Little Big Man Test | Mid-Book 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. What do the hunters do with the antelope herd?

2. Why does Caroline decide to leave the Cheyenne village?

3. Why does Jack leave the Pendrakes?

4. Why did the marriage not take place?

5. Where does Mr. Pendrake take Jack to discuss sin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jack think of Mr. Pendrake's description of sin?

2. Why did Kane, the shopkeeper, have to leave town?

3. What causes the Indians to attack the people of the wagon train?

4. Why is Old Lodge Skins' band of Cheyenne separated from the entire Cheyenne tribe?

5. What happens to the business Jack builds in Denver?

6. What crime is Jack accused of shortly after returning to the White schools?

7. What treaty does Jack talk Old Lodge Skins out of signing?

8. What shocks Jack about being back among the White culture?

9. How do the Cheyenne teach their children?

10. Who comes to Jack's rescue during a fight with a mule skinner and helps him to recover from his illness?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following bands of Indians, including information related to the time period in which this novel is set:

1) Cheyenne

2) Crow

3) Sioux.

Essay Topic 2

Who is Bill? Why does he appear to be unwashed? What does this signify? Why does Jack not tell Bill who he is? What is the significance of the snake heads in Bill's barrel of whiskey? Why does this nearly cause the men to kill Bill? Why does Jack do nothing to stop this situation? What does Bill represent in Jack's mind?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Jack Crabbs? Why does the writer want to write a story about him? What is significant about Jack Crabbs' life? How old is Jack Crabbs? Is it possible for a person to live that long? Does Jack Crabbs age bring question to his claims? What took place in the seventy years between the end of Jack's story and his life? Why is this missing time significant? How does this missing time suggest something missing to Jack's story? Is Jack's story true?

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