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Question 1: Later, the western part of the route was extended to the Alameda Terminal in ________, and shortly thereafter, to the Oakland Long Wharf at Oakland Point in Oakland, California.
Alameda, CaliforniaAlameda County, CaliforniaHayward, CaliforniaFremont, California

Question 2: The Zephyr consistently uses the original First Transcontinental Railroad track from Sacramento to ________.
Reno, NevadaEly, NevadaWinnemucca, NevadaElko, Nevada

Question 3: Union Pacific responded by increasing security and hiring marksmen to kill ________, which were both a physical threat to trains and the primary food source for many of the Plains Indians.
American BisonElkMooseBighorn Sheep

Question 4: Kansas City, Kansas/Leavenworth, Kansas via the Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad (LP&W) (later called the Kansas Pacific) controlled initially by Thomas Ewing, Jr. and later by ________.
John C. FrémontRonald ReaganEarl WarrenRichard Nixon

Question 5: In February 1860 ________ Representative Samuel Curtis introduced a bill to build the railroad.

Question 6: Legislation to begin construction of the Pacific Railroad (called the Memorial of Asa Whitney) was first introduced to Congress by Representative ________.
Zadock PrattNew YorkNew JerseyPrattsville, New York

Question 7: They did prodigious work building the line over and through the Sierra Nevada mountains and across ________ to the meeting in Utah.

Question 8: Lincoln's ties to Council Bluffs were furthered strengthened by the fact that he had won the 1860 Republican nomination on the third ballot when the ________ delegation switched its vote to him.

Question 9: The H&SJ was to be allowed to build a feeder line from ________ while the LP&W could build a feeder line out of Kansas City, Kansas.
Leavenworth, KansasAtchison County, KansasEffingham, KansasAtchison, Kansas

Question 10: The act established the two main lines—the Central Pacific from the west and the ________ from the mid-west.
Chicago Great Western RailwaySouthern Pacific Transportation CompanyChicago and North Western Transportation CompanyUnion Pacific Railroad


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