A Trivia Quiz About Manifest Destiny

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A Trivia Quiz About Manifest Destiny


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was a TRAIL COWBOY called?
    • A. 

      PODDY

    • B. 

      WADDIE

    • C. 

      COWPOKE

  • 2. 
    What remarkable thing could cowboy horses do?
  • 3. 
    What do the 2 pictures represent?
    • A. 

      The ghost dance and ghost shirt

    • B. 

      The squaw dance and ghost shirt

    • C. 

      The blessing way dance and Wolvoka's shirt

  • 4. 
    What caused the MASSACRE at Wounded Knee?
    • A. 

      A deaf Indian refused to give up his gun

    • B. 

      Hildago arrived too late

    • C. 

      The death of General Custer angered the troops

  • 5. 
    Hide hunters like the Native Americans utilized every part of the buffalo.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Choose all that are true of the Amistad incident.
    • A. 

      Mende & Tempe tribal members were kidnapped

    • B. 

      The Africans mutineered and killed almost all the crew

    • C. 

      A president of the United States defended the Africans in court

    • D. 

      Kunte Kinte was found guilty of mutiny and murder

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that the Africans were free to return home

  • 7. 
    The following is a letter written by a soldier to his family. Dear Father...I am perfectly satisfied with my situation. I march over boundless prairies. I see countless herds of Buffalo, deer, and wild horses.  Our brigade is about to move for Monterrey.  We arrived at this place after a hard march of 9 days.  There is a good many sick in the army though there is no dangerous disease.  We shall no doubt have some hard fighting.  I realize that my own chance is with the rest in the lottery of life and death, yet let what will happen, I shall always be found doing my duty. NOTE: SOLDIER UPTON WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED IN THE FINAL CHARGE IN 1847 Given the clues above, what American fought war was this? 
    • A. 

      The Lone Star Republic

    • B. 

      The Spanish-American War

    • C. 

      The Battle for Burrville

    • D. 

      The Mexican War

    • E. 

      The Bear Flag Rebellion

  • 8. 
    The KIOWA lived off the Buffalo.  How did they utilize the stomachs.
  • 9. 
    Check all that are true of early African-American baseball.
    • A. 

      The first negro leagues were formed after the Civil War

    • B. 

      Black Teams went "barnstorming"

    • C. 

      The Color barrier in baseball was finally broken in 1968

    • D. 

      When these teams travelled they often faced signs reading "whites only"

  • 10. 
    In the days of the old trapper, they survived harsh Winters sometimes by eating poor starving old bull elk. The meat was like what?
    • A. 

      Rubber gum balls

    • B. 

      Rubber ducks

    • C. 

      Dutch oven eating

    • D. 

      Burrvillian Jerky

    • E. 

      Prime rib

  • 11. 
    Brigham Young.... choose all that are correct
    • A. 

      Led his people out of the United States

    • B. 

      Was removed from office as Governor

    • C. 

      Unofficially ruled Utah

    • D. 

      Led Johnson's Army to Zion

  • 12. 
    "I will fight no more forever" was a statement made by...?
  • 13. 
    The Nez Perce Indians with children eluded 5000 US Cavalry troops for over a thousand miles, before being stopped within 40 miles of the Canadian border which would have been a safe haven.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Dawes Act.... CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Forced Native Americans to give up traditional ways

    • B. 

      Forbid young Indians from speaking their native tongue

    • C. 

      Indian children were forced to leave home for boarding school

    • D. 

      Attempted to make whites into Indians

  • 15. 
    The Industrial Revolution brought many NEW IMMIGRANTS to America?  What did they experience that was new to them? CHOOSE ALL THAT ARE TRUE
    • A. 

      They wanted to be called "Greenhorns"

    • B. 

      They were introduced to a slippery fruit

    • C. 

      They had new food in tin containers that didn't need to be cooked

    • D. 

      American free education was the treasure that no thief could touch

  • 16. 
    Jewish immigrants had a more difficult time adjusting to life in America because of their strict Yiddish, religious and cultural laws.  Even though they did not understand American Sports, they adopted this sport because it gave them fresh air and they could become physically strong and not feel inferior. What was this sport they adopted?
  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements characterize the California Gold Rush?  CHOOSE ALL THAT ARE TRUE
    • A. 

      Gains more often than not reached $100's per pan

    • B. 

      Some thought that it would be like a graceful stroll admiring nature

    • C. 

      Others found that it meant torn dresses, spoilt gloves, frozen fingers & headaches

    • D. 

      The practice of "salting was never used" to entice the miners

  • 18. 
    MANIFEST DESTINY refers to...? choose all that are correct
    • A. 

      "go West young man"

    • B. 

      The "American Expansion" Eastward

    • C. 

      This destiny was ordained from heaven

    • D. 

      "from sea to shining sea"

  • 19. 
    MANIFEST DESTINY refers to...? choose all that are correct
    • A. 

      War of 1812, Marquis de Lafayette, the 3/5's Compromise

    • B. 

      Railroads, Indian wars, cattle drives, land rush

    • C. 

      Immigrants, the Gold Rush, pioneers, miners, fur trade

    • D. 

      The Mormon Trail, Wounded Knee, John C. Fremont

    • E. 

      General George Armstrong Custer, the Oregon Trail

    • F. 

      Hide hunters, John W. Powell, the Bear Flag Republic

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