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Question 1: Though Hill managed to fend off this attack on his nascent system, it led to the creation of the Northern Securities Company, and later, the Northern Securities by the ________.
United States ConstitutionUnited States courts of appealsUnited States CongressSupreme Court of the United States

Question 2: "Maintstreeter" (Operated in conjunction with the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and ________ between Chicago and Seattle.)
Canadian Pacific RailwayNorthern Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific RailroadBurlington Northern Railroad

Question 3: On November 11, 1934, the train was put into regularly scheduled service between Lincoln, Nebraska, and ________.
St. Louis, MissouriKansas City, MissouriIndependence, MissouriKansas City Metropolitan Area

Question 4: ________ (Hosted Northern Pacific Railway's flagship between Chicago and Minneapolis.)
North Coast LimitedEmpire BuilderNorth Coast HiawathaMontana

Question 5: Though approached by ________ of the Union Pacific Railroad, Perkins felt the Burlington was a more natural fit with James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway.
Leland StanfordE. H. HarrimanCollis Potter HuntingtonCharles Crocker

Question 6: The first Railway Post Office was inaugurated on the H&StJ to sort mail on the trains way across Missouri, passing the mail to the ________ upon reaching the Missouri River at St. Joseph, Missouri.
Pony ExpressAmerican Old WestCalifornia TrailOregon Trail

Question 7: The railroad operated a number of ________ passenger trains known as the Zephyrs which were one of the most famous and largest fleets of streamliners in the United States.
AmtrakPioneer ZephyrStreamlinerChicago

Question 8: Burlington's rapid expansion after the ________ was based upon sound financial management, dominated by John Murray Forbes of Boston and assisted by Charles Elliott Perkins.
TennesseeAmerican Civil WarBleeding KansasUnited States

Question 9: After extensive trackwork was planned, the Aurora Branch changed its name to the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad and shortly reached its two other namesake cities, ________ and Quincy, Illinois.
Iowa City, IowaBurlington, IowaCedar Rapids, IowaOttumwa, Iowa

Question 10: Exposition Flyer (Operated in conjunction with the Western Pacific Railroad between Chicago and Oakland prior to the launching of the ________.)
AmtrakSouthwest ChiefEmpire BuilderCalifornia Zephyr


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