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. According to the author, who has written the definitive biography of George Custer?

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

3. In what year was George Armstrong Custer born?

4. What is Pennsylvania Dutch?

5. What old friend did Custer persuade General Pleasonton to give him as as aide?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the chiefs' society that resumed in 1865 involve and what was Crazy Horse's role?

2. What type of furniture did Custer have at West Point?

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

4. Who is Custer's first love, and how does he know her?

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

6. Why was Custer turned down for a command of a new Michigan cavalry regiment?

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

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

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

10. Chapter 2 speaks of the 19th century attitude of "getting rid of it." What does this refer to?

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

Choose the man, Crazy Horse or Custer, whom you most admire most after reading this book.Write an essay on why you admire this man, providing facts from the book to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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