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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 was the major issue regarding Sara's burial?
2. How do the twins, whose husbands participated in the raid on the Shoshone, react to the bag of Shoshone infant's hands?
3. How does Anthony react to the presentation of the Shoshone infant's hands?
4. Why is Quiet One kind to May after the kidnapping ordeal?
5. What do the Sioux Indians come to ask of the Cheyenne tribe?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the nomadic life of the Cheyenne tribe end?
2. What do the Indians do on the return trip from the fort that May believes will cause trouble?
3. What unusual reaction does Daisy have while living with the Cheyenne?
4. How does the ordeal with the Crow Indians end for the women?
5. How does Chief Little Wolf feel about taking the tribe to the Agency?
6. What happens to May's journals?
7. What happens to Reverend Hare that changes his standing in the tribe?
8. What terrible thing happens that make the women believe the Cheyenne are truly savages?
9. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?
10. How are the women seen when they enter the fort with the Cheyenne after living almost six months with the Cheyenne?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the transformation of Daisy throughout the story, and explain what causes that transformation.
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
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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