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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. Which of the following was a drawback to a dugout dwelling?
(a) Blizzards.
(b) Insect.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Heat.

2. Corn farmers usually raised a small amount of livestock for food including hogs and ___________.
(a) Ducks.
(b) Cows.
(c) Chickens.
(d) Turkeys.

3. What type of animals usually worked the plow?
(a) Mules.
(b) Cows.
(c) Oxen.
(d) Horses.

4. What was Kansas known as prior to the middle of the 19th century?
(a) The Middle of Nowhere.
(b) The Great American Desert.
(c) Halfway to Heaven.
(d) God's Country.

5. Sarah White and _______________ were two young white women captured by Indians.
(a) Lucille Bronson.
(b) Sally Ann Madison.
(c) Anna Brewster Morgan.
(d) Mary McKenna.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did frontier families take shelter during Indian raids?

2. For how long did the Kansas Drought of 1860 last?

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

4. The disappearance of _______________ made the Native American visits less friendly.

5. With which of the following crops did Kansas farmers experiment?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the devastation of "The Grasshopper Year" in 1874.

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

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

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

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

6. Explain "water witching."

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

8. What natural threats were ever present for prairie families?

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

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

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