Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Test | Final 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. In Chapter 17, who is quoted as saying, "We were up against it from the start"?

2. What book is Custer reading in Chapter 19?

3. When do Custer and Crazy Horse first fight in the same battle?

4. Where was Custer's version of the Reno scouting expedition published?

5. What did Custer name as one of the chief pleasures he and Libbie enjoyed on the Plains?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Sun Dance held at Rosebud.

2. Sitting Bull is referred to as the most famous Native American ever. Why?

3. According to the author, what mistakes did Custer make at the Battle of Little Bighorn?

4. What were agency Indians?

5. Crazy Horse becomes a leader of a band of Sioux in Chapter 20. Explain what this means.

6. What did Crazy Horse's friend, He Dog, decide to do before the battle at Rosebud?

7. By the spring of 1866, what progress has been made on the railroads, and what are the future plans?

8. How does E.B. Taylor induce Indian leaders to sign treaties?

9. What two men taught Custer the most about the Plains and the tribes that live there?

10. What did the government mean about "civilization" in the Treaty of 1868?

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

Based on Part I only, compare and contrast Crazy Horse and Custer. In your opinion, does the author have enough similarities between these two men for any interesting analysis of their lives?

Essay Topic 3

Ambrose says that Sherman put "a joker in the deck" of the 1869 Treaty. He calls that joker civilization. Write an essay about what the treaty required of the Sioux relating to civilization. Why does the author refer to this as a "joker"?

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