Butcher's Crossing Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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Butcher's Crossing Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

John Williams
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the trail the hunting party takes to reach the Colorado territory?
(a) The Smoky Hill trail.
(b) The Foggy Mountain trail.
(c) The Snake River trail.
(d) The Golden Peninsula trail.

2. Miller states that the people who come to collect the buffalo bones will use the bones for what purpose?
(a) Pendants.
(b) Rein adornments.
(c) Marrow extraction.
(d) Fertilizer.

3. For what reason does Miller keep the hunting party on the trail, even though the land to the sides of the trail is more level?
(a) He is worried the team will become lost if they venture away from the trail.
(b) The sharp grass off the trail will hurt the oxen's hooves.
(c) He likes to see Andrews suffer.
(d) He wants the oxen team to learn how to work together on an uneven trail.

4. What is NOT a quality of Andrews's character by noon on the first day of the expedition?
(a) His buttocks are numb.
(b) The flesh on his thighs is rubbed raw.
(c) He has vomited twice.
(d) His head is pounding.

5. What objects does Schneider realize have been weighing down the thirsty oxen due to their nearly two-ton weight?
(a) Guns and bullets.
(b) Gun powder and bullets.
(c) Shovels and other tools.
(d) Coffee and anvils.

Short Answer Questions

1. Miller tells Schneider that his protests about finding water make Miller think that Schneider just wants what?

2. To what state will the hunting expedition travel?

3. When Andrews finds a hotel room, how much does the room cost per night?

4. What is Andrews's reply when Schneider asks him whether he wants to side with Miller or himself on the subject of finding water?

5. Whom does McDonald describe as not knowing "what to do with themselves" (22)?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reservations does Schneider share about the prospect of the buffalo hunting expedition?

2. How does the theme of racism arise within the character of Miller?

3. What is Andrews's true aim in coming to Butcher's Crossing?

4. What is the first real danger faced by the buffalo hunting party at the center of the story?

5. Discuss how Andrews and McDonald qualify as character foils.

6. What query is made within the letter from Andrews's father to McDonald and how does McDonald respond?

7. How is irony present within Miller's discussion of how every part of a buffalo can be used for some human purpose?

8. What does Miller think is Schneider's real reason for wanting to deviate from the party's planned path to water?

9. How do Andrews's physical changes over the first few weeks of the expedition indicate psychological changes as well?

10. What signs does the hunting party see that point to the presence of buffalo before they actually see any?

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