5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
- Who was the Colonel from the U. S. that fought in the battle?
- What was the Grange?
- What is a reservation? Why did the Native Americans get forced to live on them?
- What were some of the problems faced by the farmers?
- a Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
- b The Grange was a group set up by the farmers to help them get to know each other as well as solve problems together.
- c Two of the major problems faced by the farmers were extreme weather and insects.
- d Colonel George Custer
- e 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 Multiple choice questions
- The Ghost Dance was a special dance that was danced to help the Plains Native Americans live peacefully and joyously.
- The Dawes Act, created by reformers, tried to get the Native Americans more rights.
- The Dawes Act did not work because Native Americans wanted to keep their own traditions. Also, Native Americans did not want to become farmers.
- The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.
- The flat, grassy land in Texas was a perfect feeding area for raising cattle.
5 True/False questions
What were some of the dangers of mining? → Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
Who fought the Battle of Little Bighorn? Who won the battle? → The Battle of Little Bighorn was fought between Native Americans (The Lakotas) and the United States Army. The Native Americans defeated Custer in this battle.
What was the transcontinental railroad? What two railroad companies joined together? → 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.
What were Boom Towns? Why did they happen so quickly? → 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.
Where did the railroad lines meet? → The Dawes Act did not work because Native Americans wanted to keep their own traditions. Also, Native Americans did not want to become farmers.