1- What did they use for windows?
2- What is daub and chink?
3- Why do you think the settlers worked together to put up a building?
4- What happened to the natives that lived in the area they settled and why?
5- What would you plant in your kitchen garden and why?
6- Name some of the chores you would have to do.
7- How does your classroom differ from the children in the book?
8-Why did school close in the spring, reopen in the summer and close in the fall again?
9- How much did a cowboy make a month?
10- Why do you think the settlers were called Pilgrim, Tenderfoot, and Greenhorn?
11- Why do you think the settlers would be excited about attending a dance?
12- Name some important things that you would like in your town if you were a settler.
13- What are some of the rules that everybody must follow?
14- Why would a boy be excited about getting his own horse and why would his parents make sure he knew the rules of their society?
15- Pick two personalities from the back of the book and describe why they made an impact on the times.