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. During her "honeymoon," what does May learn to do?

2. When Narcissa fails at converting the tribe, what does she try to do?

3. How do the women first meet some of the members of the Cheyenne tribe?

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

5. What happens to Jules Seminole because he brought the whiskey to the tribe?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the proposal that Chief Little Wolf presents to President Grant and why?

3. What is unique about Phemie?

4. Who will May be living with in her new life with the tribe?

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

6. What is unusual about Phemie's place in the tribe?

7. 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?

8. How does May feel about Harry?

9. What happens on May's "honeymoon" with the Chief?

10. What does Captain Bourke feel is the only way to civilize the Indians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did this story changed you? If you could identify one thing that made a lasting impression, what would that be and why? On an emotional level, would you recommend the book?

Essay Topic 2

How does the character of Phemie affect the story? Consider that while she is obviously angry about the mistreatment in her past, she is an affectionate woman who is very close to May. What is her importance to the story? Do you agree with the author's use of her character? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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