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. Sitting in the tipi at the end of her arrival day in camp, what does May realize?

2. What is the one diversion the women are able to enjoy at Fort Laramie?

3. During the dinner conversation, Lydia Bradley tries to turn the conversation to what subject?

4. What does May believe happened during the wedding ceremony?

5. What happens when Jules Seminole calls Gretchen German?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

3. 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?

4. Who is Lydia Bradley?

5. How does the nomadic life of the Cheyenne tribe end?

6. How does May describe Anthony?

7. After encountering Jules Seminole, how does May feel about Chief Little Wolf?

8. What is unusual about Wren?

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

10. What is discovered in the Black Hills that will change everything for the Cheyenne?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What part does the land and nature play in this book? Why does Jim Fergus choose to spend so much time describing the land, the seasons, and the part that living so close to nature played in Indian life? How does the reaction of May and the other women to their chance to live so close to nature, contribute to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the book's antagonist? Please support your answer with details and examples from the book. Do you think this character was realistic and well developed or one dimensional?

Essay Topic 3

What differences are there in the interpretation of moral behavior between the white man's culture, as exemplified by the white women, and the Indians? Use comments made in the text to support your statements.

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