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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following would occur on the Fourth of July?
(a) Concerts.
(b) Church service.
(c) Sack races.
(d) Court.

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

4. Prairie families tended to be large because of _______________________.
(a) The need to gain more land.
(b) A high rate of child mortality.
(c) Families needing workers.
(d) No birth control.

5. 1874 was named ___________________ due to crop devastation.
(a) The Silent Wheat.
(b) The Grasshopper Year.
(c) The Boll Weevil Year.
(d) The Dead Corn.

Short Answer Questions

1. The prairie was usually devoid of trees and ______________.

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

3. To which of the following were Kansas settlers subjected?

4. Which of the following diseases was common among the Kansas settlers?

5. Where did the prairie women mainly do the family laundry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe a typical picnic for the homesteaders.

2. What were the two major government initiatives that forced Native Americans out of Kansas and where did they go?

3. Prior to the mid 19th century, as what was Kansas known and what happened in 1854 to change that?

4. When did the railroad become a viable method of transportation west?

5. What was the priority of the homesteaders upon arriving at their land?

6. What were some of the methods of transportation for people moving west to Kansas?

7. What was a typical social visit between pioneer families and why were the social times so valued?

8. What was the incident at Sand Creek and what resulted from it?

9. Name the benefits and drawbacks of homesteading in eastern Kansas and western Kansas.

10. Describe a typical Christmas for a pioneer family.

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