Part 1: North Dakota Agriculture

Questions: Sections 11-13

Comprehension Questions

  1. What were some of the challenges faced by pioneer farmers?
  2. List some items needed by pioneers during their first years on a homestead claim.
  3. What was involved in canning food? Why was it so important to do canning in exactly the right way?
  4. By what age was a child usually considered able to take on many adult responsibilities? What farming tasks were common for older children?
  5. What had bonanza farms proven? What had cattle bonanzas done for western North Dakota?
  6. During what two time periods had the population soared significantly in North Dakota? What had brought most of these people to North Dakota?
  7. What was happening to North Dakota’s population by 1915?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. If you had grown up on a North Dakota farm in the early 1900s, which kinds of work would you find most and least enjoyable? Explain.