Westward Expansion Learning Center Quiz

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Westward Expansion Learning Center Quiz

Explore the learning center "Journey West" and then take this quiz to see how much you learned.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did the Oregon Trail begin?
    • A. 

      Portland, Oregon

    • B. 

      Independence, Missouri

    • C. 

      Topeka, Kansas

  • 2. 
    What kind of houses did the pioneers settling on the Great Plains often live in?
    • A. 

      Sod houses

    • B. 

      Apartments

    • C. 

      Tepees

  • 3. 
    What disease killed many pioneers?
    • A. 

      Chicken Pox

    • B. 

      Influenza

    • C. 

      Cholera

  • 4. 
    What nickname was given to the people who traveled to California in search of gold?
    • A. 

      Western boys

    • B. 

      Seekers

    • C. 

      Forty-niners

  • 5. 
    Who were the pioneers?
    • A. 

      The first Americans to settle the west

    • B. 

      A hockey team

    • C. 

      Soldiers

  • 6. 
    What was the land that the US purchased from France?
    • A. 

      Iowa State

    • B. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • C. 

      Western Territory

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      They rode horses.

    • B. 

      They rode in carriages.

    • C. 

      They walked.

  • 8. 
    Which landmark would the pioneers have passed?
    • A. 

      Chimney Rock

    • B. 

      Lake Superior

    • C. 

      Machu Picchu

  • 9. 
    What railroad connected the east and west coasts?
    • A. 

      East-west railroad

    • B. 

      Transcontinental railroad

    • C. 

      Cross-country railraod

  • 10. 
    Where was gold first discovered in California?
    • A. 

      Sutter's Mill

    • B. 

      Donner Pass

    • C. 

      Fort Laramie