Western Frontier Life In America!

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The Western frontier life in America represents one of the most exciting periods from 1850 to 1900 which brought out swift and universal changes that reshaped the American West. While it differed in many ways from Eastern America. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about the life of Western Frontier in America. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Migrants to the west were attracted by which of the following:
    • A. 

      Iron ore

    • B. 

      Timber

    • C. 

      Gold and silver, railroad lines, and the federal government's land policy

  • 2. 
    This act allowed settlers to buy 160 acres for a small fee if they occupied and improved it for 5 years.
    • A. 

      Native American Act of 1862

    • B. 

      Agricultural Act of 1862

    • C. 

      Homestead Act of 1862

  • 3. 
    What would you call an area of the West with Native Americans, Mexicans, Blacks, Chinese, and White men with few women?
    • A. 

      Industrial City

    • B. 

      Mining Town

    • C. 

      Suburb

  • 4. 
    What was a significant element of the West's economy?
    • A. 

      Timber

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Cattle

  • 5. 
    Who first developed ranching techniques?
    • A. 

      White Americans

    • B. 

      Black Americans

    • C. 

      Mexicans

  • 6. 
    What is known as the cattle being driven to distant markets and pastured along the trail?
    • A. 

      Railroad drive

    • B. 

      Cattle drive

    • C. 

      Cowboy drive

  • 7. 
    Who was responsible for the cattle drives?
    • A. 

      Cowboys

    • B. 

      Indians

    • C. 

      Native Americans

  • 8. 
    Provided that federal land be used to finance land grant agricultural colleges.
    • A. 

      Timber Culture Act of 1873

    • B. 

      Desert Land Act of 1877

    • C. 

      Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862