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Try Crossing The Oregon Trail And We'll Tell You If You Survived

Little quiz on the prairie.

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  1. Hello, settler! Welcome to the start of the Oregon Trail! Please hire a guide to take you along the trail.
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  2. Now it's time to purchase your wagon.
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  3. You may equip your wagon with one extravagant add-on. What will it be?
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    A wash basin (for monthly baths)
    A wash basin (for monthly baths)
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    A 50 pound cast iron sewing machine, perfect for frontier fashions!
    A 50 pound cast iron sewing machine, perfect for frontier fashions!
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    G.L. Patterson's Patented Private Writing Desk Area For Wagons! "Forget Reality!"
    G.L. Patterson's Patented Private Writing Desk Area For Wagons! "Forget Reality!"
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    A bed (extremely luxurious)
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    A bed (extremely luxurious)
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  4. And you're off! Please select the shortcut you would like to try.
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    Utopian Pass (formerly Donner Pass, but has been recently rebranded for P.R. purposes)
    Utopian Pass (formerly Donner Pass, but has been recently rebranded for P.R. purposes)
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    Sightseer's Slope (Disclaimer: Not actually a shortcut; takes about five months longer to complete and must purchase tickets)
    Sightseer's Slope (Disclaimer: Not actually a shortcut; takes about five months longer to complete and must purchase tickets)
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    Fun Time Valley
    Fun Time Valley
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    The abandoned set of a Spaghetti Western
    The abandoned set of a Spaghetti Western
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    Turnaround Ridge
    Turnaround Ridge
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    Make Out Hill (teen pioneers only)
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    Make Out Hill (teen pioneers only)
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  5. What do you do for entertainment along the way?
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    Converse in the river (Fully clothed, mind you! No tomfoolery shall be tolerated!)
    Converse in the river (Fully clothed, mind you! No tomfoolery shall be tolerated!)
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    Fill in your "Animal Parts Activity Book" for the fourth time
    Fill in your "Animal Parts Activity Book" for the fourth time
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    Fake dysentery so you get to stay inside the wagon
    Fake dysentery so you get to stay inside the wagon
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    Watch buffalo kiss
    Watch buffalo kiss
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    Watch Mr. Price duel Mr. Hoyt
    Watch Mr. Price duel Mr. Hoyt
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    Bury Mr. Hoyt
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    Bury Mr. Hoyt
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  6. What has been your greatest obstacle on this mighty journey?
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    The four baby ghosts that keep appearing on the trail and telling your wagon train to go in four different directions
    The four baby ghosts that keep appearing on the trail and telling your wagon train to go in four different directions
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    Pa getting thrown in Wagon Jail for stealing provisions
    Pa getting thrown in Wagon Jail for stealing provisions
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    The sub-par dining experience because you were forced to leave behind your Le Creuset cookware
    The sub-par dining experience because you were forced to leave behind your Le Creuset cookware
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    The Pearsons, who keep trying to get ahead of you, but like, in a really passive-aggressive way
    The Pearsons, who keep trying to get ahead of you, but like, in a really passive-aggressive way
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    Baroness Whipple's stagecoach slowing everyone down
    Baroness Whipple's stagecoach slowing everyone down
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    Clara's back talk
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    Clara's back talk
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  7. You're about 3/4 of the way there, but the terrain has suddenly gotten very hard. What do you do?
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    Stress-eat
    Stress-eat
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    Give up, build a house, and hope the transcontinental railroad becomes a thing
    Give up, build a house, and hope the transcontinental railroad becomes a thing
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    Distract your family with tall tales
    Distract your family with tall tales
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    Finally take the time to mourn Dale
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    Finally take the time to mourn Dale
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