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Minnesota History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Besides agriculture, what other new industry emerged as an important part of Minnesota's economy after WWII?

Question 2 2. Before the rise of the Iron Range, three major industries were sustaining Minnesota's economy and development. Which of the following was NOT one of those three?

Question 3 3. Which of these events hit Minnesota's iron industry the hardest?

Question 4 4. What reputation did Minneapolis and St. Paul develop in the early 20th century?

Question 5 5. What was the Green Revolution?

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Question 6 6. Which 1851 event can be seen as the origin of the conflicts that started the US-Dakota War?

Question 7 7. In which state did the US-Dakota War occur?

Question 8 8. What was happening in 1861 that delayed the response of the US Army to the Dakota attacks in Minnesota?

Question 9 9. Why were all 300 Dakota warriors that were arrested at the end of the US-Dakota War not executed?

Question 10 10. Ultimately, what happened to the Dakota people after the US-Dakota War of 1862?

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Question 11 11. Why did the Dakota War of 1862 break out?

Question 12 12. Which of the following was NOT a reform passed by the Farm-Labor Party and Governor Olson during the Great Depression?

Question 13 13. Who was the first permanent settler in what became St. Paul?

Question 14 14. Why were the Ojibwa able to defeat the Dakota?

Question 15 15. Which immigrant community continues to shape Minnesota's culture to this very day, and largely support Women's Rights at the dawn of the 20th century?

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Question 16 16. Which of these groups was originally from the New England area, then moved west?

Question 17 17. Who was the first American to start negotiating with the Dakota in 1805?

Question 18 18. The Dakota are part of what larger language/cultural group?

Question 19 19. Which part of the country was shared by the Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples?

Question 20 20. Which group went to war against the United States in 1862?

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Question 21 21. Where did the Anishinaabe migrate from before settling in the Northwoods region?

Question 22 22. Which of the following foods was central to the diets of the Dakota and the Anishinaabe?

Question 23 23. The Dakota people were members of which tribal confederation?

Question 24 24. According to the Anishinaabe legends, who created mankind?

Question 25 25. Why did the Dakota people leave Minnesota?

Minnesota History Chapter Exam Instructions

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