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. Kansas was the ___________ state in the union to grant women the right to vote in federal elections.
(a) 8th.
(b) 13th.
(c) 1st.
(d) 4th.

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

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

4. In which of the following areas did women gain more influence toward the end of the pioneer period?
(a) Marital affairs.
(b) Governmental affairs.
(c) Religious issues.
(d) Economic issues.

5. What organization initiated real change in the temperance movement in Kansas?
(a) Christian Kansas Women's Temperance League.
(b) National Women's Christian Temperance Union.
(c) Sober and Strong Women for Kansas.
(d) Kansas Women's Temperance Movement.

6. Which of the following meant the end to open range cattle drives?
(a) ASPCA movement.
(b) Vegetarian movement.
(c) East Coast ranches.
(d) Increased fencing.

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

8. The nature of a town could be changed with diverted railroad traffic or _____________________.
(a) Lots of new settlers.
(b) Government intervention.
(c) An altered stagecoach line.
(d) A new sheriff.

9. Some of the Kansas soldiers went east and some _____________________.
(a) Went to New York to work in army offices.
(b) Went to Canada.
(c) Went directly south.
(d) Stayed in Kansas to fight guerilla warfare Confederates.

10. Children had to spread their time between school and _____________.
(a) Socials.
(b) Homework.
(c) Chores.
(d) Church.

11. What was the minimum acreage of dedicated township to establish a town?
(a) 500 acres.
(b) 50 acres.
(c) 320 acres.
(d) 1000 acres.

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

13. Who was the legendary abolitionist who waged war against pro-slavery towns and groups in Kansas?
(a) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(b) Jim Crow.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) John Brown.

14. Why were inns hard to maintain on the frontier?
(a) Lack of food.
(b) Native Americans in the area.
(c) No advertising.
(d) High food prices.

15. How many Kansas men joined the Union army when the Civil War came?
(a) 20,000.
(b) 13,000.
(c) 33,000.
(d) 7,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many English people were attracted to settle in Victoria?

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

3. How many people comprised an average School Board?

4. Which of the following was a basic business for a frontier town?

5. What invention in the early 1880s helped the homesteaders protect themselves from cattle drives?

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