SAT Subject US History Practice Question 295: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 295

6. The Northwest Territory included which present-day states?

A. Oregon and Washington
B. Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico
C. Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
D. Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota
E. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Correct Answer: C


The Great Lakes area lay immediately to the northwest of the Ohio River, hence the name "Northwest Territory."

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