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Southwest Territory: Quiz


Question 1: During the colonial period, land that would become the Southwest Territory was part of North Carolina's land grant, but the Smoky Mountains and the ________ prevented North Carolina from pursuing any interest in the territory.
Blue Ridge MountainsPiedmont (United States)Tennessee ValleyRidge-and-Valley Appalachians

Question 2: Voters elected Sevier as governor and the new legislature selected Blount and William Cocke as U.S. Senators and ________ as the U.S. Representative.
Andrew JacksonGeorge M. DallasMartin Van BurenAl Gore

Question 3: [1 ] During January 1781, the Overmountain Men also fought the British at the ________ in South Carolina.
Battle of CowpensSouthern theater of the American Revolutionary WarBattle of Fishing CreekBattle of Guilford Court House

Question 4: At about the same time, settlers in the other parts of Tennessee were making overtures for an alliance with ________, which controlled the lower Mississippi.

Question 5: The Southwest Territory should not be confused with the modern ________.
Southwestern United StatesSouthern United StatesMountain StatesGreat Plains

Question 6: Fort Watauga (at Sycamore Shoals) in present day ________ was also the site of the Transylvania Purchase.
Elizabethton, TennesseeJohnson City, TennesseeRoan Mountain, TennesseeCarter County, Tennessee

Question 7: In the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals (also known as the Treaty of Watauga), Henderson purchased all the land lying between the Cumberland River, the Cumberland Mountains, and the Kentucky River, and situated south of the ________.
West VirginiaOhio RiverUnited StatesIndiana

Question 8: ________ | Cumberland Mountains | Cumberland Plateau | Highland Rim | Mississippi Plain | Nashville Basin | Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians | Tennessee Valley | Tri-Cities
Piedmont (United States)Blue Ridge MountainsAllegheny MountainsBaltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area

Question 9: As a condition of joining the Union, it ceded its claim to territory west of the Smoky Mountains under an act passed by the ________.
North Carolina General AssemblyAlabama LegislatureUnited States CongressIndiana General Assembly

Question 10: ________ created from the Southwest Territory:
MassachusettsColoradoU.S. stateConnecticut


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