Ranching, Cattle Trails & Cowboys of the American West


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Which of these states is usually linked to cattle ranching?

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1. Which of these events caused a 19th century meat shortage in the East?

2. Which of these is true?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on the history of ranching, as well as the life of cowboys in western America. Topics discussed in the quiz include cattle ranching, famous cattle trails, and which state is known for having great grazing lands.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • Which event caused a meat shortage in the East
  • One of the most famous 19th century cattle trails
  • Which state is most associated with cattle ranching

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking- use your understanding of the 19th century meat shortage to discuss how it affected ranchers of the West
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the American west and which state is best known for cattle ranching
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about cattle ranching

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about ranching and the cowboys of the American west, you should read the corresponding lesson called Ranching, Cattle Trails & Cowboys of the American West. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Edward Piper and his importance in regards to cattle ranching
  • Get a better understanding of cattle trails
  • Discuss the location, direction, and length of the Shawnee Trail