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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. Why does John Skimmerhorn worry about traveling to Texas in Chapter 8?
(a) People are afraid to travel there.
(b) He has to go alone.
(c) The roads are not yet built.
(d) He has never been there before.

2. What does Pasquinel arm himself with while waiting for the Rude Water tribe to show up with his pelts?
(a) A gun.
(b) A knife.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A bow and arrow.

3. How does Elly die?
(a) She is shot.
(b) She is poisoned.
(c) She becomes very ill.
(d) She is bitten by a rattlesnake.

4. How does Levi's group manage to cross the Platte?
(a) They carry their supplies on their backs.
(b) They leave the oxen behind.
(c) They pay someone to help them.
(d) They team up with another wagon.

5. According to the narrator, what were the Cheyenne originally known as?
(a) Our People.
(b) The Tribe.
(c) Cheboygan.
(d) Only Ones.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Levi give the emigrants heading back east?

2. What information does Pasquinel believe Clay Basket refuses to tell him?

3. In Chapter 8, how many horses do the Native Americans steal from John Skimmerhorn's convoy?

4. Why does Levi suggest Oliver visit John Skimmerhorn?

5. How does Cottonwood Knee die?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the narrator, what happened to the rattlesnake when man encountered it in the American west?

2. Why does John Skimmerhorn hire Nacho as a cook?

3. How does Skimmerhorn respond to the Native American starvation?

4. How is Jacques described in Chapter 5?

5. What happens to the first gun Lame Beaver's tribe ever owns?

6. What does Oliver Seccumbe propose to Levi in Chapter 8?

7. In Chapter 7, how do the Native Americans react to the treaty?

8. What happens when Lame Beaver steals horses from an opposing tribe?

9. Why does John Skimmerhorn help plan Oliver's trip to Texas?

10. How does Levi prepare to head west?

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