8th Grade - US Social Studies Quiz

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8th Grade US Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which group is mainly credited with taming the wilderness and settling the West?
    • A. 

      The Forty Niners

    • B. 

      Mountain Men

    • C. 

      Frontier Farmers

    • D. 

      Cowboys

  • 2. 
    What was the most significant problem the pioneers faced on the Oregon Trail?
    • A. 

      Cholera

    • B. 

      Fights Among The Settlers

    • C. 

      Attacks By Native Americans

    • D. 

      Broken Wagon Wheels

  • 3. 
    What mode of travel set a record of 89 days from N.Y. to San Francisco in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      The Steamboat

    • B. 

      The Prairie Schooner

    • C. 

      The Clipper Ship

    • D. 

      The Stagecoach

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about the Pony Express is not true?
    • A. 

      It Improved Communications

    • B. 

      Fastest Communication East To West

    • C. 

      It Proved To Be A Financial Success

    • D. 

      The Central Route Was Good All Year

  • 5. 
    Which 1800's explorer was known as the "Pathfinder"?
    • A. 

      Jim Bridger

    • B. 

      Zebulon Pike

    • C. 

      John Fremont

    • D. 

      Nathaniel Wyeth

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