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100th meridian west: Quiz

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Question 1: White settlement, spreading westward after the ________, encroached in the meridian in the 1870s.
United StatesAmerican Civil WarTennesseeBleeding Kansas

Question 2: The song "At the Hundredth Meridian" by ________ is about the 100th meridian west, specifically in Canada, and how it has traditionally been considered "where the great plains begin."
Live Between UsThe Tragically HipJohnny FayHipeponymous

Question 3: The type of ________ west of the meridian typically relies heavily on irrigation.
Intensive farmingOrganic farmingAgricultureSustainable agriculture

Question 4: A sign across U.S. Highway 30 in Cozad, Nebraska prominently marks the place where the meridian intersects the routes of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, transcontinental railroad, and the ________.
Lincoln HighwayNew JerseySacramento, CaliforniaUnited States

Question 5: The meridian 100° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and ________ to the South Pole.
DesertKalahari DesertAntarcticaAtacama Desert

Question 6: Wallace Stegner's Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954), is a biography of ________, an explorer of the American West.
Vincent Ellis McKelveyWilliam Embry WratherJohn Wesley PowellWilliam Thomas Pecora

Question 7: Starting at the ________ and heading south to the South Pole, the 100th meridian west passes through:
Arctic explorationNorth PoleArctic CircleArctic Ocean







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