High School Local History Smackdown Sample Questions
Keweenaw NHP Archives, Jack Foster Collection.
Smackdown 2015 Sample Questions
Question: What are the native copper deposits found in cracks or fissures in the bedrock called?
Answer: Mass of fissure copper
Question: The largest mass of native copper ever found, weighing about 547 tons, was discovered in 1856. In which mine was this mass of copper found?
Answer: The Minesota
Question: During the U.S. Civil War, Congress made land grants to Michigan and Wisconsin to build a road between Copper Harbor and Green Bay. What was this road called?
Answer: Military Road
Question: In the 1840s, newcomers often hired mend with local knowledge to guide them around the Copper Country. Some of these men were of mixed French-Canadian and Indian heritage and had gained experience as fur traders. What were these particular men known as?
Question: This railroad was built in 1889, and connected a particular mine with its stamp mills, located six miles away. Its initials were Q&TLRR.
Answer: Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad
Question: This railroad was called the "lifeline of the north country," and served almost the entire U.P. It had the initials DSS&A.
Answer: Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic
Question: This town was named after a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Question: This Houghton County amusement park was built in 1902 to increase weekend ridership on the inter-urban street cars. What was the park's name?
Answer: Electric Park