1. Name the two companies that raced to complete the Transcontinental Railroad after the Civil War.
- California Railroad and Mountain Pacific Railroad
- Central Mountain Railroad and Pacific Railroad
- Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad and Western Union Railroad
2. Which tycoon headed up the Union Pacific Railroad?
- Charles Crocker
- Collis Huntington
- Leland Stanford
- Thomas Durant
3. The government paid railroad companies up to $48,000 for what?
- Displacing Indians
- Each completed mile
- Each new hire
- Feeding all rail workers
4. During the westward expansion of the railway, the term "Hell on Wheels" meant what?
- Buggies filled with Irish workers
- Coal-engine locomotives
- Lawless towns that sprang up around the railroad route
- Ruthless entrepreneurs notorious for drunk driving
5. To stay mobile, Hell on Wheels towns were built from what?
- Canvas tents
- Half-constructed train cars
- Scrap wood
6. Which Hell on Wheels stop was deemed the "greatest gambling place to ever be established"?
- Bear River City, Utah
- Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Julesburg, Colorado
- Omaha, Nebraska
7. What was the Union Pacific Railroad's primary muscle?
- Chinese immigrants
- Freed slaves
- Irish immigrants
8. How were railroad workers paid?
- Free meals and board
- Stock in the railroad
- 3 to 4 dollars a day
- Unlimited whiskey
9. Who signed on to work the railroads for half the Irishmen's wages?
- Defected Native Americans
- Freed slaves
- Handicapped veterans
- Widowed women
10. The railroad unwittingly split a massive herd of what animals into two parts?
- Great Plains buffaloes
- White-tailed deer
- Wild mustang horses
- Wild turkeys
11. How long did it take Hell on Wheels to move from its start, in Omaha, Nebraska, 357 miles west, to Julesburg, Colorado?
- Ten months
- Ten years
- Twenty years
- Two years
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