Practice Test #26

Practice Test #26 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 26: The Great West and The Agricultural Revolution 1865-1890 1 In post-Civil War America, Indians surrendered their lands only when they a. chose to migrate farther west b. received solemn promises from the government that they would be left alone and provided with supplies. c. lost their mobility as the whites killed their horses, d. were allowed to control the supply of food and other staples to the reservations 2. In the warfare that raged between the Indians and the American military, the a. Indians were never as well armed as the soldiers. b. soldiers showed great mobility ql1,ctheir swift horses c. Indians were often better armed than the soldiers. d. Indians proved to be no match for the soldiers. 3. The Indians battled whites for all the following reasons except to a. rescue their women who had been exiled to Florida. b. avenge savage massacres of Indians by whites. c. punish whites for breaking treaties. d. defend their lands against white invaders. 4. As a result of the defeat of Captain William Fetterman's command, a. the government built new forts on the Bozeman Trail. b. the Great Sioux Reservation was guaranteed to the Sioux tribes. c. the Bozeman Trail was reopened. d. white settlers abandoned the Dakota Territory. 5. The Plains Indians were nearly exterminated a. by their constant intertribal warfare. b. when they settled on reservations. c. after such famous leaders as Geronimo and Sitting Bull were killed. d. by the virtual extermination of the buffalo. 6. The Nez Perce Indians of Idaho were goaded into war when a. the Sioux sought their land. b. gold was discovered on their reservation. c. the federal government attempted to put them on a reservation. d. the Canadian government attempted to force~ their return to the United States. 7. The buffalo were nearly exterminated a as a result of being over-hunted by the Indians. b. by the trains racing across the Great Plains. c. through wholesale butchery by whites. d. by disease. 8. A Century of Dishonor (1881), which chronicled the dismal history of Indian white relations, was authored by a. Harriet Beecher Stowe. b. Helen Hunt Jackson. c. Chief Joseph. d. Joseph F. Glidden. 9. The humanitarians who wanted to treat the Indians kindly a. had little respect for traditional Indian culture. b. advocated allowing the Ghost Dance to 'continue. c. opposed passage of the Dawes Act. d. believed that Indians should not be forced to "walk the white man's way". 1
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10. To assimilate Indians into American society, the Dawes Act did all of the following except a. dissolve many tribes as legal entities. b. try to make rugged individualists of the Indians.
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