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Conestoga Wagon: Facts & History

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This was a large horse-drawn wagon used to haul freight and farm products.

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1. The Conestoga Wagon originated in the late 1700s from this state.

2. How many pounds could a Conestoga Wagon carry at one time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Conestoga wagon, a specific type of covered wagon used in the 18th- and 19th-century American frontier.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Origin of Conestoga wagons
  • Weight capacity of the wagon
  • Carrier method that eventually replaced the Conestoga wagon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the role of a Conestoga wagon's driver
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where Conestoga wagons originated

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled Conestoga Wagon: Facts & History. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies Conestoga wagons
  • Provides a description of their functions and uses
  • Discusses the regions of America in which they were used
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