One Thousand White Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The women are depressed, but Phemie brings some cheer by doing what?
(a) She leads the women in a prayer.
(b) She prepares a good home cooked meal.
(c) She asks the soldiers to buy them something to eat.
(d) She sings the Negro spiritual, "This Train."

4. Who are the Kelly sisters, Margaret and Susan?
(a) Twins serving ten years in the Illinois State Penitentiary.
(b) Two women looking for adventure in the West.
(c) Women sold into the program by their husbands.
(d) Innocent women serving ten years in the Illinois State Penitentiary.

5. What happens to Jules Seminole because he brought the whiskey to the tribe?
(a) He is sent to the fort for imprisonment.
(b) He is banished for one year.
(c) He is sent to live with another Indian tribe.
(d) Nothing.

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

7. What does May observe about the women who came to the tribe with her?
(a) They look very much like natives.
(b) They have maintained vestiges of their previous lives.
(c) They are unhappy with the tribe and let them know it.
(d) They are counting the days until they can leave.

8. 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) He is banished from the camp.
(c) He is still given the respect due a holy man.
(d) Nobody remembers anything.

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

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

11. Who is Daisy Lovelace?
(a) A woman trying to escape from a brutal husband.
(b) A woman who sells clothing and wants to study Indian fashion.
(c) A woman who gives the appearance of ruined gentry.
(d) A lovely, elegant woman who volunteers to escape poverty.

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

13. How does May describe the military guard accompanying them on their journey?
(a) Supportive and interested in being helpful.
(b) Helpful and considerate.
(c) Aloof and disinterested.
(d) Snide and contemptuous.

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

15. 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) Her new hat and the latest New York fashion.
(c) The need for more gardens at the fort.
(d) The ladies' sewing circle.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does May describe the cowboys she sees?

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

3. 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?

4. Who is Jules Seminole?

5. For the last part of their journey to the Indians, what do the women ride in?

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