave owners

  • 4. 
    Fur trappers made little profit on beaver and deer furs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Yellowstone National Park was America's first national park (True or False?) Who founded it?
    • A. 

      False, George Caitlin

    • B. 

      True, George Caitlin

    • C. 

      True, Cyrus Fields

    • D. 

      False, Cyrus Fields

  • 6. 
    How rapidly was America's population growing?
    • A. 

      Doubled every 25 years

    • B. 

      Tripled every 25 years

    • C. 

      Doubled every 15 years

    • D. 

      Tripled every 35 years

  • 7. 
    Which of the following cities did not rapidly grow in the west?
    • A. 

      Boise

    • B. 

      New Orleans

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      Chicago

  • 8. 
    What was the drawback of fast growth in the west?
    • A. 

      Poor sanitation

    • B. 

      Over population

    • C. 

      Land butchery

    • D. 

      Proclamation of 1763

  • 9. 
    What was the main reason many Irish and Germans came to America?
    • A. 

      Surplus of land

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech and religion

    • C. 

      Safety from wars

    • D. 

      Opportunity for a better life

  • 10. 
    Which does not describe American's views of the Irish?
    • A. 

      Versatile

    • B. 

      Uneducated

    • C. 

      Poor

    • D. 

      Catholic

  • 11. 
    Specifically, why did the Germans come to America?
    • A. 

      Safety from war and crop failures

    • B. 

      Surplus of land and opportunity for jobs

    • C. 

      The Gold Rush and booming western territories

    • D. 

      Religious and political freedom

  • 12. 
    What was different about the Germans (compared to the Irish)?
    • A. 

      They immigrated towards the west, while the Irish stayed on the east

    • B. 

      They stayed on the east, while the Irish immigrated towards the west

    • C. 

      They learned English, while the Irish clung to their language

    • D. 

      They clung to their language, while the Irish learned English

  • 13. 
    The Germans were unique in that they were Lutheran, clung to their language, outspokenly for slavery, and drank a lot of beer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following does not describe a Nativist?
    • A. 

      A western settler

    • B. 

      Born in America and opposed immigrants

    • C. 

      Possible member of the "Know-Nothings"

    • D. 

      Violent towards Irish and Germans

  • 15. 
    When the Industrial Revolution began, America was a prime "powerhouse".Which of the following does not support this?
    • A. 

      Stable economy from cotton and Kentucky bluegrass growth

    • B. 

      Cheap land for entrepreneurs

    • C. 

      Immigrants for workers and settlers for consumers

    • D. 

      Surplus of raw materials

  • 16. 
    The Industrial Revolution is best described as...
    • A. 

      A time when machines and factories began to replace homemade products

    • B. 

      A time when the cotton gin's success stopped the need for slaves

    • C. 

      A time when Europeans brought great ideas and inventions to America

    • D. 

      A time when women's rights began to improve

  • 17. 
    Samuel Slater brought the idea of the factory from Europe to America. Who financially backed him?
    • A. 

      Moses Brown

    • B. 

      Cyrus Fields

    • C. 

      Cyrus McCormick

    • D. 

      Samuel Morse