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In the system of sharecropping, who owned the land?
a) homesteaders
b) the landowner
c) the government
d) the worker

What did the landowner give the worker?
a) a barn, mules, tools, and seeds
b) a cabin, mules, tools, and a car
c) a cabin, mules, tools, and seeds
d) a mansion, mules, tools, and seeds

Who took most of the crops in return for the sharecropper's use of the land, cabin, and supplies?
a) the landowner
b) the sharecropper
c) the government
d) the bank

What railroad linked the Atlantic and Pacific coasts?
a) Southern Pacific Railroad
b) Missouri Pacific Railroad
c) Burlington Northern Railroad
d) Transcontinental Railroad

How many companies built the Transcontinental Railroad?
a) 6
b) 3
c) 4
d) 2

Where was Thomas Edison's laboratory?
a) New Hampshire
b) New Jersey
c) New York
d) New Mexico

Which of the following did Thomas Edison NOT invent?
a) Phonograph
b) Electric power station
c) Electric light bulb
d) Automobile

Which of the following was NOT a way that children of immigrants helped their parents?
a) Learning English
b) Going back to the country they came from
c) Working at full-time jobs
d) Helping their parents to use English

Which of the following were difficulties NOT faced by homesteaders on the Great Plains?
a) Hurricanes and cyclones
b) Floods and insect attacks
c) Bitterly cold winters and severely hot summers
d) Droughts and dust storms

From which two immigrant groups did thousands of railroad workers come?
a) Greek and Italian
b) British and German
c) Polish and Russian
d) Chinese and Irish

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