Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 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. Al Spencer told Tom White that William Hale had once offered him $2,000 to kill which two people?

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

3. To what organization did Tom White return after his brother was gunned down in East Texas?

4. How old was Tom White when he watched his father execute a criminal?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the reaction of the public to the news of how deep the conspiracy against the Osage had actually gone?

2. How did the media portray Mollie Burkhart during the trial of Ernest Burkhart and William Hale?

3. How were the Texas Rangers viewed differently by white Texans than they were viewed by people of color?

4. How did Tom White release the pent-up frustration created by his investigation of William Hale's involvement in the Osage murders?

5. What is the meaning of the title of Chapter 12, A Wilderness of Mirrors?

6. What did the men on the list of witnesses for the prosecution of William Hale have in common?

7. What turned out to be the true events leading up to the bombing of the Smiths' home?

8. What was Tom White's reaction to discovering that so many possible witnesses could no longer testify because they were dead?

9. Why did the Shoun doctors refrain from summoning the sheriff or a prosecutor in favor of summoning Bill Smith's personal attorney as Bill Smith lay upon his deathbed?

10. What evidence does the author provide to support his claim that Tom White "was feeling pressure not just from Hoover" (171)?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Trace the character arc of William Hale provided by the author. How does the author go about showing the evil duplicity present within William Hale's character and his power to harm those whose monies he coveted without being punished for his heinous acts?

Essay Topic 2

Write a persuasive essay convincing your school's Social Studies department chair that the Osage murders are a topic that students should learn about in History classes.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the respective symbolism of Ernest Burkhart and William Hale across the events of the narrative.

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