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 operated as the rear guard in the fight against the Shoshoni in Chapter 17?

2. In Chapter 22, what did the occasional fisherman used for fish bait?

3. Who is Medicine Bill?

4. Who killed Captain Fetterman?

5. In Chapter 16, who says that he's ready for peace?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Sun Dance held at Rosebud.

2. How does Sitting Bull describe Custer's death?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Custer's attitude and actions toward the South, in general, and slavery, specifically. How does this relate to his attitude and actions toward Native Americans?

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