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 did Custer have his photo taken with in the Black Hills?

2. In 1868, approximately how many troops were stationed on the frontier?

3. Who is Medicine Bill?

4. According to Chapter 20, what two Sioux leaders were jealous of each other?

5. What was Carrington's Achilles' heel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Crazy Horse keep his feelings for Black Buffalo Woman secret?

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

3. What happened in 1840 when some Sioux brought yellow nuggets of gold to Father De Smet?

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

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

6. What were agency Indians?

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

8. Describe Little Bighorn.

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Libbie Bacon is described as a progressive woman. Discuss why the author states this. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Ambrose writes that both Crazy Horse and Custer "lived in a society that exalted individualism..." Describe how both Native American and white societies praised individualism.

Essay Topic 3

Custer insists on having Libbie with him, willing to expose her to dangers, yet Custer issued orders that if Libbie was captured by Indians, she should be shot dead. According to the author,"a psychiatrist might be tempted to speculate that he loved his image of Libbie's purity more than he love Libbie herself." Write on this topic, including your opinion and facts supporting your opinion.

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