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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 tribal nickname.
(b) Elders.
(c) Cheyenne warriors.
(d) A Sioux society.

2. When did Custer become a Major General?
(a) September, 1864.
(b) July, 1863.
(c) January, 1865.
(d) May, 1864.

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

4. What was Custer's nickname as a boy?
(a) Autie.
(b) Georgie.
(c) Curly.
(d) Goldilocks.

5. After what skirmish did Custer call the Civil War a "Glorious War"?
(a) Fredericksburg.
(b) Vicksburg.
(c) Appomattox.
(d) Rappahannock River.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Crazy Horse "do for a living" according to Chapter 8?

2. What medal did Tom Custer receive for his actions at Appomattox?

3. At what ages did Custer and Crazy Horse become recognized leaders?

4. At age ten, Custer went to live with his half-sister and her new husband who lived in __________.

5. What color were Custer's eyes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain George Armstrong Custer's birth order.

2. Describe the plunder that George Bent reports he sees in an Indian camp as the Sioux and Cheyenne attack settlements along the Platte River.

3. In Chapter 12, both men are described as finding the "rush of hot, fresh blood exciting." In what ways is this demonstrated?

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

5. How did Colonel Chivington set up the events of the Sand Creek Massacre?

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

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

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

9. What were some of Crazy Horse's idiosyncracies as . noted before he went into battle?

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

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