5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- What were Boom Towns? Why did they happen so quickly?
- What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
- What did the Homestead Act try to get people to do?
- What is a reservation? Why did the Native Americans get forced to live on them?
- Where did the railroad lines meet?
- a Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
- b 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.
- c The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.
- 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.
- e The two railroad lines met at Promontory Point, in Utah.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Colonel George Custer
- The flat, grassy land in Texas was a perfect feeding area for raising cattle.
- A tradition is the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs from one generation to another.
- Two of the major problems faced by the farmers were extreme weather and insects.
- The Native Americans used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.
5 True/False Questions
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.
What was the Grange? → The Grange was a group set up by the farmers to help them get to know each other as well as solve problems together.
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 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.
What was the Ghost Dance? → The Ghost Dance was a special dance that was danced to help the Plains Native Americans live peacefully and joyously.