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Multiple Choice Questions

1. For the last part of their journey to the Indians, what do the women ride in?
(a) A somewhat uncomfortable covered wagon.
(b) In a train car.
(c) On horseback.
(d) A very uncomfortable cart.

2. 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.

3. What does Captain Bourke say to May the evening before leaving the women with the Cheyenne?
(a) He forbids her to go with the Indians.
(b) He insists that she return to her family immediately.
(c) He feels she should go to one of the other tribes.
(d) He insists that she return to the fort every month.

4. What does Jules Seminole tell May is the reason Chief Little Wolf will never kill him?
(a) Chief Little Wolf is afraid of him and can not kill him.
(b) He will be leaving soon.
(c) It is forbidden to kill a member of the tribe.
(d) As a member of the tribe, he is able to do anything he wants.

5. What effect does Phemie's victory in the races have on the women?
(a) They are frightened about how the men will react.
(b) They are united in their pleasure that a woman won.
(c) It has no effect at all.
(d) They decide to demand qual treatment.

6. What does May say about her children in her letter to Harry?
(a) She misses her children.
(b) She is glad that she is no longer responsible for the children.
(c) She no longer misses her children.
(d) She realizes it was for the best.

7. What does May believe after her honeymoon with Chief Little Wolf?
(a) That the women need to get together to compare notes.
(b) That the whole mission is doomed to failure.
(c) She has found the one, true love of her life.
(d) That the Chief will be her window to the tribe.

8. What does May do in the first morning with the Indian tribe that amuses the Indians?
(a) She follows them to the place they bathe and bathes herself.
(b) She reads her book every night.
(c) She insists on preparing meals the way she used to.
(d) She sings to herself while she works in the fields.

9. 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 paying any attention to the soldier's requests.
(b) She refuses to eat and stops taking walks.
(c) She refuses to eat and stops writing in her journal.
(d) She stops writing in her journal and stops taking walks.

10. Why is May sent to the asylum?
(a) Her family wants her to marry Harry Ames to legitimize their grandchildren.
(b) Her family wants her to marry a socially prominent man they have selected for her, but she refuses.
(c) Her family considers her behavior promiscuous.
(d) She has had a number of lovers and refuses to take responsibility for her children.

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

12. What happens to Whistling Elk, Ada Ware's husband, who shoots and kills Runs From Crow, Marie Blanche's husband?
(a) He is banished forever and not allowed near the community.
(b) He is sent to the fort for a trial.
(c) He is exiled and must live on the outskirts of the camp.
(d) He is killed.

13. After May returns to her tent, what is Martha most concerned about?
(a) Captain Bourke will refuse to allow May to become a bride.
(b) May will marry Captain Bourke.
(c) May will leave her and the group.
(d) Captain Bourke will refuse to continue to accompany them.

14. What is Narcissa White's reaction to the destructive events the night the Indians drink the whiskey?
(a) She sets up a prayer meeting.
(b) She tries to escape the camp and return to the fort.
(c) She believes that God has forsaken her and all of the women.
(d) She condemns the women for being sinners.

15. How does May describe the cowboys she sees?
(a) As colorful and festive as the books she has seen.
(b) Stupid, and obviously only capable of spending time with cows.
(c) Dingy, dirty, and very smelly.
(d) Vulgar and difficult to get along with.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Martha decide to join the Brides for Indians program?

2. What is the President's Indian Peace Plan?

3. Whose tent do May, Martha, and the other women run to when the Indians run amok?

4. How does May describe the camp that is set up at the end of each day of travel?

5. What message does Gertie bring from the fort?

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