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5 Matching questions

  1. California Trail, Overland Trail, and Platte River Valley Road
  2. The rendezvous allowed fur trappers to renew friendships, trade furs for supplies, and allowed fur traders to move closer to fur trappers trapping areas
  3. Prairie Agate
  4. Nibraskier
  5. Cavelier
  1. a Why did the rendezvous develop?
  2. b What European explorer was looking for the legendary city of Quivira?
  3. c What French word did Bourgmont use to name the Platte River?
  4. d What was another name for the Oregon Trail?
  5. e a kind of rock found in Nebraska with crystals in the center

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. What was the first fort built in Council Bluffs?
  2. What trail did John C. Fremont discover?
  3. an early, permanent American Indian home made of logs, brush, grasses, and earth
  4. What happened to the fur trade over this period of time?
  5. an early, temporary American Indian home made of bent poles and animal skins

5 True/False questions

  1. Mormon Trail, Ft. Kearney Cut-off, Oxbow TrailWhat trail did John C. Fremont discover?


  2. Great PathfinderWhat name did Major Long give the Great Plains?


  3. DiseaseWhat killed many people on the wagon trains?


  4. Western EngineerWhat steam boat did Major Long use to reach Council Bluffs?


  5. Gold RushWhat exciting discovery helped develop the California Trail?