Quiz: Can You Answer These Historical Questions? Part- III

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Quiz: Can You Answer These Historical Questions? Part- III

Welcome to part- III of the Historical Questions series. There are a lot of fun facts that you can learn about the world if you choose to study history. Do you know that Napoleon, the all amazing emperor, had a phobia for cats? Are you looking to test your history knowledge and, at the same time, learn some amazing facts too? If you said yes, the basic trivia test below is one way to go. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Early prospectors would extract shallow deposits of ore by:
    • A. 

      Quartz mining

    • B. 

      Strip mining

    • C. 

      Placer mining

    • D. 

      Surface mining

  • 2. 
    In the early 1800s, Americans did not think cattle ranches on the Great Plains were practical because:
    • A. 

      With so little rain, not enough grass could grow to support large herds.

    • B. 

      Eastern cattle could not survive on the tough prairie grasses.

    • C. 

      Wagon trains had stripped the land of the resources needed to support ranching.

    • D. 

      Hostile native americans in the area made settlement hazardous.

  • 3. 
    The Dawes Act attempted to help Native Americans by
    • A. 

      Selling land and building a trust of money for them

    • B. 

      Returning them to their natice lands

    • C. 

      Reintroducing the buffalo to reservation lands

    • D. 

      Training them to become farmers

  • 4. 
    After ore near the surface dwindled, mining corporations began:
    • A. 

      Quartz mining

    • B. 

      Strip mining

    • C. 

      Placer mining

    • D. 

      Tunnel mining

  • 5. 
    The fencing of the open range resulted in all of the following except:
    • A. 

      The end of long cattle drives

    • B. 

      The transition of cowboys to ranch lands

    • C. 

      The replacement of longhorns with new european breeds

    • D. 

      The decline of the cattle industry in favor of sheep ranching.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a hardship faced by settlers on the Great Plains?
    • A. 

      Prairie fires

    • B. 

      Flooding

    • C. 

      Too many treees

    • D. 

      Loose soil

  • 7. 
    Before the sand creek massacre, the cheyenne had come to camp lyon to
    • A. 

      Negotiate

    • B. 

      Surrender

    • C. 

      Attack

    • D. 

      Defend their land

  • 8. 
    The Cornstock strike turned the town of _______________, Nevada, into a boomtown.