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Which of the following was not usually grown by Michigan farmers?
a) A. wheat b) B. corn c) C. rice d) D. oats
Why did many farmers from the state of New York come to Michigan?
a) A. New York was not a good state to live in. b) B. There was a scarcity of farmland in New York. c) C. There were more towns in Michigan than New York. d) D. It was easier to farm in Michigan than it was in New York.
Which of the following would be the least helpful in learning about the history of farming in Michigan?
a) A. a diary of a farmer b) B. old photographs of farms c) C. farm artifacts like a butter churn d) D. A book about the kinds of soils in Michigan
Which of these is a primary resource?
a) a textbook b) a map made in 1895 of Stockbridge, Michigan c) a biography d) a drawing
Which of these is a secondary resource?
a) a map made in 1895 of Stockbridge, Michigan b) a diary c) an picture drawn by a textbook writer of a pioneer farm d) a biography
Which of these is something you would find on a farm in the past?
a) barns b) tractors c) milking machine d) power tools
Why did towns grow up in farming areas?
a) There were more towns in Michigan than New York. b) It was easier to farm in Michigan than it was in New York c) There was a scarcity of farmland in New York d) Towns provided goods and services farmers needed
What was an important building in a farming town?
a) A blacksmith shop b) A supermarket c) A school d) A church
What was one cause of farming becoming an important economic activity?
a) Lots of cows b) Lots of farm land in Michigan; c) Michigan being a swamp. d) Steamboats
What was one effect of farming becoming an important economic activity?
a) There were more towns in Michigan than New York. b) A book about the kinds of soils in Michigan c) Towns grew up around farms; d) There was a scarcity of farmland in New York
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