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

2. What document gave each territory the right to decide slavery for itself?
(a) Jim Crow Laws.
(b) The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
(c) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) The Monroe Doctrine.

3. As the frontier became settled and a new society emerged, there was a need for _______________.
(a) Education.
(b) Restaurants.
(c) Theater.
(d) Churches.

4. Which of the following might have served as a church in early frontier life?
(a) Individual homes.
(b) Community center.
(c) Clearing in the woods.
(d) Schoolhouse.

5. Kansas was predominantly ______________ at this time.
(a) Catholic.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Protestant.
(d) Quaker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were men not attracted to frontier teaching positions?

2. In what town was Kansas' first woman's suffrage organization created?

3. Who was the most notorious leader of the guerilla warfare Confederates?

4. General stores also served as _____________.

5. Why was the town of Osawatomie attacked?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who was Susannah Medora Salter and for what is she famous?

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

7. Who was William C. Quantrill and what is he famous for during the Civil War?

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

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

10. During what years were cowboys prominent on the frontier and why were they first organized?

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