Essay about Chapter 12-15: History of Michigan Test

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1.Michigan entered the railroad business in 1830. The state's first working rail line (billed as the "First Train West of the Alleghenies") ran from Lake Erie to what Michigan city?
A) Lansing
B) Port Huron
C) Battle Creek
D) Kalamazoo
2.During the years 1860-1890, Michigan's commercial development was dominated by the sawing, harvesting, milling and marketing of timber. Michigan politicians (under the influence of the state's Lumber Barons) fought hard to stop a bill that would have allowed Canadian lumber to enter the U.S. duty free. The lumber was desperately needed to rebuild a major American city after what terrible disaster?
A) Johnstown Flood of 1889 (Pennsylvania)
B) San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (California)
C) Great Chicago
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A) furniture manufacturing
B) ship building
C) manufacturing charcoal briquets
D) wooden matches
18.What Michigan city became known as the "Vehicle City" in the 1870s?
A) Detroit
B) Flint
C) Lansing
D) Grand Rapids
19.In 1869, the average speed of railroads had reached a speed that seemed to be as fast as man should ever travel, although it was not fast enough to propel a train up steep hills. How fast were trains able to go in 1869?
A) 38 mph
B) 18 mph
C) 28 mph
D) 8 mph
20.Ten years after Chicago nearly burned to the ground, the Thumb was ravaged by fire. The monetary loss caused by destruction of crops and timber exceeded $2 million. Senator Conger requested assistance from a newly formed organization whose effectiveness during a disaster had never been tested. What was the name of the organization?
A) American Red Cross
B) United Way
C) Salvation Army
D) Volunteers of America
21.What was the primary method for transporting cut trees from the forests to sawmills?
A) loading the logs onto barges being towed by steamboats
B) loading them onto horse-drawn wagons
C) loading them onto railroad cars
D) rolling them into rivers and floating them downstream
22.Although most of Michigan's rail lines were built in the lower peninsula, a few small ones were constructed in the U.P. These lines typically ran between lumber camps and mines to

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