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. Who blocked Custer's path on the north side of the river with approximately 1,500 Hunkpapas?

2. What does the phrase, "to touch the pen" mean?

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

4. Where was Custer's new regiment, the 7th Cavalry, assigned to in 1867?

5. What is the highest hill at the northern end of the bluffs at Little Bighorn called today?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Little Bighorn.

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

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

4. Why is Custer bored in Chapter 17?

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

6. What was the real purpose of inviting Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, and other Indian leaders to Washington in 1870?

7. Describe Red Cloud in 1866 and what makes him a good leader.

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

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

10. In Chapter 21, the author relates that large numbers of Native Americans are leaving the agencies in 1875. There were "almost as many motives for going north as there were Indians making the trek." What are some of the reasons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the economic depression of 1873. Contrast it with a later economic depression in the United States.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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