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

2. Which of the following meant the end to open range cattle drives?
(a) East Coast ranches.
(b) Increased fencing.
(c) ASPCA movement.
(d) Vegetarian movement.

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

4. Which group fought fiercely for Kansas in the slavery issue?
(a) Federalists.
(b) Pro-slavery proponents.
(c) Abolitionists.
(d) Yankees.

5. In what Kansas town was Susannah Medora Salter elected mayor?
(a) Allentown.
(b) Amherst.
(c) Ansonia.
(d) Argonia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What invention in the early 1880s helped the homesteaders protect themselves from cattle drives?

2. Why were inns hard to maintain on the frontier?

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

4. People of which nationality immigrated to settle in Kansas?

5. Where did the cook feed the men on a cattle drive?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe a school environment in a woman's home.

5. What functions did a general store have in a frontier town and what role did women play in these establishments?

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

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

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

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

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

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