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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Euphemia Washington?
(a) A colored woman who wanted to go West.
(b) A colored woman whose husband beat her.
(c) A "statuesque colored girl" with a beautiful voice.
(d) A beautiful colored woman who was sold into the Brides for Indians.

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

3. How were the women treated when they first entered the Indian camp?
(a) They were brought before the Chief and made to bow before him.
(b) They were generally ignored by everyone.
(c) They were greeted by the entire tribe and their families.
(d) They were punished for not being native Indians.

4. 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 powerful, spiritual force who believes her children will civilize the tribe.
(c) A beautiful woman who should have the best husband.
(d) A Christian who should spend her time praying.

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

6. After May returns to her tent, what is Martha most concerned about?
(a) May will marry Captain Bourke.
(b) Captain Bourke will refuse to continue to accompany them.
(c) May will leave her and the group.
(d) Captain Bourke will refuse to allow May to become a bride.

7. What do May and Captain Bourke do in his tent, according to the entry of April 22nd?
(a) They read Shakespeare. Nothing more. Nothing less.
(b) They confess their strong feelings for each other.
(c) The talk about the Brides for Indians program.
(d) They talk about the rest of the travel plans.

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

9. 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 banished from the camp.
(d) He is still given the respect due a holy man.

10. 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 considered the most handsome and cleanest of the Indian tribes, and their women most virtuous.
(c) They are very rigid and that women are not treated well.
(d) They are known for being excellent thieves when they visit the forts.

11. What amusing incident occurs while the women are being chosen by their Indian husbands-to-be?
(a) Helen runs after a new bird and trips into a pool of water.
(b) Daisy's dog bites the Indian who treated him roughly.
(c) The horses being traded for the women escape.
(d) Some of the women run away.

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

13. 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.

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 Helen Flight tell Lydia Bradley about the feathers in her new hat?
(a) Those particular feathers are cheap and easy to come by.
(b) It is silly to put feathers on hats.
(c) The Seminole Indians kill the birds in order to get the feathers.
(d) The feathers are from a bird that is almost extinct.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one of the things done to prepare the women for the wedding?

2. What has Helen become during her time with the tribe?

3. How does May describe her first few days with the tribe?

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

5. How does May describe the military guard accompanying them on their journey?

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