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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 are the Lance Owners?
(a) A Sioux society.
(b) Cheyenne warriors.
(c) Elders.
(d) A tribal nickname.

2. How many Sioux were estimated to be at the great council at Bear Butte in Chapter 4?
(a) Less than a thousand.
(b) 1000 to 2500.
(c) 5000 to 7500.
(d) 3000 to 4500.

3. In Chapter 10, who says, "it looks like treason" about a document?
(a) General McClellan.
(b) General Smith.
(c) Fernando Wood.
(d) Captain Custer.

4. What more than tripled in Ohio from 1828 to 1850?
(a) Railroads.
(b) Towns.
(c) Population.
(d) Newspapers and periodicals.

5. Why did Crazy Horse most likely not get the scalp of his first human kill?
(a) He was injured.
(b) He found out it was a woman.
(c) He refused to scalp anyone.
(d) He did not have a scalping knife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the estimated number of buffalo on the Great Plains in the nineteenth century?

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

3. What became a distinguishing mark of the 3rd Cavalry Division?

4. On the expedition against the whites on the Plains in June 1865, who led the Cheyenne?

5. What was the most important subject at West Point when Custer attended?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the final chapter suggest about Crazy Horse's first love, Black Buffalo Woman?

2. What religion did the Custer family practice, and where did they worship?

3. Describe Curly's first human kill.

4. According to the author, what was the first time that Crazy Horse's actions affected Custer?

5. Why is Custer bored in Chapter 17?

6. What were the results of Custer's leadership on the Wilderness campaign of May, 1864?

7. What differences did General McClellan have against the Lincoln administration?

8. What did De Crevecoeur have in mind when he wrote, "The American is a new man who acts on new principles"?

9. Who placed Crazy Horse's body on the Sioux ritual scaffold?

10. How are Crazy Horse and Custer viewed during their late teens?

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