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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 did prairie families look forward to?
(a) Barn raising.
(b) Church services.
(c) Social visits.
(d) Quilting bees.

2. Why did prairie women tend to do more typically male jobs than before?
(a) They signed a contract.
(b) Their husbands died early.
(c) To get the homestead started faster.
(d) Shortage of labor.

3. What was a popular and relatively comfortable mode of transportation to reach Kansas?
(a) Train.
(b) Covered wagon.
(c) Stage coach.
(d) Boat.

4. In what year were Native American tribes first forcibly forced to move west of the Mississippi River?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1820.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1830.

5. Which of the following would often result in birth defects or physical handicaps of a newborn baby?
(a) Injuries.
(b) Bad genes.
(c) Poor diet
(d) No pre-natal care.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Kansas county was especially ravaged by the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes in 1868?

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

3. Native Americans did not regard land as _______________________.

4. What was the weight of the average sod house?

5. Small animals like ducks and __________ would provide fascination for prairie children.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe a typical picnic for the homesteaders.

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

5. What crops were the mainstays of Kansas crops and what else did the families eat?

6. What were the sources of hostility between the Native Americans and the homesteaders?

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

8. What type of clothing did the pioneering families wear and how did the women keep them clean?

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

10. Describe how a winter storm was so incapacitating to prairie families.

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