Not all states have the same natural resources or grow the same products. Which resource or product would be found in Georgia, but not in Massachusetts? a.fish b.lumber c.vegetables d.cotton $100 Question Geography
In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, Southern plantation owners felt they needed many more slaves. One of the MAIN reasons was the invention of the? a.telegraph b.cotton gin c.Steamboat d.McCormick Reaper $300 Question Geography
During the Renaissance, Europeans learned about a navigation tool called an astrolabe from North Africans. Which best describes the effect of the astrolabe? a.It allowed ideas to spread across Europe. b.Shipbuilders could build much bigger ships. c.It enabled explorers to travel farther than ever before. d.It provided sailors a way to defend their ships from cannon fire. $400 Question Geography
C. It enabled explorers to travel farther than ever before. $400 Answer Geography
Farming was difficult in New England. Most farmers could only grow just enough crops to feed their families. Because farming was so difficult, some colonists looked for other ways to earn a living. Which of the following became a major industry for New Englanders? a. sugar b. spices c. cotton d. shipbuilding $500 Question Geography
Gold was discovered in California in 1849. What did this discovery cause? a.The southern states to leave the Union. b.The British to raise taxes. c.Native Americans to move off reservations. d.Many people to move to the West. $100 Question Economics
D. Many people to move to the West. $100 Answer Economics
In the late 1400’s and 1500’s, the primary motivation for the European voyages of exploration was a.An attempt to improve the navigation skills of Portuguese sailors. b.The need to find new sources of tine and wool. c.The desire to establish foreign colonies to relieve overpopulation. d.The desire to find new trade routes to China and the East Indies. $300 Question Economics
D. The desire to find new trade routes to China and the East Indies. $300 Answer Economics
The women who arrived in the English colonies in the 1700’s were important even though they could NOT? a. Raise the children. b. Work in the fields. c. Learn to read. d. Vote in elections. $400 Question Economics
Toys usually cost more before the holidays because a. More people want them. b. Fewer people want them. c. They cost more to make in the winter. d. Store owners only have sales during the summer. $500 Question Economics
A. More people want them. $500 Answer Economics
During the 1860’s a telegraph cable was laid across the Atlantic Ocean. What happened as a result? a. Ships stopped carrying mail between the two continents. b. People on the two continents could now communicate in two days. c. People on the two continents could now communicate almost instantly. d. Plans were made to lay a telegraph cable across the Pacific Ocean. $100 Question Miscellaneous
C. People on the two continents could now communicate almost instantly. $100 Answer Miscellaneous
The Oregon Trail was a a. Path taken by American Indians forced west in 1800’s. b. Route on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves. c. Route taken be many settlers who traveled Northwest in the 1840’s. d. Border between territory help by Great Britain and the United States. $200 Question Miscellaneous
C. Route taken be many settlers who traveled Northwest in the 1840’s. $200 Answer Miscellaneous
The Constitution of the United States divides the powers of government among three branches. It also provided a way for each branch to check (control) and balance the other branches. Which of the following is an example of checks and balances? a. The President vetoes a bill; Congress overrides the veto. b. The national government gives money to the states for school lunches. c. The president signs a treaty limiting nuclear weapons. d. The national government works with state governments to build roads. $300 Question Miscellaneous
a. The President vetoes a bill: Congress overrides the veto. $300 Answer Miscellaneous
Patrick Henry was a famous American Colonist who said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Which group would have supported Patrick Henry? a. Loyalist b. Patriots c. Tories d. Nationals $400 Question Miscellaneous
In colonial times, workers were needed in the American colonies. In England, there were also people who wanted to come to the New World, but they could not pay for the trip. The following is an example of what might have happened. In 1741, Mr. Thompson paid for Sal’s trip across the Atlantic. In return, Sal agreed to work for him for seven years. Sal would then be a.a farmer. b.an artisan. c.a landowner. d.an indentured servant. $500 Question Miscellaneous
D. an indentured servant. $500 Answer Miscellaneous
How did the American Indians help the Pilgrims when they first arrived? a. They helped the Pilgrims grow food. b. They built houses for the Pilgrims. c. They taught the Pilgrims their religion. d. They helped the Pilgrims explore the Pacific coast. $100 Question Native Americans
A. They helped the Pilgrims grow food. $100 Answer Native Americans
In 1621, the Pilgrims learned how to plant corn and where to fish and hunt. They were taught by a Native American named Squanto, from the Wampanoag tribe. What was the effect of the Pilgrims learning from Squanto? a. They started wearing Native American clothes. b. They begun to change their religion. c. Life became more difficult for the Pilgrims. d. The Pilgrims had a good harvest and celebrated the first Thanksgiving. $200 Question Native Americans
D. The Pilgrims had a good harvest and celebrated the first Thanksgiving. $200 Answer Native Americans
Many Native American tribes on the Great Plains were nomadic (moving from place to place). Many moved because they a. found new areas with gold and silver. b. followed and hunted the buffalo herds. c. needed new lands for farming. d. were looking for better trade routes $400 Question Native Americans
B. followed and hunted the buffalo herds. $400 Answer Native Americans
In the 1500’s and 1600’s European stated settlements in the “New World.” The settlers met Native Americans. What happened to the number of Native Americans as a result? a. Many Native Americans died because of sickness brought by the Europeans. b. The number of Native Americans grew due to better medical care. c. Many Native Americans dies because of natural disasters such as floods and storms. d. The number of Native Americans grew due to better supply of food. $500 Question Native Americans
A. Many Native Americans died because of sickness brought by the Europeans. $500 Answer Native Americans
The document that contains the basic rules used to run the Untied States government is a. The Declaration of Independence b. The Magna Carta c. The Mayflower Compact d. The Constitution $300 Question Government
What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights? a. To say how much Americans should pay in taxes. b. To protect freedoms like freedom of speech. c. To describe the jobs of the President and Congress. d. To make Washington D. C., the capital of the United States. $400 Question Government
B. To protect freedoms like freedom of speech. $400 Answer Government
Why is it important for citizens of the United States to vote for a President? a. To make sure that everyone gets a job. b. To make sure they are counted in the census. c. To help elect the person most people want. d. To show that people are obeying the law. $500 Question Government
C. To help elect the person most people want. $500 Answer Government
The following statements describe a famous American colonist and patriot. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was a delegate from Virginia in the Second Continental Congress. He was the third president of the United States. He doubled the size of the United States by the Louisiana Purchase. He sent Lewis and Clarke on the Corps of Discovery Expedition to map out the lands west of the Mississippi River. a. Benjamin Franklin b. Thomas Paine c. Thomas Jefferson d. John Adams $100 Question Who am I?
The following statements describe a famous American colonist and patriot. He was a general during the American Revolutionary War. He first fought for the Continental Army but defected to the British Army. He was charged with treason against the American government. a. Benedict Arnold b. Thomas Paine c. Thomas Jefferson d. John Adams $200 Question Who am I?
The following statements describe a famous American colonist and patriot. He was a delegate for Massachusetts in the First Continental Congress. He assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. He defended the British soldiers in the “Boston Massacre” because he believed the colonies could hold a fair trial. a. Benjamin Franklin b. Thomas Paine c. Thomas Jefferson d. John Adams $300 Question Who am I?
The following statements describe a famous American colonist and patriot. He was an English American author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, and revolutionary. He wrote a pamphlet that made sense to the common person. His pamphlet sold over 500,00 copies in British colonial America. a. Benjamin Franklin b. Thomas Paine c. Thomas Jefferson d. John Adams $400 Question Who am I?
The following statements describe a famous American colonist and patriot. He first became known as a printer in Philadelphia. He invented many things like a better stove and eyeglasses. He did experiments with the electricity in lightning. He helped write the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War. a. Benjamin Franklin b. Thomas Paine c. Thomas Jefferson d. John Adams $500 Question Who am I?
An Important feature of democracy in the United States is that citizens have many rights. What is one right that U.S. citizens can exercise only if they are at least 18 years old? Final Jeopardy Question
Voting in local, state, and national elections. Final Jeopardy Answer
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