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Unit 6 Key 3 Chapter 12 sections 1-4

 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

____       1.            Which was the last country to challenge the United States' control of Oregon?

a.

Russia

c.

Spain

b.

Britain

d.

Mexico

 

 

____       2.            What allowed people from both Britain and the United States to settle in Oregon country?

a.

rendezvous

c.

joint occupation

b.

Manifest Destiny

d.

Oregon country occupation

 

 

____       3.            Mountain men made their living as

a.

merchants.

c.

politicians.

b.

teachers.

d.

fur trappers.

 

 

____       4.            Among the first settlers of the Oregon country, after trappers, were the

a.

missionaries.

c.

schoolteachers.

b.

merchants.

d.

farmers.

 

 

____       5.            Who was the Tennessee backwoodsman who lost his life at the Alamo?

a.

Sam Houston

c.

John Tyler

b.

Davy Crockett

d.

Stephen F. Austin

 

 

____       6.            About the defenders of which place did Santa Anna say, "The Texans fought more like devils than like men"?

a.

Gonzales

c.

the Alamo

b.

San Jacinto

d.

Goliad

 

 

____       7.            Who was the African American who called the war with Mexico "disgraceful" and "cruel"?

a.

Santa Anna

c.

Davy Crockett

b.

Frederick Douglass

d.

Sam Houston

 

 

____       8.            What was the third part of James K. Polk's war plan?

a.

to capture Mexico City

c.

to drive Mexicans out of borderlands

b.

to seize California

d.

to seize New Mexico

 

 

____       9.            Which group took the law into their own hands in Gold Rush society?

a.

merchants

c.

miners

b.

Mormons

d.

vigilantes

 

 

____     10.            Founded by the Mormons, which city was originally called Deseret?

a.

San Diego

c.

Santa Fe

b.

Provo

d.

Salt Lake City

 

 

____     11.            Oregon country was which direction from California?

a.

north

c.

east

b.

south

d.

west

 

 

____     12.            What was the high point of the year for mountain men?

a.

trading merchandise

c.

rendezvous

b.

Native American parties

d.

meeting settlers

 

 

____     13.            Reports of what persuaded many Americans to settle in Oregon country?

a.

gold

c.

free land

b.

fertile land

d.

religious freedom

 

 

____     14.            What philosophy meant that the United States was set apart to extend its boundaries all the way to the Pacific?

a.

rendezvous

c.

joint occupation

b.

emigrant

d.

Manifest Destiny

 

 

____     15.            Santa Anna was captured in the battle of

a.

the Alamo.

c.

San Jacinto.

b.

Gonzales.

d.

Goliad.

 

 

____     16.            What did the United States insist was the border between the United States and Mexico?

a.

Rio Grande

c.

the Alamo

b.

Nueces River

d.

Mexico City

 

 

____     17.            Which man replaced the Bear Flag with that of the United States?

a.

Kit Carson

c.

John Fr mont

b.

John Sutter

d.

Levi Strauss

 

 

____     18.            Which people made huge profits during the Gold Rush?

a.

merchants

c.

miners

b.

teachers

d.

missionaries

 

 

____     19.            What event ended in a few years but had long-lasting effects on California's economy?

a.

Gold Rush

c.

agriculture

b.

shipping

d.

trade

 

 

____     20.            Who led the Mormon migration to the Great Salt Lake area?

a.

Joseph Smith

c.

Levi Strauss

b.

John Sutter

d.

Brigham Young

 

 

Matching

 

Match each item with the correct statement below.

a.

Jim Beckwourth

d.

Santa Fe Trail

b.

ranchos

e.

Oregon Trail

c.

Sam Houston

 

 

 

____     21.            Green River explorer

 

____     22.            way to Oregon country

 

____     23.            raised among the Cherokee

 

____     24.            William Becknell's route

 

____     25.            huge Mexican properties

 

Match each item with the correct statement below.

a.

boomtown

d.

Kit Carson

b.

rancheros

e.

Antonio L pez de Santa Anna

c.

Californios

 

 

 

____     26.            mountain man turned guide

 

____     27.            ordered Texans' execution

 

____     28.            Mexican ranch owners

 

____     29.            Mexicans living in California

 

____     30.            Shinbone Peak

 

Essay - Choose One

 

             31.  

Who was Dr. Marcus Whitman and why was he killed?

 

 

             32.  

How did President James K. Polk get Americans to go to war with Mexico?

 

 

             33.  

What was life like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail?

 

 

             34.  

Who were the forty-niners, and how did they get to California?

 

 

             35.  

How did the early settlers of the West help pave the way for the California Gold Rush?

 

 

             36.  

Which foreign government did the United States have the most trouble with during its years of westward expansion? Why?