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. One night at dinner, as the party nears Indian territory, what does Daisy tell them about her father?

2. During the final part of the trip to meet the Cheyenne, what does Captain Bourke tell the women about the Indians?

3. After the wild events at the council meeting, how does May feel about the position of the women in the tribe?

4. Who is Euphemia Washington?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Chief Little Wolf go after the night of whiskey, and how does he return?

3. How does Captain Bourke feel about their mission and the attempt to civilize the Indians?

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

5. How does May feel about the Indian's relationship with nature and their lives in the camp?

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

7. How does May describe the Cheyenne children?

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

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

10. How does May feel about the beginning of her trip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Describe the transformation of Daisy throughout the story, and explain what causes that transformation.

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