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1. In the Black Hills area Great Sioux Reservation, the major factor in the decrease of Indian territory, despite "in perpetuity" treaty rights was:
A. high quality farmland
B. the forced resettlement of other Native American tribes
C. family-based automobile tourism
D. the discovery of gold

3. The Hispano culture area most closely associated with what location?
A. Tucson and southern Arizona
B. Southern California and California mission country
C. the Rio Arriba and upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico
D. San Antonio and the hill country of central Texas

6. The classic case of the "tragedy of the commons" factor in resource management is:
A. public lands in the West
B. common-owned Marmon farm land
C. water resources
D. ocean fisheries

7. The resource most significant in the Southern Rocky Mountain region’s population growth since the 1960s is:
A. ranch lands
B. amenity values and landscapes
C. irrigated farm lands
D. access to markets

10. The Missouri Plateau region is noted for:
A. cattle feedlots
B. dry-farming wheat lands and strip field patterns
C. a recent rebound in rural population growth
D. a recent increase in acres in cropland

13. Where is the most urbanized region between Chicago and California?
A. central Texas
B. the Rocky Mountain Front-Colorado Piedmont
C. Utah’s Great Basin
D. the Arizona desert

15. According to Hudson, in Across This Land, what is the nation’s leading coal producing state?
A. Wyoming
B. Montana
C. Pennsylvania
D. West Virginia

19. As a major water resource, the Ogallala aquifer is:
A. being depleted
B. sufficiently recharged by the Platte River
C. too highly polluted to be of use
D. managed sustainably

20. Based on the reading where resources are defined, which of the following is the best example of a flow resource?
A. soil fertility
B. forests
C. rainfall
D. wildlife

21. In “Keeping the Heart in the Heartland,” Rob Gurwitt writes about changes in Garden City, Kansas since 1980. The pirmary focus of his essay is on the impact of:
A. local murders and Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood
B. population decline
C. the opening of a large meatpacking plant
D. federal land ownership and policies

27. Which of the following federal agencies is least important in Wyoming?
A. Bureau of Reclamation
B. Forest Service
C. Bureau of Land Management
D.National Resources Conservation Service

29. The Buffalo Commons idea came from professors in:
A. The University of Denver
B. Kansas State University
C. Rutgers University in New Jersey
D. Montana State UniversityWyoming

30. What best explains the rise of cattle feedlots on the High Plains and the decline of meatpacking in the Middle West?
A. irrigation and feed-grain agriculture
B. access to markets
C. foreign competition
D. urban sprawl in the Middle West

33. What best explains the economic success of mining in the Powder River Basin?
A. new technology for oil shale extraction
B. rail access to power plants and electricity customers
C. the nation’s need for nuclear reactor uranium ore
D. its large supply of clean-burning coal

34. The Dust Bowl is associated primarily with which decade?
A. 1890s
B. 1920s
C. 1930s
D. 1940s

37. What "mind-set" is associated with the idea that resources are unlimited?
A. Cornucopians
B. Ecotopians
C. Malthusians
D. Utopians

39. What was the nation’s first national park?
A. Yellowstone
B. Yosemite
C. Grand Canyon
D. Smoky Mountains

41. The Kincaid Act, which allowed 640 acre homesteads, was associated with:
A. the Platte River Valley
B. the Sand Hills of Nebraska
C. the Rocky Mountain Front-Colorado Piedmont
D. the Missouri Plateau

48. Auto license plates often promote a sense of place. Many of Idaho's license plates have the slogan:
A. This is the Place
B. Live Free or Die
C. Famous Potatoes
D. Big Sky Country

49. Resources that are diminished by previous use are called:
A. fund resources
B. non-storable resources
C. storable resources
D. natural resources

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1. In the Black Hills area Great Sioux Reservation, the major factor in the decrease of Indian territory, despite "in perpetuity" treaty rights was:
A. high quality farmland
B. the forced resettlement of other Native American tribes
C. family-based automobile tourism
D. the discovery of gold

Answer is D (discovery of gold)...

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