Yukon Territory Notes Quiz

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  • 1. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: People who rushed to the Yukon to seek gold were called "__________________".

    • A.

      Seekers

    • B.

      Yukon Jacks

    • C.

      Stampeders

    • D.

      Mountain Men

    Correct Answer
    C. Stampeders
    Explanation
    During the Gold Rush in the Yukon, individuals who hurried to the region in search of gold were referred to as "Stampeders." This term is commonly used to describe those who were eager and determined to strike it rich by participating in the gold rush. The term "Seekers" may be too general and does not specifically refer to those seeking gold in the Yukon. "Yukon Jacks" is not a commonly used term to describe gold rush participants. "Mountain Men" is also not an accurate description as it does not specifically relate to individuals seeking gold in the Yukon.

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  • 2. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: ___________________ sprang up overnight that were happy to sell prospectors needed supplies.

    • A.

      Outfitters

    • B.

      Gold-seekers

    • C.

      Prospector Suppliers

    • D.

      Equippers

    Correct Answer
    A. Outfitters
    Explanation
    During the Gold Rush, there was a sudden increase in the number of businesses that appeared overnight and were willing to sell supplies to prospectors. These businesses, known as "outfitters," catered to the needs of gold-seekers by providing them with the necessary equipment and provisions for their prospecting endeavors. These outfitters played a crucial role in supporting the prospectors and profited from the high demand for supplies during this period.

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  • 3. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: The easiest and more ______________________ route to the gold fields was by boat upstream from the western mouth of the Yukon River

    • A.

      Scenic

    • B.

      Leisurely

    • C.

      Expensive

    • D.

      Tedious

    Correct Answer
    C. Expensive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "expensive" because the sentence suggests that traveling by boat upstream from the western mouth of the Yukon River was the easiest and preferred route to the gold fields. However, the word "expensive" implies that this route was costly, indicating that it required a significant financial investment to undertake this journey.

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  • 4. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: The most common route taken by gold seekers was by boat from the west coast of continental U.S. to ______________ in Alaska, and then inland to the gold fields in the Yukon Territory of Canada..

    • A.

      Dawson City

    • B.

      Seattle

    • C.

      Olympia

    • D.

      Skagway

    Correct Answer
    D. Skagway
    Explanation
    During the Gold Rush, gold seekers would typically take a boat from the west coast of the continental U.S. to Skagway in Alaska. From Skagway, they would then travel inland to reach the gold fields in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Skagway was an important port town and served as a gateway for prospectors heading to the Klondike gold fields.

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  • 5. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: The __________________ Pass trail was steep and hazardous. Rising 1000 feet in the last half mile, it was known as the " ______________________   _______________________"

    • A.

      White / Snowy Staircase

    • B.

      Chilkoot / Golden Staircase

    • C.

      Chilkoot / Icy Staircase

    • D.

      White / Steep Staircase

    Correct Answer
    B. Chilkoot / Golden Staircase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chilkoot / Golden Staircase. According to the Gold Rush Notes, the Chilkoot Pass trail was steep and hazardous, rising 1000 feet in the last half mile. It was known as the "Golden Staircase," indicating the challenging and treacherous nature of the trail.

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  • 6. 

    From the Gold Rush Notes: Those who made it across the passes found themselves at _________________ Lake where boats had to built to run the final 500 miles down the Yukon River to the gold fields

    • A.

      Glacier

    • B.

      Golden

    • C.

      Bennett

    • D.

      Great

    Correct Answer
    C. Bennett
    Explanation
    Those who made it across the passes found themselves at Bennett Lake where boats had to be built to run the final 500 miles down the Yukon River to the gold fields.

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  • 7. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: The floral emblem of the Yukon is the __________________.

    • A.

      Lady Slipper

    • B.

      Yukon Rose

    • C.

      Fireweed

    • D.

      Milkweed

    Correct Answer
    C. Fireweed
    Explanation
    Fireweed is the correct answer because it is stated in the given information that the floral emblem of the Yukon is the Fireweed.

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  • 8. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: The __________________ Pass and Yukon Route 110.7 miles long.

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Chilkoot

    • C.

      Crawford

    • D.

      Dawson

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "White." This is because the sentence states that "The ________________ Pass and Yukon Route is 110.7 miles long." The only option that fits in the sentence and makes sense is "White."

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  • 9. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: The _____________________ is the only public highway in North America to cross the Arctic Circle.

    • A.

      Bennett

    • B.

      Dawson

    • C.

      Dempster

    • D.

      Yukon

    Correct Answer
    C. Dempster
    Explanation
    The Dempster Highway is the correct answer because it is the only public highway in North America that crosses the Arctic Circle. This information is based on the Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes.

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  • 10. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: _________________ is the third largest city in Canada by area (square miles).

    • A.

      Dawson

    • B.

      Olympia

    • C.

      Skagway

    • D.

      Whitehorse

    Correct Answer
    D. Whitehorse
    Explanation
    Whitehorse is the correct answer because it is the third largest city in Canada by area (square miles). This information is derived from the Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes.

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  • 11. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: A gold nugget was unearthed in the Klondike that weighed _________ ounces.

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      35

    • C.

      72

    • D.

      77

    Correct Answer
    C. 72
    Explanation
    A gold nugget weighing 72 ounces was discovered in the Klondike. This fact is mentioned in the Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes, indicating that it is a well-documented event. The other options, 20, 35, and 77 ounces, are not supported by any evidence or mentioned in the provided information.

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  • 12. 

    From Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes: One of the first women to cross Chilkoot Trail in 1897 was Belinda Mulroney from _______________________.

    • A.

      Portland, Oregon

    • B.

      Scranton, Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Oakland, California

    • D.

      Denver, Colorado

    Correct Answer
    B. Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    Belinda Mulroney, one of the first women to cross the Chilkoot Trail in 1897, was from Scranton, Pennsylvania. This information is derived from the Quick Facts and Yukon History Notes.

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  • 13. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: Changes in ______________ enabled people to migrate to the Americas from Western Siberia.

    • A.

      Transportation

    • B.

      Ocean currents

    • C.

      Climate

    • D.

      Food sources

    Correct Answer
    C. Climate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is climate. Changes in climate enabled people to migrate to the Americas from Western Siberia. This suggests that the climate in Western Siberia became more favorable, possibly warmer or more suitable for human habitation, allowing people to migrate and settle in the Americas.

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  • 14. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: The ice sheets that covered present day Canada were __________________ feet thick.

    • A.

      Tens of

    • B.

      Hundreds of

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      Thousands of

    Correct Answer
    D. Thousands of
    Explanation
    The ice sheets that covered present day Canada were thousands of feet thick. This suggests that the ice sheets were not just a few feet thick, but rather reached a significant thickness. The use of the word "thousands" indicates a large number, emphasizing the immense size and scale of the ice sheets. This information helps to paint a picture of the challenging and harsh conditions that existed during this time period, and the significant impact that the ice sheets had on the landscape.

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  • 15. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: Sea levels on earth were lower during the Ice Age 15000 years ago because:

    • A.

      There wasn't as much water on earth then

    • B.

      So much water was frozen in ice sheets

    • C.

      Much of the water was in cloud cover

    • D.

      None of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. So much water was frozen in ice sheets
    Explanation
    During the Ice Age 15000 years ago, sea levels on Earth were lower because a significant amount of water was frozen in ice sheets. The colder climate caused a large portion of the Earth's water to freeze, resulting in lower sea levels. This is why the option "so much water was frozen in ice sheets" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: At the end of the Pleistocene Geologic Epoch, the Earth's climate was ________________.

    • A.

      Cooling

    • B.

      Warming

    • C.

      Moderating

    • D.

      None of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Warming
    Explanation
    During the Pleistocene Geologic Epoch, the Earth's climate was warming. This means that the overall temperature of the planet was increasing. This warming period marked the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, which was characterized by glaciations and ice ages. The warming climate would have had significant impacts on the environment, including the melting of glaciers, changes in sea levels, and shifts in ecosystems.

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  • 17. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: The average temperature of Idaho 10,000 years ago was:

    • A.

      30 degrees

    • B.

      40 degrees

    • C.

      50 degrees

    • D.

      60 degrees

    Correct Answer
    B. 40 degrees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 40 degrees. This suggests that the average temperature of Idaho 10,000 years ago was 40 degrees.

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  • 18. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: The following animals now live in the area known as "Beringia" EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Grizzly bear

    • B.

      Musk ox

    • C.

      Wolf

    • D.

      Prairie dog

    Correct Answer
    D. Prairie dog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is prairie dog. The passage states that the following animals now live in the area known as "Beringia" except for the prairie dog. This means that all the other animals mentioned (grizzly bear, musk ox, and wolf) are found in Beringia, but the prairie dog is not.

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  • 19. 

    From Beringia, Bridge to the Americas Notes: What is the difference between an Elephant, a Mastodon, and a Woolly Mammoth?

    • A.

      There is no difference except size

    • B.

      These mammals are members of different species

    • C.

      These mammals are all elephants

    • D.

      None of the above answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. These mammals are members of different species
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "These mammals are members of different species." This is because while all three animals belong to the same family (Elephantidae), they are different species. The elephant is the African elephant (Loxodonta africana), the mastodon is an extinct relative of the elephant, and the woolly mammoth is also an extinct relative of the elephant. Therefore, they are not the same species, but rather different species within the same family.

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  • 20. 

    From The List of Supplies at the end of The Gold Rush Notes: Prospectors had to take 20 pounds of ______________ potatoes.

    • A.

      Yukon

    • B.

      Maine

    • C.

      Evaporated

    • D.

      Condensed

    Correct Answer
    C. Evaporated

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