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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. Which regiment stages a mutiny against Custer in Texas?
(a) 1st Texas Cavalry.
(b) 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry.
(c) 4th Colorado Cavalry.
(d) 2nd Kansas Cavalry.

2. Where did Red Cloud make what the author calls a "splendid" speech?
(a) Potomac River, Washington, D.C.
(b) Cooper Union, New York.
(c) State Capitol, Omaha.
(d) World's Fair, Chicago.

3. In 1868, approximately how many troops were stationed on the frontier?
(a) 55,000.
(b) 40,000.
(c) 70,000.
(d) 25,000.

4. How many men of the 7th Cavalry did Custer march toward Little Bighorn?
(a) 820.
(b) 735.
(c) 1000.
(d) 611.

5. In Chapter 22, what did the occasional fisherman used for fish bait?
(a) Buffalo fat.
(b) Worms.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Grasshopper.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who killed Captain Fetterman?

2. Custer wrote to Libbie that the "Indians have a new name for me." What was it?

3. In Chapter 17, who is quoted as saying, "We were up against it from the start"?

4. In 1867, a Missouri senator complains about the Indian wars costing the government at least how much daily?

5. What book is Custer reading in Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

1. What route did Custer's party take to Texas?

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

3. What did General Sherman hope to have happen when he pushed for the 1868 peace treaty with the Sioux?

4. What did the government mean about "civilization" in the Treaty of 1868?

5. In Chapter 21, the author relates that large numbers of Native Americans are leaving the agencies in 1875. There were "almost as many motives for going north as there were Indians making the trek." What are some of the reasons?

6. What were agency Indians?

7. Sitting Bull is referred to as the most famous Native American ever. Why?

8. By the spring of 1866, what progress has been made on the railroads, and what are the future plans?

9. How does E.B. Taylor induce Indian leaders to sign treaties?

10. What two men taught Custer the most about the Plains and the tribes that live there?

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