Use this online American History quiz entitled History of The American West Quiz to test your knowledge on how the dreams of fortune seekers forged the western frontier and eventually tamed America's Wild West.
Use The History of The American West Quiz to test yourself on how the mythic West popularised in literature and movies differs from the West of historical fact. This quiz will also test your knowledge about the heavy-handed methods used by the government to acquire western lands, the failed dreams of pioneers and gold prospectors, and the brutal clashes between white settlers and Native Americans.
This online quiz contains 20 questions from a pool of over 100 thereby allowing repeat use. We recommend that students study the relevant videos provided on this site on this subject before attempting this quiz.