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John Chisum

What do you know about John Chisum?
Try this US Old West History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) Where was John Simpson Chisum born on August 15, 1824?

  1. Hardeman County, Tennessee

  2. Benton County, Mississippi

  3. Fayette County, Tennessee

  4. Harrison County, West Virginia

2) When did the Chisum's family move to Texas?

  1. 1835

  2. 1837

  3. 1839

  4. 1841

3) Chisum got involved in the cattle business in 1854.
Where was he one of the first to send his herds to?

  1. Missouri

  2. Kansas

  3. New Mexico

  4. Arizona

4) He obtained land along the Pecos River by right of occupancy and eventually became the owner of a large ranch in the Bosque Grande, about 40 miles south of Fort Sumner, with over 100,000 head of cattle.

  • True or False?

5) In 1866-67, Chisum formed a partnership with two cattlemen to assemble and drive herds of cattle for sale to the Army in Fort Sumner and Santa Fe, New Mexico, to provide cattle to miners in Colorado as well as provide cattle to the Bell Ranch.
With Oliver Loving, who was the other partner?

  1. Robert Rogers

  2. Lucas McCain

  3. Ernest Goode

  4. Charles Goodnight

6) Who was Chisumís business associate during the Lincoln County War?

  1. Alexander McSween

  2. John Tunstall

  3. William J. Brady

  4. Lewis Wallace

7) Chisum's niece, daughter of his brother James, became a beloved figure in the area where she lived until 1934. Both she and her uncle John are honored by statues to their memory in Roswell and Artesia.
Who was the niece?

  1. Betty

  2. Sallie

  3. Sue

  4. Pamela

8) In 1880, who did Chisum help getting elected as sheriff of Lincoln County?

  1. Charles Goodnight

  2. Bill Cody

  3. Pat Garrett

  4. Dave Rudabaugh

9) On December 22, 1884 where did Chisum die?

  1. Siloam Springs, Oklahoma

  2. Tulsa, Oklahoma

  3. Bentonville, Arkansas

  4. Eureka Springs, Arkansas

10) Where was John Chisum buried?

  1. Private Cemetery, Paris, Texas

  2. Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas

  3. Old Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, New Mexico

  4. Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Texas

John Chisum

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) True 5) D. 6) A. 7) B. 8) C. 9) D. 10) A.Angels on your pillow

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