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Social Studies Chapter 3  

created by jmathis on 28 Sep 11, enabled by jimmy
Medium level (69% of success)    28 questions - 98 players
5th Grade American History Test
 
1
The ____________________ used electricity to send news across the country.
   
   
   
2
The largest conflict that the Union Pacific railroad workers faced was
   
   
   
3
The Central Pacific railroad company was made up of _________________________.
   
   
   
4
The ______________________________________________ allowed people and goods to travel across the country in just a week.
   
   
   
5
Why was the Homestead Act created?
   
   
   
6
What were some challenges that homesteaders faced?
   
   
   
7
The ________________________________________ faced discrimination and a lack of opportunity in the East, so they moved West to the Great Plains.
   
   
   
8
How did technology help pioneers turn the Great Plains into productive farmland?
   
   
   
9
Texas ranchers often raised cattle to make money. Why was this a good choice for them?
   
   
   
10
Why did cattle drives end?
   
   
   
11
The sear for ________________________________ helped boost population in the West.
   
   
   
12
Native Americans' lifestyles changed when settlers moved West. How did it change?
   
   
   
13
The Battle of Little Bighorn has the nickname ________________________________________.
   
   
   
14
Why the Battle of Little Bighorn has the nickname?
   
   
   
15
The Battle of __________________________________________ was the last major battle between Native Americans and the United States.
   
   
   
16
How do Native Americans keep traditions alive today?
   
   
   
17
The system by which mail was delivered was called the _______________________________.
   
   
   
18
The ___________________________________________________ was a law that offered land in the Great Plains to Americans for cheap prices.
   
   
   
19
A _____________________________ is a person who is new settler to the area.
   
   
   
20
An African American who lived on the Great Plains was called an _________________________.
   
   
   
21
The act of moving cattle from one location to another is called a _________________________.
   
   
   
22
An ____________________________________ owns his or her own business.
   
   
   
23
Contrast farms on the Great Plains with farms in the South - Great Plains
   
   
   
24
Contrast farms on the Great Plains with farms in the South - South
   
   
   
25
Define boomtowns.
   
   
   
26
Define ghost towns
   
   
   
27
When the Gold Rush occurred, the population in the West
   
   
   
28
Name two reasons the Battle of Little Bighorn is important to remember.
   
   
   
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