Pioneer Jeopardy!

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Pioneer Jeopardy!

  1. 1. Instructions for using this template. <ul><li>Remember this is Jeopardy, so where I have written “Answer” this is the prompt the students will see, and where I have “Question” should be the student’s response. </li></ul><ul><li>To enter your questions and answers, click once on the text on the slide, then highlight and just type over what’s there to replace it. If you hit Delete or Backspace, it sometimes makes the text box disappear. </li></ul><ul><li>When clicking on the slide to move to the next appropriate slide, be sure you see the hand, not the arrow. (If you put your cursor over a text box, it will be an arrow and WILL NOT take you to the right location.) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Pioneer Jeopardy Choose a category. You will be given the answer. You must give the correct question. Click to begin.
  3. 3. Select a point value! Click here for Final Jeopardy
  4. 4. Land Daily Life Food Homes Odds-n-Ends 10 Point 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 10 Point 10 Point 10 Point 10 Point 10 Point 20 Points 20 Points 20 Points 20 Points 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 30 Points 30 Points 30 Points 30 Points 40 Points 40 Points 40 Points 40 Points 50 Points 50 Points 50 Points 50 Points Vehicles
  5. 5. A moving body of water that is smaller than a river
  6. 6. What is a creek?
  7. 7. A small, rounded hill
  8. 8. What is a knoll?
  9. 9. The top layer of soil that is attached to grass
  10. 10. What is sod?
  11. 11. A thick patch of trees or bushes
  12. 12. What is a thicket?
  13. 13. An area of land that is owned by the government
  14. 14. What is a territory?
  15. 15. A large pile of hay that is stacked outside
  16. 16. What is a haystack?
  17. 17. A cotton fabric with a design
  18. 18. What is calico?
  19. 19. A handheld chalkboard
  20. 20. What is a slate?
  21. 21. A person who is the first to settle in a new land
  22. 22. What is a pioneer?
  23. 23. A tool that looks like a sword on a stick and is used to mow the prairie
  24. 24. What is a scythe?
  25. 25. A vehicle with four wheels that is pulled by large animals
  26. 26. What is a wagon?
  27. 27. Material used for the box of a wagon
  28. 28. What is wood?
  29. 29. Used to fix squeaky wheels
  30. 30. What is animal grease?
  31. 31. Material used to cover wagons
  32. 32. What is canvas?
  33. 33. Type of wagon used for the Westward migration
  34. 34. What is a Conestoga Wagon?
  35. 35. Fruit that has sweet flesh and a smooth pit and skin
  36. 36. What is a plum?
  37. 37. Red, blue, purple, green, and yellow
  38. 38. What are the colors of plums?
  39. 39. A container used to make butter
  40. 40. What is a churn?
  41. 41. Animal food that is gathered in a large pile and stacked outside
  42. 42. What is a haystack?
  43. 43. A store that sold food and supplies to pioneers
  44. 44. What is a mercantile?
  45. 45. A place where a group of people live near one another
  46. 46. What is a community?
  47. 47. A home that was “dug out” of the earth
  48. 48. What is a dugout?
  49. 49. The land and buildings a person owns
  50. 50. What is a homestead?
  51. 51. A small addition to a building
  52. 52. What is a lean-to?
  53. 53. A vehicle’s material that was often used to build a lean-to
  54. 54. What is lumber from a wagon?
  55. 55. A huge field of grass
  56. 56. What is a prairie?
  57. 57. A small and powerful wind storm
  58. 58. What is a dust devil?
  59. 59. The name of our children’s book about a pioneer family
  60. 60. What is On the Banks of Plum Creek ?
  61. 61. The main character of the real-life story On the Banks of Plum Creek
  62. 62. Who is Laura Ingalls?
  63. 63. The year Minnesota became a state
  64. 64. What is 1858?
  65. 65. Final Jeopardy Make your wager
  66. 66. This Act gave pioneers free land if they lived on and cared for it for at least 5 years
  67. 67. What is the Homestead Act?

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