On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What religion were the people in St. Marys?
(a) Mormon.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Lutheran.
(d) Methodist.

2. Where did the Wilders live when they first got to Mansfield?
(a) A boarding house.
(b) A ten.
(c) A hotel.
(d) Their wagon.

3. What did Laura do for an entire afternoon in the Missouri city with fine houses and booming businesses?
(a) Shopped.
(b) Rode her horse.
(c) Visited a library.
(d) Toured around.

4. How did the first crop seen in Missouri compare with those in Kansas?
(a) It was more mature.
(b) It was better.
(c) It was about the same.
(d) It was not as extensive.

5. How much was a cord of oak in Missouri?
(a) $4.
(b) $3.
(c) $1.
(d) $2.

6. Why did Laura like the streets in Topeka?
(a) They were easy to follow.
(b) They were easy on the horses.
(c) They were different.
(d) They were not as hot.

7. What was the road in Missouri lined with?
(a) Oak trees.
(b) Maple trees.
(c) Wheat fields.
(d) White fences.

8. What did the Wilders live off of before the missing money was found?
(a) Milk and nuts.
(b) Wild fruit.
(c) Hardtack.
(d) Clabber.

9. Who found the missing money?
(a) Almanzo.
(b) Laura.
(c) Rose.
(d) Paul.

10. How long did it take for Almanzo to clear all the land?
(a) 10 months.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 2 months.

11. Why did people in Kansas not like Missouri?
(a) It got too cold.
(b) The people were backward.
(c) There were lots of immigrants there.
(d) The food was bad.

12. What was the name of the horse that rode with Prince?
(a) Pat.
(b) Pet.
(c) Push.
(d) Pull.

13. How long did it take for the Wilders to cross Kansas?
(a) 5 days.
(b) 10 days.
(c) 2 weeks.
(d) 1 week.

14. What did the new land have many acres of?
(a) Rolling fields.
(b) Apple trees.
(c) Uncleared timber.
(d) Thorny bushes.

15. What relieved Laura when Prince was stopped after being spooked?
(a) He was not injured.
(b) He did not bite her.
(c) He was not stolen.
(d) He came back willingly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What season did the hired man choose to leave the area?

2. How was the description of the journal after entering Missouri?

3. Where was the missing money found?

4. Who did Almanzo talk to when he learned Sherwin's whereabouts?

5. What did Laura do while Almanzo began clearing land?

(see the answer keys)

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