Cowboy Quiz

People & Place

Here are two quizzes.  

The correct answers are at the end of the article.

 The first quiz will prove whether you are a dude or a cowboy...

 

 

 

 

 1. A group of saddle horses is called:

cavvy

litter

herd

dustmakers

 

2. The proper term for a cowboy’s
riding whip is:

a bullwhip

a quirt

a crop

a beater

 

3. To dally is to...

dance western style

wrap rope around your horn

grab a steer’s tail

take a short nap

 

4. Female cows before they’ve had
a calf are called:

steers

heifers

bulls

honeys

 

5. Best way to describe a sorrel horse is:

a black horse

a brownish white horse

a reddish brown horse

a rocking horse

 

6. Designs carved into
a cowboy’s saddle
are called:

tooling

patterns

notches

tattoos

 

7. Fill in the blanks to this cowboy song,
“Goodbye _ _ I’m leavin’ Cheyenne”

old paint

loyal dog

dear girl

dear mom

 

8. A cowboy’s favorite drink...:

milk

whiskey

cactus juice

root beer

 

9. Which activity does not occur
at a branding...:

castrating

de-horning

fireworks

crying

 

10. When a cowboy throws a hoolihan, he:

has a fit

plays horsehoes

throws a loop?

tosses his hat

 

11. A cowboy’s latigo is
a leather strap that tightens:

his cinch

his belt

his hat

his wallet

 

12. How does a cowboy tell
a storm is a’comin’:

his dog is running in circles

the deer and elk are out feeding intensively

the cook is making buckets of beans

he can’t find his raincoat

 

13. A cowboy measures his horse in...

hands

inches

feet

gallops

 

14. Touching a cowboy’s hat is a sign of :

affection

disrespect

loyalty

stupidity

 

15. “You can put boots in the oven,
but that don’t make ‘em biscuits” means...:

just because there’s something on your plate, you don’t have to eat it.

just because you’re a cowboy, doesn’t mean you like biscuits

just because you say something doesn’t make it so

just because you live on a ranch, doesn’t make you a cowboy

 

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And these questions test your
Cowboy Fashion IQ...

A bit o’ Cowboy Fashion History...

Many people have a false image of what the cowboys of the Old West actually wore when doing their job. When most people think of a cowboy in the times of million-acre open range ranches, they think of a cowboy with twin six-shooters in their holster, and looking like Buffalo Bill. Actually, the cowboys back then didn’t look much different from the simply dressed cowboys of today. Their clothing didn’t focus so much as looking sophisticated, rather they simply wanted clothing that could stand up to the rigors of the Western Plains.
  

 

1. Who is the oldest cowboy hat manufacturer in the US:

Resistol

Beaver Brand 

Stetson

Ubiquitas

 

2. A cowboy hat’s traditional purpose was to...:

keep out the elements

attract the ladies

cover a receding hairline

water the working cow dogs

 

3. Which are not chaps:

shot guns

bat wings

chinks

rifles

 

4. Levi’s, originating in 1860s,
were originally made out of what fabric:

canvas

polyester

wool

denim

 

5. Wrangler jeans debuted to the public in what year:

1947 by Rodeo Ben

1934 by Carl Baum

1955 by Langston Cole

1942 by Levi Strauss

 

6. Most widely sold cowboy boot — popular
to both men and women...:

Roper

Baker

Candlestick maker

Square toe

 

 

7. A stampede string is:

piece of leather to tie a calf

item used to keep your hat on

a herd of rampaging horses

used to stop a stampede of animals

 

8. Who was most responsible for popularizing the cowboy’s buckle:

Hollywood

Rodeo cowboys

Theodore Roosevelt

Spanish

 

9. In 1880, a cowboy used what to hold up his pants:

a belt

rope

suspenders

staples

 

 

10. Who is responsible being
a national leader in western fashion:

Top50

rodeo cowboys

authentic cowboys

Langston’s Western Wear

 

11. Wool clothing was popular
among cold weather cowboys because:

They kept the bugs out

They retained heat even when wet

They exfoliated the skin

They protected them while riding through brush

 

 

 

Answers

1. cavvy

2.  a quirt

3. wrap rope around your horn

4. heifers

5. a reddish brown horse

6.  tooling

7.  old paint

8.  whiskey

9.  fireworks

10.  throws a loop?

11.  his cinch

12.  the deer and elk are out feeding intensively

13.  hands

14. disrespect

15.  just because you say something doesn’t make it so

 

Fashion
Answers

1.  Beaver Brand 

2.  keep out the elements

3.  rifles

4.  canvas

5.  1947 by Rodeo Ben1942 by Levi Strauss

6.  Roper

7.  item used to keep your hat on

8.  Hollywood

9.  suspenders

10.  Langston’s Western Wear

11. They retained heat even when wet

 

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