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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When did Custer enter West Point Military Academy?
(a) August, 1859.
(b) September, 1858.
(c) June, 1860.
(d) July, 1857.

3. In Chapter12, how many times a year might Crazy Horse go on a buffalo hunt?
(a) Two or three.
(b) One.
(c) As many as possible.
(d) Five or six.

4. According to a letter Custer wrote to his sister, what percentage of students at West Point failed?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Thirty-five.
(d) Twenty.

5. Who was so pleased with Custer's decision to attend West Point that he gave him $200 for expenses?
(a) The farmer, Mr. Monroe.
(b) Congressman Bingham.
(c) The parent of one of his students.
(d) His father.

6. How did Custer spend his teenager years according to Chapter 7?
(a) Going to school.
(b) Playing practical jokes.
(c) Trying to do something and be somebody.
(d) Competing against others.

7. About how much did Crazy Horse weigh at the age of 24?
(a) 140 pounds.
(b) 160 pounds.
(c) 180 pounds.
(d) 200 pounds.

8. In Chapter 3, what aspect of Sioux life would Claude Levi-Strauss, a French anthropologist, have called the "science of the concrete"?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Visions.
(c) Animals as teachers.
(d) Storytelling.

9. Who did Custer vote for in the 1864 election for president?
(a) It's unknown.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Grant.
(d) McClellan.

10. At what age did most Sioux boys participate in their first tribal hunt?
(a) Ten or eleven.
(b) Sixteen to seventeen.
(c) Fourteen to fifteen.
(d) Twelve or thirteen.

11. Whose life was more controlled by time, according to Chapter 7?
(a) Custer.
(b) Both men.
(c) Neither man.
(d) Crazy Horse.

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

13. How many Native Americans made up the decoy party after camping on July 24, 1865?
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Fifteen.

14. Where did "Custer get a decent return on the investment of his men's lives"?
(a) Wilderness campaign.
(b) Malvern Hill.
(c) Gettysberg.
(d) Appomattox.

15. In 1865, the Oglala resurrected a system of government that acted as a chief's society. The seven men over forty who served were called what?
(a) Akicita society.
(b) Big Bellies.
(c) Shirt-wearers.
(d) Chief council.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the WPPA?

2. In Chapter 2, the author writes that Americans worked so much that work became ____________.

3. Who does the author credit with giving Custer his first big break in Chapter 10?

4. What was Custer's nickname as a boy?

5. What book led to Custer writing an essay titled, "The Red Man" while at West Point?

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