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Grade 5 The Frontier
In what city did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet on May 10, 1869?
  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Promontory Point, Utah
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

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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
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
Luis and Clark went on a(n)...
  1. vacation
  2. voyage
  3. train
  4. expedition
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
During the Gold Rush, many Americans found gold in this state.
  1. Missouri
  2. California
  3. Utah
  4. Texas
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

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Where was the transcontinental railroad completed?
  1. Sierra, Nevada
  2. Promontory Point, Utah
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Omaha, Nebraska
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
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
What caused Jefferson to send Lewis and Clark on their expedition?
  1. He felt that is was important for Lewis and Clark to go on an expedition in order to get to know each other better.
  2. He wanted to learn more about the land the U.S. was going to purchase and he was hoping they would find a water route to the Pacific.
  3. He was supposed to go on the expedition himself, but at the last minute he got extremely sick and was unable to attend.
  4. He wanted Lewis and Clark to go and capture the "petite chiens" and bring them home to him.
Grade 5 The Frontier
What Mormon practice was not tolerated in the US, forcing Brigham Young to look to Mexico for settlement?
  1. monogamy
  2. polytheism
  3. baptism
  4. polygamy
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It was the goal of the expedition to reach the
  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Mississippi River
  3. Missouri River
  4. Pacific Ocean
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          In 1803          , the purchase of            Lousiana            from France prompted westward exploration by pioneers such as         Lewis         and Clark and Congressman Davy            Crockett           .
Grade 5 The Frontier
Trails leading to the west were created by
  1. Pioneers
  2. Native Americans
  3. African Americans
  4. Lewis and Clark
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
Grade 5 The Frontier
Obstacles faced by the pioneers traveling west were:
  1. horses, cows and oxen
  2. women, children and indians
  3. mountain ranges, rivers and deserts
  4. no food or water
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The pioneers traveled by                 to go west.
  1. covered wagon
  2. Pony Express
  3. railroad
  4. automobile
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