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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. How does Reverend Hare's performance on the night of the wild party affect the way the Indians feel about him?
2. For the last part of their journey to the Indians, what do the women ride in?
3. How is Gretchen Fathauer described?
4. Who are the Kelly sisters, Margaret and Susan?
5. What does Jimmy come to May's tent to ask?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do May and Captain Bourke feel about each other the first time they meet?
2. What is unique about Phemie?
3. Where does Chief Little Wolf go after the night of whiskey, and how does he return?
4. Who will May be living with in her new life with the tribe?
5. How does Captain Bourke feel about their mission and the attempt to civilize the Indians?
6. Who is Lydia Bradley?
7. How does May feel about Harry?
8. What does Captain Bourke feel is the only way to civilize the Indians?
9. How does May describe the camps that are set up each day during their travels?
10. How are the women first greeted by the Cheyenne?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What lessons can we learn from this book about prejudice, cultural differences, and living together peacefully? How do you suppose a Native American might react to this book? Can it help to bring the two cultures closer together even now?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the use of symbolism in the names of some of the characters in the story.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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