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 kind of fruit did Almanzo want to grow on his land?
(a) Apples.
(b) Cherries.
(c) Peaches.
(d) Pears.

2. How was the description of the journal after entering Missouri?
(a) Factual.
(b) Complimentary.
(c) Fantastical.
(d) Metphorical.

3. What did Laura do while Almanzo began clearing land?
(a) Wrote letters.
(b) Fed the animals.
(c) Rested.
(d) Unpacked.

4. How big were the watermelons at Ash Grove?
(a) 5 pounds.
(b) 20 pounds.
(c) 10 pounds.
(d) 15 pounds.

5. What spooked Prince?
(a) A train.
(b) A car.
(c) A gun.
(d) A black man.

6. What was so beautiful to Laura about Jones Spring?
(a) It came out of a cave.
(b) It created a waterfall.
(c) It had clear water.
(d) All of these.

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

8. How much were the big watermelons at Ash Grove?
(a) 20 cents.
(b) 15 cents.
(c) 5 cents.
(d) 10 cents.

9. What time did Laura cross into Missouri?
(a) 3:24 pm.
(b) 2:14 pm.
(c) 1:14 pm.
(d) 2:24 pm.

10. Why were the Wilders able to cross more ground per day in Kansas?
(a) The children walked faster.
(b) The roads were better.
(c) The weather was good.
(d) The horses were healed.

11. What was Laura's favorite town in Kansas?
(a) Marys Town.
(b) Meryton.
(c) Marysville.
(d) Marion.

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

13. What kind of building did Laura get excited to see in Missouri?
(a) Barns.
(b) Churches.
(c) School houses.
(d) General stores.

14. How long did the hired man stay to help Almanzo?
(a) 3 weeks.
(b) 2 months.
(c) 3 months.
(d) 2 weeks.

15. What time did the Wilders reach their destination?
(a) 10:30 am.
(b) 11:30 am.
(c) 1:30 pm.
(d) 12:30 am.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who preserved the Wilder farm in Mansfield?

2. Which of the following was NOT a term used by Laura to describe the towns in Missouri?

3. What was clabber?

4. How did Laura describe the people in St. Marys?

5. How did Almanzo respond to the missing money?

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