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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the most notorious leader of the guerilla warfare Confederates?
(a) William C. Quantrill.
(b) Wallace E. Beauregard.
(c) Wade Stewart.
(d) William J. Lawrence.

2. In what city did William C. Quantrill base his operations?
(a) Fort Scott.
(b) Lawrence.
(c) Abilene.
(d) Harlan.

3. What was the first issue to unite many women in Kansas?
(a) Temperance.
(b) Education.
(c) Healthcare.
(d) Voting rights.

4. What did speculators offer businesses to come to town?
(a) Free housing.
(b) Free real estate.
(c) Free advertising.
(d) Tax breaks.

5. What was one of the most serious crimes on the frontier?
(a) Arson.
(b) Land speculation.
(c) Horse thievery.
(d) Tax evasion.

6. Why were cattle driven to Kansas and points East?
(a) They brought higher prices there.
(b) To replenish the meat supply in the East.
(c) They could not cross the Rockies.
(d) They could follow old trails.

7. In what year did Kansas officially become a state?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1873.
(d) 1899.

8. Why was the town of Osawatomie attacked?
(a) John Brown lived there.
(b) The Union army was encamped there.
(c) Five sons of John Brown lived there.
(d) Abraham Lincoln was giving a speech there.

9. Which group fought fiercely for Kansas in the slavery issue?
(a) Pro-slavery proponents.
(b) Federalists.
(c) Yankees.
(d) Abolitionists.

10. Who attacked the town of Osawatomie?
(a) Independents.
(b) Pro-slavery forces.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Abolitionists.

11. In what year did Kansas decide to become a state?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1857.
(c) 1899.
(d) 1833.

12. Why were meat supplies low in the East?
(a) Devastated by the Civil War.
(b) The grazing land was gone in the West.
(c) No one wanted to raise livestock.
(d) Mad Cow Disease wiped out the herds.

13. One way that families made money to fund a church was __________________.
(a) To hold a bake sale.
(b) To sell encyclopedias.
(c) To sell Bibles.
(d) To sell raffle tickets.

14. Who was the prohibitionist who introduced legislation to prohibit the sale of alcohol?
(a) William Seward.
(b) John Brown.
(c) Wade Chasen.
(d) John St. John.

15. What document gave each territory the right to decide slavery for itself?
(a) The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
(b) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(c) Jim Crow Laws.
(d) The Monroe Doctrine.

Short Answer Questions

1. When newspapers grew they became more subjective and filled with _______________.

2. Between what years did the majority of cattle drives take place on the American frontier?

3. In addition to temperance what other issue was important to Kansas women in the late 1850s?

4. Which of the following served as furnishings in early frontier churches?

5. What was distinctive about Susannah Medora Salter's election?

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