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Grade 2 The Frontier
How did the very first pioneers travel?
  1. cars
  2. planes
  3. wagons
  4. bikes
Grade 2 The Frontier
What was the large animal that lived on the prairies and provided fresh meat for the pioneers?
  1. duck
  2. horse
  3. buffalo
  4. dog
Grade 2 The Frontier
What is a person called who goes first and clears the way for others?
  1. Farmer
  2. Pioneer
  3. Wagon Master
  4. Buffalo
Grade 2 The Frontier
Many people were surprised to see Lewis & Clark when they returned home because they had been gone so long that people thought they had died.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 The Frontier
Sacagawea's husband, Charbonneau, was hired by Lewis & Clark mainly to do what?
  1. Be a map-maker.
  2. Be an interpreter.
  3. Be a horse-rider.
  4. Make beads to trade with the tribes.
Grade 2 The Frontier
All of the Native American tribes Lewis & Clark met were very helpful to them.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 The Frontier
A pioneer is someone who                                                       .
  1. likes to hunt fierce animals.
  2. likes to go on dangerous adventures.
  3. is willing to go into a new land so others can follow.
  4. makes lots of money by selling other people's land.
Grade 2 The Frontier
Mark 3 things that Lewis and Clark wrote in their Journals.
  1. Pictures of pretty women they met.
  2. Pictures of new plants and animals they saw.
  3. Nicknames they gave their crew members.
  4. Maps of the places they explored.
  5. Descriptions of what they did each day.
  6. Records of how much money they made each day.
Grade 2 The Frontier
What was one of the main reasons the President wanted to explore the new land the United States had gotten in the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. To have many new animals named after him.
  2. To trade with all the Native American tribes.
  3. To find gold.
  4. To find a river route across the country to the Pacific Ocean.
Grade 2 The Frontier
Many Americans in the 1800's believed in "Manifest Destiny". What was "Manifest Destiny"?
  1. The idea that pioneers should have an easy life.
  2. The idea that all Americans should become rich.
  3. The idea that America should stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
  4. The idea that the United States should never grow any larger.
Grade 2 The Frontier
Eventually the                                                    was built and pioneers no longer had to travel by covered wagon.
  1. Steamboat Springs
  2. Prairie Schooner
  3. Transcontinental Railroad
  4. Transatlantic Byway
Grade 2 The Frontier
Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding were the first white women to cross the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail. Narcissa was particularly important because she                                           .
  1. walked the whole way
  2. had 2 babies along the way
  3. kept a diary of her journey
  4. named several of the landmarks they passed
Grade 2 The Frontier
The Great Migration of 1843 is, also known as a time when great numbers of pioneers headed west on,
  1. Route 66.
  2. the Oregon Trail.
  3. the Missouri River.
  4. the Wilderness Road.
Grade 2 The Frontier
President          Thomas                      Jefferson             arranged the Louisiana Purchase with the emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803.
Grade 2 The Frontier
Pioneers traveled in covered wagons. These wagons were so large that the pioneers could bring everything they owned along with them.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 The Frontier
Mark 3 ways Sacagawea was helpful to the group on the expedition.
  1. She was good at making maps.
  2. She knew many landmarks in the area they were travelling.
  3. She knew many plants they could eat.
  4. She liked to write in Clark's journals.
  5. She could communicate with many of the tribes they met.
Grade 2 The Frontier
Mark 2 things that you needed to do if you wanted to own land through the Homestead Act of 1862.
  1. Be 21 years old or older.
  2. Find gold on the land.
  3. Have at least 2 children in your family.
  4. Live on the land and farm it for at least 5 years.
Grade 2 The Frontier
What was a "pirogue" that Lewis and Clark traveled in?
  1. A small car.
  2. A wagon pulled by a horse.
  3. A dugout canoe.
  4. A big ship.
Grade 2 The Frontier
How long did it usually take pioneers to reach the Oregon Territory after they left Independence, Missouri?
  1. 6 years
  2. 6 weeks
  3. 6 months
  4. 2 years
Grade 2 The Frontier
If a pioneer needed some supplies during their journey, they could just run to the nearest store and buy it.
  1. True
  2. False
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