How Well Do You Know the Wild West?

 The Wild West, or the American Frontier as it is also known, was a time of great bravery, violence, hardship and adventure in the history of the United States and even the world, attractive people from all around the globe with its promises of new land to settle. Do you know your share of this fascinating age?
 
 
How long ago was the true era of the "Wild West"?
The Wild West, or American Frontier, started right after the Civil War and ended due to law enforcement and the progression of West-coast urban centers
1750-1810
1865-1895
1890-1910
1900-1930
 
 
Who of these people was NOT a famous criminal of the Wild West?
Wyatt Earp is also of the Wild West era, but he was a famous lawman.
Billy the Kid
Wyatt Earp
Butch Cassidy
Jesse James
 
 
What was Annie Oakley famous for?
Being an expert markswoman
Inventing the cure for syphilis
Being an expert horse rider
Being an expert cowgirl
 
 
True or False: Whiskey served in the Wild West was known to be especially weak.
The whiskey that was sold in American saloons was a combination of burnt sugar, alcohol and chewing tobacco, and was extremely strong
True, it was watered down more likely than not
False, it was exceptionally strong
 
 
What important discovery in 1848 caused a great migration of people to the west?
It was known as the great California gold rush.
Oil
Gold
Silver
Diamonds
 
 
What territory included the wild west territories?
Texas and Nevada
Nevada and California
Nevada and Alaska
All land west of the Mississippi river
 
 
How many people, more or less, took to the famous Oregon trail on their journey west?
It was an incredibly dangerous journey, and many succumbed to disease, thirst, accidents and Native American attacks.
400,000
1,000,000
2,000,000
250,000
 
 
What is a "Peacemaker"?
The Colt Peacemaker was the most popular gun of the Wild West
A train
A gun
A coffin
A shovel
 
 
What would you call someone who just moved from the East?
A greenhorn
A baldface
A bean eater
A Namby-pamby
 
 
What was Doc Holiday's previous occupation?
Indeed that is how he got his name, most believe. He died of tuberculosis in 1887
Barber
Teacher
Dentist
Cowboy
 
 
In the Wild West, when you called someone a "tee-totaller" you meant he didn't do what?
Didn't eat meat
Didn't have guns on him
Didn't drink
Didn't sleep with women
 
 
What town became an infamous hotspot for outlaws?
During the 1870s the lawmen were so busy fighting native Americans the town was left practically lawless.
Chicago, Illinois
Austin, Texas
San Francisco, California
Fort Griffith, Texas
 
 
Which of these occupations were women NOT allowed to have in the Wild West?
Although women in the American frontier did everything their male counterparts did just as well, they were rarely if ever allowed to be an officer of the law
Land Owner
Adult Worker
Physician
Barber
Law Enforcement
 
 
How many men is the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid known for killing?
25
8
2
156
 
Toy Cowboy
You still have much to learn about this fascinating and bloody period in history. Of course, you're not expected to and it's hardly knowledge you'll be needing, but don't you want to know more about these bizarre, brave and crazy men and women who made a home for themselves as well as stories for a hundred generations? Why not have a look at the answers by clicking on 'Show Mistakes'?
 
Wild At Heart
You are obviously interested in this time period and know quite a bit about it. That said, you still could get a better score than you did, so if you are really fascinated, as we are, with this beguiling yet violent period in history, check out the full answers by clicking on 'show mistakes'.
 
A Cowboy Walks Among Us
Well, we might start blaming you for being over 130 years old but we guess you just know a lot about the Wild West, finding it just as fascinating as we do (as well as many film directors). Congratulations, you really showed us we need to up our game for our next Wild West quiz!
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