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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

What do you know about the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Old West History Made Easy1) It is one of the most famous gunfight in the Wild West. 
How many men died from the gunfight?

  1. 3

  2. 5

  3. 7

2) One faction in the fight were Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, Billy Claiborne, Ike Clanton, and Billy Clanton. This group were viewed by their enemies as cattle rustlers, thieves, and murderers. They were called a term used in the area to identify a loose band of outlaws - which included the McLaurys and Clantons - that was implicated in such crimes.
What was the group called?

  1. Cowboys

  2. Hole In the Wall Gang

  3. Young Guns

3) The gunfight happened October 26, 1881.  Events for the gunfight begin with an attempted stagecoach robbery.  Two people were killed and a prime suspect escaped from jail afterward.
When did this happen?

  1. March 15, 1881

  2. May 15, 1881

  3. August 15, 1881

4) The night before the gunfight, which Earp brother spent the night playing cards with Ike Clanton, Tom McLaury, and Cochise County sheriff Johnny Behan, and a fourth man?

  1. Morgan

  2. Virgil

  3. Wyatt

5) Around noon, the Virgil and Morgan Earp then took one of the gang to court for violating the city's ordinance against carrying firearms after arrival in the city.
Who was taken to court?

  1. Ike Clanton

  2. Tom McLaury

  3. Billy Clanton

6) At the time of the gunfight, who was NOT a paid police officer?

  1. Virgil

  2. Morgan

  3. Wyatt

7) What was the principal law enforcement issue with the Earp/Holliday faction and the Clanton/McLaury faction?

  1. Carrying deadly weapons

  2. Failure to pay fines

  3. Back rent to hotel owners

8) Who lived in the rooming house next to the Fly Photography Studio next to the vacant lot that would become the Gunfight At the O.K. Corral?

  1. Doc Holliday

  2. Ike Clanton

  3. Wyatt Earp

9) Which of the Earp brothers, regardless of a reputation, actually had gun fighting experience?

  1. Morgan

  2. Virgil

  3. Wyatt

10) Of the Morgan, Wyatt, Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday, which one was NOT wounded at the gunfight?

  1. Wyatt

  2. Doc

  3. Morgan

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
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1) A  2) A.  3) A.  4) B.  5) A.  6) C.  7) A.  8) A.  9) B.  10) A.

 
 


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