The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the book they follow mostly consist of?
(a) Weather reports
(b) Advice for travel
(c) Packing lists
(d) Propaganda

2. How did people learn about the story of the Donner Party?
(a) Television
(b) From newspapers
(c) Radio
(d) Telephone

3. What was the weather like as the snowshoers traveled?
(a) Miserable
(b) The sun was starting to melt the snow
(c) Rainy
(d) Beautiful

4. How did family members feel about their ancestors?
(a) They worshipped them.
(b) They were ashamed of the cannibalism.
(c) They felt there was enough error to go around, and there was enough heroism to go around.
(d) They were resentful regarding the blemish on their past.

5. Hw many other people died the night Dolan died?
(a) 5
(b) 4
(d) 3

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the Reed wagon later called?

2. How many times had George Donner emigrated?

3. Why did Virginia write such a long letter?

4. What did the interior of the wagon remind Virginia of?

5. What happened to Virginia's aunt according to her stories?

(see the answer key)

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