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Ch 18 Test Prep

Quiz by Anne Nelson

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  • Q1
    The major development in transportation during the years 1865 to 1900 was the
    construction of dozens of canals
    construction of interstate highways
    mass marketing of the automobile
    construction of thousands of miles of railroad
  • Q2
    In 1862, the Homestead Act was passed primarily to
    achieve Northern victory in the Civil War
    expand overseas markets to Asia and Europe
    develop and settle the Midwest and western parts of the country
    improve the lives of freed slaves
  • Q3
    Settlers on the Great Plains built homes from sod because
    sod homes were cooler in summer and warmer in winter
    they couldn’t afford to build homes from bricks or logs
    they lacked tools with which to cut trees into lumber
    there were few trees and, therefore, few logs
  • Q4
    What was one approach of the farmers of the Great Plains?
    lode farming
    wet farming
    dry farming
    ore farming
  • Q5
    What would be the best title for the list?
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    Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
    Causes of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Q6
    The main purpose of this poster was to
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    discourage future immigration
    encourage westward migration
    increase urbanization
    give land away to former slaves
  • Q7
    By 1881, more than 40,000 Exodusters moved to Kansas because
    they had plenty of money with which to start new farms and businesses
    the end of Reconstruction ended federal protection for African Americans in former slave states
    they had heard about the cheap land and pleasant climate there
  • Q8
    Which of the following directly led to the settlement of the Plains?
    Pendleton Act
    Pacific Railway Act
    Dawes Act
    Homestead Act
  • Q9
    Why were buffalo important to the Native Americans on the Great Plains?
    The Plains Indians worshipped the buffalo
    Buffalo meat was their main food source
    Buffalo showed the Plains Indians where to find food
    Buffalo showed the Plains Indians where to find water
  • Q10
    Railroad companies hired hunters to kill buffalo for which reason?
    to feed the crews building the railroad
    to sell the meat to butchers in the East
    to sell the meat to Native Americans
    to use the hides as shelter
  • Q11
    What was the goal of the Dawes Act?
    to make sure that there would always be enough reservation land
    to keep Native Americans children out of white-run schools
    to encourage Native Americans to become farmers and American Citizens
    to discourage Native Americans from moving onto reservations
  • Q12
    In the period from 1860 to 1890, which experience was shared by most Native Americans living in western states?
    They maintained control of their traditional lands.
    They became farmers and small business owners.
    They benefited economically from government policy.
    They were forced to live on reservations.
  • Q13
    During the late 1800s, which group favored government regulation of railroads?
    captains of industry
    southern sharecroppers
    Native Americans
  • Q14
    Which development led to the other three?
    The buffalo population was greatly decreased.
    Native American Indians were forced to move to reservations.
    United States troops fought a series of battles with Native American Indians.
    Thousands of settlers migrated west of the Mississippi River
  • Q15
    When the U.S. government announced “the closing of the western frontier” in 1890, it meant that
    corporations had already consumed most of the nation’s resources
    No vast tracts of wilderness remained to create new homesteads
    Native American Indian resistance to settlement was at its height
    western states like Oregon had closed their doors to migrants

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