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2. How many people died of cholera on the way to the west?

  • 5,000
  • 4,000
  • 6,000
  • 7,000

3. What did the mountain men tell the people in the east about the west?

  • There were good jobs
  • The Indians were savages
  • There was lots of good farming land
  • There was a profitable fur industry

4. Which of these was not a problem faced by wagon trains?

  • The trails were thousands of kilometres long and involved crossing the Rocky mountains
  • Indians raided the wagons at night and stole food supplies
  • There were no good maps or roads
  • Illnesses struck the and they were difficult to treat

5. In what year did the first mountain men become guides for the wagon trains?

  • 1845
  • 1840
  • 1838
  • 1848


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