On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2 - Missouri.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Laura say everyone is attracted to?
(a) Green fields.
(b) Large bodies of water.
(c) Tall mountains.
(d) Blue skies.

2. Who did Almanzo talk to when he learned Sherwin's whereabouts?
(a) A farmer.
(b) An immigrant.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A land agent.

3. Where was Chapter 2 originally recorded?
(a) Scrap pieces of paper.
(b) A memorandum book.
(c) Stationery.
(d) A ledger.

4. How did the Wilders supplement their food supply while traveling through Nebraska?
(a) They fished.
(b) They picked berries.
(c) They harvested abandoned farms.
(d) They hunted.

5. What made the Wilders almost stop in Greenfield?
(a) He found a good patch of land for sale.
(b) He heard from Sherwin.
(c) He got an offer for employment.
(d) He got caught in a rainstorm.

Short Answer Questions

1. How big was the item that Laura marveled at while crossing Nebraska?

2. What did the animals pulling the wagons get cut on occasionally?

3. What spooked one of the Cooley's horses in the big city in Nebraska?

4. How many miles did the Wilders usually cover in a day during their journey?

5. How are the fields in South Dakota described?

(see the answer key)

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