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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who reported buffalo "as far as the eye could reach the country seemed blackened by innumerable herds"?
2. Where did "Custer get a decent return on the investment of his men's lives"?
3. What did the Oglalas call the road that the settlers knew as "The Oregon Trail"?
4. In what year was George Armstrong Custer born?
5. What was Custer's first nickname at West Point?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways did Custer and Crazy Horse stand out in a crowd?
2. Why was Custer turned down for a command of a new Michigan cavalry regiment?
3. What did Crazy Horse and Custer think of alcohol?
4. Describe the plunder that George Bent reports he sees in an Indian camp as the Sioux and Cheyenne attack settlements along the Platte River.
5. What charm did Crazy Horse receive in 1862 or 1863 and from whom? What was the charm supposed to do?
6. According to the author, what led Curly to seek a vision in Chapter 4?
7. Describe Curly's first human kill.
8. In Chapter 3, why was Curly encouraged to look up to young warriors? In what way did he not?
9. What religion did the Custer family practice, and where did they worship?
10. Custer only took one leave from West Point. When and where did he go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Based on Part I only, compare and contrast Crazy Horse and Custer. In your opinion, does the author have enough similarities between these two men for any interesting analysis of their lives?
Essay Topic 2
The loss of a friend (Hump), his brother (Little Hawk), and ,then , his daughter had its effect on Crazy Horse. In addition, Crazy Horse's efforts to be with Black Buffalo Woman failed; therefore, he lost her as well. On the surface, he appeared even more quiet and would disappear for weeks at a time. Discuss the effect of grief in the life of Crazy Horse.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the economic depression of 1873. Contrast it with a later economic depression in the United States.
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