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The Wild West Quiz

Cowboys, Indians and the Wild West 12 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Who or what was Geronimo?

  • A gold rush town in New Mexico
  • A Mexican bandit
  • A U.S. military leader
  • An Apache Indian leader and warrior

Question 2 Photo

Thousands of impoverished Americans travelled across America by this mode of transport (see picture) in search of their fortune. What was a group of these vehicles known as?

  • Cart convoy
  • Wagon train
  • Travellers trail
  • Pony express

Question 3 Photo

Which of these authors is well known for writing adventure stories set in the Wild West, "Riders of the Purple Sage" being their most famous?

  • John Steinbeck
  • Mark Twain
  • Zane Grey
  • Willa Cather

Question 4 Photo

In which of these states are you most likely to find an abundance of the iconic Saguaro cactus which many of us associate with the Wild West?

  • Arizona
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Oklahoma


Match the "cowboy" to the film he/she starred in.

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  • Pale Rider
  • Rio Bravo
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Quick and the Dead


  • John Wayne
  • Sharon Stone
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Henry Fonda

Question 6 Photo

What are the leather accessories called that cowboys wear over the legs of their jeans?

  • Dukes
  • Pals
  • Busters
  • Chaps

Question 7 Photo

What is another word a real cowboy might use for a Lasso?

  • Spur
  • Lariat
  • Stetson
  • Wrangler

Question 8 Photo

What tribe of native Americans did Kevin Costner encounter in the film "Dances With Wolves"?

  • Apache
  • Navajo
  • Cherokee
  • Sioux

Question 9 Photo

Who played the part of Cat Ballou in the film of the same name?

  • Lee Marvin
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • James Coburn
  • Jane Fonda

Question 10 Photo

What is the main ingredient in "Indian Soup"?

  • Chickory
  • Rattlesnake
  • Corn
  • Desert rat

Question 11 Photo

What was the surname of this frontier family many of us watched on TV in the 1970s?

  • Ingalls
  • Edwards
  • Walton
  • Adams

Question 12 Photo

What's the name of the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", best known for his part in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral?

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Wild Bill Hickock
  • Kid Curry