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.

    Correct Answer
    C. A place Native Americans were forced to live rather than roam free.
    Explanation
    A reservation in Social Studies terms refers to a place where Native Americans were forced to live rather than roam freely. This concept originated from the policies of the United States government, which sought to confine and control Native American populations by assigning them specific areas of land. Reservations were often located far away from traditional tribal territories and were intended to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream American society. This practice had a significant impact on Native American cultures, as it restricted their traditional way of life and led to the loss of land, resources, and autonomy.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Chief Joseph tried to avoid war with the United States and go to the Lapwai Reservation, but that did not end up happening.
    Explanation
    Chief Joseph tried to avoid war with the United States and go to the Lapwai Reservation, but that did not end up happening. This statement accurately reflects the historical events surrounding Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe. Chief Joseph, a prominent leader of the Nez Perce, sought peaceful coexistence with the United States government and attempted to negotiate for a reservation in Lapwai. However, the government's refusal to honor their agreements and the pressure from settlers led to conflict and the eventual forced removal of the Nez Perce from their ancestral lands.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Sioux
    Explanation
    The Sioux Native American Tribe was forced to leave their ancestral lands when gold was found in the Black Hills.

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  • 5. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Native Americans could gain new trading partners with the arrival of more pioneers.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Native Americans could gain new trading partners with the arrival of more pioneers." This answer is not a benefit of building a transcontinental railroad because the arrival of more pioneers and the expansion of white settlement led to the displacement and marginalization of Native American tribes. The railroad facilitated the movement of settlers and goods, but it did not necessarily lead to positive outcomes for Native Americans in terms of trading partnerships.

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  • 6. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The Homestead Act did not require Homesteaders to pay Native Americans for the land they claimed. Native Americans were often forcibly removed from their land to make way for settlers, without any compensation. Therefore, the statement "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" is not a true condition of the Homestead Act.

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  • 7. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Central Pacific hired Chinese workers, Union Pacific hired Irish immigrants.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Central Pacific hired Chinese workers, Union Pacific hired Irish immigrants. This answer accurately identifies the two railroads and their respective immigrant workers. The Central Pacific employed Chinese workers, while the Union Pacific hired Irish immigrants.

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  • 8. 

    Which did Natives on the plains use Buffalo for?

    • A.

      Clothing

    • B.

      Tools

    • C.

      Shelter

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Natives on the plains used buffaloes for various purposes. They used buffalo hides to make clothing, such as robes and moccasins. The bones and horns of buffaloes were used to create tools and weapons, like knives and arrowheads. Additionally, buffalo hides were also used to construct shelters, such as teepees. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as Natives on the plains utilized buffaloes for clothing, tools, and shelter.

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  • 9. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They got some of the more desirable jobs on the project.
    Explanation
    Chinese workers were not given the more desirable jobs on the railroad project. This suggests that they were not given the same opportunities and privileges as other workers. It implies that they were likely discriminated against and given lower-paying or more dangerous jobs. This lack of respect and unequal treatment is further supported by the fact that they were put in very dangerous working conditions and were not respected by many Americans before and during the railroad project. Thousands of Chinese workers came to work on the project, indicating their significant contribution to the construction efforts.

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  • 10. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Natives of the plains adapted to the loss by moving to the north where there was still plenty of game to hunt.
    Explanation
    The statement "The Natives of the plains adapted to the loss by moving to the north where there was still plenty of game to hunt" is not true about the destruction of the buffalo. The Natives of the plains were devastated by the loss of buffalo as they depended on them for food, clothing, and other basic needs. They were forced to find alternative sources of sustenance and adapt to a new way of life.

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  • 11. 

    What was not a common danger to Homesteaders?

    • A.

      Tornadoes

    • B.

      Drought

    • C.

      Earthquakes

    • D.

      Locust Attacks

    Correct Answer
    C. Earthquakes
    Explanation
    Homesteaders faced numerous challenges while settling in new territories, including tornadoes, droughts, and locust attacks. However, earthquakes were not a common danger to Homesteaders. Earthquakes typically occur in regions with tectonic activity, such as along fault lines, and are less common in areas where Homesteaders were likely to settle. Therefore, earthquakes were not a significant threat to Homesteaders compared to other natural hazards they commonly encountered.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Boomtown
    Explanation
    A town that rapidly developed due to the discovery of gold nearby is commonly referred to as a "boomtown". This term is used to describe the sudden growth and prosperity experienced by a town or city as a result of a significant economic opportunity, such as a gold rush. The influx of people, businesses, and infrastructure in these boomtowns is driven by the desire to capitalize on the newfound wealth and opportunities associated with the discovery of gold.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ghost Town
    Explanation
    When the gold in an area ran out, people would leave town, resulting in an empty and deserted place. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as a "ghost town." In a ghost town, the once bustling streets and buildings are left abandoned, creating an eerie and desolate atmosphere.

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  • 14. 

    Which modern major city was at first a boomtown? 

    • A.

      South Portland

    • B.

      Denver

    • C.

      Miami

    • D.

      Houston

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver
    Explanation
    Denver was at first a boomtown because it experienced rapid population growth and economic development during the Colorado Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. The discovery of gold in the area attracted thousands of people seeking fortune, leading to the establishment of Denver as a major city. The boomtown period was characterized by a surge in construction, business activity, and infrastructure development, which laid the foundation for Denver's future growth and development as a modern major city.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Of course I am, who wouldn't want to be on the most dominant team of all of Memorial's sports teams?
    Explanation
    The answer is the statement "Of course I am, who wouldn't want to be on the most dominant team of all of Memorial's sports teams?" because it shows enthusiasm and a desire to be part of a successful team. The speaker expresses excitement and pride in being on the team, indicating that they have a positive attitude towards participating in indoor track.

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