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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does May teach Chief Little Wolf how to do on their "honeymoon"?
(a) Laugh and dive.
(b) Swim and dive.
(c) Swim and kiss.
(d) Jog and swim.

2. During the final part of the trip to meet the Cheyenne, what does Captain Bourke tell the women about the Indians?
(a) The Indian civilization must be completely destroyed.
(b) The Indians must be subdued by a superior military force before they can be civilized.
(c) Only by trading with the Indians can they be civilized.
(d) The Brides for Indians program may be able to save the Indians.

3. What kind of Indians were the fort Indians, according to Abigail James?
(a) "They exploited their culture by selling trinkets to white people."
(b) "They are business owners who were successful at the forts."
(c) "Drunken, degenerate savages."
(d) "Industrious and interested in learning white man's ways."

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

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

6. Two days after May meets Captain Bourke, where does he invite her to do?
(a) Have an after dinner drink.
(b) Take a stroll.
(c) Take a look at the horses.
(d) Look around the fort.

7. What happens when Jules Seminole calls Gretchen German?
(a) She loses the match.
(b) She tells him she is Swiss and beats him.
(c) She tells him she is Polish and beats him.
(d) She tells him she hates half-breeds.

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

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

10. What is Captain Bourke concerned about when he is alone with May in his tent?
(a) Any sense of impropriety that might concern May.
(b) Their future together.
(c) Her being forbidden to become an Indian bride.
(d) The possibility that he will be demoted.

11. Why was Mary initially willing to participate in the Brides for Indians program?
(a) To escape the asylum.
(b) To get away from her parents.
(c) To make money.
(d) To go to the West.

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

13. Why does Martha decide to join the Brides for Indians program?
(a) She is afraid to be punished for helping May.
(b) To go to the West.
(c) To make money.
(d) To marry an Indian.

14. How does Captain Bourke behave during the trip to the Indians?
(a) He spends a lot of time talking to her about Shakespeare.
(b) He barely pays May any attention.
(c) He spends a lot of time talking to her about her mission.
(d) He ignores her and spends a lot of time hunting buffalo.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What information does the blacksmith's family that houses Phemie tell about the Cheyenne?

2. What is unusual about the hat that Lydia wears to wave goodbye to the party led by Captain Bourke?

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

4. How does May describe some farmers in the field?

5. What does May observe about the women who came to the tribe with her?

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