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American Wild West

Do you remember the events and famous figures from American Wild West?
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1. The Wild West is generally considered as a period between what years?
1860-1890
1790-1830
1760-1790
1830-1860
2. There were five Earp brothers. Which one did not exist?
Morgan
Wyatt
Billy
Virgil
3. What was Buffalo Bill's real name?
Henry McCarty
Ed Schieffelin
Marion Morrison
William Cody
4. Who joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1884 and later got nickname “Little Miss Sureshot?”
Pearl Hart
Calamity Jane
Belle Starr
Annie Oakley
5. Which Native American chief worked in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show?
Crazy Horse
Geronimo
Sitting Bull
Red Cloud
6. What was the name of Butch Cassidy's gang of criminal outlaws?
The Wild Bunch
The Regulators
The House
The Young Guns
7. What was the name of the hideout where Butch Cassidy would hide?
Hole in the Wall
The Fortress
Blindman Hills
The Unknown Castle
8. What country's military forces shot dead Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?
Mexico
Canada
Venezuela
Bolivia
9. In which state is Dodge City located?
Arizona
Colorado
Nevada
Kansas
10. Kid Curry was part of which notorious gang?
The Wild Bunch
The Rustlers
The Cowboys
The James-Younger
11. What was the profession of gunfighter and gambler Doc Holliday?
Banker
Veterinarian
Dentist
Laywer
12. What did Doc Holliday die from?
Thrown from his horse
Poisoning
Tuberculosis
Dysentery
13. In which state is the town of Deadwood located?
South Dakota
New Mexico
Missouri
Nevada
14. What cards was Wild Bill Hickok holding when he was shot? Today, that is known as the "Dead Man's Hand".
Aces & fours
Aces & eights
Aces & jacks
Aces & queens
15. Where was Wild Bill Hickok killed?
Deadwood
Lincoln
Santa Fe
Tombstone
16. Who was the leader of Comanche tribe?
Cochise
Chief Joseph
Red Cloud
Quanah Parker
17. Which famous Indian leader was killed in the early skirmishes leading up to the Wounded Knee battle?
Sitting Bull
Red Cloud
Crazy Horse
Chief Joseph
18. Which Indian tribe was involved in the Wounded Knee massacre?
Sioux
Navajo
Cree
Apache
19. Which Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance?
Red Cloud
Crazy Horse
Cochise
Squanto
20. Who was the leader of the Lakota Tribe, who defeated US forces in the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Crazy Horse
Sitting Bull
Geronimo
Cochise
21. What was the most useful and important animal Native Americans used?
Buffalo
Coyote
Beaver
Bear
22. Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman known for being an acquaintance of...
George Armstrong Custer
Wyatt Earp
Billy the Kid
Wild Bill Hickok
23. Henry McCarty was better known by what nickname?
Sundance Kid
The Tall Texan
Billy the Kid
Butch Cassidy
24. In which state is the town of Tombstone located?
Kansas
Arizona
Texas
Missouri
25. What was Jesse James' gang called?
The James-Younger Gang
The Young Guns
The Wild Bunch
The Jesse-Frank Gang
26. Who killed Jesse James?
Doc Holliday
Robert Ford
Billy Clanton
Wyatt Earp
27. What happened to him after he was convicted of the murder of Jesse James?
He was released
He was hanged
He was murdered
He was imprisoned
28. Who offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of Jesse James, dead or alive?
President Chester A. Arthur
Governor Crittenden
Private detective Pinkerton
Attorney Brewster
29. Who did the Pinkerton's detectives kill when they threw a bomb through the window of Jesse James' house?
Jesse's young half-brother
Jesse's brother Frank
Jesse's father
Jesse's mother
30. A heroic sheriff named Pat Garrett caught and jailed Billy the Kid. Then what happened?
Billy was hanged
Billy escaped
Billy killed Pat Garrett
Billy wounded Pat Garrett
31. Who killed Billy the Kid?
John Henry Tunstall
Ike Clanton
Pat Garrett
Jesse James
32. How old was Billy the Kid when he was murdered?
21
15
33
25
33. In what town did the gunfight at the O.K. corral take place?
Lincoln
Dodge City
El Paso
Tombstone
34. How long the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted?
30 minutes
3 hours
30 seconds
3 minutes
35. How many people were killed in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
3
7
5
4
36. Who was not killed in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
Ike Clanton
Billy Clanton
Frank McLaury
Tom McLaury
37. Whose pseudonym was William H. Bonney?
Buffalo Bill
Ike Clanton
Jesse James
Billy the Kid
38. Where was Allan Pinkerton, the founder of Pilkerton's Detective Agency from?
Scotland
United States
Waled
Ireland
39. What was Harry Longabaugh's outlaw nickname?
Buffalo Bill
Black Bart
Butch Cassidy
Sundance Kid
40. Who was "The Queen of the Oklahoma Outlaws"?
Pearl Hart
Laura Bullion
Calamity Jane
Belle Starr
41. Which US president promised peace with Indians and then provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts in the West?
Rutherford B. Hayes
Ulysses S. Grant
James A. Garfield
Andrew Johnson
42. What was the name of a mail service using relays of horse-mounted riders in American Wild West?
Cowboy Express
Buffalo Express
Pony Express
Royal Express
43. What was the route of that service?
Nebraska-California
Mississippi-California
Missouri-California
Nevada-California
44. Who was the U.S. commander that lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
Jesse James
George S. Patton
Ulysses S. Grant
George Armstrong Custer
45. What weapon has become known as "the gun that won the west"?
Smith & Wesson revolver
Colt peacemaker
Winchester riffle
Sharps derringer
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Level 50
Feb 25, 2022
Cool quiz! I love the wild west
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Level 53
Feb 25, 2022
Thanks for playing :)
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2022
Great quiz. I got the Robert Ford one wrong because he WAS eventually murdered, but not by the law (which is likely what the question meant). He faced no legal repercussions, but someone angry over it murdered him years later.

If you haven’t seen it, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ covers it. It is a fantastic movie far too few people have seen.

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Level 53
Feb 25, 2022
Thanks. I haven't seen the movie but I definitely will.
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Level 53
Feb 25, 2022
Tremendous film. Easily one of the best westerns of the past 20 years.