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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Miller's reply when Andrews asks him how long the hunting party will be snowed in?
(a) At least 2 weeks.
(b) Until February.
(c) Until the pass thaws.
(d) At least a month.

2. What warning does Schneider give to Miller before the hunt begins?
(a) He warns Miller not to kill too many buffalo at once.
(b) He warns Miller to make sure his bullets are sitting correctly in the chamber.
(c) He warns Miller not to waste the party's water on dirty hides.
(d) He warns Miller to put blindfolds on the horses before beginning to shoot.

3. For how many days have the members of the hunting party gone without food by the time Miller rides up to look at the snow?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 2.
(d) 7.

4. What type of shelter do the men construct once they figure out they are snowed in for the winter?
(a) A lean-to.
(b) An igloo.
(c) A teepee.
(d) A log cabin.

5. How many steps toward the men does the leader of the herd take before he falls to the ground?
(a) 8.
(b) 1.
(c) 12.
(d) 3.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the canvas and wooden tent meant to protect?

2. How far away from Miller are the buffalo before he starts shooting?

3. Who tells Schneider that he cannot leave because it would endanger the lives of the other men?

4. Miller tells Schneider that there is what between their current location and Denver?

5. What report does Miller make after inspecting the state of the men's horses?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Andrews feel about the coming of winter and why?

2. How does Schneider feel about the coming of winter and why?

3. What is the significance of Andrews's growing comfort with the grisly nature of the buffalo skinning process?

4. How does Schneider's death affect Andrews?

5. Describe and analyze the intense clash between Miller and Schneider in Part Two, Chapter VI.

6. How does Schneider's death occur?

7. Discuss the irony present in the depiction of Schneider's death.

8. How does Andrews's view of Miller change during the last hour of the buffalo hunt?

9. After reading about Schneider's death, what instances of foreshadowing are now visible to the reader?

10. What is demonstrated about Miller's character when he voices the desire to bring back a huge load of hides to show the hunters in Butcher's Crossing?

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