Pioneer  Jeopardy Choose a category.  You will be given the answer.  You must give the correct question. Click to begin.
Select a point value! Click here for Final Jeopardy
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 Poin...
A moving body of water that is smaller than a river
What is a creek?
A small, rounded hill
What is a knoll?
The top layer of soil that is attached to grass
What is sod?
A thick patch of trees or bushes
What is a thicket?
An area of land that is owned by the government
What is a territory?
A large pile of hay that is stacked outside
What is a haystack?
A cotton fabric with a design
What is calico?
A handheld chalkboard
What is a slate?
A person who is the first to settle in a new land
What is a pioneer?
A tool that looks like a sword on a stick and is used to mow the prairie
What is a scythe?
A vehicle with four wheels that is pulled by large animals
What is a wagon?
Material used for the box of a wagon
What is wood?
Used to fix squeaky wheels
What is animal grease?
Material used to cover wagons
What is canvas?
Type of wagon used for the Westward migration
What is a Conestoga Wagon?
Fruit that has sweet flesh and a smooth pit and skin
What is a plum?
Red, blue, purple, green, and yellow
What are the colors of plums?
A container used to make butter
What is a churn?
Animal food that is gathered in a large pile and stacked outside
What is a haystack?
A store that sold food and supplies to pioneers
What is a mercantile?
A place where a group of people live near one another
What is a community?
A home that was “dug out” of the earth
What is a dugout?
The land and buildings a person owns
What is a homestead?
A small addition to a building
What is a lean-to?
A vehicle’s material that was often used to build a lean-to
What is lumber from a wagon?
A huge field of grass
What is a prairie?
A small and powerful wind storm
What is a dust devil?
The name of our children’s book about a pioneer family
What is  On the Banks of Plum Creek ?
The main character of the real-life story  On the Banks of Plum Creek
Who is Laura Ingalls?
The year Minnesota became a state
What is 1858?
Final Jeopardy Make your wager
This Act gave pioneers free land if they lived on and cared for it for at least 5 years
What is the Homestead Act?
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Pioneer Jeopardy!

  1. 1. Pioneer Jeopardy Choose a category. You will be given the answer. You must give the correct question. Click to begin.
  2. 2. Select a point value! Click here for Final Jeopardy
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. A moving body of water that is smaller than a river
  5. 5. What is a creek?
  6. 6. A small, rounded hill
  7. 7. What is a knoll?
  8. 8. The top layer of soil that is attached to grass
  9. 9. What is sod?
  10. 10. A thick patch of trees or bushes
  11. 11. What is a thicket?
  12. 12. An area of land that is owned by the government
  13. 13. What is a territory?
  14. 14. A large pile of hay that is stacked outside
  15. 15. What is a haystack?
  16. 16. A cotton fabric with a design
  17. 17. What is calico?
  18. 18. A handheld chalkboard
  19. 19. What is a slate?
  20. 20. A person who is the first to settle in a new land
  21. 21. What is a pioneer?
  22. 22. A tool that looks like a sword on a stick and is used to mow the prairie
  23. 23. What is a scythe?
  24. 24. A vehicle with four wheels that is pulled by large animals
  25. 25. What is a wagon?
  26. 26. Material used for the box of a wagon
  27. 27. What is wood?
  28. 28. Used to fix squeaky wheels
  29. 29. What is animal grease?
  30. 30. Material used to cover wagons
  31. 31. What is canvas?
  32. 32. Type of wagon used for the Westward migration
  33. 33. What is a Conestoga Wagon?
  34. 34. Fruit that has sweet flesh and a smooth pit and skin
  35. 35. What is a plum?
  36. 36. Red, blue, purple, green, and yellow
  37. 37. What are the colors of plums?
  38. 38. A container used to make butter
  39. 39. What is a churn?
  40. 40. Animal food that is gathered in a large pile and stacked outside
  41. 41. What is a haystack?
  42. 42. A store that sold food and supplies to pioneers
  43. 43. What is a mercantile?
  44. 44. A place where a group of people live near one another
  45. 45. What is a community?
  46. 46. A home that was “dug out” of the earth
  47. 47. What is a dugout?
  48. 48. The land and buildings a person owns
  49. 49. What is a homestead?
  50. 50. A small addition to a building
  51. 51. What is a lean-to?
  52. 52. A vehicle’s material that was often used to build a lean-to
  53. 53. What is lumber from a wagon?
  54. 54. A huge field of grass
  55. 55. What is a prairie?
  56. 56. A small and powerful wind storm
  57. 57. What is a dust devil?
  58. 58. The name of our children’s book about a pioneer family
  59. 59. What is On the Banks of Plum Creek ?
  60. 60. The main character of the real-life story On the Banks of Plum Creek
  61. 61. Who is Laura Ingalls?
  62. 62. The year Minnesota became a state
  63. 63. What is 1858?
  64. 64. Final Jeopardy Make your wager
  65. 65. This Act gave pioneers free land if they lived on and cared for it for at least 5 years
  66. 66. What is the Homestead Act?

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