Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following would occur on the Fourth of July?
(a) Sack races.
(b) Church service.
(c) Court.
(d) Concerts.

2. What was Kansas known as prior to the middle of the 19th century?
(a) God's Country.
(b) The Middle of Nowhere.
(c) The Great American Desert.
(d) Halfway to Heaven.

3. At what distance were horses changed on a stagecoach route?
(a) 10 miles.
(b) 15 miles.
(c) 50 miles.
(d) 5 miles.

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

5. What was a major source of crop devastation on the prairie?
(a) Wolves.
(b) Grasshoppers.
(c) Rabbits.
(d) Prairie dogs.

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

7. Eventually the differences between the Native Americans and the settlers caused ________________ on both sides.
(a) Wars.
(b) Deaths.
(c) Hostilities.
(d) Illnesses.

8. Where was a good place for a man to find a good woman?
(a) Bachelors Balls.
(b) School.
(c) Ice cream socials.
(d) Church.

9. The howl of coyotes and _________ would frighten settlers especially at night.
(a) Bears.
(b) Wolves.
(c) Indians.
(d) Prairie dogs.

10. Which of the following was a drawback to a dugout dwelling?
(a) Dirt.
(b) Insect.
(c) Heat.
(d) Blizzards.

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

12. The prairie was usually devoid of trees and ______________.
(a) Tumbleweed.
(b) Bushes.
(c) Large rocks.
(d) Grass.

13. Which of the following did girl children do to help their mothers?
(a) Harvest.
(b) Mend.
(c) Make potions.
(d) Plant.

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

15. Where did the prairie women mainly do the family laundry?
(a) A kettle.
(b) A stream.
(c) A well.
(d) A pond.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was especially valued for their ability to keep out the cold?

3. What was known to batter crops during the summer months?

4. Why did prairie women tend to do more typically male jobs than before?

5. What was a favorite recreation for prairie families?

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