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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Within how many years of the Louisiana Purchase were the Osage forced by the U.S. government to "relinquish their territory between the Arkansas River and the Missouri River" (37)?
(a) Four.
(b) Ten.
(c) Two.
(d) Fifteen.

2. What method was used by Henry Roan's murderer?
(a) Suffocation.
(b) Poison.
(c) Gunfire.
(d) Strangulation.

3. With what objects did the Osage begin to outline their homes after Henry Roan's murder?
(a) Electric light bulbs.
(b) Torches.
(c) Candles.
(d) Radium paint.

4. What was Anna's late sister's official cause of death?
(a) A wasting illness.
(b) Brain cancer.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Tuberculosis.

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

6. Just before W.W. Vaughn left his house for the last time, to whom did he give information about hidden evidence and money?
(a) His brother.
(b) The sheriff.
(c) His servant.
(d) His wife.

7. How long after Anna's murder did her mother Lizzie die of a "peculiar wasting illness" (35)?
(a) Less than two months.
(b) Less than three months.
(c) Less than one month.
(d) Less than two weeks.

8. What sentence did Henry Grammer receive after he "gunned down a sheepshearer" (87) in Montana in 1904?
(a) Five years.
(b) Twenty-five years.
(c) Fifteen years.
(d) Three years.

9. In what state was the Osage tribe's land located in 1921 at the time of the narrative's beginning?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Oklahoma.
(c) Colorado.
(d) Kansas.

10. Who was the first person Mollie suspected of possibly being involved in Anna's murder?
(a) Bryan Burkhart.
(b) Oda Brown.
(c) Tom White.
(d) William Hale.

11. What item did Mollie and her family place within Anna's coffin on the day of her funeral, in keeping with Osage beliefs?
(a) Silver.
(b) Blankets.
(c) Money.
(d) Food.

12. What quality nearly always led an Osage person to be appointed a white financial guardian?
(a) A history of mental illness.
(b) Physical disability.
(c) The lack of white ancestry.
(d) Lack of official enrollment in the tribe.

13. When the Osage land auction record rose to nearly $14 million, a reporter remarked in an article, "The Osage Indians are becoming so rich that" (76) what?
(a) Something would have to be done about it.
(b) They would soon be able to leave the country altogether.
(c) They were in danger of overstepping their bounds.
(d) Their lives were now worth nothing.

14. The Osage refer to which month as "the time of the flower-killing moon" (5)?
(a) October.
(b) May.
(c) June.
(d) April.

15. The text states that which person was "revered as the 'King of the Osage Hills'" (29)?
(a) Charles Whitehorn.
(b) William Hale.
(c) Ernest Burkhart.
(d) Herve Freas.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Minnie when she died?

2. How old was Mollie when she married Henry Roan in what was likely an arranged marriage?

3. What is NOT one role the author names when describing Henry Grammer?

4. The county prosecutor requested an exhumation of Anna's body in order to look for what piece of evidence?

5. 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?

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