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

2. What are the Lance Owners?

3. What political party did Custer belong to?

4. What could happen to a Union soldier who did not do his duty in combat?

5. What fellow West Point friend did Custer congratulate on his successes in the Confederate artillery?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Custer only took one leave from West Point. When and where did he go?

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

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

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

7. Describe what happened when Custer and his wife left for the Wilderness Campaign.

8. How are Crazy Horse and Custer viewed during their late teens?

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

10. Why do men and animals congregate in the tree groves on the Great Plains in Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Libbie Bacon is described as a progressive woman. Discuss why the author states this. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways are the language and ideas in "Crazy Horse and Custer," originally published in 1975, dated? Look particularly at words used in discussing both Native and African Americans.

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