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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of animals usually worked the plow?
(a) Mules.
(b) Oxen.
(c) Cows.
(d) Horses.

2. Prairie families tended to be large because of _______________________.
(a) No birth control.
(b) Families needing workers.
(c) The need to gain more land.
(d) A high rate of child mortality.

3. What is the method used to find water in underground springs?
(a) Plot maps.
(b) Water witching.
(c) Indian signs.
(d) Prayer.

4. How much land did the government promise each Kansas settler?
(a) 100 acres.
(b) 160 acres.
(c) 50 acres.
(d) 30 acres.

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

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

7. 1874 was named ___________________ due to crop devastation.
(a) The Boll Weevil Year.
(b) The Dead Corn.
(c) The Grasshopper Year.
(d) The Silent Wheat.

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

9. Which of the following was true about Anna Brewster Morgan?
(a) She was the best shot in the West.
(b) She founded the University of Kansas.
(c) She was captured by Indians.
(d) She organized a prairie women's group.

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

11. What was the nickname for sod blocks?
(a) Grass stacks.
(b) Prairie marble.
(c) Grass bricks.
(d) Prairie manna.

12. Which Kansas county was especially ravaged by the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes in 1868?
(a) McKenna.
(b) Mortimer.
(c) Madison.
(d) Mitchell.

13. Which of the following diseases was common among the Kansas settlers?
(a) Measles.
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Cholera.

14. In the nineteenth century a woman's place was considered to be in ________________.
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The garden.
(c) The home.
(d) The laundry room.

15. Why were times of illness, pregnancy and childbirth especially frightful times for prairie women?
(a) The doctors would not make house calls.
(b) There were no midwives.
(c) They were a long way from any medical help.
(d) They were a long way from their families.

Short Answer Questions

1. Through which of the following did grasshoppers eat?

2. What lured people from the east to head to Kansas to settle?

3. Which of the following did the settlers look for in determining where to make their homes?

4. How were land concessions negotiated with the Native Americans?

5. Why did streams run brown in Kansas in 1874?

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