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

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

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

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

4. What was one of the reasons the whites used to prove that the Indians were inferior?

  • They had not discovered writing or the wheel
  • They were Christians
  • They were nomads
  • They wore feather headdresses

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

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

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