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. How does May describe Reverend Hare?

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

3. What was one of the things done to prepare the women for the wedding?

4. Two days after May meets Captain Bourke, where does he invite her to do?

5. What does May try to discourage the Indians from doing during a special council meeting?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is unique about Phemie?

2. How do the people the women encounter on their journey feel about their mission?

3. Who is Jimmy?

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

5. What happens at the shooting tournament?

6. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

7. What does Captain Bourke feel is the only way to civilize the Indians?

8. What do Helen and May have in common?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

How did this story changed you? If you could identify one thing that made a lasting impression, what would that be and why? On an emotional level, would you recommend the book?

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