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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) 90 tons.
(b) 2 tons.
(c) 10 tons.
(d) 5 tons.

2. What was a major occasion for social gatherings among prairie families?
(a) Cabin raisings.
(b) Christenings.
(c) Weddings.
(d) Funerals.

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

4. Native Americans would often come uninvited into the settlers' homes and marvel at plates and __________________.
(a) Tables.
(b) Beds.
(c) Pillows.
(d) Chiming clocks.

5. In the nineteenth century a woman's place was considered to be in ________________.
(a) The home.
(b) The garden.
(c) The laundry room.
(d) The kitchen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a major source of crop devastation on the prairie?

2. Some prairie women were called upon to perform minor surgery and to ______________.

3. As the U.S. economy and population grew, _______________ were increasingly pushed west.

4. What would announce that the Fourth of July had arrived?

5. At what distance were horses changed on a stagecoach route?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain "water witching."

4. What did pioneer children do to amuse themselves?

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

6. How did the growing United States impact the Native American tribes?

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

8. In addition to fires, what other natural disasters did the homesteaders need to fend off?

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

10. Explain the roles of children in the prairie family.

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