Western Expansion

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Western Expansion

This quiz covers Ch. 5.   The students will should understand the impact of Western Expansion on Native Americans, the reasons for that expansion, the benefits and drawbacks.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This piece of legislation (law) offered 160 acres of free land to any settler who agreed to farm the land. 
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Great Plains Act

    • D. 

      Ghost Dance Act

  • 2. 
    Which of the following led to an increase in settlers moving to the West?
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Discovery of Gold

    • C. 

      The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    • D. 

      Dawes Act

    • E. 

      All options

  • 3. 
    He led his tribe in the battle against George Custer, was later forced to flee to Canada with his group, and was the last Sioux leader to surrender to the U.S. Army
    • A. 

      Chief Sitting Bull

    • B. 

      Chief Joseph

    • C. 

      Chief Black Elk

    • D. 

      Chief Crazy Horse

  • 4. 
    What attracted many settlers to Northern California during the 1840's and 50's
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Free Land

    • C. 

      Nice Weather

    • D. 

      No pollution

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It allowed for the quick transportation of buffalo hide to the East Coast

    • B. 

      It allowed for Native Americans to hunt them more easily

    • C. 

      It did not contribute to the near extinction

    • D. 

      It destroyed all of their food

  • 6. 
    The Dawes Act was desgined to benefit:
    • A. 

      Native Americans

    • B. 

      White Settlers

    • C. 

      Both white settlers and Native Americans

    • D. 

      Neither white settlers or Native Americans

  • 7. 
    This was a religious ceremony in which the Sioux believed that their ancestors would return, the buffalo would be restored, and the white settlers would go away.  It also led to the death of Sitting Bull.
    • A. 

      Ghost Dance

    • B. 

      Red River dance

    • C. 

      Dawes education

    • D. 

      Exoduster ritual

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was NOT a central part of Native American culture on the plains?
    • A. 

      Land ownership

    • B. 

      Extended families

    • C. 

      Hunting buffalo

    • D. 

      Riding horses

  • 9. 
    Which of the following occured first?
    • A. 

      Battle of Wounded Knee

    • B. 

      Trail of Tears

    • C. 

      Custers Last Stand

    • D. 

      Ghost Dance

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was an invention that helped homesteaders settle on the Great Plains?
    • A. 

      Barbed wire

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Telegraph

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 11. 
    This famous Civil War general led the raid on a Sioux camp w that resulted in 700 of his men being massacred and was one of the few Native American victories against the U.S. Army.
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      George Custer

    • C. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • D. 

      Charles Dawes

  • 12. 
    The federal government supported farmers by helping start colleges and universities that taught agriculture through which of the following laws?
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Morril Land Grant Act

    • D. 

      Red River Act

  • 13. 
    Why was the invention of the barbed wire so important to farmers?
    • A. 

      It stopped cattle from stampeding their crops

    • B. 

      It helped them decrease fires on the prairie

    • C. 

      It stopped Native Americans from stealing their crops

    • D. 

      None of the options

  • 14. 
    Which of the following states is considered to be part of the Great Plains?
    • A. 

      Iowa

    • B. 

      Nebraska

    • C. 

      Kansas

    • D. 

      South Dakota

    • E. 

      None of the options

    • F. 

      All of the states options

  • 15. 
    What was an outcome of the Homestead Act?
    • A. 

      Thousands of people from the East moving West

    • B. 

      Immigrants coming to America for free land

    • C. 

      Increased conflict between Native Americans and settlers

    • D. 

      Increased farming in the Great Plains

    • E. 

      All options

  • 16. 
    This term refers to freed African-Americans who moved west after the Civil War
    • A. 

      Plains people

    • B. 

      Exodusters

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Kiowa

  • 17. 
    Some companies invested in single crop farms that became very risky, they were called:
    • A. 

      Homestead farms

    • B. 

      Bonanza farms

    • C. 

      Soddy farms

    • D. 

      Morrill Farms

  • 18. 
    The destruction of this natural resource had the biggest impact on Native Americans
    • A. 

      Buffalo

    • B. 

      Timber

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Land

  • 19. 
    Vocab:  This refers to a group adopting the cultural ways of life and beliefs of others.
    • A. 

      Massacre

    • B. 

      Darwinism

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Acculturation

  • 20. 
    This group of settlers became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter and they resorted to cannibalism in order to survive.
    • A. 

      Exoduster party

    • B. 

      Davis party

    • C. 

      Donner Party

    • D. 

      Custer party

  • 21. 
    The discovery of the ____________________ in the Appalachian mountains allowed for more settlers to move west.
    • A. 

      Cumberland Gap

    • B. 

      Nevada valley

    • C. 

      Homesteader alley

    • D. 

      Black hills

  • 22. 
    This event symbolized the end of the Native American armed resistance to living reservations and the end of the Indian Wars.
    • A. 

      Treaty of Ft. Laramie

    • B. 

      Battle of wounded Knee

    • C. 

      Dawes Act

    • D. 

      Massacre At Sand Creek

  • 23. 
    This 1800 innovation transformed the United States by connecting the West with the East
    • A. 

      Mormon Trail

    • B. 

      Lewis and Clark Expedition

    • C. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

    • D. 

      Pony Express