Oregon Fever

Think you can pass a 8th grade Am. History test? It's harder than you might think....

Question 1:   Which of these happened in 1818?
Texas won it's independence
The United States and Britain reached an agreement to jointly occupy the Oregon country.
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman set out for Oregon to convert Native Americans.

Question 2:   What is "adventurous men who hiked through Oregon's vast forest, trapping animals and living off the land"?
Native Americans
Fur Traders
Mountain men

Question 3:   Which of these was NOT something the trappers did with the Indians?
Spent winters together in Indian Villages
the trappers learned many of their trapping skills and survival methods from Indians.
Traded

Question 4:   What does Rendezvous mean?
Meeting Place
Something French
Get together

Question 5:   What did Jedediah Smith do?`
Led a trip up the Missouri river in 1807
Led settlers across the Rockies through South Pass.
Converted Native Americans to Christians.

Question 6:   Which of these were NOT fur traders?
Manuel Lisa
Marie Dorion
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

Question 7:   Which of these states were NOT in Oregon Country?
Oregon
California
Washington
Wyoming
Idaho

Question 8:   Who was Marie Dorion?
A spanish american fur trader who led a trip up the Missouri River in 1807
Built a mission and began working with the Cayuse Indians.
An Iowa Indian who first went to Oregon in 1811. Won fame for their survival skills.

Question 9:   Who was Manuel Lisa?
A spanish american fur trader who led a trip up the Missouri River in 1807
An Iowa Indian who first went to Oregon in 1811. Won fame for their survival skills.
Built a mission and began working with the Cayuse Indians.

Question 10:   Who were the Whitmans?
An Iowa Indian who first went to Oregon in 1811. Won fame for their survival skills.
A spanish american fur trader who led a trip up the Missouri River in 1807
Built a mission and began working with the Cayuse Indians.

Question 11:   Who were the first white americans to build permanent homes in Oregon Country?
Fur Traders
Missionaries
Explorers
Gold Seekers

Question 12:   When did the wagon trains start leaving to Oregon?
1850
1840
1818
1843

Question 13:   Where did the Oregon Trail begin?
Independence, Missouri
St Louis, Missouri
New Orleans, Louisiana

Question 14:   How long did the Pioneers have to cover the 2000 miles?
a year
2-3 months
5 months

Question 15:   What was NOT a danger the pioneers had to face often?
Floating Wagons across swollen rivers.
Blistering heat
Native American attacks
Early Snowstorms often blocked passes through the mountains.
Sickness

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