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Test Your Knowledge of the Oregon Trail
On May 22, 1843, how many pioneers headed west on the Oregon Trail?

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1. On May 22, 1843, how many pioneers headed west on the Oregon Trail?
   10
   50
   100
   500
   1000
2. How long is the Oregon Trail?
   2,170 miles
   5,000 miles
   200 miles
   10 miles
   1,000 miles
3. How many months did it take the pioneers to travel the Oregon Trail?
   1 month
   5 months
   1 year
   1.5 years
   6 years
4. The first Oregon Trail pioneers left the Midwest in order to pursue what industry?
   Panning
   Knitting
   Technology
   Farming
   Fishing
5. What state, for whom cattle ranching is central, traded cattle with Oregon Trail emigrants?
   New Mexico
   Montana
   California
   Arizona
   Texas
6. Who originally laid the tracks for what would become the Oregon Trail?
   Cattlemen
   Gold diggers
   Investigators
   Conquistadors
   Fur traders
7. The first wagon train set out from where in 1836?
   Independence, Missouri
   Truth, Nebraska
   Verity, Illinois
   Kansas City, Kansas
   Butte, Montana
8. Who were the first Americans to make it to Oregon?
   Jefferson and Clark
   Lewis and Clark
   Lewis and Jefferson
   Fremont and Clark
   Astor and Fremont
9. The construction of what saw a precipitous drop in the Oregon Trail?
   Pony Express
   Western Union
   Transatlantic Line
   Panama Canal
   Transcontinental Railroad
10. How many people total used the Oregon Trail?
   100,000
   200,000
   300,000
   400,000
   500,000



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