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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ohio's population in the 1800s is called a young population by the author. Why?
(a) 62 percent were under twenty-five.
(b) White Americans had just moved to Ohio.
(c) 73 percent were under thirty years of age.
(d) 55 percent were under twenty years of age.

2. Who are the "loafers" referred to in Chapter 9?
(a) A group of Crow Indians.
(b) Indians who intermarried with white settlers.
(c) The men that Chivington chose at Sand Creek.
(d) Peaceful Indians who lived near and depended upon the fort.

3. According to Chapter 4, what was central to life for a Sioux male?
(a) Being a warrior.
(b) Making the first kill.
(c) Vision quest.
(d) Marriage.

4. In Chapter 11, who on Custer's household staff took care of the horses?
(a) Eliza.
(b) Emerson.
(c) Johnnie Cisco.
(d) Joseph Fought.

5. According to the author in Chapter 7, why is Custer's culture more productive than Crazy Horse's?
(a) More assets.
(b) It is more disciplined.
(c) Larger population.
(d) Greater technology.

6. What element of the weather do the Plains and the seashore share?
(a) Warm, muggy temperatures.
(b) Limited rainfall.
(c) Lack of snow.
(d) High wind velocity.

7. In Chapter 7, what wars are cited as wars that Custer taught about?
(a) All European wars.
(b) French and Indian War.
(c) Mexican and Peloponnesian.
(d) French and American Revolutions.

8. In 1854, who owned the trading house near Fort Laramie?
(a) Jim Bordeaux.
(b) Francis Parkman.
(c) Henry Hawk.
(d) John Grattan.

9. At what ages did Custer and Crazy Horse become recognized leaders?
(a) 24 and 25.
(b) 23 and 24.
(c) 22 and 23.
(d) 29 and 30.

10. At age ten, Custer went to live with his half-sister and her new husband who lived in __________.
(a) Boston, Massachusettes.
(b) Monroe, Michigan.
(c) Columbus, Ohio.
(d) Yorktown, Indiana.

11. What book led to Custer writing an essay titled, "The Red Man" while at West Point?
(a) Last of the Mohicans.
(b) Leatherstocking Tales.
(c) Eutaw.
(d) Swallow Barn.

12. Between Custer and Crazy Horse, who came from a modest background, according to Chapter 12?
(a) Neither man.
(b) Crazy Horse.
(c) Both men.
(d) Custer.

13. In Chapter 8, where are the Shoshonis hunting before the Oglala and Cheyenne raid?
(a) Near Fort Laramie.
(b) Captive Butte.
(c) Sweetwater River.
(d) Bighorn River.

14. On the expedition against the whites on the Plains in June 1865, who led the Cheyenne?
(a) Black Wolf.
(b) Roman Nose.
(c) Black Elk.
(d) Spotted Tail.

15. Who was the half-French, half-Iowa interpreter used by the soldiers at Fort Laramie in Chapter 4?
(a) Conquering Bear.
(b) Wyuse.
(c) Francois.
(d) Brule.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 10, who writes, "I captured the greatest prize of all"?

2. Why did Crazy Horse most likely not get the scalp of his first human kill?

3. In Chapter12, how many times a year might Crazy Horse go on a buffalo hunt?

4. What fellow West Point friend did Custer congratulate on his successes in the Confederate artillery?

5. What was the last major tribe pushed onto the Plains by military defeats with other tribes?

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