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

Jim Fergus
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. One night at dinner, as the party nears Indian territory, what does Daisy tell them about her father?

2. How does May describe herself during a conversation at the dinner table about religion?

3. On the night she was taken to the asylum, what happened to Mary's babies?

4. What amusing incident occurs while the women are being chosen by their Indian husbands-to-be?

5. Why is Helen Flight interested in birds?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does May describe the wedding ceremony?

2. What does the reader learn about the Cheyenne belief about a Cheyenne killing a Cheyenne? How does this affect May's distress about Jules Seminole?

3. Where is May at the beginning of the story, and why is she there?

4. What happens when the Indians drink whiskey?

5. How do May and Captain Bourke feel about each other the first time they meet?

6. What is one of the things that May and Captain Bourke share?

7. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

8. How does May feel about the beginning of her trip?

9. How do the white women originally learn to communicate with the Cheyenne?

10. What do Helen and May have in common?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think the author used the insane asylum as a way to prepare May to be willing to participate in the program? Two other women, Sara and Martha, are also touched by the asylum. How does this help the story? Do you agree that this worked well, or did you disagree with the environment created by the use of the insane asylum?

Essay Topic 2

Which character had the most dramatic growth from the beginning of the text to the end? Please support your answers with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Now that you know Chief Little Wolf, why do you think he wanted to invite white women to intermarry and bear Indian children as a way of bring the cultures closer together? For instance, he could have suggested an exchange of students and other young people to simply learn about each other. Instead, he chose the most powerful of relationships as a means of bind the cultures. What do you think of his decision? Would another approach have been better?

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