SAT Subject US History Practice Question 134: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 134

25. The route known as the Oregon Trail followed the Platte River

A. across the Appalachians and into Ohio
B. across the Rio Grande and up the California coast to Oregon
C. across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains and then into Oregon along the Snake River
D. across the Mississippi and along the Missouri River to the Badlands and into Canada
E. across the desert and up the Sierra Nevadas to Oregon

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

European fur traders drove the first wagons across the Great Plains to the eastern slopes of the Rockies to mark the beginning of the Oregon Trail in the 1830s.

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