Chapter 4 Lesson 1 - Discovering Nevada Question Preview (ID: 36843)


Explorers Come West.

Explorers used journals to
a) write about wild animals
b) write about how they found food
c) write about crossing rivers or seeing new lands
d) All answers are correct

Why was Father Garces important for Nevada History?
a) He converted many Native Americans making travel through the area more safe.
b) He fought the Native American making travel through the area more safe.
c) He was most likely the first European to see Nevada, and his writings helped other travel through the area.
d) He befriended the Native American making travel through the area more safe.

Some people think the San Buenaventura was actually this river.
a) Santa Fe River
b) Yellowstone River
c) Humbolt River
d) Colorado River

Why were Escalante and Dominguez important for Nevada History?
a) Many people seeking adventure eventually found their way to Nevada because of their writings.
b) Many people got lost when they tried to follow their incorrect maps.
c) Many people got scared when they read their writings and did not travel.
d) None of the answers are correct.

Looking at the map on page 71, which direction would one need to travel to go from Sante Fe to Monterey?
a) northwest
b) southwest
c) northeast
d) southeast

Where did the two priests believe the San Buenaventura River drained?
a) Somewhere in California
b) Nevada
c) The Pacific Ocean
d) Back to Santa Fe

Why did they want one of the rivers they saw in Utah to flow as far west as the Pacific Ocean?
a) They wanted to go for a boat ride.
b) They wanted a river route that would make traveling between the two missions easier.
c) They wanted to see the Pacific Ocean.
d) They wanted to be the first to name a new river route.

Traders are
a) solders who discovered new lands.
b) people who explored .
c) someone who buys and sells things to others.
d) the only people who lived in the missions.

Missions are
a) local law
b) a religious settlement
c) someone who buys and sells things to others
d) to change from one belief to another

Why were Escalante and Dominguez sent to explore the region between Santa Fe to Monterey?
a) They were sent to look for gold.
b) They were sent to fight the Native Americans.
c) They were sent to find a new route to Monterey from Sante Fe.
d) They were sent to just look around.

Which country controlled most of the western North America?
a) Spain
b) Canada
c) France
d) Portugal

Convert means to
a) to change from one belief to another.
b) a local law
c) a religious settlement
d) someone who buys and sells things to others

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