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. Why does Martha decide to join the Brides for Indians program?

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

3. The women are depressed, but Phemie brings some cheer by doing what?

4. Who are the Kelly sisters, Margaret and Susan?

5. What happens to Jules Seminole because he brought the whiskey to the tribe?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Phemie handle her life in the tribe?

2. How does the ordeal with the Crow Indians end for the women?

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

4. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

5. What terrible thing happens that make the women believe the Cheyenne are truly savages?

6. What happens when the Indians drink whiskey?

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

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

9. How does Chief Little Wolf feel about taking the tribe to the Agency?

10. Who accompanies the women back from the fort to the Cheyenne camp?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Please describe the character of May Dodd. What are some of the characteristics that made it possible for her to adapt to her new life? People change, but did May remain true to herself in the end? Was she the best person to tell the story, or would one of the other women have been a better choice? Fully support your answer with examples from the text.

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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