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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does May believe happened during the wedding ceremony?
(a) Some of the women were forced to leave.
(b) She was drugged as part of the ceremony.
(c) The men exchanged wives.
(d) The ceremony was a secret affair.

2. As the women prepare to leave with the Indians, who joins them?
(a) The Episcopalian Reverend Hare.
(b) Traders.
(c) The soldiers who will take them back to the fort.
(d) Captain Bourke.

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

4. 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 happy to be free of the asylum and misses her own two children.
(b) She is excited about going to marry an Indian as part of the program Brides for Indians.
(c) She is considering how she can escape and find her way to the West to search for gold.
(d) She reflects warmly about the feeling of safety she had at the asylum.

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

6. Who is Jimmy?
(a) A rough lad who knows a lot about the country's topography.
(b) The young man who supplies the food.
(c) The young man who will help bring back the horses.
(d) The young man who is going to trade with the Indians.

7. How does May describe her first few days with the tribe?
(a) Boring and tedious with nothing to do.
(b) Spent under guard in her tent.
(c) Spent learning sign language.
(d) Full of hard, physical labor and no privacy.

8. How does May feel about the countryside they are traveling through to meet the Indians?
(a) She hates the desert and living so close to nature.
(b) She likes the beautiful colored leaves of the fall.
(c) She likes the beautiful flowers of the spring.
(d) She enjoys the new growth and beauty of the land near the river bottom.

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

10. Who is Sara Johnstone?
(a) A cheerful, verbose young women.
(b) A young woman who also lived at the asylum, but who never speaks.
(c) A woman who wants to learn about Indians firsthand.
(d) A cleaning woman at the asylum.

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

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

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

15. What does May try to discourage the Indians from doing during a special council meeting?
(a) Sending a raiding party off to capture more white women.
(b) Going to war on an enemy tribe.
(c) Arranging fights to the death to determine the superior warriors.
(d) Raiding the nearest fort and surrounding farms for supplies.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does May observe about the tribe's children?

2. What does May see is so damaging to the Indians?

3. The women are depressed, but Phemie brings some cheer by doing what?

4. What does May say about her children in her letter to Harry?

5. What kind of Indians were the fort Indians, according to Abigail James?

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