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8th Grade: Ch. 3 Lesson 1-2 Quiz Review

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  • Q1
    What was most of the silver found in rich mineral ores under the earth called?
    gold dust
    booms
    gold pebbles
    lodes
    30s
  • Q2
    In boomtowns, what were people called who practiced their own brand of justice without the benefit of a judge?
    vigilantes
    vaqueros
    bandits
    busters
    30s
  • Q3
    When “booms” were followed by “busts,” what did boomtowns become?
    ghost towns
    30s
  • Q4
    Which kinds of government financial aid and land grants paid for railroad construction?
    gold subsidies
    subsidies
    loans
    discounts
    30s
  • Q5
    When the transcontinental railroad was finally completed, where did the two sets of tracks meet?
    Promontory Summit, Utah
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    Ft. Collins, Colorado
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    30s
  • Q6
    ____________________ is a rock from which gold is extracted.
    ore
    30s
  • Q7
    ____________________ added stability to boomtowns by founding schools and churches.
    women
    30s
  • Q8
    The network of _____________________ expanded between 1865 and 1890.
    railroads
    30s
  • Q9
    The _________________________ hired Chinese laborers to work on its tracks.
    Central Pacific
    30s
  • Q10
    In 1883 the American Railway Association divided the country into four ____________________
    time zones
    30s
  • Q11
    The open range is where large areas of land are not fenced in or divided into lots.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q12
    Towns located near railroads that were involved in the cattle industry were called Chisholm drive towns.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q13
    “Rustlers” tried to steal cattle from cattle drives.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q14
    African Americans who moved westward to work as cowhands were called vaqueros.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q15
    Many African Americans left the South and moved West in search of a better life.
    False
    True
    30s

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