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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Narcissa fails at converting the tribe, what does she try to do?
(a) Train some to become good servants for white people.
(b) Train some to be teachers so they can spread civilization.
(c) Teach some to knit and crochet so they can earn a living.
(d) Teach some to learn to trade to bring wealth to the Indians.
2. May and Captain Bourke find they both share an interest in what subject?
(b) The Bible.
3. How is Gretchen Fathauer described?
(a) A poor, shy woman.
(b) The very picture of the blond, Swiss lass with pigtails.
(c) A large, Swiss woman with a heart of gold.
(d) A beautiful German woman.
4. What do May and John Bourke do at the end of their conversation the day before the women are to be left with the Cheyenne?
(a) They realize they do not really like each other.
(b) Vow to remain chaste and love from afar.
(c) Decide to run away together.
(d) Make love.
5. What information does the blacksmith's family that houses Phemie tell about the Cheyenne?
(a) They are well organized, but not particularly clean.
(b) They are very rigid and that women are not treated well.
(c) They are known for being excellent thieves when they visit the forts.
(d) They are considered the most handsome and cleanest of the Indian tribes, and their women most virtuous.
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) The woman have a good chance of civilizing the Indians.
(c) It is impossible for Indians to understand the white man's culture.
(d) The mission of the women is doomed to failure.
7. What does May tell Harry in a letter?
(a) She knows he sold her out to her father for money and a job.
(b) She knows he is probably dead.
(c) She will never know if he cooperated with her father or loves her.
(d) She is glad to be rid of him because she knows he cheated on her.
8. Who is Sara Johnstone?
(a) A cleaning woman at the asylum.
(b) A young woman who also lived at the asylum, but who never speaks.
(c) A cheerful, verbose young women.
(d) A woman who wants to learn about Indians firsthand.
9. How does May describe the Indian's hunting?
(a) Haphazard and avoided by most.
(b) Frivolous and done for sport.
(c) Dangerous and necessary to the survival of the tribe.
(d) Necessary but not particularly challenging.
10. What is Captain Bourke disturbed to learn about what the women don't know?
(a) That they could be abandoned if they were not selected.
(b) That they would not be able to return to the fort for their safety.
(c) They were not given information about the life they would face.
(d) They had no way of ending their agreement.
11. Sitting in the tipi at the end of her arrival day in camp, what does May realize?
(a) She is looking forward to the adventure.
(b) Perhaps the insane asylum was not as bad as she thought.
(c) She has always been foolish and impetuous.
(d) This is a tremendous opportunity even though it is frightening.
12. Two days after May meets Captain Bourke, where does he invite her to do?
(a) Take a look at the horses.
(b) Have an after dinner drink.
(c) Look around the fort.
(d) Take a stroll.
13. What does Gretchen tell her husband after he wagers her for whiskey with Jules Seminole?
(a) That she wants the whiskey to sell.
(b) To not come back to her tent.
(c) She can make him rich if he will be good to her.
(d) She is going to kill him.
14. How does Reverend Hare's performance on the night of the wild party affect the way the Indians feel about him?
(a) He is regarded as a coward.
(b) Nobody remembers anything.
(c) He is still given the respect due a holy man.
(d) He is banished from the camp.
15. What were May Dodd's feelings while she rode the train on her way to become one of the Brides for Indians?
(a) She is considering how she can escape and find her way to the West to search for gold.
(b) She reflects warmly about the feeling of safety she had at the asylum.
(c) She is happy to be free of the asylum and misses her own two children.
(d) She is excited about going to marry an Indian as part of the program Brides for Indians.
Short Answer Questions
1. After May returns to her tent, what is Martha most concerned about?
2. What things were an important part of the wedding ceremony?
3. What event captures the attention of Helen Flight on the train trip?
4. What event occurs that makes May feel that men are foolish, loutish creatures?
5. During the dinner conversation, Lydia Bradley tries to turn the conversation to what subject?
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