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. What is Captain Bourke disturbed to learn about what the women don't know?

2. What does Jules Seminole tell May is the reason Chief Little Wolf will never kill him?

3. As the women approach the Indian tribe, what do they learn about the Indians?

4. What do the women learn as they get near the Indians?

5. As the women prepare to leave with the Indians, who joins them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Martha, and how does she help May?

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

3. What do Helen and May have in common?

4. How does May feel about Harry?

5. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

6. How does May feel about Chief Little Wolf after he speaks out against Jules in the tribal council?

7. Who are some of the people that May meets in those first few days of travel after leaving the asylum?

8. What does May learn about the fort Indians and the Indians living with their tribes?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are times, throughout the book, that May discusses the idea of being civilized from the perspective of the Cheyenne and the white man. Who is to say, who is the more civilized? Give some examples of May's observation of the the "civilizations" of Indians and white people.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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