Georgia's Growth And Expansion

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This quiz aligns with AKS 36a, 36b, and 36c: 36a - analyze the establishment and growth of the University of Georgia, Louisville, and the spread of Baptist and Methodist churches, 36b - evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia to include the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo land fraud, 36c - defend how technological developments impacted Georgia’s growth to include the cotton gin and railroads


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who established the University of Georgia?
    • A. 

      William Few

    • B. 

      Button Gwinnett

    • C. 

      Abraham Baldwin

    • D. 

      George Troup

  • 2. 
    Who donated the land that would become the University of Georgia?
    • A. 

      The state of Georgia

    • B. 

      The Creek Indians

    • C. 

      The Cherokee Indians

    • D. 

      The Federal Government

  • 3. 
    What city became the capital of Georgia in 1796?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      Louisville

    • C. 

      Augusta

    • D. 

      Milledgeville

  • 4. 
    The two main religious groups in Georgia were the Methodists and
    • A. 

      Catholics

    • B. 

      Christians

    • C. 

      Jewish

    • D. 

      Baptists

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the Headright system?
    • A. 

      It distributed Indian lands to new settlers

    • B. 

      It administered election and voting districts

    • C. 

      It established a method of counting the population

    • D. 

      It provided an organized system of collecting taxes

  • 6. 
    What system replaced the headright system as a way of allocating land?
    • A. 

      Land rush

    • B. 

      Surveying

    • C. 

      Feudalism

    • D. 

      Land lottery

  • 7. 
    What was NOT a provision of the land lotteries?
    • A. 

      Only men could participate

    • B. 

      War veterans were given extra chances

    • C. 

      A person had to pay a fee to participate

    • D. 

      A person had to be over 21 to participate

  • 8. 
    Why did Georgia give up land claims in what is now Mississippi and Alabama
    • A. 

      The federal government wanted to set that land aside for the Indian population

    • B. 

      The state did not have the millions of dollars required to purchase the land from Spain

    • C. 

      The state could not claim the land because the General Assembly illegally sold it to private companies

    • D. 

      The federal government pad millions to settle the Yazoo land fraud and disputed Georgia's right to the land

  • 9. 
    How did Eli Whitney's invention influence the growth of slavery in the South?
    • A. 

      It made it easier for slaves to pick cotton

    • B. 

      It increased the profits from growing cotton

    • C. 

      It made it easier to produce cloth from cotton

    • D. 

      It replenished the soil so that more cotton could be grown

  • 10. 
    Which mode of transportation was developing in Georgia just before the Civil War and was very important in Georgia's war effort and post-war economic development?
    • A. 

      Canals

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Highways

    • D. 

      Riverboats

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