Pony Express: History, Route & Facts


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1. What were the start and end points of the Pony Express route?

2. Why was the Pony Express terminated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study materials to see how much you know about the Pony Express. Questions will touch on key points like the initial goal of the Pony Express and where it began and where it ended.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • The reason the Pony Express was no longer used
  • The way the Pony Express kept a certain speed
  • A famous person from the Old West who was a rider of the Pony Express

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of the Pony Express
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the Pony Express started and where it finished
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why the country stopped using the Pony Express and an Old West figure who got his start on the Pony Express

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled Pony Express: History, Route & Facts will teach you more about these important bullet points:

  • How long the Pony Express lasted
  • American growth and expansion in the middle 1800s
  • Problems in the middle parts of the country that contributed to the Pony Express
  • William Russell and his proposal for the Pony Express
  • The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company
  • The year of the first trip across the U.S. for the Pony Express