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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. Who wrote to Custer, "...I had to weep for joy that the recollection was sweet in your memory"?
(a) His first girlfriend, Mary.
(b) His wife, Libbie.
(c) His mother.
(d) His sister, Lydia.

2. In Chapter 7, what was constricting in Custer's life?
(a) Customs.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Religion.
(d) Expectations.

3. Who is George Bent?
(a) Half Cheyenne, son of a trader.
(b) A soldier at Fort Laramie.
(c) One of the soldiers at Sand Creek.
(d) Half Shoshoni, son of a soldier.

4. 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) The parent of one of his students.
(c) His father.
(d) Congressman Bingham.

5. Who reported buffalo "as far as the eye could reach the country seemed blackened by innumerable herds"?
(a) Francis Parkman.
(b) The father of Crazy Horse.
(c) Captain Benjamin Bonneville.
(d) George Armstrong Custer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Crazy Horse spend his teenage years according to Chapter 7?

2. Of the 267 Union soldiers executed during the Civil War, how many were executed for desertion?

3. How many times during their lives did Crazy Horse and Custer come in contact with each other?

4. What position was Custer serving in when he was arrested and court-martial proceedings were started against him?

5. According to Chapter 4, what was central to life for a Sioux male?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of furniture did Custer have at West Point?

2. Why do men and animals congregate in the tree groves on the Great Plains in Chapter 1?

3. What is a kola and who was the kola of Curly?

4. Explain George Armstrong Custer's birth order.

5. How did the Cheyenne and Sioux plan for the big expedition against the settlers and soldiers in the summer of 1865?

6. Why was Custer turned down for a command of a new Michigan cavalry regiment?

7. According to the author, what led Curly to seek a vision in Chapter 4?

8. Describe what happened when Custer and his wife left for the Wilderness Campaign.

9. Chapter 2 speaks of the 19th century attitude of "getting rid of it." What does this refer to?

10. Who is Francis Parkman, and why is he significant in the beginning chapters?

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