Chapter 19: American Nation Textbook Quiz! 8th Grade

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Chapter 19: American Nation Textbook Quiz! 8th Grade

Welcome to the American Nation textbook quiz for 8th grade. The history of what is now known as the United States of America dates back before explorers set foot on it. The earliest inhabitants are believed to have been native Indians who were led by chiefs. In chapter 19 of the book, students learn more about the lives of the natives. Do take up this quiz and see how well you understand it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was NOT one of the cultures of the Plains Indians? [Chapter 19, Section 1]
    • A. 

      Skilled artists

    • B. 

      Well organized religions

    • C. 

      Warrior societies

    • D. 

      Sign language

    • E. 

      Farmers

  • 2. 
    How did Native Americans set up buffalo drives? [Chapter 19, Section 1]
    • A. 

      The Native Americans went where ever the buffalo went. In the winter= Native Americans went to the valleys In the summer= Native Americans went to the plains

    • B. 

      The buffalo went to the Native Americans because they had food that the buffalo wanted

    • C. 

      The Native Americans didn't follow the buffalo, they just hunted other animals that were needed for the society

    • D. 

      The buffalo stayed away from the Native Americans because they knew that they were going to be hunted

  • 3. 
    What was NOT one of the jobs of Native American Women? [Chapter 19, Section 1]
    • A. 

      Gather Food & Prepare Meals

    • B. 

      Make Tepees & Take down them

    • C. 

      Care for Children

    • D. 

      Hunted the Buffalo

    • E. 

      Made baskets and blankets

  • 4. 
    What was NOT one of the uses Native Americans got out of the buffalo? [Chapter 19, Section 1]
    • A. 

      Food (jerky)

    • B. 

      Hooves (horseshoes for games/activites)

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Shelter

  • 5. 
    What was the main source of food for the Plains Indians. How did they get their food? [Chapter 19, Section 1]
    • A. 

      Their main source of food was horse. They got their food from the Vaqueros.

    • B. 

      Their main source of food was cow. They got their food from the cowboys

    • C. 

      Their main source of food was buffalo. They got their food by taking the herd of buffalo into a corral and killed them.

  • 6. 
    What was the Transcontinental Railroad? What two companies agreed to build it and who did they hire to work the railroads? [Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      The Transcontinetal Railroad was a railroad that stretched from Nebraska to California. The two Companies were the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. They hired the Japanese and the British

    • B. 

      The Transcontiental Railroad was a railroad that stretched from Nebraska to Maine. The two companies were the Eastern Pacific and the Western Pacific. They hired the Chinese and the Irish

    • C. 

      The Transcontiental Railroad was a railroad that stretched from Canada to Mexico. The two companies were the Northern Pacific and the Southern Pacific. They hired the Mexican Americans and the African Americans

    • D. 

      The Transcontiental Railroad was a railroad that stretch across the continent from coast to coast. The two railroad companies were called the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. They hired the Chinese and the Irish

  • 7. 
    What happened to the mining towns when the ore was gone?[Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      The mining towns were even more populated because they got more people from the West

    • B. 

      The mining towns were abandoned because more people went farming instead of mining

    • C. 

      The mining towns were even less populated because the Native Americans were miners and they were pushed onto even smaller reservations

    • D. 

      The mining towns were even more populated because even though the ore was gone, the Railroads attracted many people

    • E. 

      The mining towns were abandoned and miners moved away when the ore was gone

  • 8. 
    Describe the effects the Railroads had on the U.S.[Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      The railroads made people go out of the country because people didn't want to pay the rates of the Railroads

    • B. 

      The railroads made people go out to the West to get huge population growth from major cities

    • C. 

      The railroads made people stay in the East because there were dangers going out to the West

    • D. 

      The railroads made people stay down South because they wanted to help Reconstruct the South from the Civil War

  • 9. 
    How did the discovery of the Comstock Lode effect the West?[Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      This effected the West because people went West to farm

    • B. 

      This effected the West because people went West to hunt on reservations

    • C. 

      This effected the West because people went West to find silver and invented more technology

  • 10. 
    What businesses developed as a result of a mining boom in the West?[Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      Some businesses that developed mining was in the West is an example of the California Gold Rush

    • B. 

      Some businesses that developed mining was in the West is an example of the Comstock Lode

    • C. 

      Some businesses that developed mining was in the West in an example of the Sutter's Mill

  • 11. 
    What problems did mining cause for the enviroment?[Chapter 19, Section 2]
    • A. 

      Mines & Towns polluted mountain streams and cut down forests

    • B. 

      Mines & Towns polluted the air with the mining

    • C. 

      Mines & Towns polluted the enviroment by putting fumes into people's lungs

  • 12. 
    What were cow towns?[Chapter 19, Section 3]
    • A. 

      Cow towns were towns where cattles were shipped with cowboys

    • B. 

      Cow towns were towns where cattles were shipped with Vaqueros

    • C. 

      Cow towns were towns where cattles were shipped with the Ranchers

    • D. 

      Cow towns were towns where cattles were shipped with the railroads

  • 13. 
    What was the Chisolm Trail?[Chapter 19, Section 3]
    • A. 

      A trail that was created by John Chisolm by hauling goods by trains

    • B. 

      A trail that was created by Jesse Chisolm by hauling goods by wagons

    • C. 

      A trail that was created by Jack Chisolm by hauling goods by horse

    • D. 

      A trail that was created by Joesph Chisolm by hauling goods by cattle

  • 14. 
    What problems arose between ranchers and sheepherders?[Chapter 19, Section 3]
    • A. 

      Ranchers moved onto the plains when sheepherders tried to run them out

    • B. 

      Ranchers moved away from the plains to go even more west and the sheepherders were mad because the ranchers helped the sheepherders

    • C. 

      Sheepherders ate the grass where Ranchers had their own land and they tried to drive them out

  • 15. 
    What was NOT one of the reasons why the longhorn cattle were perfect for the  commerial meat market?[Chapter 19, Section 3]
    • A. 

      Longhorns could travel far on little water

    • B. 

      Longhorns required no winter feeding

    • C. 

      Longhorns were very healthy

    • D. 

      Longhorns weren't needed but they were very good

  • 16. 
    What led an end to the "Cattle Kingdom?"[Chapter 19, Section 3]
    • A. 

      That land began to disappear because the British took over the land

    • B. 

      That land began to disappear because the Spanish took over the land

    • C. 

      That land began to disappear because farmers began to take over the land

  • 17. 
    What was the outcome of the Chivington Massacre?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      That when the Indians surrendered, they still continued to fight

    • B. 

      That when the Chivington's milita surrendered, the Indians still continued to fight

    • C. 

      That it was a draw

    • D. 

      No one was killed

  • 18. 
    Why did the Native Americans have to move off their land surrounding Pike's Peak? How did the Native Americans react?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      That silver was discovered and they were forced to leave

    • B. 

      That iron was discovered and they attacked

    • C. 

      That gold was discovered and they attacked

    • D. 

      That steel was discovered and they were forced to leave

  • 19. 
    What was the purpose of the Ghost Dance?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      To have all their bad dreams go away

    • B. 

      To have all the people filled with plenty, free from whites and a new world

    • C. 

      To have all the people filled with misery because Ghosts were bad luck for the Indians

    • D. 

      To have all their problems to disappear

  • 20. 
    What happened to Custer and all his men at Little Bighorn?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      Custer was outnumbered and his milita died and Custer died too

    • B. 

      Custer killed most of the Native Americans with his milita

    • C. 

      Custer and Chivington's militia joined together to fight the Native Americans and killed all of them

    • D. 

      The Native Americans died by diseases and not from the battle of Little Bighorn

  • 21. 
    Why was Sitting Bull arrested? What happened to him?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      He was arrested for spreading the Ghost Dance. He was sent to jail for life

    • B. 

      He was arrested for refusing to move on a reservation. He was killed in the Chivington Massacre.

    • C. 

      He was arrested for spreading the Ghost Dance. He was killed on purpose.

    • D. 

      He was arrested for spreading the Ghost Dance. He was killed by accident

  • 22. 
    What happened at the massacre at Wounded Knee?[Chapter 19, Section 4]
    • A. 

      A shot rang out which started the shooting and killed many Native Americans

    • B. 

      Many Whites died because the Native Americans outnumbered them

    • C. 

      Many Native Americans died because the Whites outnumbered them

    • D. 

      A shot rang out which started the shooting and killed many Whites

  • 23. 
    What was the effect of passing the Homestead Act?[Chapter 19, Section 5]
    • A. 

      That more people moved East

    • B. 

      That more people moved North

    • C. 

      That more people moved West

    • D. 

      That more people moved South

  • 24. 
    How did the formation of the Grange help farmers? [Chapter 19, Section 5]
    • A. 

      That Grangers helped with planting crops

    • B. 

      That Grangers helped by forming cooperatives

    • C. 

      That Grangers helped by lowering railroad rates

  • 25. 
    What was NOT some goals of the Populist Party?
    • A. 

      They wanted to lower crop prices

    • B. 

      They wanted to regulate railroads

    • C. 

      They wanted an income tax

    • D. 

      They wanted free silver and turn it into cash

    • E. 

      They wanted to limit work hours

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