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 was Carrington's Achilles' heel?

2. Who was the Cheyenne leader at Little Bighorn?

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

4. In 1867, a Missouri senator complains about the Indian wars costing the government at least how much daily?

5. Who kills Little Hawk?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Little Bighorn.

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

6. 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?

7. Why is Custer bored in Chapter 17?

8. What is the "Panic of 1873"?

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

Describe the importance of visions among the Sioux, in general, and Crazy Horse's vision, specifically. What do you think of the concept of allowing a vision to determine your life's path?

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

On more than one occasion, the author has compared Custer to famed World War II general, George S. Patton. Research the life of Patton, then compare and contrast the two men.

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