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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Occasional skirmishes perpetuated the myth of the Native Americans as ________________.
(a) Savages.
(b) Crafty trackers.
(c) Skilled weapons makers.
(d) Expert sharpshooters.

2. Branches were often whittled into dolls and _____________ for children's toys.
(a) Kazoos.
(b) Soldiers.
(c) Whistles.
(d) Ball bats.

3. The disappearance of _______________ made the Native American visits less friendly.
(a) Horses.
(b) Deer.
(c) Turkeys.
(d) Buffalo.

4. What act was passed which opened up Kansas to settlement?
(a) Kansas-Nebraska Act.
(b) Kansas Settlement Act.
(c) Kansas Land Act.
(d) Kansas Title Act.

5. To what city had the Kansas Pacific Railroad reached by 1870?
(a) Denver.
(b) Bozeman.
(c) Provo.
(d) Sacramento.

6. Sarah White and _______________ were two young white women captured by Indians.
(a) Mary McKenna.
(b) Lucille Bronson.
(c) Sally Ann Madison.
(d) Anna Brewster Morgan.

7. In 1874, the meat of livestock tasted like ____________ because of consuming so many of them.
(a) Wasps.
(b) Flies.
(c) Grasshoppers.
(d) Earthworms.

8. Many settlers found strength in ____________ when hardships came their way.
(a) Each other.
(b) Themselves.
(c) The government.
(d) God.

9. What did prairie families look forward to?
(a) Social visits.
(b) Church services.
(c) Barn raising.
(d) Quilting bees.

10. What disease was particularly devastating for young children on the prairie?
(a) Scarlet fever.
(b) Chicken pox.
(c) Measles.
(d) Malaria.

11. Native Americans would often come uninvited into the settlers' homes and marvel at plates and __________________.
(a) Beds.
(b) Tables.
(c) Pillows.
(d) Chiming clocks.

12. The eastern and central plains Indians were usually _______________.
(a) Aggressive.
(b) Shy.
(c) Invasive.
(d) Friendly.

13. Which of the following could cripple the settlers during the winter?
(a) No food.
(b) Leaks in sod houses.
(c) Bitter cold.
(d) No firewood.

14. Why did prairie women tend to do more typically male jobs than before?
(a) They signed a contract.
(b) Their husbands died early.
(c) To get the homestead started faster.
(d) Shortage of labor.

15. Which of the following did boy children do to help their fathers?
(a) Write letters.
(b) Make guns.
(c) Visit the banker.
(d) Hunt.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the nineteenth century a woman's place was considered to be in ________________.

2. Where did the prairie women mainly do the family laundry?

3. What was the method of transportation chosen by single people or small families to get to Kansas?

4. Prairie families tended to be large because of _______________________.

5. To which of the following were Kansas settlers subjected?

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