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 political party did Custer belong to?

2. In Chapter 10, who says, "it looks like treason" about a document?

3. Why did Crazy Horse most likely not get the scalp of his first human kill?

4. What position was Custer serving in when he was arrested and court-martial proceedings were started against him?

5. Who said "fighting for fun is rare"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What were the results of Custer's leadership on the Wilderness campaign of May, 1864?

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

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

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

8. Explain Crazy Horse's religion.

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

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

Reread the section about Pretty Boy being a winkte. What was the Sioux attitude about being a winkte, and how does that compare to today's attitudes about gay people?

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

At the beginning of Chapter 13, the author quotes Captain William Fetterman as saying, "With eighty men, I can ride through the entire Sioux nation." Discuss what Fetterman means by this statement and what such a statement says about him.

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