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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lewis and Clark discovered another way, but it was too difficult for wagons.

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  • 2. 

    One in every _________ people would die along the way.

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Twenty

    Correct Answer
    B. Ten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ten." This means that out of every ten people, one person would die along the way. This suggests a high mortality rate or dangerous conditions during the journey.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. They would walk the entire 2,000 mile trip.
    Explanation
    If the people couldn't fit in the wagon, the only option left for them would be to walk the entire 2,000 mile trip. This suggests that there is no alternative mode of transportation available for them, such as riding on another wagon or on top of the wagon. Therefore, walking the entire trip would be their only choice.

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  • 4. 

    Most native tribes were not helpful to the emigrants.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Most native tribes were not helpful to the emigrants" is incorrect. The correct answer is False. This suggests that most native tribes were actually helpful to the emigrants.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Cholera
    Explanation
    Cholera was the disease that infected a lot of people on the Oregon Trail. Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, and it spreads through contaminated water and food. The conditions on the Oregon Trail were often unsanitary, with limited access to clean water and proper hygiene practices, making it an ideal environment for the spread of cholera. This disease was responsible for numerous deaths and illnesses among the pioneers traveling on the Oregon Trail.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first emigrant(s)?

    • A.

      Charles Preuss

    • B.

      Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

    • C.

      Elisha Perkins

    • D.

      James Clyman

    • E.

      James Miller

    Correct Answer
    B. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
    Explanation
    Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were the first emigrants because they were part of the first wagon train to travel the Oregon Trail in 1836. They were missionaries who traveled to the Oregon Territory to spread Christianity to the Native Americans. Their journey paved the way for future settlers and played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States.

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  • 7. 

    Wagons usually measured __ feet wide by __ feet long.

    • A.

      4, 13

    • B.

      4, 19

    • C.

      8, 23

    • D.

      4, 12

    • E.

      5, 12

    Correct Answer
    D. 4, 12
    Explanation
    Wagons usually measured 4 feet wide by 12 feet long.

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  • 8. 

    What was the popular starting point for the Oregon Trail?

    • A.

      Independence

    • B.

      St. Louis

    • C.

      Westport

    • D.

      Council Bluffs

    Correct Answer
    B. St. Louis
    Explanation
    St. Louis was the popular starting point for the Oregon Trail because it was a major trading hub and transportation center in the 19th century. It was located on the western bank of the Mississippi River, making it a convenient departure point for pioneers heading westward. From St. Louis, travelers would follow the Missouri River and eventually reach the Oregon Trail. Independence, Westport, and Council Bluffs were also important towns along the trail, but St. Louis was the primary starting point.

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  • 9. 

    What was the popular "jumping off" location on the Oregon Trail?

    • A.

      Independence

    • B.

      Westport

    • C.

      Council Bluffs

    • D.

      St. Louis

    Correct Answer
    A. Independence
    Explanation
    Independence was a popular "jumping off" location on the Oregon Trail because it was located on the western frontier of the United States and provided a convenient starting point for pioneers heading west. It was situated on the Missouri River, which allowed for easy access to water transportation. Additionally, Independence was a well-established town with various supplies and services available for travelers, making it an ideal starting point for the long and arduous journey on the Oregon Trail.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. South Pass
    Explanation
    South Pass was the most important landmark on the Oregon Trail because it was a relatively easy and accessible route through the Rocky Mountains. It provided a low and gradual crossing point, allowing wagons to pass through with less difficulty compared to other mountain passes. This landmark marked the halfway point of the journey and was a significant milestone for pioneers traveling westward.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ft. Hall
    Explanation
    Ft. Hall was sold to Hudson's Bay Company.

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