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Grade 5 The Frontier
What was the primary mission of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase
  3. find gold in the Rocky Mountains
  4. capture Spanish territory in California
Grade 5 The Frontier
Leaving in May 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition returned in September of                .
  1. 1806
  2. 1808
  3. 1810
  4. 1815
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Adams
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota as an interpreter and guide?
  1. Tecumseh
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Zebulon Pike
  4. Tenskwatawa
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Lewis and Clark Expedition left from, and returned to, which city?
  1. Philadelphia
  2. Cincinnati
  3. New York
  4. St. Louis
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The men on the Lewis and Clark Expedition were part of what army unit?
  1. Rocky Mountaineers
  2. The Privateers
  3. The Corps of Engineers
  4. The Corps of Discovery
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 two railroads operated the Transcontinental Railroad?
  1. Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern
  2. Union Pacific and Central Pacific
  3. Central Pacific and Great Northern
  4. Conrail and Norfolk Southern
Grade 5 The Frontier
Railroads were a risky business, and nearly a fourth of the railroads failed by the end of the 19th century.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
By the end of the 19th century, the railroad industry was the largest employer in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
How long did the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 last?
  1. 3 days
  2. 45 days
  3. 101 days
  4. 229 days
Grade 5 The Frontier
During the Civil War, the heavily industrialized north had a much bigger railroad network than the south.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
Preferring canals, the federal government did not support the expansion of railroads during the 1850s.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
The expansion of railroads into the west led to increased tensions between the federal government and Native Americans.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
After leaving Omaha, the Union Pacific railroad followed which river?
  1. Missouri
  2. Platte
  3. White
  4. Rock Creek
Grade 5 The Frontier
The first Transcontinental Railroad was built between what years?
  1. 1834-1840
  2. 1846-1851
  3. 1863-1869
  4. 1882-1888
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Battle of the Alamo took place during the Mexican-American War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Civil War slowed the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
A ceremonial gold spike was hammered in at Promontory Summit.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
Wages and labor conditions were equal for all workers on the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
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