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. In Chapter 20, who makes the statement that if he were Indian, he would prefer to live on the open plains instead of a reservation?

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

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What two men taught Custer the most about the Plains and the tribes that live there?

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

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

4. Why is Custer bored in Chapter 17?

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

6. What is the "Panic of 1873"?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ambrose says that Sherman put "a joker in the deck" of the 1869 Treaty. He calls that joker civilization. Write an essay about what the treaty required of the Sioux relating to civilization. Why does the author refer to this as a "joker"?

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

Both Crazy Horse and Custer came from patriarchal societies. Discuss the effect this had on both men.

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