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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 type of animals usually worked the plow?
2. What was the most crucial component for a homestead?
(d) Rich soil.
3. As the U.S. economy and population grew, _______________ were increasingly pushed west.
(b) Homestead boundaries.
(c) Native Americans.
4. The howl of coyotes and _________ would frighten settlers especially at night.
(d) Prairie dogs.
5. Who was the main musician at prairie dances?
(b) Banjo player.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why were times of illness, pregnancy and childbirth especially frightful times for prairie women?
2. In the nineteenth century a woman's place was considered to be in ________________.
3. What was a constant worry on the prairie?
4. Which of the following did the settlers look for in determining where to make their homes?
5. How were land concessions negotiated with the Native Americans?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would prairie women suffer bouts of loneliness?
2. When did the railroad become a viable method of transportation west?
3. Explain "water witching."
4. What behavior of the Native Americans would catch the homesteaders off guard in their homes?
5. Describe a typical Christmas for a pioneer family.
6. What was the priority of the homesteaders upon arriving at their land?
7. Describe the devastation of "The Grasshopper Year" in 1874.
8. What crops were the mainstays of Kansas crops and what else did the families eat?
9. Explain the roles of children in the prairie family.
10. What were the sources of hostility between the Native Americans and the homesteaders?
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