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 does May see is so damaging to the Indians?

2. 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?

3. How does Reverend Hare's performance on the night of the wild party affect the way the Indians feel about him?

4. When the Cheyenne come to inspect the white women, what does May realize that Captain Bourke understands?

5. Who is Euphemia Washington?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is unique about Phemie?

3. What happens at the shooting tournament?

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

5. What happens when the Indians drink whiskey?

6. How does May feel about her attraction to Captain Bourke?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the book's ending and whether or not it is a satisfactory ending for readers. Is it historically accurate? What part does the seer's prophecy play in making the ending more powerful? Does the ending satisfy the bulk of readers' questions?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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