Butcher's Crossing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Two: Chapters I-III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to cause Miller to decide to use the last of the party's water for the oxen and horses?
(a) Andrews pleads with him to help the animals.
(b) He notices that the horses are no longer sweating.
(c) One of the horses stumbles and falls down.
(d) One of the oxen stumbles and falls down.

2. From what city had Andrews originally begun his journey to Butcher's Crossing?
(a) Albany.
(b) Cincinnati.
(c) Boston.
(d) New York City.

3. What had Andrews been doing back east before traveling to Butcher's Crossing?
(a) He had spent one semester at Harvard College.
(b) He had spent one year at Harvard College.
(c) He had spent two years at Harvard College.
(d) He had spent three years at Harvard College.

4. For what reason does McDonald "wave angrily" at Andrews when Andrews leaves his office after their first meeting?
(a) Because Andrews had been unable to pay his father's debts to McDonald.
(b) Because he knows that Andrews is about to take advantage of his kindness.
(c) Because McDonald had been unable to talk Andrews out of meeting the hunters.
(d) Because Andrews had been unwilling to be placed in a blacksmith apprenticeship.

5. Who watches Andrews get down off his horse and asks him if he has had a "rough day" (75)?
(a) McDonald.
(b) Miller.
(c) Schneider.
(d) Charley.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the hunting party camps on the open prairie, how much water is left after they allow the horses and oxen to drink?

2. Miller states that the people who come to collect the buffalo bones will use the bones for what purpose?

3. What objects does Schneider realize have been weighing down the thirsty oxen due to their nearly two-ton weight?

4. Who serves as the leader of the hunting expedition?

5. McDonald warns Andrews not to talk to hunters in town for what reason?

(see the answer key)

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