Daily Life in the Wild West During the 1800s


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Who did NOT take part in the 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'?

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1. The Great Western Cattle Trail helped make this boomtown possibly the most notorious in the Old West?

2. Which famous outlaw was a member of the James-Younger Gang, and committed crimes from Minnesota to Texas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We know the Wild West as a land filled with cowboys, Native Americans and gunfights. The quiz tests your knowledge of a city along the Great Western Cattle Trail, a famous outlaw and the 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Tell where the 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral' took place
  • Point out when the Homestead Act was passed
  • Name a famous city along the Great Western Cattle Trail

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the famous outlaw who was part of the James-Younger gang
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've obtained about participants in the 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'
  • Reading comprehension - show that you can draw the most important information about the Homestead Act from the related lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson called Daily Life in the Wild West During the 1800s will give you extra insight into this fascinating place and time period. You will learn about:

  • The heyday of the Wild West
  • Why settlement of the West increased after the Civil War
  • The meaning of the term, 'manifest destiny'
  • Why disease and sickness proved more lethal in the West than in other places at the time
Final Exam
Chapter Exam
History Alive America's Past Chapter 19: The Diverse Peoples of the West
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