ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#42)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

Railroads originating on both coasts of the United States were joined on May 10, 1869, when a golden spike was driven to join the last rail at Promontory Point, Utah. Great numbers of immigrants moved west to take up free homestead land or purchase tracts at low prices. According to the passage, the settling of the American West

made immigrants very wealthy from land ownership.
followed the completion of the railroad.
made it impossible for anyone to purchase land.
was finished before the summer of 1869.