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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. For the most part there was no _____________ in Kansas, especially by the start of the Civil War.
(a) Railroad.
(b) Crime.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Military.

2. Why did circuit riding become popular among frontier preachers?
(a) They were sparse and needed to serve more than one church.
(b) They also served as blacksmiths.
(c) They were trying to convert the Indians.
(d) They were trying to get as many people as possible for their church.

3. How many people comprised an average School Board?
(a) 4.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 7.

4. Why were cattle driven to Kansas and points East?
(a) They could follow old trails.
(b) To replenish the meat supply in the East.
(c) They could not cross the Rockies.
(d) They brought higher prices there.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What movement did Kansas participate in to help runaway slaves?

2. Who was the legendary abolitionist who waged war against pro-slavery towns and groups in Kansas?

3. Which of the following did the cowboys do in town once the cattle drive was over?

4. In prairie schools at a teacher's home the same material would be taught to children of all ages and there were no _____________.

5. How many English people were attracted to settle in Victoria?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the most popular immigrant community in Kansas and what eventually happened to the town and its founder?

2. What was the personnel make up of a cattle drive?

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

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

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

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

7. How were towns established on the frontier?

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

9. What was meant by a preacher who was a "circuit rider"?

10. What issue united women as they began to get more of a voice in governmental, moral and social issues?

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