Chapter 23 Tensions In The West 2 Question Preview (ID: 34825)

Heading West.

What was the result of the Battle of Little Big Horn on the Sioux and Cheyenne?
a) The army tracked them down and forced them onto reservations.
b) The Sioux and Cheyenne began a war against each other.
c) The Sioux and Cheyenne were able to live where and how they wanted.

What was the most famous battle in the long struggle between the settlers and Native Americans?
a) The Battle of the Little Big Horn or Custer’s Last Stand.
b) The Battle of Gettysburg.
c) The Battle of Lexington.

What were the Native Americans promised in return for their land?
a) They were promised food, farm tools, and schools.
b) They were promised their own land back.
c) All were promised to them.

Why did wars rage across the West?
a) Native Americans were trying to save their homelands.
b) The French and the Spanish were fighting for land.
c) Settlers were fighting each other for gold.

How did the homesteaders solve the problem of unreliable rain?
a) They used windmills to pump water from deep in the ground.
b) They couldn’t solve the water problem and so they died.
c) They planted crops that required little to no water.

How did the homesteaders solve the problem of few trees?
a) They built their houses out of chunks of sod.
b) They planted more trees.
c) They used metals instead of wood.

What did some people say followed the rails west?
a) Rain
b) Buffalo
c) Tornados

What actually did follow the rails west?
a) Settlers
b) Buffalo
c) Gold

What were some of the problems faced by homesteaders?
a) Unreliable rain, locusts, few trees
b) High taxes
c) All were problems.

What did mapmakers originally call the Great Plains?
a) The Great American Desert
b) The Great Forest
c) The Great American Swamp

What was life like for a cowboy?
a) dangerous, low-paying, with 17 hours days
b) happy, go-lucky but over 20 hours per day
c) scary, high-paying and short work days

What problem did the railroad solve for cattlemen?
a) They were able to transport their beef to the East.
b) The railroads brought water to their homes.
c) They were able to create more farms.

What was the effect of the vanishing buffalo on the Native Americans of the Plains?
a) They lost their food source and had to move to reservations.
b) They began to depend on birds as their main source of food.
c) They made a boat and sailed to a different country.

What positive impacts did mining have on the west?
a) All are positive impacts.
b) Many saw mining as a source of wealth and opportunity.
c) Mining opened up the West’s mountains and deserts to other settlers.

What was causing the extinction of the Buffalo?
a) Hunters were killing them for their hides and bones.
b) They were losing their food source.
c) They lost their land to roam as the settlers moved west.

What was discovered in California in 1848?
a) Gold
b) Copper
c) McDonalds

What negative impact did mining have on the west?
a) It damaged the land and displaced many Native Americans
b) It destroyed forests and animals became extinct
c) People got jobs and lived in beautiful communities

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