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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the women who try to escape from the camp?
(a) They are able to meet up with a passing wagon train.
(b) They are caught by members of the Cheyenne.
(c) They are found dead due to exposure and starvation.
(d) They are able to make their way back to the fort.

2. What do the women learn as they get near the Indians?
(a) Several people on previous trips have gotten lost in the wild, unexplored territory.
(b) Enemy Sioux Indians want to kill the women.
(c) A month earlier, Lt. Levi Robinson was murdered by Sioux.
(d) Enemy Sioux Indians want to kidnap the woman.

3. As the women approach the Indian tribe, what do they learn about the Indians?
(a) Their families have been told the truth about their mission.
(b) The Indians are having second thoughts about the program.
(c) There is unrest between the Indian tribes and between the Indians and white people.
(d) The Cheyenne Indian tribe will be coming to meet them.

4. 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 is already married and enjoying her new life.
(b) She has refused to participate in the Brides for Indians program.
(c) She has taken control of her life by refusing to do the menial labor.
(d) She has negotiated her freedom.

5. What event occurs that makes May feel that men are foolish, loutish creatures?
(a) The men shoot the buffalo and leave them to die.
(b) The men make lewd comments about the women.
(c) The men shoot a buffalo and insist on eating it.
(d) The men proposition the women.

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

7. What is Captain Bourke's comment about May Dodd's suggestion that the woman might be able to bring an appreciation for white civilization to the savages?
(a) The mission of the women is doomed to failure.
(b) The woman have a good chance of civilizing the Indians.
(c) The women should go home.
(d) It is impossible for Indians to understand the white man's culture.

8. 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) Only by trading with the Indians can they be civilized.
(c) The Indians must be subdued by a superior military force before they can be civilized.
(d) The Brides for Indians program may be able to save the Indians.

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

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

11. What is unusual about the hat that Lydia wears to wave goodbye to the party led by Captain Bourke?
(a) It resembles an Indian headress as seen by New York designers.
(b) It has no feathers.
(c) It has special pom poms.
(d) It has even more feathers than the first hat she wore.

12. Why is Helen pleased the last part of the trip as they approach Cheyenne territory?
(a) She can shoot birds for a sumptuous dinner.
(b) She can shoot the birds that she draws.
(c) She can shoot birds and collect their feathers.
(d) She can shoot birds she uses to make special medicines.

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

14. Who is Jules Seminole?
(a) An ugly half-breed who is banished from the tribe.
(b) A half-breed who tries to befriend May.
(c) A frightening, ugly half-breed who tries to rape May.
(d) A half-breed who explains that he has special tribal privileges.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Mary initially willing to participate in the Brides for Indians program?

2. How does May describe Reverend Hare?

3. Who are the Kelly sisters, Margaret and Susan?

4. What things were an important part of the wedding ceremony?

5. What does Reverend Hare tell May she is when she returns to camp?

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