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The Trail of Tears (2-1)

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  • Q1
    What was the Trail of Tears?
    A protest movement led by Native American leaders against the U.S. government.
    A religious pilgrimage undertaken by Native American tribes.
    A series of battles between Native American tribes and European settlers.
    A forced relocation of Native American tribes from southeastern United States to Indian Territory.
    An annual festival held by Native American tribes.
  • Q2
    Which tribe was not forcibly relocated during the Trail of Tears?
    Choctaw Nation.
    Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
    Creek Nation.
    Seminole Nation.
    Chickasaw Nation.
  • Q3
    When did the Trail of Tears take place?
  • Q4
    Which U.S. president signed the Indian Removal Act?
    George Washington.
    Abraham Lincoln.
    Andrew Jackson.
    Thomas Jefferson.
    Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Q5
    How many Native Americans died during the Trail of Tears?
    None of the above.
    Approximately 4,000.
    Around 500.
    Less than 100.
    More than 10,000.
  • Q6
    Which state was the starting point of the Trail of Tears?
  • Q7
    Which of the following was not a reason for the forced relocation of Native Americans?
    To enforce U.S. laws on Native American territories.
    To assimilate Native Americans into white American culture.
    To acquire land for white settlers.
    To protect Native American culture.
    To weaken Native American resistance to U.S. expansion.
  • Q8
    Which tribe endured the longest journey during the Trail of Tears?
    Cherokee Nation.
    Creek Nation.
    Choctaw Nation.
    Chickasaw Nation.
    Seminole Nation.
  • Q9
    What was the final destination of the Native Americans during the Trail of Tears?
    Washington D.C.
    New York.
    Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
  • Q10
    What was the impact of the Trail of Tears on the Native American population?
    It promoted Native American unity and resistance.
    It helped Native Americans integrate into white American society.
    It caused a significant loss of life, culture, and ancestral land.
    It improved the relationship between Native Americans and the U.S. government.
    It caused no significant impact on the Native American population.

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