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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 one of the most serious crimes on the frontier?
(a) Tax evasion.
(b) Arson.
(c) Land speculation.
(d) Horse thievery.

2. Who founded the immigrant community of Victoria?
(a) Sir Paul McCracken.
(b) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(c) Sir James Carlton.
(d) Sir George Grant.

3. When newspapers grew they became more subjective and filled with _______________.
(a) Weather reports.
(b) Cartoons.
(c) Editorials.
(d) Obituaries.

4. What was Carry Nation's rallying cry as she wrecked saloons?
(a) "Smash, women, smash."
(b) "Another victory over demon rum."
(c) "Smashing bottles, saving souls."
(d) "Be gone, demon rum."

5. Frontier towns sprung up near major trails and ____________________.
(a) Railroads.
(b) Stagecoach lines.
(c) Churches.
(d) Trading posts.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first schoolhouses usually had nothing more than a stove and a __________________.

2. Which of the following was a basic business for a frontier town?

3. If a town did not have a schoolhouse, where would the teacher hold class?

4. What was the minimum acreage of dedicated township to establish a town?

5. Why did circuit riding become popular among frontier preachers?

Short Essay Questions

1. When was Kansas officially declared a state and how long had the process taken?

2. What was considered to be one of the worst crimes on the frontier and how were criminals punished?

3. Why was the town of Osawatomie attacked by pro-slavery forces in 1856?

4. Describe the teaching environment in one of the first constructed schoolhouses.

5. How were towns established on the frontier?

6. What types of businesses were lured to towns and how permanent were these new communities?

7. In what woman's issue was Kansas one of the most progressive states in the Union?

8. How would the pioneers fund the building of new churches and how were they built and furnished?

9. Who was John Brown and what was his role in the slavery issue in Kansas?

10. What was the role of the early newspapers established in Kansas?

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