How Much Do You Know About The American Frontier?

Are you ready to saddle up and take on the American frontier? Only a true American trivia buff will have what it takes to ace this frontier quiz. From the gold strike to the red light district, do you know enough to pass? Let's find out!
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What exactly was the role of a cowboy?
To help with outlaws.
To watch over cattle.
To keep the peace.
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Who did bounty hunters hunt in the Old West?
Cowboys
Outlaws
Bankers
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What attracted people from all walks of life to move west?
The gold rush
The silver stampede
The open range
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Which group of outlaws were lead by Butch Cassidy?
The Wild Bunch
The Night Riders
The Range Patrol
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What is the name of the man who killed Jesse James?
The Sundance Kid
Robert Anderson
Robert Ford
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In which state was gold first discovered in America?
Oregon
Nevada
California
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What was the belief in Manifest Destiny used to justify?
Removing the Native Americans.
Westward expansion.
Slavery.
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What did people on the frontier tend to eat?
What they bought
What they stole
What they hunted and grew
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Why did cowboys wear large hats?
To hide their identity.
To protect them from the sun.
To look more intimidating.
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Which disease posed the biggest threat to frontier families?
Polio
Cholera
Measles
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Who were the vast majority of those headed west?
Women
Men
Immigrants
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Wyatt Earp was famous for being a:
Cowboy
Lawman
Bandit
Result
Back in the days of the American frontier, life was mighty different from what it is today. Cowboys and outlaws rule the land and people mostly just ate what they could get with their own two hands. While you might know much about the American frontier, you still gave this quiz your all and proved to be a true American at heart. Next time, you'll do even better!

C+, Frontier Flop

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Deep in your heart, you might just be a lawman or an outlaw. When it comes to the American frontier, you know the history and the impact as only a true frontier buff really can. From the days of the gold rush to the height of manifest destiny, you understand just how important the American west truly was.

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Whether it was the gold rush or manifest destiny, you have always felt drawn to the American west. A world of outlaws, lawman, and simplicity, you see the west as a unique time in American history. Frontier life wasn't always easy, but it often felt distinctly American. Few know this era in time quite as well as you!

A+, A True Frontiersman

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1
What exactly was the role of a cowboy?
To help with outlaws.
To watch over cattle.
To keep the peace.
2
Who did bounty hunters hunt in the Old West?
Cowboys
Outlaws
Bankers
3
What attracted people from all walks of life to move west?
The gold rush
The silver stampede
The open range
4
Which group of outlaws were lead by Butch Cassidy?
The Wild Bunch
The Night Riders
The Range Patrol
5
What is the name of the man who killed Jesse James?
The Sundance Kid
Robert Anderson
Robert Ford
6
In which state was gold first discovered in America?
Oregon
Nevada
California
7
What was the belief in Manifest Destiny used to justify?
Removing the Native Americans.
Westward expansion.
Slavery.
8
What did people on the frontier tend to eat?
What they bought
What they stole
What they hunted and grew
9
Why did cowboys wear large hats?
To hide their identity.
To protect them from the sun.
To look more intimidating.
10
Which disease posed the biggest threat to frontier families?
Polio
Cholera
Measles
11
Who were the vast majority of those headed west?
Women
Men
Immigrants
12
Wyatt Earp was famous for being a:
Cowboy
Lawman
Bandit