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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. The first schoolhouses usually had nothing more than a stove and a __________________.
(a) Bookshelf.
(b) Chair.
(c) Window.
(d) Small slate blackboard.

2. How many Kansas men joined the Union army when the Civil War came?
(a) 33,000.
(b) 13,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 7,000.

3. Why were inns hard to maintain on the frontier?
(a) No advertising.
(b) High food prices.
(c) Lack of food.
(d) Native Americans in the area.

4. From which of the following did teachers teach in frontier schools?
(a) Their own lessons.
(b) University books.
(c) Magazines.
(d) The Bible.

5. People of which nationality immigrated to settle in Kansas?
(a) Swedish.
(b) Italian.
(c) Polish.
(d) Austrian.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. William C. Quantrill's most famous exploit against a Federal prison left 200 buildings in ruins and killed _______ people.

3. In addition to temperance what other issue was important to Kansas women in the late 1850s?

4. Who was the prohibitionist who introduced legislation to prohibit the sale of alcohol?

5. Kansas was the ___________ state in the union to grant women the right to vote in federal elections.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened in 1867 to spur on the cattle drives and what were some of the towns that emerged around the drives?

3. Was slavery a part of life in Kansas prior to the Civil War?

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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