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5 Matching questions

  1. Homestead Act
  2. nomadic
  3. Great Plains
  4. solar time
  5. Wounded Knee Massacre
  1. a 1862 law that offered 160 acres free to anyone who agreed to live on and improve the land for five years
  2. b the area from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains
  3. c characterized by moving from place to place
  4. d mass killing by U.S. soldiers of as many as 300 unarmed Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890
  5. e time based on calculations of the sun's passage across the sky

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1887 law that distributed reservation land to individual Native American owners
  2. name Native Americans gave to the African-American soldiers in the West
  3. journey that takes cattle by foot to a railway
  4. deposit of mineral buried in rock
  5. Spanish-speaking person in the Southwest whose ancestor had come from Mexico

5 True/False questions

  1. GrangeEnglish-speaking settler in the Southwest


  2. boomtowntown that experiences sudden growth in population or economic activity


  3. black codeslaws passed by Southern states that limited the freedom of formerly enslaved people


  4. Sitting BullSioux chief who led the attack on Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn


  5. Exodustersname for pioneer farmers on the Great Plains