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. How do the twins, whose husbands participated in the raid on the Shoshone, react to the bag of Shoshone infant's hands?

2. What happens to May?

3. What does May believe Narcissa is planning as they near the fort?

4. What does Chief Little Wolf do that May warns will cause trouble?

5. What does May ask Little Wolf to do in order to let the Army personnel know they intend to comply?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the nomadic life of the Cheyenne tribe end?

6. During the cold weather, the men spend time in their sweat lodge which is off limits to women. What do the women decide to do for themselves?

7. What is unusual about Wren?

8. What happens to Reverend Hare that changes his standing in the tribe?

9. What does May try to do each morning, and who often joins her?

10. What does Woman Who Moves Against the Wind, the tribal holy woman, see for the Cheyenne future?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leadership is certainly a strong theme throughout One Thousand White Women. What kind of a leader was Chief Little Wolf? What, if any, qualities of a good or strong leader did he exemplify? Was his personality common among the Indians, or was he an exceptional man?

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

Now that you know Chief Little Wolf, why do you think he wanted to invite white women to intermarry and bear Indian children as a way of bring the cultures closer together? For instance, he could have suggested an exchange of students and other young people to simply learn about each other. Instead, he chose the most powerful of relationships as a means of bind the cultures. What do you think of his decision? Would another approach have been better?

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