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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. What was the most important subject at West Point when Custer attended?
2. Who said "fighting for fun is rare"?
3. What could happen to a Union soldier who did not do his duty in combat?
4. How many times during their lives did Crazy Horse and Custer come in contact with each other?
5. According to the author in Chapter 7, what was the ultimate difference between Crazy Horse and Custer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Red Cloud in 1866 and what makes him a good leader.
2. What happened in 1840 when some Sioux brought yellow nuggets of gold to Father De Smet?
3. Chapter 2 speaks of the 19th century attitude of "getting rid of it." What does this refer to?
4. What did the government mean about "civilization" in the Treaty of 1868?
5. Why was Custer turned down for a command of a new Michigan cavalry regiment?
6. What happens to the Black Hills after the Battle of Bighorn?
7. Explain Crazy Horse's religion.
8. Explain George Armstrong Custer's birth order.
9. What did De Crevecoeur have in mind when he wrote, "The American is a new man who acts on new principles"?
10. Why does the author not use footnotes in Chapter 23?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors," author Stephen Ambrose attempts to find parallels between two warriors in history. In your opinion, is Ambrose successful, or are the two men more different than Ambrose leads us to believe in the Introduction?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Custer's attitude and actions toward the South, in general, and slavery, specifically. How does this relate to his attitude and actions toward Native Americans?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter Eleven, the author describes Custer as "wallowing" in romanticism. Analyze the connection between romanticism and war.
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