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

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

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

  10. 10

    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 _____.

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