History Of The Oregon Trail! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Oregon Trail was the ONLY way to get to the western US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    One in every _________ people would die along the way.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Ten

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Twenty

  • 3. 
    What would happen to the people that couldn't fit in the wagon?
    • A. 

      They couldn't go.

    • B. 

      They would walk the entire 2,000 mile trip.

    • C. 

      They would ride on another wagon.

    • D. 

      They would ride on top of the wagon.

  • 4. 
    Most native tribes were not helpful to the emigrants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was the disease that infected a lot of people on the Oregon Trail?
    • A. 

      Cholera

    • B. 

      Influenza

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      Measles

  • 6. 
    Who was the first emigrant(s)?
    • A. 

      Charles Preuss

    • B. 

      Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

    • C. 

      Elisha Perkins

    • D. 

      James Clyman

    • E. 

      James Miller

  • 7. 
    Wagons usually measured __ feet wide by __ feet long.
    • A. 

      4, 13

    • B. 

      4, 19

    • C. 

      8, 23

    • D. 

      4, 12

    • E. 

      5, 12

  • 8. 
    What was the popular starting point for the Oregon Trail?
    • A. 

      Independence

    • B. 

      St. Louis

    • C. 

      Westport

    • D. 

      Council Bluffs

  • 9. 
    What was the popular "jumping off" location on the Oregon Trail?
    • A. 

      Independence

    • B. 

      Westport

    • C. 

      Council Bluffs

    • D. 

      St. Louis

  • 10. 
    What was the most important landmark on the Oregon Trail?
    • A. 

      South Pass

    • B. 

      Council Bluffs

    • C. 

      Westport

    • D. 

      Independence

    • E. 

      Craters of the Moon

  • 11. 
    Which of the following forts was sold to Hudson's Bay Company?
    • A. 

      Ft. Hall

    • B. 

      Ft. Casper

    • C. 

      Ft. Kearny

    • D. 

      Ft. Laramie

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