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

2. People of which nationality immigrated to settle in Kansas?
(a) Swedish.
(b) Polish.
(c) Austrian.
(d) Italian.

3. As the frontier became settled and a new society emerged, there was a need for _______________.
(a) Theater.
(b) Churches.
(c) Education.
(d) Restaurants.

4. What invention in the early 1880s helped the homesteaders protect themselves from cattle drives?
(a) Cattle prods.
(b) Invisible fencing.
(c) Barbed wire.
(d) Winchester rifles.

5. What was Carry Nation's rallying cry as she wrecked saloons?
(a) "Smashing bottles, saving souls."
(b) "Be gone, demon rum."
(c) "Smash, women, smash."
(d) "Another victory over demon rum."

6. Professional teachers would sometimes supplement their meager income by ______________________.
(a) Boarding at one of the students' homes.
(b) Writing books.
(c) Sewing.
(d) Tutoring.

7. Early Kansas newspapers published which type of the following information?
(a) Recipes.
(b) Native Americans moving into the area.
(c) News from New York.
(d) Vacant land for sale.

8. If a frontier town didn't have a jail, a prisoner might be locked up in __________________.
(a) A stagecoach.
(b) A church.
(c) A stable.
(d) An underground bunker.

9. How much was the average pay for a month's work on a cattle drive?
(a) $50-$75.
(b) $50-$100.
(c) $25-$40.
(d) $10-$30.

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

11. What location in a frontier town was popular as a rest stop for travelers?
(a) Hotel.
(b) Saloon.
(c) Dry Good Store.
(d) Church.

12. The majority of prairie teachers were _________________.
(a) Missionaries.
(b) Women from bigger cities.
(c) Young girls.
(d) Frontier mothers.

13. In what year was Susannah Medora Salter elected mayor of a Kansas town?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1887.
(c) 1901.
(d) 1844.

14. Why did circuit riding become popular among frontier preachers?
(a) They were sparse and needed to serve more than one church.
(b) They were trying to convert the Indians.
(c) They also served as blacksmiths.
(d) They were trying to get as many people as possible for their church.

15. Which of the following towns sprang up around the cattle drive business?
(a) Abilene.
(b) Phoenix.
(c) Columbus.
(d) San Diego.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the statewide Equal Suffrage Association created?

2. How many people comprised an average School Board?

3. In what town was Kansas' first woman's suffrage organization created?

4. Why were inns hard to maintain on the frontier?

5. In prairie schools at a teacher's home the same material would be taught to children of all ages and there were no _____________.

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