The People Of America Move West

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What were Lewis and Clark sent to look for?

    • A.

      New wild life and plants

    • B.

      The Northwest Passage

    • C.

      Friendly natives

    • D.

      The Pacific Ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. The Northwest Passage
    Explanation
    Lewis and Clark were sent to look for the Northwest Passage. The Northwest Passage was a hypothetical water route that was believed to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, providing a shortcut for trade and exploration. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson with the goal of finding this passage and exploring the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase territory.

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  • 2. 

    Which group of people traveled west because of persecution? 

    • A.

      Californios

    • B.

      Missionaries

    • C.

      49er's

    • D.

      Mormons

    Correct Answer
    D. Mormons
    Explanation
    The Mormons traveled west because of persecution. They faced religious persecution and were forced to leave their homes in the eastern United States. They embarked on a journey to find a place where they could freely practice their religion, eventually settling in what is now Utah. This migration, known as the Mormon Pioneer Trail, was driven by their desire to escape persecution and establish a new community where they could live according to their beliefs.

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  • 3. 

    Why did the Chinese travel to the American West?

    • A.

      In search of more jobs

    • B.

      To spread their culture

    • C.

      To escape oppression

    • D.

      To find gold

    Correct Answer
    D. To find gold
    Explanation
    The Chinese traveled to the American West in search of gold. During the mid-19th century, the California Gold Rush attracted people from all over the world, including China. Many Chinese immigrants hoped to strike it rich by mining for gold in California. They faced numerous challenges and discrimination, but their presence played a significant role in the development of the American West. The search for gold was a major motivation for Chinese migration to the region during that time.

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  • 4. 

    Where were the Californios from?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      The U.S.

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. Mexico
    Explanation
    The Californios were from Mexico. This can be inferred from the fact that the Californios were a group of people who lived in California during the Mexican era of the region, before it became part of the United States. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that they were from Mexico.

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  • 5. 

    What was the main reason pioneer women traveled west? 

    • A.

      To find husbands

    • B.

      To make the west better

    • C.

      They accompanied their husbands

    • D.

      They sought riches

    Correct Answer
    A. To find husbands
    Explanation
    Pioneer women traveled west primarily to find husbands. During the westward expansion in the United States, there was a scarcity of women in the frontier areas. Many single women saw an opportunity to improve their social and economic prospects by relocating to the west, where they could potentially find a husband and establish a family. This was particularly common during the 19th century when the concept of "mail-order brides" emerged, where women would correspond with potential suitors from the west and then travel to meet and marry them.

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  • 6. 

    Which is NOT a hardship the mountain men faced?

    • A.

      Animal attacks

    • B.

      Unfriendly natives

    • C.

      Discrimination

    • D.

      Disease

    Correct Answer
    C. Discrimination
    Explanation
    The mountain men faced various hardships while living in the wilderness, such as animal attacks, unfriendly natives, and disease. However, discrimination was not one of the hardships they faced. Discrimination refers to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of individuals based on their race, ethnicity, or other factors, and it is not mentioned as a specific challenge faced by the mountain men.

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  • 7. 

    What state did the Mormons begin

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Oregon

    • D.

      Utah

    Correct Answer
    D. Utah
    Explanation
    The Mormons began in Utah. This is because in the mid-19th century, Brigham Young led a group of Mormons to settle in the Salt Lake Valley, which is now part of Utah. They established the city of Salt Lake City and built a thriving community there. Utah became the center of Mormonism and remains an important location for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the official name of the Mormon Church.

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  • 8. 

    Which legacy did the Californios NOT leave

    • A.

      They started many cities

    • B.

      They made many Indians Christian

    • C.

      They brought Citrus fruits to California

    Correct Answer
    B. They made many Indians Christian
    Explanation
    The Californios left a legacy of starting many cities and bringing citrus fruits to California. However, they did not leave a legacy of making many Indians Christian. This suggests that while the Californios may have had an impact on the cultural and economic development of California, they did not have a significant influence on the religious beliefs and practices of the indigenous population.

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  • 9. 

    Check the groups that were discriminated against in the West

    • A.

      Californios

    • B.

      Pioneer Women

    • C.

      Mormons

    • D.

      Chinese

    • E.

      Missionaries

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Californios
    C. Mormons
    D. Chinese
    Explanation
    Check all that apply

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  • 10. 

    What state did the 49er's start as their legacy?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Utah

    • D.

      New Mexico

    Correct Answer
    B. California
    Explanation
    The 49er's started their legacy in California. This is because the 49er's refers to the gold rush miners who flocked to California in 1849 in search of gold. The gold rush in California played a significant role in shaping the state's history and economy, making it the obvious and correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Which one is NOT a part of the pioneer women's legacy?

    • A.

      Building schools

    • B.

      Getting women the right to vote

    • C.

      Building laundry mats

    • D.

      Building libraries

    Correct Answer
    C. Building laundry mats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is building laundry mats. This option is not a part of the pioneer women's legacy because it does not represent a significant achievement or contribution made by pioneer women. Building schools, getting women the right to vote, and building libraries are all examples of important accomplishments and contributions made by pioneer women that have had a lasting impact on society.

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  • 12. 

    What state did the missionaries open up for settlement?

    • A.

      Utah

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    B. Oregon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oregon. The question is asking which state the missionaries opened up for settlement. The missionaries played a significant role in the settlement of Oregon by establishing missions and encouraging settlers to move to the region. They helped to pave the way for the eventual influx of settlers and the development of Oregon as a state.

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  • 13. 

    Which statement is true of about the Native Americans of the West?

    • A.

      They had vast amounts of gold

    • B.

      They were all of the same language and culture

    • C.

      They were hostile to Americans

    • D.

      They were many diverse groups and their cultures were different

    Correct Answer
    D. They were many diverse groups and their cultures were different
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Native Americans of the West were many diverse groups and their cultures were different. This means that there were various tribes and communities with unique customs, languages, and traditions within the Native American population in the western region of the United States. It suggests that there was not a single homogenous Native American culture or language in the West, but rather a rich tapestry of diverse groups.

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