Georgia's Indian Removal Practice Test

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Georgia

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  • 1. 
    Which of these was never a Georgia Capital?                       
    • A. 

      Savannah

    • B. 

      Louisville

    • C. 

      Atlanta

    • D. 

      Athens

  • 2. 
    How many acres of land could the head of a family receive under the headright system?                   
    • A. 

      1,000 acres

    • B. 

      2,000 acres

    • C. 

      2,500 acres

    • D. 

      5,000 acres

  • 3. 
    What system replaced the headright system as a way of allocating land?                     
    • A. 

      Tomahawk rights

    • B. 

      Land lottery

    • C. 

      Surveying

    • D. 

      Land rush

  • 4. 
    Which was NOT a provision of the land lotteries?                      
    • A. 

      Only men could participate.

    • B. 

      A person had to pay a fee to participate.

    • C. 

      A person could not return the land they won

    • D. 

      Orphans, Widows, & War veterans were given extra chances.

  • 5. 
    What scandal took place when Georgia’s governor and some legislators were bribed to sell public land to private developers at below-market prices?                             
    • A. 

      Georgia’s land lottery

    • B. 

      Mississippi land fraud

    • C. 

      Trail of Tears fraud

    • D. 

      Yazoo land fraud

  • 6. 
    What was the most damaging result of Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1793
    • A. 

      It led to a massive infestation of the boll weevil

    • B. 

      Slavery to become profitable again,ensuring the survival of this practice

    • C. 

      It put peanut famers out-of-business

    • D. 

      It led to much alcoholism in the new state of Georgia

  • 7. 
    The cotton gin was use to                        
    • A. 

      Pick cotton.

    • B. 

      Plant cotton.

    • C. 

      Turn cotton fiber into thread.

    • D. 

      Separate the seeds from the cotton fiber.

  • 8. 
    Atlanta at one time was called Terminus because                        
    • A. 

      A majority of the railroads went through the city.

    • B. 

      The railroad line ended there at one time.

    • C. 

      No major railroad went through the city.

    • D. 

      All the railroads ended here.

  • 9. 
    Which railroad became the primary railroad in Georgia in the 1830s?                        
    • A. 

      Baltimore and Ohio

    • B. 

      Chesapeake and Ohio

    • C. 

      Norfolk and Western

    • D. 

      Western and Atlantic

  • 10. 
    Which mode of transportation made Atlanta go from being non-existent in the 1800's to a major city in the South by 1850?                      
    • A. 

      Canals

    • B. 

      Highways

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      Riverboats

  • 11. 
    What was George Gist’s (Sequoyah’s) major contribution to the Cherokee culture?                       
    • A. 

      He signed a treaty giving Cherokee lands to the United States.

    • B. 

      He signed a treaty moving the Cherokee to the Indian Territory.

    • C. 

      He gained fame as a hunter and trapper and traded the fur for weapons.

    • D. 

      He developed a syllabary so the Cherokee could have a written language.

  • 12. 
     What discovery led to the Cherokee losing their land in Georgia?                   
    • A. 

      Silver on Creek lands

    • B. 

      Gold in Dahlonega

    • C. 

      Oil in Columbus

    • D. 

      Zinc in Madison

  • 13. 
    Who was the chief of the Cherokee who repeatedly went to D.C. to  protest Cherokee removal & was the Chief who led them on their removal?                      
    • A. 

      William McIntosh

    • B. 

      Chief Menawa

    • C. 

      John Ross

    • D. 

      Sequoyah

  • 14. 
    When Andrew Jackson said “John Marshall has rendered his decision, now let him enforce it,” he meant that the                     
    • A. 

      President would not enforce the Supreme Court decision.

    • B. 

      Congress and the president agreed with and supported the decision.

    • C. 

      Supreme Court was the supreme law of the land and could do whatever it wanted.

    • D. 

      Supreme Court could not enforce the decision without the support of the president.

  • 15. 
    The removal of the Cherokee from Georgia is nicknamed the?                   
    • A. 

      Long Journey Home.

    • B. 

      Overland Trail.

    • C. 

      Trail to Nowhere.

    • D. 

      Trail of Tears.

  • 16. 
    Georgia'c Capital continued to move 5 times.  What was the biggest reason for this?                       
    • A. 

      To be fair to each city

    • B. 

      The Governor of Ga was picky about what they wanted

    • C. 

      It moved to follow the population of the state

    • D. 

      Savannah was burned during the Creek War and it was forced to move.

  • 17. 
    Who am I? (36a)I am a Methodist minister who worked in Georgia’s rural areas by travelling from town to town to minister to settlers and organize churches.
    • A. 

      A Circuit Rider

    • B. 

      A Holy Roller

    • C. 

      A Naval Store

    • D. 

      A Country Preacher

  • 18. 
    What am I? (36d) I was a supreme court decision that was won by the Cherokee but did not help them because President Andrew Jackson refused to enforce it?  
    • A. 

      The Treaty of Indian Springs

    • B. 

      Worcester vs. Georgia

    • C. 

      The Treaty of New York

    • D. 

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

  • 19. 
    Who am I? (36d) I was a Creek chief who signed the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825, effectively ceding (giving up) all of the remaining lands in Georgia. I was murdered for this act by my own people.  
    • A. 

      William Few

    • B. 

      William McIntosh

    • C. 

      Elias Boudinot

    • D. 

      Alexander McGillivray

  • 20. 
    Who am I? (36d) I was a Creek chief who signed the Treaty of New York in 1790, ceding (giving up) Creek lands east of the Oconee River?
    • A. 

      Elias Boudinot

    • B. 

      Alexander McGillivray

    • C. 

      William Few

    • D. 

      William McIntosh

  • 21. 
    Identify the 2 that were Land Distribution Systems in Ga
    • A. 

      Headright System

    • B. 

      Land Lottery

    • C. 

      Footright System

    • D. 

      Outright Sales

  • 22. 
    Why did Georgia lose claim to 2/3 of the state  in what is now Mississippi and Alabama?
    • A. 

      Money and land was lost due to the Mississippi Land Fraud.

    • B. 

      The federal government claimed it after the Yazoo Land Fraud for 1.25 million dollars

    • C. 

      The state could not claim the land because the General Assembly sold it to the Creek

    • D. 

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

  • 23. 
    What incident was most directly responsible for the Creek War?
    • A. 

      Discovery of Gold

    • B. 

      Invention of the Cotton Gin

    • C. 

      Red Stick attack on Fort Mim's

    • D. 

      The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

  • 24. 
     Which best describes a “land grant university?”
    • A. 

      The land for the college was donated by the federal government.

    • B. 

      The college was a public university open to all.

    • C. 

      The land was granted by Oglethorpe after he met Tomochichi

    • D. 

      The college was established as an agricultural college to improving farming.

  • 25. 
    1.  scandal in 1790's  2.  Georgia’s governor and some legislators were bribed3.  35 and 50 million acres of public land was sold to four land companies at below-market prices (about 1 1/2 pennies an acre).4.  Caused National Embarresment for Ga
    • A. 

      Yazoo land fraud

    • B. 

      Mississippi land fraud

    • C. 

      Georgia land lottery

    • D. 

      Trail of Tears

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