Trivia: A History Of People Of The United States!

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  • 1. 
    What is a reservation in Social Studies terms?
    • A. 

      A time that you secure to get a spot at a restaurant.

    • B. 

      A special place Native Americans went happily to remain safe.

    • C. 

      A place Native Americans were forced to live rather than roam free.

    • D. 

      A place white settlers lived, usually in the plains.

  • 2. 
    Which is a correct statement?
    • A. 

      Sitting Bull lead the Lapwai Native Americans in a Revolt against the United States.

    • B. 

      Chief Joseph tried to avoid war with the United States and go to the Lapwai Reservation, but that did not end up happening.

    • C. 

      Black Elk lead the Nez Perce to try and escape to Canada, rather than be forced to live in the Black Hills.

    • D. 

      The Nez Perce had a conflict with the British over land rights, they eventually were all sent to a reservation in Utah.

  • 3. 
    Which statement best describes relations between Native Americans and the United States in Chapter 23?
    • A. 

      The two groups coexisted peacefully, there was little conflict between them.

    • B. 

      All Native Americans clashed violently with the United States Government.

    • C. 

      Native Americans went willingly to reservations and got paid fairly for their land when they signed treaties.

    • D. 

      Native Americans were forced to sign treaties that gave up legal rights to their land, if they did not sign, they were forced onto reservations anyways.

  • 4. 
    Which was not a benefit of building a transcontinental railroad?
    • A. 

      Native Americans could gain new trading partners with the arrival of more pioneers.

    • B. 

      Travel to California was made much easier.

    • C. 

      White settlement of the plains was sped up.

    • D. 

      The United States would gain more wealth and power.

  • 5. 
    Which is not a true condition of the homestead act?
    • A. 

      The land was free if it was improved or farmed for five years.

    • B. 

      Settlers could get 160 acres of land.

    • C. 

      If Native Americans were found on the land owned by the Homesteaders they needed to be paid for their land at the price of 10 dollars an acre.

    • D. 

      Only American citizens could take advantage of the deal.

  • 6. 
    Which were the two railroads and who were their immigrant workers?
    • A. 

      Union Pacific hired Chinese workers, Central Pacific hired Irish.

    • B. 

      Western Pacific hired Irish, Eastern Pacific hired Chinese.

    • C. 

      Central Pacific hired Chinese workers and Union Atlantic hired German immigrants.

    • D. 

      Central Pacific hired Chinese workers, Union Pacific hired Irish immigrants.

  • 7. 
    Which was not true about the desruction of the buffalo?
    • A. 

      They were sometimes killed just for sport.

    • B. 

      They were often killed for their hide, but the meat was left to rot.

    • C. 

      This was devastating to the Natives on the plains who depended on buffalo for food, clothing, and other basic needs.

    • D. 

      The Natives of the plains adapted to the loss by moving to the north where there was still plenty of game to hunt.

  • 8. 
    The ____________ Native American Tribe was forced to leave their ancestral lands when gold was found in the Black Hills.
    • A. 

      Sioux

    • B. 

      Cherokee

    • C. 

      Nez Perce

    • D. 

      Jarchar

  • 9. 
    Which did Natives on the plains use Buffalo for?
    • A. 

      Clothing

    • B. 

      Tools

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which was not true about Chinese workers?
    • A. 

      They were put in very dangerous working conditions.

    • B. 

      Before and during the railroad project they were not respected by many Americans.

    • C. 

      They got some of the more desirable jobs on the project.

    • D. 

      Thousands came to work on the railroad project.

  • 11. 
    What was not a common danger to Homesteaders?
    • A. 

      Tornadoes

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Locust Attacks

  • 12. 
    What was a town called that sprang up rapidly because gold was found nearby?
    • A. 

      Gold Town

    • B. 

      Miner's Towns

    • C. 

      Wild West

    • D. 

      Boomtown

  • 13. 
    When the gold in an area ran out, everybody would leave town, making the town a ______________.
    • A. 

      Ghost Town

    • B. 

      Podunk

    • C. 

      City

    • D. 

      Abandoned Town

  • 14. 
    Which modern major city was at first a boomtown? 
    • A. 

      South Portland

    • B. 

      Denver

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      Houston

  • 15. 
    Are you doing indoor track?
    • A. 

      Of course I am, who wouldn't want to be on the most dominant team of all of Memorial's sports teams?

    • B. 

      YES!!! Oh Boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! What day do we start?

    • C. 

      No, I am going to sit on my couch with a bag of chips and be the one 8th grader who isn't on the team, at some point down the road I will realize what an amazing time I missed and a single tear will slowly trickle down my cheek as I am watching Dr. Phil instead of having fun with my friends.

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