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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chronicle Two: The Evidence Man, Chapters 18-21 and Chronicle Three: The Reporter, Chapter 22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Bill Smith name as the executor of his slain wife Rita's will as he lay upon his deathbed?
(a) James Shoun.
(b) Mollie Burkhart.
(c) William Hale.
(d) David Shoun.

2. What event resulted in putting a stop to the campaign to fire Tom White and his men?
(a) Ernest Burkhart made a full confession.
(b) J. Edgar Hoover was given a commendation by the U.S. government.
(c) The governor of Oklahoma was assassinated.
(d) Tom White was killed in the line of duty.

3. What method did Tom White's father use to execute a criminal while his son Tom White watched?
(a) Stoning.
(b) Hanging.
(c) Guillotine.
(d) Electrocution.

4. Al Spencer told Tom White that William Hale had once offered him $2,000 to kill which two people?
(a) Mollie and Ernest Burkhart.
(b) Bill and Anna Smith.
(c) Dick Gregg and Bryan Burkhart.
(d) W.W. Vaughn and Barney McBride.

5. How old was Mollie when she married Henry Roan in what was likely an arranged marriage?
(a) 17.
(b) 20.
(c) 18.
(d) 15.

Short Answer Questions

1. What quality nearly always led an Osage person to be appointed a white financial guardian?

2. What writer does the author quote when he writes that the age described in the narrative "was a time marked" (77) by an author who called it "the greatest, gaudiest spree in history"? (77)

3. Who was listed as the beneficiary on Henry Roan's $25,000 life insurance policy?

4. What expected revelation was made the day after Ernest's private conversations with another man's lawyers?

5. A government study estimated that prior to 1925, how much money had been stolen from adult Osage wards by their appointed white guardians?

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