Westward Expansion Final
  • 1. What is happening in this photo?
A) Transcontinental railroad is being finished
B) Transcontinental railroad is being started
C) The Civil War is being ended
  • 2. What railroad company started building rail in the east?
A) San Francisco
B) Omaha
C) Union Pacific
D) Added Later
E) Central Pacific
  • 3. What railroad company started building rail in the west?
A) Salt Lake City
B) Union Pacific
C) Central Pacific
D) Added Later
E) Omaha
  • 4. What city did the two railroad companies meet in?
A) Omaha
B) Union Pacific
C) Salt Lake City
D) Central Pacific
E) San Francisco
  • 5. How did the government help build the railroad?
A) They gave land and money to the railroad companies.
B) They developed better ways to build railroads
C) They encouraged hiring immigrants
  • 6. What group of immigrants made up a large amount of the workforce?
A) Germans
B) Chinese
C) Native Americans
  • 7. What sped up the building of the Transcontinental Railroad?
A) They moved past building through the mountians
B) The weather got better
C) It became a race
  • 8. The Cherokee people were forced to leave their homes because they were not getting along with the settlers around them.
A) False
B) True
  • 9. The Cherokee people were forced to move to Oklahoma from what state?
A) Oklahoma
B) Tennessee
C) Missouri
D) Texas
  • 10. The Cherokee people were forced to moved...
A) 100 miles
B) 1000 miles
C) 10,000 miles
  • 11. The Cherokee people fought the move but the army forced them to go.
A) True
B) False
  • 12. The Cherokee people's hardships is known as, "The Trail of ...
  • 13. The Navajo were forced to move from North eastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico by the U.S. Government
A) 300 miles
B) 30,000 miles
C) 3000 miles
  • 14. The Navajos' forced move was different than the Cherokee because they were treated better and well supplied.
A) True
B) False
  • 15. The Navajos' forced move was different than the Cherokee because they were eventually allowed back to their land.
A) False
B) True
  • 16. How many acres did it give? (please only put the number)
  • 17. How many years did people need to live on the land before it was theirs? (Please only put the number)
  • 18. Related to what we have been studying in class what is a Reservation?
A) To maintain or keep in good condition.
B) to pause or hesitate about something.
C) land set aside for Native American Tribes.
D) To hold or request a spot or item.
  • 19. Which one best describes the Battle of Little Big Horn?
A) Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse confronted several thousand US troops and all of his men were killed.
B) George Custer confronted several thousand Sioux and Cheyenne and all of his men were killed.
  • 20. Which is one reason the long cattle drives came to an end?
A) cow disease
B) The collapse of the western rail system
C) The invention of barbwire
D) high beef prices
  • 21. When a sodbuster arrived in the west what did they need to do in order to gain ownership of their land?
  • 22. List hardships a homesteaders would have faced.
  • 23. Which cities were on the Goodnight-Loving trail?
A) Pueblo, Denver, and Cheyenne
B) Pueblo, Dodge City, and Topeka
C) Abilene, Kansas City, and Ogallala
D) Kansas City, St. Louis, and Dodge City
  • 24. Which city was linked by railroad to Pueblo and Denver?
A) Omaha
B) Cheyenne
C) Kansas City
D) Chicago
  • 25. In what state did all four cattle trails begin?
A) Colorado
B) Kansas
C) Texas
D) Arkansas
  • 26. What was the destination of the Western Trail?
A) Abilene
B) Kansas City
C) Wichita
D) Ogallala
  • 27. What law gave free land in the west to Americans? (Must be capitalized)
  • 28. How does this picture represent a change in the lives of Native Americans?
  • 29. As Americans moved west, what has happened to the land the Native Americans called home?
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