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  1. Why was Texas a good place to raise cattle?
  2. What were some of the dangers of mining?
  3. What did the Homestead Act try to get people to do?
  4. What is a reservation? Why did the Native Americans get forced to live on them?
  5. What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
  1. a Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
  2. b The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.
  3. c Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.
  4. d A reservation is public land set aside by the government for the use of a particular group of people.
    Native Americans were forced to live on the reservations because the settlers moving in pushed them out of their land.
  5. e The flat, grassy land in Texas was a perfect feeding area for raising cattle.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Boom Towns were prospector camps that grew into towns almost overnight. Businesses were set up in order to provide necessary items such as food, clothing, and tools for the miners.
  2. The Native Americans used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.
  3. Two of the major problems faced by the farmers were extreme weather and insects.
  4. The transcontinental railroad was the railroad that went across the entire continent.
    The two railroads that were joined together were the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad.
  5. The Dawes Act did not work because Native Americans wanted to keep their own traditions. Also, Native Americans did not want to become farmers.

5 True/False questions

  1. Who was the Colonel from the U. S. that fought in the battle?Colonel George Custer

          

  2. What did Sarah Winnemucca do for the Native Americans?Sarah Winnemucca spoke out for the rights of the Native Americans.

          

  3. What were some of the hard times the cowhands faced?Cowhands faced long hours of work.
    They had poor sleeping quarters and low pay.
    They worked through dust storms, blazing heat, and icy blizzards.

          

  4. Who fought the Battle of Little Bighorn? Who won the battle?Colonel George Custer

          

  5. What were some of the terms of the Homestead Act?Cowhands faced long hours of work.
    They had poor sleeping quarters and low pay.
    They worked through dust storms, blazing heat, and icy blizzards.

          

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