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5 Matching Questions

  1. vigilante
  2. reservation
  3. Wounded Knee Massacre
  4. William Jennings Bryan
  5. Grange
  1. a mass killing by U.S. soldiers of as many as 300 unarmed Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890
  2. b organization formed in 1867 to meet the social needs of farm families
  3. c Democratic and Populist candidate for President in 1896 who advocated a policy of free silver
  4. d land set aside by the U.S. government for Native American tribes
  5. e person who takes the law into his or her own hands

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. laws passed by Southern states that limited the freedom of formerly enslaved people
  2. characterized by moving from place to place
  3. commander of U.S. troops at the Battle of Little Bighorn
  4. the top layer of prairie soil that contains thick, tightly tangled grass roots
  5. deposit of mineral buried in rock

5 True/False Questions

  1. frontierparts of the West that were occupied mainly by Native Americans, rather than settlers


  2. Exodustersname for African Americans who settled on the Great Plains


  3. Great Plainsthe area from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains


  4. solar timetime based on calculations of the sun's passage across the sky


  5. gold standarda policy under which the government backs every dollar with a certain amount of gold


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