Which of the following was not a fort on the Oregon Trail? • A. Fort Kearny • B. Fort Laramie • C. Fort Hall • D. Fort Hastings
Answer • D. Forth Hastings was not a real fort.
Which of the following is not a landmark on the Oregon Trail? • A. Palm Springs • B. Chimney Rock • C. Independence Rock • D. Scotts Bluff
Answer • A. Palm Springs was not a landmark on the Oregon Trail.
Most people who went west as homesteaders were… • A. doctors • B. farmers • C. miners • D. storekeepers
Answer • Most homesteaders were farmers, B.
How long did it take for a wagon train to go all the way from where it started to Oregon? • A. 2 weeks • B. 4 weeks • C. 2 or 3 months • D. 5 or 6 months
Answer • D. 5 or 6 months
Which was not a river on the Oregon Trail? • A. Platte River • B. Ohio River • C. Sweetwater River • D. Snake River
Answer • B • The Platte, Sweetwater, and the Snake were all rivers on the trail.
Most wagon trains left from. . . • A. Springfield, Illinois • B. Omaha, Nebraska • C. Ft. Dodge, Kansas • D. Independence, Missouri
Answer • Most wagon trains left from Independence, Missouri.
A prairie schooner was a . . . • A. boat used by pioneers • B. old fashioned pair of shoes • C. sod house • Covered wagon
answer • A prairie schooner was another name for a covered wagon
Which is not a disease caused by polluted water? • A. cholera • B. dysentery • C. typhoid • D. measles
answer • D. measles • Cholera, dysentery, and typhoid are all caused by unsanitary water.
Most wagons were pulled by . . • A. mules • B. oxen • C. cows • D. horses
answer • B. oxen
The westward migration and the U. S. settling of Oregon Territory and California took place during • A. 1780-1810 • B. 1810-1840 • C. 1840-1870 • D. 1870-1900
answer • C. The Oregon Trail time was 1841-1869
What was the name of the mountain range that came just before the Columbia River? • Blue Mountains • Canadian Rocky Mountains • Sierra Nevada Mountains • Appalachian Mountains
answer a. Blue Mountains
What landmark did the overlanders try to reach by July 4th? • A. Chimney Rock • B. Scotts Bluff • C. Independence Rock • D. Court House Rock
answer • C. Independence Rock
The correct name for the buffalo is.. • A. plains buffalo • B. water buffalo • C. water horse • D. bison
answer • D. bison
To cross a river by driving through it is to . . . • A. caulk • B. transpire • C. ford • D. sail on
answer • C. ford a river
Enough people died on the trail to have a grave about every __________yards.
Enough people died on the trail to have a grave about every one hundred yards.
Chimney Rock was an important __________________ on the Oregon Trail.
We know what it was like traveling on the trail because many of the people who traveled the Trail are still alive today?