One Thousand White Women Test | Final 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. What happens when Bourke does not shock Chief Little Wolf in the "game?"

2. What is Captain Bourke's first reaction to May the first time he recognizes her?

3. What does May learn from Gertie about the Captain?

4. What does May observe about Anthony's sharing of his Christian faith?

5. What does May try to convince Chief Little Wolf to do because she believes it is in the best interests of the Cheyenne?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chief Little Wolf do to let the white man know he intends to comply with their demands that the tribe move to the Agency?

2. How does May describe Anthony?

3. What happens to the women on one of these morning outings?

4. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?

5. What does Anthony decide to do as the tribe prepares to move to the Agency?

6. What happens to May's journals?

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

8. What unusual reaction does Daisy have while living with the Cheyenne?

9. How does December 25th pass for the women?

10. How does Phemie feel about the Cheyenne moving to the Agency?

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

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

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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