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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The text states that American lawmen in the 1920s "were then still largely" (19) what?
(a) Corrupt.
(b) Inept.
(c) Vigilantes.
(d) Amateurs.

2. In what decade did the U.S. government forcibly move the Osage tribe from their land in Kansas?
(a) 1920s.
(b) 1840s.
(c) 1880s.
(d) 1870s.

3. The county prosecutor requested an exhumation of Anna's body in order to look for what piece of evidence?
(a) A bullet.
(b) Hair.
(c) Fingernail scratches.
(d) Signs of suffocation.

4. What did the sheriff of Osage County do once he was notified that Anna's body had been found?
(a) He went to the scene to take photographs.
(b) He sent one of his deputies to collect evidence.
(c) He notified Anna's family about the discovery of her body.
(d) He called the FBI.

5. Who testified in defense of the Osage people at a Congressional hearing, arguing "that the government should not be dictating the Osage's financial decisions" (79)?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) William Hale.
(c) Mollie Burkhart.
(d) Tom White.

6. Who did Henry Roan consider to be his best friend?
(a) Tom White.
(b) Bryan Burkhart.
(c) William Hale.
(d) Ernest Burkhart.

7. In what year was the law enacted that deemed Osage people with financial guardians as "restricted" (79)?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1917.
(d) 1921.

8. The text states that the Osage tribe took in more than $30 million in what year?
(a) 1901.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1886.
(d) 1931.

9. Who was Mollie's appointed financial guardian?
(a) William Hale.
(b) Bill Smith.
(c) Bryan Burkhart.
(d) Ernest Burkhart.

10. In which settlement did Mollie and her family live within the Osage reservation?
(a) Pawhuska.
(b) Sutpen.
(c) Whizbang.
(d) Gray Horse.

11. What Biblical reference did a government inspector make during his plea to Congress asking them to take greater control over the Osage people and their money?
(a) Cain and Abel.
(b) Sodom and Gomorrah.
(c) David and Goliath.
(d) Samson and Delilah.

12. In what year was the Louisiana Purchase enacted, "which contained lands dominated by the Osage" (37)?
(a) 1803.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1816.

13. How old was Henry Roan at the time of his murder?
(a) 51.
(b) 34.
(c) 24.
(d) 40.

14. What is NOT one role the author names when describing Henry Grammer?
(a) Steer-roping champion.
(b) Train robber.
(c) Bootlegger.
(d) Murderer.

15. To whom did Mollie turn when the local officials expressed little interest in investigating Anna's murder?
(a) Ernest Burkhart.
(b) William Hale.
(c) Tom White.
(d) Harve Freas.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Mollie and Henry marry?

2. How long after Anna's murder did her mother Lizzie die of a "peculiar wasting illness" (35)?

3. What decade was a writer of the age referring to when calling it "the greatest, gaudiest spree in history" (77)?

4. Who created the Bureau of Investigation, "hoping to fill the void in federal law enforcement" (105)?

5. What was the name of Mollie's husband?

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