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Trivia Quiz - Infamous Old West Towns


Match the historical event with the town of days gone by. Old West facts, names, places, events and trivia!

Quiz Number: 4808
Date Submitted: November 29, 2012
Quiz Categories: American History, Old West Lawmen & Outlaws, American Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
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Average Score: 77.9 percent
Times Taken: 199 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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1. On October 26, 1881 the Earps and the Clantons engaged in a legendary gunfight near the O.K. Corral in this still-standing western town.
  A.   Dodge City, Kansas
  B.   Silver Lode, Texas
  C.   Tombstone, Arizona
  D.   Cemetery Ridge, Oklahoma

2. The citizens of this upstanding town thwarted an attempted bank robbery on September 7, 1876 by the James-Younger gang, which left two of the bandits dead and several others wounded as they fled.
  A.   Granbury, Texas
  B.   Lexington, Missouri
  C.   Abilene, Kansas
  D.   Northfield, Minnesota

3. A man named Jack McCall walked into Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in this raucous western town on August 2, 1876 and shot Wild Bill Hickok in the back of the head, killing him instantly. McCall was eventually hanged for the murder after two trials.
  A.   Granbury, Texas
  B.   Deadwood, South Dakota
  C.   Creede, Colorado
  D.   Adair, Iowa

4. The notorious Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Garrett and laid to rest in this small town.
  A.   Waco, Texas
  B.   Gallatin, Missouri
  C.   Silver City, New Mexico
  D.   Fort Sumner, New Mexico

5. Wyatt Earp made a name for himself as a lawman in this rough and rowdy frontier town. It was also used as the location for the longest running TV western, 'Gunsmoke'.
  A.   Homer, Illinois
  B.   Salt Lake City, Utah
  C.   Dodge City, Kansas
  D.   Baxter Springs, Kansas

6. Located at the end of the Chisholm Trail, this rowdy 'cowtown' saw its share of violence and wild times. Wild Bill Hickok was Marshal for a short time and killed his deputy by accident in a gunfight in 1871.
  A.   Abilene, Kansas
  B.   Lexington, Kentucky
  C.   Waco, Texas
  D.   Jacksboro, Texas

7. The Dalton Gang met its demise trying to rob the First National Bank in this quiet frontier town. One of the townspeople recognized a gang member through his false beard and alerted the population, who promptly shot them to pieces as they tried to flee.
  A.   Louisville, Kentucky
  B.   Coffeyville, Kansas
  C.   Westport, Missouri
  D.   Fort Smith, Arkansas

8. This booming mining town was a result of the Comstock Lode silver strike of 1859. It was the first place where Samuel Clemens used the pseudonym 'Mark Twain' and was the major city used as background in the long-running Tv western 'Bonanza'.
  A.   Claremore, Oklahoma
  B.   Fort Smith, Arkansas
  C.   Las Vegas, Nevada
  D.   Virginia City, Nevada

9. On April 3, 1882 in this quiet western town, Jesse James was shot and killed in his home by Bob Ford, a man he trusted, who betrayed him for the reward money.
  A.   Ottumwa, Iowa
  B.   Saint Joseph, Missouri
  C.   Nashville, Tennessee
  D.   Liberty, Missouri

10. A young man named Harry Longabaugh served 18 months in this western town's jail in 1887 and adopted its name as his monicker when he later pursued a life of crime with partner Butch Cassidy.
  A.   Tincup, Colorado
  B.   Cody, Wyoming
  C.   Sundance, Wyoming
  D.   Hays, Kansas


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