Social Studies Unit 3

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  • 1. 
    What were the three routes travelers took to California?
    • A. 

      Overland

    • B. 

      Sailing around Cape Horn

    • C. 

      Sailing to Panama, going through, and taking another ship on the Pacific side

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Who built Fort Ross and what was it used for?
  • 3. 
    Sutter's fort was built by whom?
    • A. 

      Pio Pico

    • B. 

      John Sutter

    • C. 

      James Marshall

    • D. 

      Biddy Mason

  • 4. 
    Why did Sutter build a fort?
    • A. 

      To help California gain statehood

    • B. 

      To sell supplies

    • C. 

      To trade with California Indians

    • D. 

      To protect pioneers

  • 5. 
    Russian settlers came to California in the early 1800's because they wanted to _______.
    • A. 

      Set up farms.

    • B. 

      Explore.

    • C. 

      Trap sea otter.

  • 6. 
    American settlers migrated west in the early 1800's because _____________.
    • A. 

      They wanted to find gold.

    • B. 

      The United States government paid for their trip.

    • C. 

      Of World War I.

    • D. 

      The United States was expanding.

  • 7. 
    Who was Louise Clapp?
    • A. 

      The first governor in the state of California.

    • B. 

      Was part of the first wagon train to come to California from Missouri.

    • C. 

      Wrote letters that described life in a mining town.

    • D. 

      African American scout who led settlers West.

  • 8. 
    Who made up maps for the U.S. government?
    • A. 

      Pio Pico

    • B. 

      John Bidwell

    • C. 

      James Marshall

    • D. 

      John C. Fremont

  • 9. 
    Who became governor of California?
    • A. 

      John Bidwell

    • B. 

      Pio Pico

    • C. 

      John C. Fremont

    • D. 

      James Beckwourth

    • E. 

      James Marshall

  • 10. 
    Who was among the first of the American settlers to arrive in California?
    • A. 

      Pio Pico

    • B. 

      John C. Fremont

    • C. 

      John Bidwell

  • 11. 
    What did California do after becoming a state?
    • A. 

      They voted for the Bear Flag Revolt.

    • B. 

      They elected representatives to Congress.

    • C. 

      They fought in the Mexican-American War.

  • 12. 
    As a result of the Gold Rush, a mill was built in Coloma, California. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Where did John Sutter choose to build his fort?
    • A. 

      San Francisco

    • B. 

      Near the Sacramento and American Rivers

    • C. 

      Irvine

    • D. 

      Death Valley

  • 14. 
    Where and when was gold discovered in California?
    • A. 

      1800 in Sacramento on land belonging to John Sutter.

    • B. 

      1842 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    • C. 

      1849 on land that belonged to John Sutter.

    • D. 

      1849 in Shirt-tail Camp

  • 15. 
    What happened to California as a result of the Mexican-American War?
    • A. 

      California became part of Mexico.

    • B. 

      California was no longer part of Mexico.

    • C. 

      California became part of the United States.

    • D. 

      Answers B and C

  • 16. 
    The bear flag revolt was an uprising by Americans against Mexico because they wanted California to become an independent ___________________.
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