5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What was the Grange?
- What was the Ghost Dance?
- What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
- What were some of the terms of the Homestead Act?
- 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 - It gave men who were at least 21 years old 160 acres of land.
- The men had to pay $10 dollars for the land.
- They had to settle on the land for five years.
- They had to build a home within six months and grow crops.
- c The Ghost Dance was a special dance that was danced to help the Plains Native Americans live peacefully and joyously.
- 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 Two of the major problems faced by the farmers were extreme weather and insects.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.
- The two railroad lines met at Promontory Point, in Utah.
- The Dawes Act did not work because Native Americans wanted to keep their own traditions. Also, Native Americans did not want to become farmers.
- 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 Native Americans used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.
5 True/False questions
What is a tradition? → A tradition is the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs from one generation to another.
What was the transcontinental railroad? What two railroad companies joined together? → Colonel George Custer
What did the Dawes Act try to do? → The Dawes Act, created by reformers, tried to get the Native Americans more rights.
What did the Homestead Act try to get people to do? → The Dawes Act, created by reformers, tried to get the Native Americans more rights.
What did Sarah Winnemucca do for the Native Americans? → Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.