Native Americans

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Native Americans.

1. What are some terms used to refer to the people who first lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
a. American Indians
b. Indigenous peoples
c. Native Americans
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

2. Why were Native Americans called Indians?
a. Because the first explorers to come to the Americas were from India
b. Because they first came from the land of India
c. Because Christopher Columbus thought he landed in India and assumed the natives were Indian
d. Because the name Indian sounded similar to the name that they used to refer to themselves
e. Because the East Indian Trading Company had exclusive trading rights in the Americas

3. True or False: Before the Europeans arrived, Native Americans only lived in the western half of the United States.

4. What is a group of Native American peoples based on their culture and language usually called?
a. A Tribe
b. A Country
c. A Clan
d. An Empire
e. A Dynasty

5. How do archeologists know about the history and culture of Native Americans?
a. By stories passed down from previous generations of Native Americans
b. By digging up tools used by Native Americans
c. From notes written by the first Europeans to arrive in the Americas
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. Where do most of the descendants of Native Americans live today?
a. In the wilderness
b. In various places around the country and the world
c. On reservations
d. In tribes
e. There are no descendants of Native Americans still alive

7. Which of the following are names of Native American tribes?
a. Cherokee
b. Navajo
c. Apache
d. Seminole
e. All of the above

8. What are the lands that the United States government set aside for Native Americans called?
a. Plains
b. Colonies
c. Reservations
d. Counties
e. Boroughs

9. True or False: The Native American tribes were constantly warring with each other prior to the arrival of the Europeans.

10. About how many Native American tribes were there?
a. 4
b. 15
c. 50
d. 100s
e. Millions

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