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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) Skilled weapons makers.
(b) Crafty trackers.
(c) Expert sharpshooters.
(d) Savages.

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

3. Construction on what railroad began in 1862?
(a) Norfolk Southern Railroad.
(b) Kansas Pacific Railroad.
(c) Union Pacific Railroad.
(d) B&O Railroad.

4. Hundreds of ______________ Indians were slaughtered by the U.S. government in 1864.
(a) Lakota.
(b) Sioux.
(c) Wyandot.
(d) Cheyenne.

5. 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 organized a prairie women's group.
(d) She was captured by Indians.

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

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

8. What would announce that the Fourth of July had arrived?
(a) Cannon blast.
(b) Church bells.
(c) Rifle shots.
(d) Bugle blast.

9. What lured people from the east to head to Kansas to settle?
(a) Low taxes.
(b) Abundant water.
(c) Cheap land.
(d) Fertile soil.

10. Who cleared paths after major snowstorms?
(a) Children.
(b) Government workers.
(c) Women.
(d) Community men.

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

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

13. What was known to batter crops during the summer months?
(a) Locusts.
(b) Hurricanes.
(c) Bats.
(d) Hailstones.

14. Who was the Cheyenne chief who led his warriors on a killing spree through Kansas?
(a) Chief Sitting Bull.
(b) Chief Dull Knife.
(c) Chief Lame Deer.
(d) Chief Geronimo.

15. What was a favorite recreation for prairie families?
(a) Concerts.
(b) Picnics.
(c) Ice cream socials.
(d) Horse races.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following describes how Native Americans were viewed by the settlers?

3. Small animals like ducks and __________ would provide fascination for prairie children.

4. The disappearance of _______________ made the Native American visits less friendly.

5. What disease was particularly devastating for young children on the prairie?

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