People who scrambled for land in Oklahoma were nicknamed what?
Which of these people was one of the great leaders of the Ogala Lakota in the Great Sioux War?
Which of these figures did NOT appear in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show?
Billy the Kid
Gold was discovered in California on which person’s property?
Speaking of Greeley, he ran for President and lost. Who was his opponent?
Ulysses S. Grant
Who coined the phrase “Go west, young man.”
William Lloyd Garrison
William Randolph Hearst
Where in California did the Pony Express route end?
What state is Dodge City located in?
The Compromise of 1850 did all but which of the following:
Texas cedes the New Mexico territory
Slave trade was banned in D.C.
Made California a state
Kansas became a state
This treaty ended the Mexican-American War.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Houston
Treaty of the Alamo
What disease did Doc Holliday suffer from?
Which US president is most closely associated with the philosophy of Manifest Destiny?
Martin Van Buren
James K. Polk
Henry McCarty was known better by which name?
Hank the Gun
The Lone Gunman
Billy the Kid
The Ragin’ Cajun
Butch Cassidy and the _____ Kid
This city in the west is home to one of the largest Basque populations in America.
Salt Lake City
Some indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest carve these towering pieces of art.
Los Angeles was settled by how many families?
The Hoover Dam holds back which great river?
Who shot and killed the outlaw Jesse James?
The oldest continuous settlement in the United States is in New Mexico—who lives there?
This ethnic group first emigrated to the American West and was instrumental in constructing the Transcontinental Railroad.
The forced removal of the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Creek to the West is known as what?
Road of Sorrows
Road of the Cherokee
Path of the Cherokee
Trail of Tears
“Spaghetti Westerns” became a huge movie genre. Where did the name come from?
They were Italian productions
The plots were complicated
They ate spaghetti on set
The director liked noodles.
This Wild West legend died holding a poker hand of two 8’s and two aces, now known as the “dead man’s hand”.
Wild Bill Hickok
Colorado had its own gold rush in 1859—what is it sometimes known as?
Second Gold Rush
Pike’s Peak Gold Rush
Western Gold Rush
Denver Gold Rush
Which western state is known as the “Centennial State”?
Doc Holliday was known for being a Western gunslinger and also which profession?
This Shoshone woman accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition and proved invaluable.
Lewis and _____
This state was the last to be admitted to the United States in the 19th century.
While we’re on the subject, which lawman family of brothers fought at the shootout?
The famed “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” took place in which town?
Which state declared independence from Mexico in 1835?
Wounded _____ Massacre
What is the name of the mail service that connected the West in the 1860s?
US Postal Service
Mail by Equine
The Battle of Little Bighorn Lakota, Arapahoe, and Cheyenne victors were led by whom?
The US military experimented with using these animals in the Southwest.
The final railroad spike that completed the First Transcontinental Railroad what made of what?
There was a devastating earthquake in 1906 in this major California city.
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