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Multiple-Choice Questions

  1. The first English-speaking fort west of the Allegheny Mountains was
    1. Fort Logan
    2. Fort Benjamin
    3. Fort Boonesborough
    4. Fort Harrod

  2. Many settlers came to Kentucky in the late 18th century because
    1. they were looking for coal
    2. they were looking for land of their own
    3. they were looking for work
    4. they wanted to build schools

  3. Captain James Harrod’s group traveled to Kentucky by way of
    1. the Cumberland Gap
    2. wagon train from the east
    3. horseback from the west
    4. water from the north

  4. The Cumberland Gap is
    1. a waterfall on the northern tip of Kentucky
    2. a formation at Red River Gorge where pioneers stopped to rest
    3. a passageway between the Appalachian Mountains
    4. a nickname for the Wilderness Trail

  5. The Cumberland Gap is on Kentucky’s
    1. southeast border with Tennessee
    2. southwest border with Missouri
    3. northern border with Ohio
    4. northeastern border with West Virginia

  6. The Wilderness Trail was widened by a group led by
    1. James Harrod
    2. Daniel Boone
    3. George Rogers Clark
    4. Simon Kenton

  7. Which of the following is not a reason people built forts?
    1. They needed extra protection from attack.
    2. They needed support in getting started on the frontier.
    3. They hoped to live in the forts for their entire lives.
    4. They were scouting for land of their own.

  8. Forts built in Kentucky were commonly made
    1. of wood, with a rectangular shape
    2. of wood, with a triangular shape
    3. of packed mud surrounding caves
    4. of overlapping rocks

  9. The Wilderness Trail was probably first used by
    1. Daniel Boone and his group
    2. James Harrod and his group
    3. the Native Americans and buffalo
    4. Simon Kenton

  10. The Transylvania Company hired Daniel Boone to
    1. widen the Wilderness Trail so horses and eventually wagons could pass
    2. keep people from coming west of the Allegheny Mountains
    3. fight the Native Americans
    4. find a better route than the Wilderness Trail

  11. The Transylvania Company signed the 1775 Treaty of Sycamore Shoals with
    1. Shawnee chiefs
    2. Cherokee chiefs
    3. Mohawk chiefs
    4. Iroquois chiefs

  12. The Treaty of Sycamore Shoals was an attempt by the Transylvania Company to purchase the land we know as Kentucky from a Native American tribe by trading
    1. money and goods like clothing and food
    2. land farther west
    3. farmland in the east
    4. gold

  13. The Iroquois, Shawnee, and Cherokee
    1. hunted on the land we know as Kentucky
    2. wanted people to come from the east to Kentucky
    3. lived far away from Kentucky
    4. refused to fight the frontiersmen

  14. The person who used fire and muscle to repair tools and make new ones was the
    1. potter
    2. weaver
    3. blacksmith
    4. leader

  15. Most early forts and settlements had
    1. teachers
    2. doctors
    3. carpenters
    4. blacksmiths

  16. A big reason for the location of Fort Harrod was the presence of
    1. the Wilderness Trail
    2. two springs for water
    3. coal on the hillside
    4. nearby towns

  17. A diary of William Calk, a pioneer to Kentucky in 1775, is known as
    1. a secondary source
    2. an irrelevant source
    3. a journalistic source
    4. a primary source

  18. The hornbook was a wooden paddle carved or painted
    1. to give farming instruction to pioneers
    2. with ABCs, numbers, and often the Lord’s Prayer
    3. with recipes for pioneer kitchens
    4. with animals and was used in discipline

  19. The first school in Kentucky was at
    1. Fort Logan
    2. Fort Boonesborough
    3. Fort Harrod
    4. Fort Campbell

  20. Barter is
    1. exchanging money to purchase needed items
    2. trading goods or services to get needed items
    3. losing money through a bad deal
    4. how you look for a job

  21. The British, French Canadians, and Native Americans were three groups who
    1. helped encourage more settlements in Kentucky
    2. carried information between the forts
    3. attacked the forts
    4. established forts in Kentucky

  22. In the 18th century, people came to Kentucky because of
    1. gold for trade, forests for timber, and soil for farming
    2. game for hunting, forests for timber, and soil for farming
    3. coal for steam engines, gold for trade, and soil for farming
    4. forests for timber, gasoline for machines, and soil for farming

  23. In 1774 and 1775, people changed the physical environment in Kentucky to meet their needs by
    1. living in caves
    2. using boats to come down the river
    3. building forts, cabins, and roads
    4. teaching children to read

  24. Kentucky became a state in
    1. 1792
    2. 1775
    3. 1774
    4. 1811

  25. Native Americans and 18th-century settlers relied on three crops. The Native Americans called them the “three sisters” because they could be grown close together. The three crops were
    1. beans, squash, and pumpkins
    2. squash, pumpkins, and lettuce
    3. apples, corn, and beans
    4. corn, beans, and squash

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