Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Joanna Stratton
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who attacked the town of Osawatomie?

3. How many years did the town of Victoria last?

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

5. Some of the Kansas soldiers went east and some _____________________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain law and order on the Kansas frontier. What were some of the typical crimes committed? What was considered to be the worst offense on the prairie? What was the usual punishment for this offense? How were prisoners detained in such primitive environments?

Essay Topic 2

Describe holidays on the Kansas prairie. What was the favorite holiday of the homesteaders? How did they celebrate it? How were these days different from other social events? What traditions did the prairie women try to hold on to from their lives back East?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the process of breaking ground and planting crops. Which crops were experimented with by the homesteaders? Which crops became the staples for Kansas homesteaders? Are those crops the primary crops for Kansas yet today?

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