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This is a practice test. Taking it is option, but you may find it to be good practice for the Midterm.

1. During the late 19th century, the idealization of farm life in the US: a. Was consistent with the reality of conditions on the American farm.

b. Recognized the tension that existed between technological progress and agriculture.

c. Viewed farmers as content and independent.

d. Recognized farming as essentially a business activity.

2. Between 1865 and 1900, immigrants to the US who settled on the Great Plains: a. Came largely from Germany, the British Isles, and Canada.

b. Usually migrated as single males.

c. Came chiefly from the Soviet Union.

d. Came primarily to make their fortunes and return to their native countries.

3. By the mid-1880s, cattle raising in the American West: a. Remained highly successful using open-range techniques.

b. Faced numerous problems from both man and nature.

c. Had precluded settlement of the area by farmers.

d. Provided highly profitable for the legendary cowboys.

4. The federal government's Indian policy between 1876 and 1900 was characterized by: a. An attempt to compensate the Indians for past mistreatment.

b. A movement to end Indian power and culture.

c. A concern for the preservation of a tribal lifestyle among the Indians.

d. A program to protect and maintain the buffalo herds.

5. Those Indians who followed the Ghost Dane movement believed that: a. Natural disaster would destroy the whites, but not the Indians.

b. Tribal unity would prevent the white man from taking Indian lands.

c. The Indians could defeat the white man militarily.

d. The buffalo would return and bring greatness to the tribes.

6. In the period after the Civil War, southern industrial progress: a. Made the South more industrial than the North.

b. Was...