Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did Custer meet on Thanksgiving evening in 1862?

2. During the time period of this book, what trees were common along streams on the Great Plains ?

3. What was Custer's first nickname at West Point?

4. What more than tripled in Ohio from 1828 to 1850?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways did Custer and Crazy Horse stand out in a crowd?

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. According to the author, what led Curly to seek a vision in Chapter 4?

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

5. What was the demerit policy of West Point when Custer attended? How many demerits did he regularly receive?

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

7. Explain George Armstrong Custer's birth order.

8. In Chapter 11, why does the author describe Custer as a romantic?

9. In Chapter 3, why was Curly encouraged to look up to young warriors? In what way did he not?

10. What did Crazy Horse and Custer think of alcohol?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

At the Battle at Rosebud, Crazy Horse tells his men, "It's a good day to die." This phrase has often been repeated by others. What do you think Crazy Horse meant? Are there other possible meanings?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the economic depression of 1873. Contrast it with a later economic depression in the United States.

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