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

2. Many settlers found strength in ____________ when hardships came their way.
(a) God.
(b) The government.
(c) Themselves.
(d) Each other.

3. Native Americans did not regard land as _______________________.
(a) Property to be parceled and sold.
(b) Eternal.
(c) Sacred.
(d) Their own.

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

5. What was the nickname for sod blocks?
(a) Grass bricks.
(b) Grass stacks.
(c) Prairie marble.
(d) Prairie manna.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was true about Anna Brewster Morgan?

2. Which of the following was a drawback to a dugout dwelling?

3. The western plains Indians were usually _______________.

4. What became the staple crops for the Kansas farmer?

5. Social events on the prairie centered around supper and _________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain "water witching."

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

5. Describe a typical Christmas for a pioneer family.

6. What were the major diseases that plagued the homesteaders and what role did women play in health care?

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

8. Describe a typical picnic for the homesteaders.

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

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

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