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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 was a drawback to a dugout dwelling?
(a) Heat.
(b) Insect.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Blizzards.

2. Through which of the following did grasshoppers eat?
(a) Horses.
(b) Dust.
(c) Crops.
(d) Cows.

3. What was the weight of the average sod house?
(a) 2 tons.
(b) 90 tons.
(c) 10 tons.
(d) 5 tons.

4. What was a staple in the Kansas farm family diet?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Soybeans.
(c) Corn.
(d) Sugar.

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

6. Which of the following would often result in birth defects or physical handicaps of a newborn baby?
(a) Bad genes.
(b) No pre-natal care.
(c) Injuries.
(d) Poor diet

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

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

9. What was the mode of transportation chosen by families to reach Kansas?
(a) Train.
(b) Boat.
(c) Covered wagon.
(d) Stagecoach.

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

11. Which of the following adorned the Christmas trees of prairie families?
(a) Candy canes.
(b) Popcorn.
(c) Lights.
(d) Tinsel.

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

13. What kind of plow was used to turn the earth?
(a) Sod buster plow.
(b) Earth mover plow.
(c) Breaking plow.
(d) Garden plow.

14. Native Americans did not regard land as _______________________.
(a) Eternal.
(b) Their own.
(c) Property to be parceled and sold.
(d) Sacred.

15. As a result of the new railroad as well as the Homestead Act of 1862, Native Americans were pushed into the state of _____________.
(a) Arizona.
(b) Montana.
(c) Colorado.
(d) Oklahoma.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At what distance were horses changed on a stagecoach route?

3. What was a major occasion for social gatherings among prairie families?

4. Hundreds of ______________ Indians were slaughtered by the U.S. government in 1864.

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

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