American Nation Textbook 8th Grade Quiz

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Chapter 19, Section 1= Indian People of the Great Plains Chapter 19, Section 2= Mining and Railroading Chapter 19, Section 3= The Cattle Kingdom Chapter 19, Section 4= Indian People in Retreat Chapter 19, Section 5= Challenge for the Farmers


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