5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is a tradition?
- What were some of the hard times the cowhands faced?
- What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
- What was the Grange?
- Who fought the Battle of Little Bighorn? Who won the battle?
- a Cowhands faced long hours of work.
They had poor sleeping quarters and low pay.
They worked through dust storms, blazing heat, and icy blizzards.
- b A tradition is the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs from one generation to another.
- c Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
- d The Grange was a group set up by the farmers to help them get to know each other as well as solve problems together.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.
- The Native Americans used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.
- 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.
- 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
What did the Dawes Act try to do? → The Dawes Act, created by reformers, tried to get the Native Americans more rights.
What were some of the dangers of mining? → Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.
What were Boom Towns? Why did they happen so quickly? → Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.
What did Sarah Winnemucca do for the Native Americans? → Sarah Winnemucca spoke out for the rights of the Native Americans.
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.