US History Chapter 13 Changes On The Western Frontier

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  • 1. 
    In 1862, Congress passed this Act, which offered 160 acres of land free to any citizen who was head of the household.
    • A. 

      Homestead

    • B. 

      Dawes

    • C. 

      Fort Laramie

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Another name for Tatanka Iyotanka, this native American was a leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux and refused to sign the Treaty of Fort Laramie
    • A. 

      Zitkala-Sa

    • B. 

      Exoduster

    • C. 

      Sitting Bull

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    A plan in which Native Americans would give up their beliefs and way of life and become part of the white culture.
  • 4. 
    This Act was passed in both 1862 and 1890 and gave federal land to the states to help finance agricultural colleges.
    • A. 

      Dawes

    • B. 

      Morrill

    • C. 

      Homestead

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Several thousand settlers who were African-Americans and moved from the post-Reconstruction South to Kansas.
    • A. 

      None of the below

    • B. 

      Longhorns

    • C. 

      Soddies

    • D. 

      Exodusters

  • 6. 
    This Colonel, in 1874, reported that the Black Hills had gold "from the grass roots down" ....and the gold rush was on. He was killed along with all his men of the seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn.
    • A. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • B. 

      George A. Custer

    • C. 

      Oliver Hudson Kelley

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    At the Democratic Convention, this former Nebraska congressman who was an editor of the Omaha World-Herald, delivered an impassioned address to the assembled delegates. This speech was known as the "Cross of Gold".  He went on to win the Democratic nomination.
    • A. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • B. 

      George A. Custer George A. Custer George A. Custer

    • C. 

      Oliver Hudson Kelley

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The Republican Party stated its firm commitment to the gold standard and nominated this Ohioan for president.
    • A. 

      Mary Elizabeth Lease

    • B. 

      William McKinley

    • C. 

      Oliver Hudson Kelley

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The movement of the people was known as ___________.
  • 10. 
    Patrons of Husbandry, an organization for farmers that became popularly known as the _______________. Its purpose was to provide a social outlet and an educational forum for isolated farm families.
    • A. 

      Farmers Alliance

    • B. 

      Bonanza farming

    • C. 

      Grange

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 11. 
    Grassland that extended through the west-central portion of the US.
  • 12. 
    This agreement between the US government and the Sioux, resulted in the Sioux agreeing to live on a reservation along the Missouri River in exchange for the government closing the Bozeman Trail.
    • A. 

      Battle of Wounded Knee

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Chisholm Trail Act

    • D. 

      Treaty of Fort Laramie

  • 13. 
    This act was passed by COngress in an attempt to "Americanize" the Native Americans.
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Exoduster

    • D. 

      Fort Laramie

  • 14. 
    Seventh Cavalry gathered up the Sioux and took them to a camp in South Dakota area; afterwhich the Cavalry slaughtered 300 unarmed Native Americans. This brought the Indian wars and an entire era to an end.
    • A. 

      Battle of Fort Laramie

    • B. 

      Massacre at Sand Creek

    • C. 

      Battle of Wounded Knee

    • D. 

      Red River War

  • 15. 
    Sturdy, short-tempered breeds accustomed to the dry grasslands of southern Spain.  Now they have been given some significant status in the state of Texas.
  • 16. 
    The major cattle route from San Antonio, Texas, through Oklahoma to Kansas.
    • A. 

      Western Trail

    • B. 

      Chisholm Trail

    • C. 

      Bozeman Trail

    • D. 

      Goodnight-Loving Trail

  • 17. 
    An overland transport of animals that often lasted about three months was known as a long drive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A sod home, that was like a dugout, it was warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
    • A. 

      Adobes

    • B. 

      Cabins

    • C. 

      Igloos

    • D. 

      Soddies

  • 19. 
    These farms created by railroad companies and investors, encompassed 15,000-50,000 acres and produced an enormous single-crop .
    • A. 

      Homestead Farms

    • B. 

      Bonanza Farms

    • C. 

      Grange Farms

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The Patrons of Husbandry  (the Grange) was started by this man.
    • A. 

      None of the below

    • B. 

      Oliver Hudson Kelley

    • C. 

      Morrill Act

    • D. 

      William Jennings Bryan

  • 21. 
    The Grange gave rise to other organizations, such as this one, which sympathized with farmers sending lecturers from town to town to educate people about topics such as lower interest rates on loans and government control over railroads and banks.
    • A. 

      Mutual of Omaha

    • B. 

      Farmers Alliance

    • C. 

      Populism

    • D. 

      Farmers Mutual

  • 22. 
    "Silverites" favored this monetary system in which the government would give citizens either gold or silver in exchange for paper currency or checks.
    • A. 

      Silver standard

    • B. 

      Gold standard

    • C. 

      Bimetalism

    • D. 

      Greenbacks

  • 23. 
    Backing dollars solely with gold.
  • 24. 
    "Wild Bill" Hickok never dealt with cows, but instead served as a scout and a spy during the Civil War and, later, as a marshal in Abilene, Kansas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    "Wild Bill" Hickok was an expert sharpshooter.  Calamity Jane on the other hand could not shoot well and was killed during a poker game.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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