Westward Expansion - Log Cabin

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1. What was the main resource required to build a log cabin?
a. Cement
b. Stone
c. Trees
d. Steel
e. Bricks

2. What was the first thing a pioneer had to do when building a home?
a. Clear the land
b. Dig a foundation
c. Get thatch for the roof
d. Gather mud for the walls
e. Plant a garden

3. How tall was a typical log cabin when built by one person?
a. 4 feet
b. 6 feet
c. 12 feet
d. 20 feet
e. 2 feet

4. What were cut into the logs to make them fit together?
a. Designs
b. Slices
c. Curves
d. Notches
e. Nothing, they fit great automatically

5. True or False: Log cabins needed lots of nails to hold them together.

6. What was it called when the pioneers used mud or clay to seal cracks in the log cabin?
a. Mudding
b. Sealing
c. Daubing
d. Etching
e. Painting

7. What did the pioneers use instead of glass?
a. Mirrors
b. Animal skins
c. Rugs
d. Plastic
e. Greased paper

8. True or False: One man could build a log cabin by himself.

9. Which direction did the door to a log cabin usually face?
a. North
b. South
c. East
d. West

10. The first log cabins were built by emigrants from what countries?
a. Italy and Spain
b. England and France
c. England and Spain
d. Sweden and Finland
e. France and Germany

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