Unit 5, Lesson 1: The Golden Spike
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by Jason Clark
| 14 Questions
Note from the author:
McGraw Hill - Imagine It - 4th grade
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10
The Greek root ´geo´ means
time.
light.
earth.
study of.
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10
Another word for ´assistance´ is
help.
sleep.
work.
delay.
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10
Promontory, Utah, was ´buzzing´ with activity. This means that the town
was just starting out.
was very active.
had many jobs available.
had people moving out.
4
10
A worker was ´hastily´ summoned. ´Hastily´ means about the same as
loudly.
eventually.
formally.
quickly.
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10
The two ´locomotives´ inched toward one another. ´Locomotives´ are
wild animals.
train tracks.
roads.
train engines.
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10
Where does the selection take place?
Nebraska
Utah
California
New York
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10
What made the crowd laugh at the celebration?
They have been told funny stories.
The band members are wearing silly hats.
The executives cannot hit the spike.
They are happy about the railroad being completed.
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10
Which of these is a fact about the transcontinental railroad?
The railroad took eight years to complete.
The railroad made a vast country one.
The railroad changed life in America.
America would not be what we know today without it.
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10
What happens right after Thomas Durant swung his hammer and missed?
A band begins to play.
A worker is summoned.
A railroad executive makes a speech.
Two locomotives inch towards one another.
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10
The author wrote this selection to
help readers learn about how our country was made.
tell about how difficult it is to build a transcontinental railroad.
inform us that Americans did not build the railroad.
tell about how locomotives work.
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10
What types of people are in the crowd?
12
10
What is the difference between how the Central Pacific Line and the Union Pacific Railroad worked on the project?
13
10
Before the railroad, what opinion did Americans have of the West?
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10
How did life change after the railroad was complete?
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