Wild West Gunslingers Trivia Quiz – 15 Questions And Answers

Saddle up, partner, and get ready for a thrilling journey back to the lawless frontier with our Wild West Gunslingers Trivia Quiz!

Step into the boots of legendary outlaws, lawmen, and sharpshooters as we test your knowledge of the most notorious figures from the wild and rugged era of the American West. With 15 challenging questions and answers, you’ll uncover tales of gunfights at high noon, untamed frontier towns, and the individuals who left an indelible mark on history.

From the quick draw skills of famous gunslingers to the lawmen who tamed the unruly territories, this quiz will put your knowledge of the Wild West to the ultimate test. So, strap on your holsters, cock your six-shooters, and let’s ride into the dusty sunset as we explore the captivating world of Wild West gunslingers.

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  1. What famous gunslinger was known as the “Prince of Pistoleers”?
    • Billy the Kid
    • Wild Bill Hickok
    • Ben Thompson
    • Jesse James
    The correct answer is Ben Thompson.
    Ben Thompson was a British-born American gunman, gambler, and lawman who gained notoriety as a skilled marksman in the Wild West.
  2. Who was the first person killed by Wild Bill Hickok in a gunfight?
    • John Wesley Hardin
    • Phil Coe
    • Davis Tutt
    • Jack McCall
    The correct answer is Davis Tutt.
    Wild Bill Hickok killed Davis Tutt in an 1865 gunfight in Springfield, Missouri, which was the first recorded instance of a “quick draw” duel.
  3. Which famous gunslinger was known for using a pair of ivory-handled Colt revolvers?
    • George S. Patton
    • Bat Masterson
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Doc Holliday
    The correct answer is George S. Patton.
    Though not a Wild West gunslinger, General George S. Patton was known for his ivory-handled Colt revolvers, which he used during World War II.
  4. In which town did the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral take place?
    • Tombstone, Arizona
    • Abilene, Texas
    • Deadwood, South Dakota
    • Dodge City, Kansas
    The correct answer is Tombstone, Arizona.
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in Tombstone, Arizona, on October 26, 1881, between the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Cowboys outlaw gang.

  1. Which outlaw was eventually captured and killed by lawman Pat Garrett?
    • Jesse James
    • Butch Cassidy
    • Billy the Kid
    • Sundance Kid
    The correct answer is Billy the Kid.
    Billy the Kid, a notorious outlaw and gunman, was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on July 14, 1881.
  2. What was the real name of the gunslinger known as “Wild Bill”?
    • John Wesley Hardin
    • William H. Bonney
    • James Butler Hickok
    • Robert Leroy Parker
    The correct answer is James Butler Hickok.
    Wild Bill Hickok, a legendary lawman and gambler, was born James Butler Hickok in 1837.
  3. Who was the first female sheriff in the Wild West?
    • Calamity Jane
    • Constance Kopp
    • Pearl Hart
    • Belle Starr
    The correct answer is Constance Kopp.
    Constance Kopp, who served as the sheriff of Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1915, was the first female sheriff in the Wild West.
  4. Which famous gunslinger was a dentist before becoming an outlaw and gambler?
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Doc Holliday
    • Wild Bill Hickok
    • Bat Masterson
    The correct answer is Doc Holliday.
    John Henry “Doc” Holliday was a dentist by trade before turning to a life of gambling and gunfighting in the Wild West.
  5. What was the nickname of famous lawman and gunslinger William Barclay Masterson?
    • Wild Bill
    • Buffalo Bill
    • Bat Masterson
    • Texas Jack
    The correct answer is Bat Masterson.
    Bat Masterson was a famous lawman, gambler, and gunslinger known for his exploits in the Wild West, including serving as a deputy marshal in Dodge City, Kansas.
  6. Which Wild West outlaw was known for leaving poems at the scene of his crimes?
    • Butch Cassidy
    • Jesse James
    • Black Bart
    • Billy the Kid
    The correct answer is Black Bart.
    Black Bart, whose real name was Charles Earl Bowles, was a notorious stagecoach robber known for leaving poems at the scene of his crimes.
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  1. Which famous gunslinger is said to have killed 27 men in gunfights?
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Wild Bill Hickok
    • Jesse James
    • John Wesley Hardin
    The correct answer is John Wesley Hardin.
    John Wesley Hardin was a notorious outlaw and gunslinger who claimed to have killed 27 men in gunfights, though the actual number is believed to be closer to 21.
  2. What was the real name of the outlaw known as “Billy the Kid”?
    • William H. Bonney
    • Robert Leroy Parker
    • Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
    • Jesse Woodson James
    The correct answer is William H. Bonney.
    Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, was an infamous outlaw and gunman who later adopted the alias William H. Bonney.
  3. What was the name of the gang led by Jesse James and his brother Frank?
    • Wild Bunch
    • Doolin-Dalton Gang
    • Hole in the Wall Gang
    • James-Younger Gang
    The correct answer is James-Younger Gang.
    The James-Younger Gang, led by Jesse James and his brother Frank, was a notorious group of outlaws responsible for numerous bank, train, and stagecoach robberies in the Wild West.
  4. Which Wild West gunslinger was known for his signature long mustache and bowler hat?
    • Bat Masterson
    • Wild Bill Hickok
    • Doc Holliday
    • Wyatt Earp
    The correct answer is Wyatt Earp.
    Wyatt Earp, a legendary lawman and gambler, was known for his distinctive long mustache and bowler hat, which set him apart from other gunslingers of the time.

  1. What was the name of the saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed?
    • Long Branch Saloon
    • Bird Cage Theatre
    • O.K. Corral
    • Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10
    The correct answer is Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10.
    Wild Bill Hickok was killed by Jack McCall on August 2, 1876, while playing poker at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, South Dakota.
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