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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does May do when she is told about the Black Hills gold?
(a) She tells the Cheyenne so they can start mining the gold.
(b) She tells the women so they can return to the fort.
(c) She keeps the information to herself for the time being.
(d) She tells the women so they can mine the gold for protection in the future.

4. 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?
(a) They realize they do not really like each other.
(b) Decide to run away together.
(c) Vow to remain chaste and love from afar.
(d) Make love.

5. After the Indians inspect the woman, what is May certain of?
(a) The Indians will go off and fight over the women.
(b) She has been chosen by the apparent chief of the tribe.
(c) The Indians will not return because they are not happy.
(d) She has made a terrible decision to come to this place.

6. What information does the blacksmith's family that houses Phemie tell about the Cheyenne?
(a) They are considered the most handsome and cleanest of the Indian tribes, and their women most virtuous.
(b) They are known for being excellent thieves when they visit the forts.
(c) They are very rigid and that women are not treated well.
(d) They are well organized, but not particularly clean.

7. What does May observe about the roles of men and women in the tribe?
(a) Women are worshipped because of their ability to have children.
(b) Women's views are treated with respect.
(c) Women are seen as the spiritual leaders of the tribe.
(d) Women will never reach the status of equality found in the white man's world.

8. What does May tell Harry in a letter?
(a) She knows he is probably dead.
(b) She will never know if he cooperated with her father or loves her.
(c) She knows he sold her out to her father for money and a job.
(d) She is glad to be rid of him because she knows he cheated on her.

9. The women try to keep in touch but are often too tired to do so. When May finally sees Phemie again, what does Phemie tell her?
(a) She has negotiated her freedom.
(b) She is already married and enjoying her new life.
(c) She has taken control of her life by refusing to do the menial labor.
(d) She has refused to participate in the Brides for Indians program.

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

11. Why is Helen Flight interested in birds?
(a) She collects recipes for cooking birds.
(b) She is a naturalist.
(c) She studies bird anatomy and physiology.
(d) She designs hats and uses their feathers.

12. What is Captain Bourke disturbed to learn about what the women don't know?
(a) They had no way of ending their agreement.
(b) That they could be abandoned if they were not selected.
(c) That they would not be able to return to the fort for their safety.
(d) They were not given information about the life they would face.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does May observe about Indian social structure?

2. What event occurs that makes May feel that men are foolish, loutish creatures?

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

4. According to May's diary, what does Narcissa White considers herself to be?

5. What does Gretchen tell her husband after he wagers her for whiskey with Jules Seminole?

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