Little Big Man 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. What is the reason for the fight?

2. What is in the whiskey barrel that causes trouble in chapter 23?

3. Who does Jack find among the American dead, taking a scalp in chapter 18?

4. Where are Jack and his Cheyenne band camped?

5. Who does Jack run into, selling whiskey out of a barrel?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What tactics utilized by the Sioux is Jack surprised to see?

3. What scam does Jack pull in order to afford to put Amelia into a good school?

4. What does Jack learn about Amelia moments before she marries a state senator's son? How does he react?

5. What ritual does Jack witness Old Lodge Skins perform?

6. How does Jack go about making money to support Amelia?

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. Why does Jack believe his killing of Custer after the attack at Washita would have altered history?

10. What does the writer/editor say about his opinion of the truthfulness of Jack's story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is unique about the narration of this novel? Why does the fictional writer/editor feel the need to make comment about the narration before and after it is presented? Whose voice does most of the story appear in? Why? What is significant about this narration? Is the narrator a reliable narrator? Is the story true? How can the story be verified? Has it been?

Essay Topic 2

What is the purpose of this novel? Why does the fictional author/editor want to tell Jack's story? Does the fictional author/editor believe Jack's story? What would the historical impact be if Jack's story were true? How many white children might possibly have been raised by Indians in this time period? Are Jack's claims realistic?

Essay Topic 3

What is the Seventh Calvary? What is the history of the Seventh Calvary? Who is the leader of the Seventh Calvary? When was the Seventh Calvary formed? What role did it play in the Civil War? What role did it play after the Civil War? For what purpose? What is the Seventh Calvary's role in the Battle of Little Bighorn? What is the outcome?

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