Westward Movement & Indian Removal Test Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which denomination of Christianity used traveling ministers called circuit riders to spread Christianity throughout the frontier region?    
    • A. 

      Anglo-Saxon

    • B. 

      Catholic

    • C. 

      Anglican

    • D. 

      Baptist & Methodist

  • 2. 
    Which statement BEST describes a “land grant university”, such as the University of Georgia?     
    • A. 

      The land for the college was donated by the federal government

    • B. 

      Land was granted to all the southern universities

    • C. 

      The college was a public university with free tuition to state residents

    • D. 

      The college was established as an agricultural college to improve farming

  • 3. 
     Name the five Georgia cities that have served as the capital of Georgia.      
    • A. 

      Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta

    • B. 

      Waycross, Athens, Macon Savannah, and Dalton

    • C. 

      Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Augusta and Columbus

    • D. 

      Clarksville, Albany, Atlanta, Macon and Savannah

  • 4. 
      What were the two largest church denominations in Georgia by 1860?      
    • A. 

      Baptist and Jewish

    • B. 

      Methodist and Baptist

    • C. 

      Episcopal and Catholic

    • D. 

      Episcopal and Methodist

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the headright system in Georgia?     
    • A. 

      It distributed Indian lands to new settlers

    • B. 

      It administered voting and election districts

    • C. 

      It established a method of counting population

    • D. 

      It provided an organized system of collecting taxes

  • 6. 
    What scandal took place when Georgia’s legislators were bribed to sell public land to private developers at below-market prices?   
    • A. 

      Georgia’s land lottery

    • B. 

      Yazoo Land Fraud

    • C. 

      Mississippi Land Fraud

    • D. 

      Trail of Tears

  • 7. 
     What was the purpose of the land lottery?      
    • A. 

      Georgia wanted citizens to settle western lands, that were once Cherokee, and farm on them in increase the state’s agriculture

    • B. 

      The state wanted to establish good relationships with the Indians through agriculture

    • C. 

      The state wanted the people to introduce new crops

    • D. 

      Georgia wanted to build a defense buffer between its settlers, and California

  • 8. 
    Which was NOT a requirement to participate in the land lottery?     
    • A. 

      White male

    • B. 

      Age 21

    • C. 

      Head of the family

    • D. 

      Widow (family head)= 2 draws

  • 9. 
    As a result of the Yazoo land fraud, the state of Georgia lost legitimate claims to lands in present-day Alabama and Mississippi.  The new western boundary of Georgia moved from the Mississippi River to the     
    • A. 

      Savannah River

    • B. 

      Chattahoochee River

    • C. 

      Oconee River

    • D. 

      Ocmulgee River

  • 10. 
    Which answer choice is a reasonable conclusion about the statement below? "This system needs to be replaced! It is unfair that because my wife and I only had two children that we only get 300 acres of land."
    • A. 

      The statement is criticizing the land lottery.

    • B. 

      The statement is criticizing the headright system.

    • C. 

      The statement is supporting fact that the headright system is more fair than the land lottery.

    • D. 

      The statement is explaining why slavery should be made illegal.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following people would have been eligible to participate in the land lottery?
    • A. 

      A woman whose husband was still alive and gave her a ticket for the land lottery

    • B. 

      The daughter of a wealthy farmer who still lived at home with her parents.

    • C. 

      A 40 year old man who had fought in the Revolutionary War.

    • D. 

      A 16 year old boy who wanted to move off of his parents’ farm and start his own business.

  • 12. 
    How can the following be  catagorized?  (Hint: be careful when reading your answer options) -Many of Georgia's legislators were removed from office -The federal government  forced Georgia to cede its western land west of the Chattahoochee River -Georgia lost land
    • A. 

      Results of the Yazoo Land Fraud

    • B. 

      Results of the Oconee War

    • C. 

      Causes of the Yazoo Land Fraud

    • D. 

      Reasons why Georgia wanted to declare independence from Great Britain

  • 13. 
    What is the benefit of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin?    
    • A. 

      It was used as a disinfectant in surgeries

    • B. 

      It separated the seeds from cotton fiber

    • C. 

      It made farm labor less needed

    • D. 

      It allowed many farmers to retire

  • 14. 
    The cotton gin had which of the following effects on Georgia?      
    • A. 

      It made harvesting cotton easier so that slaves were no longer needed

    • B. 

      It made harvesting cotton more efficient and increased the state’s dependence on slavery

    • C. 

      It caused many mills to close and go out of business

    • D. 

      It made it harder for large plantation owners to make money

  • 15. 
    In the early 1800’s, what development allowed the South’s economy to grow the most?      
    • A. 

      Mechanical reaper

    • B. 

      Cow milking technology

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      Automobiles

  • 16. 
    What is the comment below referring to?   After our cotton was loaded into the train containers, the conductor said it would reach its destination in only 7 hours. It would have taken 4 days to reach the same destination just one year ago.”      
    • A. 

      The speed and efficiency of the railroads

    • B. 

      The amount of money that a conductor makes in a day

    • C. 

      The long wait farmers had to get their mail

    • D. 

      Cotton being transported at a slow pace

  • 17. 
    Explain why the capital of Georgia kept moving? .      
    • A. 

      Politicians kept accepting bribes to move the capital

    • B. 

      As the population of Georgia continued to expand westward, and farther from Savannah and the coast, the capital moved to be more centrally located

    • C. 

      The Georgia Constitution stated that the capital should move every 5 years

    • D. 

      The towns that served as capitals asked to no longer serve as the capital of the state due to the overwhelming number of politicians that flooded into their peaceful cities

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