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The Killing of the Buffalo Lesson:
Test Question



In 1871 a new type of buffalo hunting began.

a. Briefly describe what this was. (4 marks)

b. Explain the difference between this way of hunting and the way it had been done before.
(6 marks)

c. The following reasons have been given for the slaughter of the buffalo:
The discovery of a new way to tan buffalo hides
The development of a new rifle
The railroad
Which of these do you think was the most important reason to explain the slaughter?
(10 marks)

Points to watch:

a. Briefly describe what this was. (4 marks)

Underline the key word
Try to include the main points using key questions like:
What was the new type of hunting called?
Who took part? What happened?


b. Explain the difference between this way of hunting and the way it had been done before. (6 marks)
Underline the key words.
Identify both ways of hunting by name.
Identify ways they were different
Explain these differences, referring to both ways

c. Which of these do you think was the most important reason to explain the slaughter? (10 marks)
Underline the key words.
You must try to focus on the slaughter
You have been given three reasons for the slaughter
Your challenge is to explain how each of them helped to make the slaughter happen
Finally is there one without which the slaughter would not have happened at all, or one on which the others depend?
Explain
how the reasons linked up and worked together to make the slaughter happen.




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Chris Smallbone March 2006