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History Quiz 1

by: Dovewing365

Test yourself on your Modern U.S. History knowledge.

From Unit 3, Semester 1.

(QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ARE FROM K12.COM. THEREFORE K12 OWNS THIS QUIZ.)

  1. 1

    The U.S. government played ______ role in the building of the transcontinental railroad.

  2. 2

    What western industry got its start in the Northwest, providing much-needed material for a growing nation?

  3. 3

    The general pattern of western mining began with the discovery of gold or silver, which led directly to mining companies buying large claims and employing large numbers of miners.

  4. 4

    Which BEST describes the reasons people chose to settle in the West in the late 1800s?

  5. 5

    Places in the West where major mines existed in the second half of the nineteenth century included California, Nevada, Montana, and the Black Hills of _____.

  6. 6

    Which BEST explains why the era of open-range cattle ranching had ended in the West by the 1890s?

  7. 7

    Which is most responsible for the rapid settlement of the Great Plains?

  8. 8

    The Forest Act was one way in which America responded to ____.

  9. 9

    Knowing that _____ companies would encourage settlement of the West, the U.S. government awarded them huge amounts of land and money.

  10. 10

    Which of the following groups did NOT settle in large numbers in the West after the Civil War?

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