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LH-2nd Grade History

History Material Test 7

In the 1800's, the west was overrun with ____________. wild cattle
What did ranchers use to mark their cattle? brands
Brands were made of _____ or _____. signs, letters
What were men who were hired by a rancher to look after the branded cattle called? cowboys
What type of cattle did the cowboys in Texas look after? longhorns
How did longhorn cattle get their name? They had long horns
What made it possible to ship cattle from the west to the east? railroads
What were the towns that had railroads to ship cattle east called? cow towns
What was the most famous cow town of all? Dodge City, Kansas
How long did it take to drive cattle from a ranch to a cow town? 4 months
What did cowboys call the rancher who had hired them? boss
The cook drove a special wagon. It was a "kitchen on wheels". What did the cowboys call it? chuck wagon
What 3 things did cowboys eat almost every day? bacon, beans, & bread
What was a man hired by the rancher to look after his extra horses called? wrangler
What did the cowboys really fear? a stampede
What could cause a stampede? the sound of thunder; a person's voice
What did the cowboys do all night to keep the cattle calm? sing softly
True/False: All the ranchers had the same brand. False
True/False: The brand was burned into the hooves of the cows False
True/False: In the 1800's, there were no fences out west. True
True/False:The people of the west had very little beef to eat. False
True/False: Many towns out west had railroads False
True/False: Cowboys usually took 3 horses with them on a cattle drive. True
True/False: Sometimes cattle in a stampede ran off the edge of a cliff. True
Created by: PVA 2nd Grade