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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the women who try to escape from the camp?
(a) They are caught by members of the Cheyenne.
(b) They are found dead due to exposure and starvation.
(c) They are able to make their way back to the fort.
(d) They are able to meet up with a passing wagon train.

2. What kind of Indians were the fort Indians, according to Abigail James?
(a) "Drunken, degenerate savages."
(b) "They are business owners who were successful at the forts."
(c) "Industrious and interested in learning white man's ways."
(d) "They exploited their culture by selling trinkets to white people."

3. Sitting in the tipi at the end of her arrival day in camp, what does May realize?
(a) Perhaps the insane asylum was not as bad as she thought.
(b) She has always been foolish and impetuous.
(c) She is looking forward to the adventure.
(d) This is a tremendous opportunity even though it is frightening.

4. One night at dinner, as the party nears Indian territory, what does Daisy tell them about her father?
(a) He was a successful businessman.
(b) He was a wealthy southern aristrocrat.
(c) He was a northern sympathizer.
(d) He lost everything in the Civil War and died a broken man.

5. Two days after May meets Captain Bourke, where does he invite her to do?
(a) Have an after dinner drink.
(b) Take a look at the horses.
(c) Look around the fort.
(d) Take a stroll.

6. What is Captain Bourke's comment about May Dodd's suggestion that the woman might be able to bring an appreciation for white civilization to the savages?
(a) The women should go home.
(b) It is impossible for Indians to understand the white man's culture.
(c) The woman have a good chance of civilizing the Indians.
(d) The mission of the women is doomed to failure.

7. What does May observe about Indian social structure?
(a) They are constantly adjustng the rules.
(b) They maintain a written record of the rules.
(c) They have no real social rules.
(d) They are sticklers for protocol with strict rules of acceptable behavior.

8. What does May learn about Jimmy during the last days of the trip?
(a) Jimmy is really a military spy.
(b) Jimmy plans on trading some guns with the Indians.
(c) Jimmy is really a girl named Dirty Gertie.
(d) Jimmy is spying on Captain Bourke.

9. What things were an important part of the wedding ceremony?
(a) Food and instruction on how to prepare this special food.
(b) Instructions on properly serving their new husbands.
(c) Music, singing, and dancing.
(d) Instructions on how to be good Indian wives.

10. During the dinner conversation, Lydia Bradley tries to turn the conversation to what subject?
(a) Her new dress and the latest New York fashion.
(b) The need for more gardens at the fort.
(c) Her new hat and the latest New York fashion.
(d) The ladies' sewing circle.

11. What two things does May stop doing because of the cruel way she is treated while staying with the family of Lieutenant James?
(a) She stops writing in her journal and stops taking walks.
(b) She stops writing in her journal and stops paying any attention to the soldier's requests.
(c) She refuses to eat and stops writing in her journal.
(d) She refuses to eat and stops taking walks.

12. According to tribal custom, because Marie Blanche's husband is dead and she is pregnant, what happens to her?
(a) One Bear, Runs From Crow's younger brother, offers to marry her.
(b) She is sent back to the fort.
(c) She is banished from the tribe.
(d) She is married to the Chief.

13. How does Lieutenant James' wife, Abigail, treat May when she stays with the family?
(a) She is solicitous to May.
(b) She is aloof toward May.
(c) She is cruel to May.
(d) She is kind to May.

14. Why is Helen pleased the last part of the trip as they approach Cheyenne territory?
(a) She can shoot birds and collect their feathers.
(b) She can shoot the birds that she draws.
(c) She can shoot birds for a sumptuous dinner.
(d) She can shoot birds she uses to make special medicines.

15. What is unusual about Stares at Sun, the old Indian who wins the target contest?
(a) He is blind.
(b) He is female.
(c) He is elderly.
(d) He is crippled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are some of the smells involved with living with the Indians that make an impression on May?

2. How does May describe the military guard accompanying them on their journey?

3. What information does the blacksmith's family that houses Phemie tell about the Cheyenne?

4. How does Reverend Hare's performance on the night of the wild party affect the way the Indians feel about him?

5. After the wild events at the council meeting, how does May feel about the position of the women in the tribe?

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