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Marcus Whitman: Quiz


Question 1: In 1835, he traveled with missionary Samuel Parker to present-day north-western Montana and northern ________, to minister to the Native American bands of the Flathead and Nez Percé people.

Question 2: In what became known as the ________, Cayuse tribal members murdered the Whitmans in their home on November 29, 1847.
Whitman massacreNarcissa WhitmanMarcus WhitmanOregon Trail

Question 3: In 1953, the state of Washington donated a statue of Whitman by Avard Fairbanks to the ________.
North CarolinaConnecticutNational Statuary Hall CollectionAlabama

Question 4: In 1836, Whitman married Narcissa Prentiss, a teacher of physics and ________.
Inorganic chemistryElectrochemistryPeriodic tableChemistry

Question 5: Along with his wife Narcissa he started a mission in what is now southeastern Washington state in 1836, which would become a stop along the ________.
Oregon TrailOregon City, OregonFort VancouverSalem, Oregon

Question 6: Located 6 miles from current day Walla Walla Washington, just west of the northern end of the Blue Mountains, near the present day city of Walla Walla, ________.
WashingtonAlaskaNorthwestern United StatesNew Jersey

Question 7: [1] The family's heritage dates to John Whitman who immigrated to the ________ before 1639 from England.
Massachusetts Bay ColonyCambridge, MassachusettsGloucester, MassachusettsBoston

Question 8: Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802–November 29, 1847) was an American physician and missionary in the ________.
Oregon TrailOregon TreatyOregon CountryOregon boundary dispute

Question 9: According to some contemporaries, the situation was aggravated by ongoing animosity between the Protestant missionaries and local ________ priests.
Ecumenical councilCatholicismCatholicBishop

Question 10: During this journey, Whitman treated several fur trappers during an outbreak of ________.
Plague (disease)Typhoid feverCholeraVibrio cholerae


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