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Transcontinental Railroad

Quiz by Kyle Meoli

Grade 8
Social Studies (2017)
New York State Learning Standards

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Grade 8
Social Studies (2017)
New York State Learning Standards


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  • Q1
    What was the purpose of the Transcontinental Railroad?
    To connect the United States with Canada
    To provide transportation for European immigrants
    To transport goods within the same state
    To connect the East and West coasts of the United States
  • Q2
    Which invention played a crucial role in facilitating Westward Expansion?
    The Transcontinental Railroad
    The Steamboat
    The Cotton Gin
    The Telegraph
    The Transcontinental Railroad
  • Q3
    What was the purpose of the Homestead Act?
    To provide free education for all children
    To establish government control over natural resources
    To encourage settlement and farming in the western territories
    To promote industrialization in the northeastern states
  • Q4
    What was a major consequence of the construction of the transcontinental railroad on westward expansion?
    Increased industrialization in the East
    Expansion of slavery
    Increased conflicts with Native Americans
    Decreased immigration
  • Q5
    What was the main purpose of the Open Door Policy?
    To close China to all foreign trade
    To colonize China
    To increase military presence in Asia
    To ensure equal opportunities for international trade in China
  • Q6
    How did the annexation of Hawaii and the implementation of the Open Door policy reflect a change in United States foreign policy during the late 19th and 20th century?
    The U.S shifted its focus solely to Europe
    The U.S began focusing more on overseas expansion and exerting its influence
    The U.S began a policy of isolationism
    The U.S decided to relinquish all overseas territories

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