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Question 1: Similar acts—usually termed the Selection Acts—were passed in the various Australian colonies in the 1860s, beginning in 1861 in ________.
New South WalesTasmaniaVictoria (Australia)Queensland

Question 2: The Oklahoma land rush is a major scene in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ________.

Question 3: The original act was signed into law by President ________ on May 20, 1862.
Ulysses S. GrantGerald FordAbraham LincolnAndrew Johnson

Question 4: The Homestead Act is used as the ruse to allow The Amazing Screw-On Head to investigate paranormal activities west of the ________ without arousing Confederate suspicion.
LouisianaIowaMississippi RiverMinnesota

Question 5: [7] In 1916, the Stock-Raising Homestead Act targeted settlers seeking 640 acres (260 ha) of public land for ________ purposes.
United StatesCowboyDomestic sheepRanch

Question 6: Willa Cather's book, O Pioneers!, is a narrative following the life of a homesteading family living in ________ before the turn of the century.


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