Letters of a Woman Homesteader Test | Final Test - Hard

Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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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. The letter in Chapter 14 was written on ___________________.

2. With whom does Elinore go on a morning ride?

3. How long had Elinore been in Wyoming when she got married?

4. What did Elinore and the other women stay up all night to make for the children in the cabin?

5. At her wedding, Elinore forgot to take off her apron and ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who encouraged Elinore to consider homesteading as a way of life?

2. What did Elinore's friends do around Christmas knowing that she was alone for the holiday?

3. Who was Bishy Bennet and how did Elinore encounter him?

4. What did Elinore say about the time that the thresher crew came?

5. Describe how Gavotte and the women made a wonderful, surprising Christmas for Molly and her children.

6. What were the Leather-Stocking Tales and what did Gavotte plan around the stories?

7. Why had Elinore never said anything to Mrs. Coney about Clyde?

8. What was the surprise encounter that Elinor and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy had with the Mormon bishop?

9. What was Elinore's perspective on homesteading for women and why did she think it was a good solution for them?

10. What good fortune did Gavotte have in the summer of 1912?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What positions other than wife and mother did most prairie women hold? What was expected of a prairie woman by others? What expectations did she place on herself? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What were Elinore's reasons for embarking on her trip to Wyoming? Wouldn't it have been safer for her to stay put with her young daughter in Denver? What did she hope to find that she had never experienced in her life up to this point? What were Elinore's greatest thrills about the trip? Were there any major disappointments? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in frontier life in early twentieth century Wyoming. How were gender roles blurred during this period of time in Wyoming? What lessons did women learn about themselves as they carved lives for their families out of the sod and hills of the prairie?

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