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5 Matching questions

  1. frontier
  2. vaquero
  3. Homestead Act
  4. solar time
  5. Mexicano
  1. a Spanish term for cowhand
  2. b Spanish-speaking person in the Southwest whose ancestor had come from Mexico
  3. c parts of the West that were occupied mainly by Native Americans, rather than settlers
  4. d time based on calculations of the sun's passage across the sky
  5. e 1862 law that offered 160 acres free to anyone who agreed to live on and improve the land for five years

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the area from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains
  2. political party formed in 1890s that wanted a policy that would raise crop prices
  3. land set aside by the U.S. government for Native American tribes
  4. laws passed by Southern states that limited the freedom of formerly enslaved people
  5. English-speaking settler in the Southwest

5 True/False questions

  1. William Jennings BryanDemocratic and Populist candidate for President in 1896 who advocated a policy of free silver


  2. Wounded Knee Massacremass killing by U.S. soldiers of as many as 300 unarmed Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890


  3. gold standardname for pioneer farmers on the Great Plains


  4. nomadicthe top layer of prairie soil that contains thick, tightly tangled grass roots


  5. transcontinental railroadrailroad that spanned the U.S. continent