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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 an issue of constant tension in Kansas from its very beginning?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Education.
(c) Prohibition.
(d) Religion.

2. Why were meat supplies low in the East?
(a) No one wanted to raise livestock.
(b) The grazing land was gone in the West.
(c) Mad Cow Disease wiped out the herds.
(d) Devastated by the Civil War.

3. One way that families made money to fund a church was __________________.
(a) To sell encyclopedias.
(b) To sell Bibles.
(c) To sell raffle tickets.
(d) To hold a bake sale.

4. What served as a blackboard in a teacher's home?
(a) Walls.
(b) Dirt floor.
(c) Wood planks.
(d) Cotton material.

5. How did the frontier circuit preacher supplement his meager income?
(a) Shoed horses.
(b) Tutored students.
(c) Did carpentry work.
(d) Relied on housing and food from his congregation.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the Kansas town of Osawatomie attacked?

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

3. Professional teachers would sometimes supplement their meager income by ______________________.

4. What would usually happen to someone caught stealing a horse?

5. In what year was a constitutional amendment introduced to give women the right to vote?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the process that ultimately led to women's voting rights on the city level?

3. What role did a hotel or inn play in a frontier town and what were some of the challenges in running such a business?

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

5. What was the role of the prairie women in regard to education?

6. What role did religion play in the lives of the homesteaders and which denominations were primarily represented?

7. What nationalities of immigrants moved into Kansas during the pioneer days?

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

9. In what year did women get the right to vote in federal elections and where did Kansas fall in the progression of states to grant this right?

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

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