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Wild West Quiz I

  1. What was the common name given to the burial grounds of gunfighters?


  2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are believed to have both died in which country?
  3. Seth Bullock became the U.S. Marshal of which lawless town?
  4. Frontiersman Davy Crockett represented which state in the U.S. House of Representatives?
  5. Who called himself 'The Law West of the Pecos'?
  6. Civil War general Lew Wallace later became the governor of the New Mexico Territory, but for what is he best remembered today?
  7. Hungarian-born prostitute Big Nose Kate was the common-law wife of which Old West gunfighter?
  8. Which trail stretched over two thousand miles from Independence, Missouri to Fort Vancouver, Washington?
  9. Name the American outlaw best known for killing his friend and gang leader Jesse James in April 1882? And what was the name of Jesse James' older brother?
  10. Which politician and soldier secured the independence of Texas from Mexico with victory at the Battle of San Jacinto?
  11. Which purchase saw the acquisition of over two million square kilometres of land by the United States from France in 1803?
  12. Which native American war leader of the Lakota people led a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876?
  13. Which Old West cowboy and scout, who assisted in the capture of Geronimo, was played by Steve McQueen in a 1980 Western?
  14. Western film stars William S. Hart and and Tom Mix were pallbearers at whose 1929 funeral?

Answers:

  1. Boot Hill
  2. Bolivia
  3. Deadwood, South Dakota



  4. Tennessee (Davy Crockett is also known as the 'King of the Wild Frontier')
  5. Judge Roy Bean (books and films later styled him as a hanging judge, although he only ever sentenced two men to hang)
  6. Author of the book Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (later adapted into the 1959 MGM film Ben-Hur)
  7. Doc Holiday (John Henry 'Doc' Holliday died of tuberculosis in his bed at the age of 36)
  8. The Oregon Trail
  9. Bob Ford. Frank James.
  10. Sam Houston
  11. The Louisiana Purchase
  12. Crazy Horse
  13. Tom Horn
  14. Wyatt Earp's



Wild West Quiz II

  1. Who died a hero in 1900 trying to stop his passenger train from colliding with a stalled freight train near Vaughan, Mississippi?
  2. Which gun is colloquially known as 'The Gun that Won the West'?
  3. Can you identify the two famous Wild West icons below?


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  5. Which boxing referee gave a controversial decision in the 1895 Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey?
  6. Who was known as 'Little Miss Sure Shot' whilst taking a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show?
  7. Which sheriff surprised and killed Billy the Kid in a darkened bedroom in 1881?
  8. Which famous private security guard and detective agency was first established in 1850?
  9. What were gold-seekers most famously called during the California Gold Rush?
  10. Who was supposedly holding cards now known as the 'dead man's hand' when he was murdered in 1876 by Jack McCall?
  11. What is the better known name of the 1876 Black Hills War between the Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne, and the government of the United States?
  12. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in which town in 1881? Also, can you name the three Earp brothers involved in the fight? And how many gunfighters were killed in the gunfight?
  13. Which Apache leader and medicine man surrendered for the last time in 1886 after his third reservation 'breakout'?
  14. The Pony Express advertised itself on posters being able to get messages between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in how many days?
  15. How are the following Wild West figures better known: (a)Robert Leroy Parker, (b)Charles Earl Boles, (c)William Frederick Cody, (d)Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, and (e)Henry McCarty?

Answers:

  1. Casey Jones





  2. The Winchester rifle (model 1873)
  3. Butch Cassidy and Doc Holiday (respectively)
  4. Wyatt Earp (it is believed that referee Wyatt Earp fixed the fight)
  5. Annie Oakley
  6. Pat Garrett
  7. Pinkerton
  8. Forty-niners
  9. Wild Bill Hickok
  10. The Great Sioux War
  11. Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt. Three were killed.
  12. Geronimo (Did you know Geronimo means 'the one who yawns'?)
  13. 10 days
  14. (a)Butch Cassidy, (b)Black Bart, (c)Buffalo Bill, (d)Sundance Kid, and (e)Billy the Kid








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