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Heritage Studies 3 Chapter 12 Test

A. Fill in the blanks using the word banks.

cavalry homesteader lawmen Native Americans rancher


homesteader 1. a settler who lived on the land five years would

own that land (229)



rancher 2. a person that raises a herd of cattle (230–32)

cavalry 3. part of the United States army that rode horses (235)

lawmen 4. men who tried to keep peace and stop trouble (238)

Native Americans 5. tribes of Indians, including the Sioux (240)


cattle drive ghost shirts rustlers sheriffs sod buster


sod buster 6. a western farmer that wanted to fence in his farmland (229)

cattle drive 7. the long hard ride to take a herd of cattle to market (230)

sheriffs 8. lawmen who took care of huge territories (238)

rustlers 9. cattle thieves (232)

ghost shirts 10. these would supposedly protect the Indian warriors from

harmful bullets (242)



B. Write the letter of the answer in the blank.

b 11. Cowboys could tell their cattle from other herds by the ___. (232)

a. lariat

b. brand

c. cinch
a 12. When a settler found gold in the hills of the Dakotas, the white men ___. (240)

a. ran the Native Americans off the land

b. made a new treaty with the Native Americans

c. kept their word and followed the treaty
c 13. Custer was supposed to wait for more soldiers, but he ___. (241)

a. disobeyed orders and won a great victory

b. disobeyed orders and the Native Americans left the battle

c. disobeyed orders and lost the battle


a 14. In the cavalry, bugle tunes were understood by ___. (235)

a. the soldiers and their horses

b. the captain and the mules

c. the men and the dogs


c 15. The homesteaders built their homes out of ___. (227)

a. brick


b. logs

c. sod
a 16. Sergeant Chris Madsen became a marshal after he left ___. (238)

a. the cavalry

b. the ranch

c. the homestead
b 17. The United States government broke the treaty with ___. (240)

a. men, women, and children on the frontier

b. Spotted Tail, the great Sioux chief

c. the cowboys on the Chisholm Trail


c 18. The rodeo events are jobs that a ___ would do every day. (233)

a. soldier

b. gang

c. cowboy


a 19. Cowboys might have followed the ___ to get their cattle to market. (230–31)

a. Chisholm Trail

b. Wagon Train

c. American Way


b 20. Many people were killed and thousands of dollars stolen by the

unlawful brothers ___. (239)

a. John and Jack Webb

b. Frank and Jesse James

c. James and Frank Jones
C. Draw a line from the people to their hardships.

21. soldiers (homesteaders)weather and insects (227–29)

22. homesteaders (soldiers)helped lawmen defend towns (235–36)

23. lawmen (ranchers)stampedes and rustlers (231–32)



24. Native Americans (Native Amer.)white men and broken treaties (240–41)

25. ranchers (lawmen)robbers and thieves (238)


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