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What was one of the most difficult tasks that homesteaders faced?
a) plowing the sod
b) carrying water from the well
c) planting seeds
d) making soap

Which of the following contributed to the cattle ranching boom?
a) technical advances
b) falling crop prices
c) expansion of the railroads
d) dry farming

What created the mining boom that started with the California Gold Rush?
a) offers of free land
b) miners’ desire for a peaceful life
c) the lure of quick wealth
d) the Civil War

What was a negative impact of “bonanza” farms?
a) Output declined.
b) Farms got smaller.
c) Farms became disorganized.
d) Oversupply led to lower prices.

How did new technology help farmers on the Great Plains?
a) It saved them time and effort.
b) It eliminated insect pests.
c) It made crops drought-resistant.
d) It lowered their debt.

In 1889, Congress responded to pressure from squatters and other would-be settlers by opening up
a) the Indian Territory.
b) Wounded Knee.
c) Little Bighorn.
d) the Great Plains.

Many white reformers believed that Native Americans should
a) give land to settlers.
b) sign treaties with the federal government.
c) live on reservations.
d) be “civilized” and adopt white culture.

An “Indian rights” movement grew out of outrage over
a) government treatment of Native Americans.
b) Native Americans’ misuse of the land.
c) establishment of Christian schools on reservations.
d) passage of the Dawes Act.

The Massacre at Wounded Knee resulted in the death of
a) Custer and his regiment.
b) more than 200 unarmed Sioux.
c) Chief Sitting Bull.
d) great buffalo herds.

The United States government encouraged attempts to
a) preserve Native American traditions.
b) protect Native American rights.
c) take Native American lands.
d) record Native American heritage.

Many land agreements between Native Americans and settlers fell apart because of different ideas about
a) agricultural methods.
b) water rights.
c) land ownership.
d) government.

As American settlers moved west in search of land, many Native American nations
a) formed the Indian Territory.
b) settled east of the Mississippi.
c) settled in farming villages.
d) were weakened or destroyed.

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