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. What do the Cheyenne call the battle at Rosebud?

2. What river takes the Custer party to Alexandria?

3. Who killed Captain Fetterman?

4. According to Chapter 13, what was the first financial offer that the government made to Plains tribes?

5. When did Custer leave for Fort McPherson?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to the author, what was the first time that Crazy Horse's actions affected Custer?

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

4. What did General Sherman hope to have happen when he pushed for the 1868 peace treaty with the Sioux?

5. What route did Custer's party take to Texas?

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

7. What is the "Panic of 1873"?

8. Why was Custer's desertion rate in Kansas so high?

9. What change does becoming a father have on Crazy Horse?

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

After arriving in Kansas, Custer seems almost desperate to have Libbie with him, regardless of the danger from Indians. His anxiety is described as "nearly too much for him to bear." Once she arrives, "Custer's spirits began to revive." Analyze Custer's actions. Why does he act with such desperation.

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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