Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. William Hale once said, "I, like many other good men, believed it would be only a short time until Congress would pass a law" (160) that permitted what practice?
(a) Gambling on reservation lands.
(b) Lynchings.
(c) Alcohol sales on reservation lands.
(d) The sale of headrights.

2. In what year was Tom White's father elected as county sheriff?
(a) 1888.
(b) 1881.
(c) 1896.
(d) 1901.

3. What expected revelation was made the day after Ernest's private conversations with another man's lawyers?
(a) Ernest had withdrawn his offer to testify for the state and would now testify for the defense.
(b) Mollie Burkhart had gone missing.
(c) Ernest had committed suicide.
(d) William Hale had changed his plea.

4. How does the author describe William Hale's manner immediately after Tom White had detailed the overwhelming evidence incriminating William Hale in several murders?
(a) Preoccupied.
(b) Unperturbed.
(c) Detached.
(d) Nervous.

5. Who did Pike claim had hired him to perform his required task?
(a) Tom White.
(b) J. Edgar Hoover.
(c) William Hale.
(d) Ernest Burkhart.

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

7. Who was NOT among the people Bill Smith met with in the hospital shortly before his death, when he asked the nurse to leave the room?
(a) James Shoun.
(b) William Hale.
(c) His lawyer.
(d) David Shoun.

8. When Pike, the private detective from Kansas, revealed that he had not really been hired to solve Anna's murder, what did he reveal his true purpose to be?
(a) He was hired to kill Kelsie Morrison.
(b) He was hired to conceal Bryan's whereabouts on the night of Anna's murder.
(c) He was hired as a bodyguard for Tom White.
(d) He was hired to find the mole with the Reign of Terror investigation.

9. In what famous murder case were handwriting and document analysis first instrumentally used?
(a) Leopold and Loeb.
(b) H.H. Holmes.
(c) The Boston Strangler.
(d) Jack the Ripper.

10. What changed William Hale's initial reaction to the news that his case would have to be tried in state court?
(a) Sheriff Freas arrested William Hale, this time on state charges.
(b) He heard his nephew Ernest Burkhart cry out.
(c) Tom White informed William Hale that he would only be released for a few hours.
(d) Mollie Burkhart spoke up from the back of the courtroom.

11. Which two people did Bill Smith name as his only two enemies as he lay upon his deathbed?
(a) William Hale and Ernest Burkhart.
(b) George Bigheart and William Hale.
(c) Ernest Burkhart and George Bigheart.
(d) Rita Smith and Mollie Burkhart.

12. What was Kelsie Morrison's answer when he was asked what he had done directly after shooting Anna in the head?
(a) He said he had gone to the bar to celebrate.
(b) He said he had become frozen with fear.
(c) He said he had gone home and had eaten supper.
(d) He said he had succumbed to a nervous breakdown.

13. What outrageous claim did William Hale make when he testified on his own behalf?
(a) He claimed that Ernest Burkhart was jealous of him and wanted to steal William Hale's wife.
(b) He claimed that Henry Roan had committed suicide.
(c) He claimed that his answers would incriminate him.
(d) He claimed that Tom White and his agents had brutally coerced his confession from him using torture.

14. What philosophy of thinking did J. Edgar Hoover adopt in the creation of his overhauled Bureau of Investigation?
(a) Collectivism.
(b) Progressivism.
(c) Populism.
(d) Socialism.

15. J. Edgar Hoover often repeated the maxim "You either improve or" (167) do what?
(a) Disappear.
(b) Disprove.
(c) Deteriorate.
(d) Fail.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose headright had William Hale tried to purchase prior to the owner's death?

2. In what organization did Tom White enlist when he was 24?

3. Who served as a guardian to both Anna and Lizzie before their deaths?

4. What was Mollie's response when the attorney assisting the prosecution asked her if she loved her husband?

5. When William Hale tried to take out an insurance policy on Henry Roan, he was told that he could only do so if what condition were true?

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