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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Picnics would most often occur on Saturday or ______________.
(a) Thursday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Friday.
(d) Sunday.

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

4. Where did frontier families take shelter during Indian raids?
(a) Military forts.
(b) Their houses.
(c) Churches.
(d) Underground shelters.

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

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

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

8. As the U.S. economy and population grew, _______________ were increasingly pushed west.
(a) Homestead boundaries.
(b) Asians.
(c) Negroes.
(d) Native Americans.

9. Small animals like ducks and __________ would provide fascination for prairie children.
(a) Turkeys.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Ferrets.
(d) Hamsters.

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

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

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

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

14. Where would a typical dance be held on the prairie?
(a) Meadow.
(b) General store.
(c) Barn.
(d) Town hall.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was a type of house built by the new Kansas settlers?

2. What type of animals usually worked the plow?

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

4. What would announce that the Fourth of July had arrived?

5. Corn farmers usually raised a small amount of livestock for food including hogs and ___________.

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