Transcontinental Railroad Video Quiz

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Transcontinental Railroad Video Quiz

A quiz about the video shown in Mr. Perloff's class about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What  was special abiut the Trancontinental Railroad?
    • A. 

      It received a Nobel Prize for Technological Achievement.

    • B. 

      It was the first railroad in the world to go across an entire continent.

    • C. 

      It was the first railroad to use gas powered engines.

    • D. 

      The engines could go 100 mph.

  • 2. 
    Why was it important to build at least 40 miles of track?
    • A. 

      The government would pay them if they built at least 40 miles.

    • B. 

      They would owe the bank a lot of money if they didn't build that much.

    • C. 

      One of the managers had a farm 40 miles away from the starting point.

    • D. 

      The managers were bet a lot of money that they couldn't build at least 40 miles.

  • 3. 
    How many different groups were building the Transcontinental Railroad?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Which direction was easier to build?
    • A. 

      East to west

    • B. 

      West to easy

  • 5. 
    What landform made building from California so hard?
    • A. 

      The Sierra Nevada mountains

    • B. 

      The Great Salt Lake

    • C. 

      The Rocky Mountains

    • D. 

      The Mojave Desert

  • 6. 
    What problems did the group building from the East face?
    • A. 

      Gambling

    • B. 

      Drinking

    • C. 

      People not following laws

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • 7. 
    About when was the Trancontintal Rairoad built?
    • A. 

      The 1500's

    • B. 

      The 1600's

    • C. 

      The 1860's

    • D. 

      The 1980's

  • 8. 
    Why was building the railroad from the west so expensive?
    • A. 

      Everything needed to shipped around the Cape of Good Horn to San Francisco.

    • B. 

      The workers needed to paid a lot of money

    • C. 

      There were high taxes in California

  • 9. 
    The four people who were in charge of building the railroad from the west had a lot of experience with railroads.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 10. 
    Why were the railroads working as fast they could?
    • A. 

      Whoever built more received more money

    • B. 

      Whoever buit more received more land

    • C. 

      BOTH

    • D. 

      NEITHER

  • 11. 
    Whic hside got to the finsih line first
    • A. 

      The west going east

    • B. 

      The east going west

  • 12. 
    What were some of the dangers of working on the Transcontinental Railroad?
    • A. 

      Avalanches

    • B. 

      Dangerous explosions

    • C. 

      BOTH

    • D. 

      NEITHER

  • 13. 
    How did the US Government deal with the angry Imdians?
    • A. 

      They gave them money

    • B. 

      They gave the land.

    • C. 

      They hunted them down.

    • D. 

      They moved them

  • 14. 
    What was Credit Mobilier?
    • A. 

      A bank in France

    • B. 

      A type of credit card

    • C. 

      A series of bribes made to congressmen and senators when the Transcontinental Railroad was being built

    • D. 

      A city in Louisiana

  • 15. 
    Only workers born in the United States were allowed to work on the Transcontinental Railroad
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 16. 
    Where did the sides meet?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Utah

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      North Dakota

  • 17. 
    How much shorter was the trip across the United States?
    • A. 

      2 years to 2 months

    • B. 

      6 years to 1 month

    • C. 

      6 months to 7 days

    • D. 

      1 year to 3 months

  • 18. 
    About how many people died building the railroad?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      5000

  • 19. 
    How long did it take to build the railroad?
    • A. 

      6 days

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      6 years

    • D. 

      60 years

  • 20. 
    What was one reason that the side coming from teh East was NOT delayed?
    • A. 

      The weather

    • B. 

      Scandals

    • C. 

      Indian attacks

    • D. 

      Bad luck

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