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Unit_5_Test_Chapters_16-19 - Unit 5 Test Chapters 16-19...

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Unit 5 Test Chapters 16-19 Unit 5 Test Chapters 16-19 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Many early explorers called the region of the American West between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains the A. Great Homestead B. Wild West C. Mississippi Plains D. American Breadbasket E. Great American Desert 2. The Plains tribes exhibited all of the following characteristics except A. they were dependent on the buffalo for survival B. their tribes were made up of several smaller bands, each of which had its own government council C. they were finally able to band together to fight the white man D. they were the fiercest opposition the United States had yet to face from Native Americans E. their religion was centered on a belief in the spirituality of the natural world 3. The weaknesses of the Plains Indians in their struggles with the white settlers included all of the following factors except A. they were not aggressive or warlike B. they were vulnerable to eastern diseases C. they usually would not work together to defeat the whites D. they had neither the economy nor the technology to stand up to a long war E. intertribal conflicts diverted their attention from white encroachment 4. Chinese who lived in the western United States worked in all of the following occupations except A. owners of small businesses B. members of criminal gangs C. laborers on the transcontinental railroads D. developers of gold mining corporations E. miners in the gold industry
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5. In California, anti-Chinese sentiment grew to the point that A. the federal government deported many Chinese B. the state government banned anti-Chinese political parties C. the state government passed a special income tax on Chinese only D. the local governments required Chinese to live separately in Chinatowns E. the federal government prohibited any further Chinese immigration into the country 6. Settlers came to the West in pursuit of all of the following economic opportunities except A. pasture lands capable of supporting cattle and sheep B. large stands of timber C. readily available supplies of water D. large amounts of gold and silver E. the availability of cheap farmland 7. To encourage settlement, the federal government passed a law that permitted settlers to buy land for small amounts of money if they lived on that land. The law was called the A. Homestead Act B. Settlement Act C. Farmers' Act D. Township Act E. Desert Land Act 8. The western mining industry of the late 1800s exploited large deposits of all of the following minerals except A. gold B. platinum C. silver D. copper E. quartz 9. In general, women in the mining areas had all of the following characteristics except A. they often came with their husbands B. they were greatly outnumbered by men C. they had domestic duties similar to those of women in the East D. they could not find any work as wage laborers in mining towns E. they worked as prostitutes in sexually imbalanced mining communities
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10. The cattle kingdom of the West depended on all of the following factors except
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