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. Who preserved the Wilder farm in Mansfield?
(a) A historical society.
(b) Lane's family.
(c) Almanzo's family members.
(d) A memorial association.

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

3. Where did the Wilders get some letters?
(a) Marysville.
(b) Topeka.
(c) Ridgeton.
(d) Fort Scott.

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

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

6. How many wagons entered the destination town at the same time as the Wilders?
(a) 4.
(b) 6.
(c) 8.
(d) 10.

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

8. How did Almanzo find the right land for him to purchase?
(a) He walked on his own.
(b) He asked a banker.
(c) He asked around.
(d) He used a land agent.

9. What does Laura say is common in Lane County?
(a) Black people.
(b) Bare backed horses.
(c) Indians.
(d) Immigrants.

10. What divided South Ottawa from North Ottawa?
(a) A train track.
(b) A forest.
(c) A road.
(d) A river.

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

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

13. How did Laura describe the people in St. Marys?
(a) Hospitable.
(b) Religious.
(c) Judgmental.
(d) Strange.

14. Where did Prince get spooked?
(a) Ross Town.
(b) Rossville.
(c) Rosston.
(d) Ross Towneship.

15. How long was the trip through Missouri?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 20 days.
(c) 5 days.
(d) 1 week.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Laura standing in the picture that shows Almanzo and the horse team?

2. What did Laura do for an entire afternoon in the Missouri city with fine houses and booming businesses?

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

4. What was clabber?

5. What was Rose's first chore at the new house?

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