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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who planned and directed a cattle drive?
2. What did speculators offer businesses to come to town?
3. How did the frontier circuit preacher supplement his meager income?
4. What was the first issue to unite many women in Kansas?
5. Why was the town of Osawatomie attacked?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the influx of immigrants to the Kansas frontier. For what reasons did they leave their homes? What special challenges did they experience in homesteading in Kansas that Americans did not experience? How readily accepted were the immigrants by the established settlers in Kansas?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of women in frontier life in 19th century Kansas. How were gender roles blurred during this period of time in Kansas? What lessons did women learn about themselves as they carved lives for their families out of the sod and hills of the prairie?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the early schoolhouses in frontier Kansas. How were they usually constructed? How were they furnished? How were they an improvement upon home schooling efforts?
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