Chapter 5; Sect. 2; Pp.214-218ah

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Chapter 5-2 Settling Great Plains


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A homesteader is best described as
    • A. 

      A settler recruited in Europe by a railroad company

    • B. 

      An African-American settler originally from the South

    • C. 

      A settler who claimed land in Oklahoma by squatting on it

    • D. 

      A settler who farmed land given by the federal government

  • 2. 
    A soddy is
    • A. 

      A home made out of prairie turf

    • B. 

      An invention that increased farm production

    • C. 

      A loan made to frontier farmers by the federal government

    • D. 

      A person who bought frontier land hoping to resell it at a profit

  • 3. 
    A bonanza farm is a
    • A. 

      Farm claimed in the Oklahoma land rush

    • B. 

      Farm given away by the federal government

    • C. 

      Farm taken olver by a bank due to bankruptcy

    • D. 

      Massive single-crop farm owned by railroad companies and private investors

  • 4. 
    Why did little of the free land offered by the Homestead Act end up being claimed by settlers?
    • A. 

      The land was too difficult to farm

    • B. 

      Few settlers wanted to move West at the time

    • C. 

      Most of it was taken by people seeking profit

    • D. 

      The government put too many restrictions on its use

  • 5. 
    All of the following helped tame the prairie except:
    • A. 

      Gattling gun

    • B. 

      Steel plow

    • C. 

      Windmill

    • D. 

      Barbed wire

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are not matched correctly?
    • A. 

      Homestead Act--160 acres of free land to head of household

    • B. 

      Morrill Act--federal land given to states to fifnance agricultural colleges

    • C. 

      Hatch Act--established agricultural experiment stations

    • D. 

      Yellowstone National Park Act--foreced railroads to give up their claims to western land holdings

  • 7. 
    An African-American who left the discrimination in the South for free land out West was called
    • A. 

      A Jim Crow

    • B. 

      An exoduster

    • C. 

      Bonanzas

    • D. 

      Sooners

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