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

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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 happens to Whistling Elk, Ada Ware's husband, who shoots and kills Runs From Crow, Marie Blanche's husband?

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

3. What were May Dodd's feelings while she rode the train on her way to become one of the Brides for Indians?

4. Why is May sent to the asylum?

5. What does May learn about Jimmy during the last days of the trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does May describe the camps that are set up each day during their travels?

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

3. What happens at the shooting tournament?

4. How does the first journal end under the direction of Phemie?

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

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

7. How are the women first greeted by the Cheyenne?

8. What is unique about Phemie?

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

10. How does May feel about Harry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What part does the practice of self-denial, self-mutilation, self-imposed hardships, sacrifices, self-inflicted pain, and fasting play in the book? What purpose does this theme have in the telling of the story? Use specific illustrations from the book to support your contention.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Which character broke through the gender boundaries the most? Use specific examples in the text to support your selection.

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