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Transcontinental Railroad (Grade 5)

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Transcontinental Railroad

Where was the Transcontinental Railroad completed?
  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. Promontory Summit, Utah
  3. Boulder, Colorado
  4. Omaha, Nebraska
Which two railroads operated the Transcontinental Railroad?
  1. Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern
  2. Union Pacific and Central Pacific
  3. Central Pacific and Great Northern
  4. Conrail and Norfolk Southern
The first Transcontinental Railroad was built between what years?
  1. 1834-1840
  2. 1846-1851
  3. 1863-1869
  4. 1882-1888
The                             added land the to south of New Mexico and Arizona to later use as a route for a Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. Seward's Folly
  2. Gadsden Purchase
  3. Louisiana Purchase
  4. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What was the "Big Four"?

The Pacific Railroad Act authorized the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
Most of the workers on the Transcontinental Railroad came from which country?
  1. United States
  2. Mexico
  3. Ireland
  4. China
Wages and labor conditions were equal for all workers on the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
The Civil War slowed the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
After leaving Omaha, the Union Pacific railroad followed which river?
  1. Missouri
  2. Platte
  3. White
  4. Rock Creek
Where did the Central Pacific Railroad begin?

A ceremonial gold spike was hammered in at Promontory Summit.
  1. True
  2. False

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