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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 area is known as Greasy Grass to the Native Americans?
2. What does Amelia try to steal from Jack in chapter 21?
3. What historical figure has an Indian name similar to Jack's son?
4. Why does Jack put Amelia in a hotel?
5. What happened to Jack Crabb when he finished speaking into the recording machine?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Jack believe the prostitute is that Wild Bill has purchased for him in a local brothel?
2. How does Jack finally become a scout? Who is he to report to?
3. What happened to Jack after telling his story to the writer/editor?
4. How does Jack go about making money to support Amelia?
5. Why does Jack believe his killing of Custer after the attack at Washita would have altered history?
6. What does the writer/editor say about his opinion of the truthfulness of Jack's story?
7. Where does Jack wake up? Who has saved his life? Why?
8. How does Jack wound Wild Bill's pride during a gun fight?
9. What does Jack learn when he attempts to convince the leader of the scouts to tell Custer about the size of the Indian group they are following?
10. What historic lawman does Jack meet while traveling with buffalo skinners? Whose life does this lawman save?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following themes in detail:
2) Warring Cultures
3) Manifest Destiny
4) Lies and betrayal.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
This novel depicts Indians slaughtering men and raping women because of a cultural misunderstanding. Discuss the differences in the culture between the Whites and the Indians. Why did the drunk white men slapping the Indians on the back set off a massacre? Why did Jack's show of concern for a young Indian brave cause them to become lifetime enemies? How did living with the Cheyenne during childhood affect Jack's personality and actions as an adult?
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