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1 The Diverse Peoples of the West Chapter 17 Social Studies Test

2 New Words Select the term or terms that best completes the sentence.

3 New Words 1. _______ were a Spanish-speaking people who lived in the West before white settlers arrived. A. Nez Percé B. Mexicanos C. Mormons D. pioneers

4 New Words 2. People who came from all over the world to California in search of gold were known as ______. A. pioneers B. Chinese immigrants C. Mormons D. Forty-Niners

5 New Words 3. ______ came west looking for religious freedom. A. Mormons B. Nez Percé C. pioneers D. Chinese immigrants

6 New Words 4. The ______ were Native Americans who lived in the West (Oregon, Idaho, and Washington) before any settlers arrived. A. Mexicanos B. Nez Percé C. Forty-Niners D. Mormons

7 New Words 5. Women and men who loaded canvas-covered wagons and moved west looking for a better life were called ______. A. Chinese immigrants B. Mormons C. Forty-Niners D. pioneers

8 New Words 6. ______ came to the West from Asia in hopes of earning money to send back to their families. A. Forty-Niners B. Nez Percé C. Chinese immigrants D. Mormons

9 Just the Facts Part 1 True or False

10 Just the Facts 7. People used different routes and modes of transportation to get to the West. A. True B. False

11 Just the Facts 8. Groups who lived and settled in the West all came for the same reason. A. True B. False

12 Just the Facts 9. Some groups benefited from the settlement of the West, while others were harmed. A. True B. False

13 Just the Facts Part 2 Choose the group described by the statement.

14 Just the Facts 10. Many members of this group helped to build the transcontinenetal railroad. They worked the most dangerous jobs and were paid less than other workers. A. Oregon pioneers B. Nez Percé C. Chinese immigrants D. Mexicanos

15 Just the Facts 11. This group was forced to move many times because of their religious beliefs. They finally settled in the territory of Utah and created a successful community there. A. Oregon pioneers B. Nez Percé C. Mormons D. Mexicanos

16 Just the Facts 12. This group was forced off their homeland because the US government wanted their land for other settlers. A. Mexicanos B. Nez Percé C. Chinese immigrants D. Mormons

17 Just the Facts 13. This group shared their knowledge of cattle raising, their foods (such as tortillas), and their building materials (such as adobe) with new settlers. Even so, the rights and property of this group were often not protected by the US government. A. Chinese immigrants B. Forty-Niners C. Nez Percé D. Mexicanos

18 Just the Facts 14. People in this group traveled more than 2000 miles by land to get to the West. They overcame many hardships, including dangerous river crossings, disease, and attacks by Native Americans. A. Chinese immigrants B. Mormons C. Oregon pioneers D. Forty-Niners

19 Just the Facts 15. This group used a variety of techniques for finding gold. Some became wealthy, but most returned home no richer than before. A. Chinese immigrants B. Forty-Niners C. Oregon pioneers D. Nez Percé


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