History Test 2

8 Questions
History Quizzes & Trivia

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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.