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Grade 5 The Frontier
Luis and Clark went on a(n)...
  1. vacation
  2. voyage
  3. train
  4. expedition
Grade 5 The Frontier
Which is not a reason that the California Gold Rush dramatically changed the US?
  1. increase in westward migration
  2. foreigners came from all over the world
  3. the gold rush only made the rich richer
  4. gold was being discovered by the common man
Grade 5 The Frontier
For what reason did Congress give for explaining the purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition?
  1. to rid the area of indians
  2. to increase trade for the US
  3. to map out the area
  4. to fulfill a secret dream of the President
Grade 5 The Frontier
What was the purpose of the Homestead Act?
  1. To give Native Americans a place to live
  2. To give African Americans and Mexican Americans free land
  3. To encourage settlers to move to the Great Plains
  4. To give settlers free land
Grade 5 The Frontier
Why was Texas not accepted into the Union on its first attempt?
  1. Texans would not agree to speak English.
  2. The free Northern states did not agree to Texas being admitted as a slave state.
  3. There was too much turmoil due to Sam Houston's capture of Santa Anna.
  4. Texas had nothing to offer the United States.
Grade 5 The Frontier
On the return trip of the expedition Lewis and Clark took different routes. Why?
  1. to see which route was the shortest
  2. they could not agree on the correct route home
  3. so they could do some additional trading on the way home
  4. to explore more areas
Grade 5 The Frontier
Where was the transcontinental railroad completed?
  1. Sierra, Nevada
  2. Promontory Point, Utah
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Omaha, Nebraska
Grade 5 The Frontier
Grade 5 The Frontier
Sacajawea was a member of which tribe?
  1. Sioux
  2. Shoshone
  3. Otoes
  4. Ricara
Grade 5 The Frontier
Which was not included in the instructions from President Jefferson for dealing with the Indians?
  1. bring back the party safely
  2. deal with the indians in a friendly manner
  3. decisions of risk were up to the corps
  4. collect information no matter the cost
Grade 5 The Frontier
Why did the river indians believe that the corp came in peace?
  1. Clark lit the peace pipe.
  2. Clark passed out gifts.
  3. Sacajawea and Baptiste were present.
  4. Clark shook hands with the chiefs.
Grade 5 The Frontier
It was the goal of the expedition to reach the
  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Mississippi River
  3. Missouri River
  4. Pacific Ocean
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who named the "Golden Gate?"
  1. John Fremont
  2. Brigham Young
  3. Kit Carson
  4. Zachary Taylor
Grade 5 The Frontier
What did Fremont discover about the "Great American Desert" during his expedition?
  1. It was much larger than originally thought
  2. It could only be travelled by foot
  3. There were inhabitable areas
  4. There was a giant fault line running through the desert
Grade 5 The Frontier
The character of which tribe most impressed Lewis?
  1. Wollawollah
  2. Sokulk
  3. Killimuck
  4. Minnetaree
Grade 5 The Frontier
Where was the first mission in Oregon established?
  1. Walla Walla
  2. Columbia
  3. Bora Bora
  4. Nez
Grade 5 The Frontier
After having their horses stolen, how did Sergeant Pryor and his men make it to the meeting point?
  1. They made boats from buffalo skins.
  2. They tracked the indians that took their horses and took them back.
  3. They stole horses from a nearby indian village.
  4. They hollowed out fallen trees into canoes.
Grade 5 The Frontier
How did a person claim land as his own in California in the 1850's?
  1. driving a stake in the ground
  2. put a fence around the land
  3. asking the government for permission
  4. walk around the perimeter of the land
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