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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. Social events on the prairie centered around supper and _________________.
(a) Storytelling.
(b) Races.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Fishing.

2. What became the staple crops for the Kansas farmer?
(a) Wheat and soybeans.
(b) Wheat and corn.
(c) Rye and corn.
(d) Potatoes and corn.

3. With which of the following crops did Kansas farmers experiment?
(a) Soy beans.
(b) Wheat.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Tomatoes.

4. Construction on what railroad began in 1862?
(a) Kansas Pacific Railroad.
(b) B&O Railroad.
(c) Union Pacific Railroad.
(d) Norfolk Southern Railroad.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sarah White and _______________ were two young white women captured by Indians.

2. What was the most crucial component for a homestead?

3. Through which of the following did grasshoppers eat?

4. Prairie life made the woman ____________ her husband.

5. What was the mode of transportation chosen by families to reach Kansas?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what woman's issue was Kansas one of the most progressive states in the Union?

2. Describe what the pioneers would do on their favorite holiday.

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

4. What was the role of the prairie women in regard to education?

5. Who was John Brown and what was his role in the slavery issue in Kansas?

6. What was the most popular immigrant community in Kansas and what eventually happened to the town and its founder?

7. Why was the town of Osawatomie attacked by pro-slavery forces in 1856?

8. How would the pioneers fund the building of new churches and how were they built and furnished?

9. Explain the use of cow and buffalo dung on the prairie.

10. What behavior of the Native Americans would catch the homesteaders off guard in their homes?

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