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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the one diversion the women are able to enjoy at Fort Laramie?
(a) The long walks in the common area.
(b) The communal meals held in the officers' dining hall.
(c) The reading library near the officers' quarters.
(d) The sewing circle that the officers' wives had.

3. When Narcissa fails at converting the tribe, what does she try to do?
(a) Train some to be teachers so they can spread civilization.
(b) Teach some to knit and crochet so they can earn a living.
(c) Teach some to learn to trade to bring wealth to the Indians.
(d) Train some to become good servants for white people.

4. 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) The ladies' sewing circle.
(d) Her new hat and the latest New York fashion.

5. 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.

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

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

8. How does May describe the Indian's hunting?
(a) Dangerous and necessary to the survival of the tribe.
(b) Necessary but not particularly challenging.
(c) Haphazard and avoided by most.
(d) Frivolous and done for sport.

9. On the night she was taken to the asylum, what happened to Mary's babies?
(a) They took her babies to her parent's home, where they pleaded with her to come and live with them.
(b) She and her babies were taken far away and left alone to fend for themselves.
(c) They were given to Harry Ames to take away.
(d) They were taken from her.

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

11. After the wild events at the council meeting, how does May feel about the position of the women in the tribe?
(a) That they are strangers.
(b) That they are guests.
(c) That they are family.
(d) That they are captives.

12. When the Cheyenne come to inspect the white women, what does May realize that Captain Bourke understands?
(a) He is in love with her and wants her to stay with him.
(b) He knows she will be safe and cared for.
(c) He is relieved that he is about to deliver the women.
(d) The Chief has selected May for his own.

13. What does Gretchen tell her husband after he wagers her for whiskey with Jules Seminole?
(a) To not come back to her tent.
(b) She is going to kill him.
(c) That she wants the whiskey to sell.
(d) She can make him rich if he will be good to her.

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

15. According to May's diary, what does Narcissa White considers herself to be?
(a) An official representative of the American Church Missionary Society.
(b) A Christian who should spend her time praying.
(c) A powerful, spiritual force who believes her children will civilize the tribe.
(d) A beautiful woman who should have the best husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does May observe about the roles of men and women in the tribe?

2. Sitting in the tipi at the end of her arrival day in camp, what does May realize?

3. What does May teach Chief Little Wolf how to do on their "honeymoon"?

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

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

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