Part 2: The Great Dakota Boom

Questions: Section 3

Comprehension Questions

  1. What was the size range of the bonanza farms? What was the only crop raised?
  2. Name the bonanza farm manager who became a large bonanza farm owner himself.
  3. What family owned over 75,000 acres and had a town named after them? What means of transportation did they own to ship their wheat? They were the first to use what in North Dakota?
  4. Name one of the owners of the Dwight Farm who later became the first North Dakota governor.
  5. Which bonanza farm is now a tourist attraction in the southeastern part of the state?
  6. Name the oldest town in Wells County, which was named after an English bonanza farmer.
  7. Who usually managed the kitchen and dining areas on bonanza farms? Where did all the food come from?
  8. Most of the bonanza farms were being split up by what year?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. A factory is a business in which each worker does a certain job in order to produce large quantities of a product. Explain why a bonanza farm could be called a “factory farm.”