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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did streams run brown in Kansas in 1874?
(a) Drought.
(b) Mud slides.
(c) Indian wars.
(d) Grasshopper excrement.

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

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

4. What was the most valued source of fuel on the prairie?
(a) Electricity.
(b) Gasoline.
(c) Cow dung.
(d) Oil.

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

6. Which of the following did the settlers look for in determining where to make their homes?
(a) Meadows.
(b) No neighbors.
(c) Good neighbors.
(d) Fertile soil

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

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

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

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

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

12. For how long did the Kansas Drought of 1860 last?
(a) 3 months.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 18 months.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was a drawback to a dugout dwelling?

2. Sarah White and _______________ were two young white women captured by Indians.

3. Many times the prairie could be a/an ____________ place.

4. In what year were Native American tribes first forcibly forced to move west of the Mississippi River?

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

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