Pony Express Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What was the Pony Express?

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1. Where did the Pony Express trail begin?

2. On the Pony Express, how far did each rider travel before having to stop and switch out with a new rider?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why was the Pony Express used? What caused it to stop operating? You will need to know these kinds of facts when you check your knowledge with this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you must be aware of the following facts:

  • What the Pony Express was
  • Where the Pony Express trail began
  • How many miles a rider traveled before stopping to let a new rider take over
  • What caused the end of the Pony Express
  • How long the Pony Express was in existence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important information from the lesson, such as what the Pony Express was
  • Information recall - remember how long the Pony Express operated
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the Pony Express trail and what invention led to the end of the Pony Express

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Pony Express Facts: Lesson for Kids delivers more details if you are interested in learning more. By using the lesson, you will find out:

  • How many stations made up the Pony Express
  • In how many miles a rider would stop to get a rested horse
  • The number of ponies used in the Pony Express system
  • The names of the men who created the Pony Express
  • How many miles the Pony Express covered