One Thousand White Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of person is Narcissa White?
(a) A shrew who hates everyone.
(b) A Christian missionary with a shrill voice.
(c) A quiet, little woman.
(d) A selfish spinster.

2. During her "honeymoon," what does May learn to do?
(a) Build a stand to use to hunt.
(b) Butcher, skin, and dress an animal.
(c) Identify safe things to eat.
(d) Shoot game.

3. What does May do when she is told about the Black Hills gold?
(a) She tells the Cheyenne so they can start mining the gold.
(b) She tells the women so they can return to the fort.
(c) She keeps the information to herself for the time being.
(d) She tells the women so they can mine the gold for protection in the future.

4. How does May describe the camp that is set up at the end of each day of travel?
(a) Casual so that it is as easy as possible on everyone.
(b) Haphazard because they are not terribly organized in their travel.
(c) Very small and compact for safety.
(d) Ordered and exactly like the camp the day before.

5. May and Captain Bourke find they both share an interest in what subject?
(a) Horses.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Milton.

6. Who is Lydia Bradley?
(a) A cold and cruel woman.
(b) A foolish, silly woman.
(c) A rather boring, uninteresting young woman.
(d) A charming, well-educated woman.

7. Who is the Kelly twins' ace-in-the-hole in their gambling enterprise?
(a) Gretchen.
(b) Helen.
(c) May.
(d) Narcissa.

8. What message does Gertie bring from the fort?
(a) The Cheyenne are about to be attacked by enemy tribes.
(b) Gold has been found in the Black Hills.
(c) The women have been abandoned by the government.
(d) The women have been recalled back to Washington, D.C.

9. How were the women treated when they first entered the Indian camp?
(a) They were punished for not being native Indians.
(b) They were greeted by the entire tribe and their families.
(c) They were brought before the Chief and made to bow before him.
(d) They were generally ignored by everyone.

10. How is Gretchen Fathauer described?
(a) A beautiful German woman.
(b) A poor, shy woman.
(c) The very picture of the blond, Swiss lass with pigtails.
(d) A large, Swiss woman with a heart of gold.

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

12. How does May describe herself during a conversation at the dinner table about religion?
(a) A bit of an agnostic.
(b) A Protestant.
(c) An Anglican.
(d) A Catholic.

13. How does May describe Reverend Hare?
(a) A doddering old fool whom no one pays any attention to.
(b) A kindly man respected by all.
(c) A lazy man who takes advantage of his position.
(d) A scholarly man studying the Indian culture.

14. How does May describe the train they use to get to Fort Laramie in comparison to their transportation from Chicago?
(a) Filthy.
(b) Luxurious.
(c) Somewhat more comfortable.
(d) Even more spartan and uncomfortable.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Daisy Lovelace?

3. What happens to Jules Seminole because he brought the whiskey to the tribe?

4. Who is Jules Seminole?

5. Why was Mary initially willing to participate in the Brides for Indians program?

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