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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 tribal tradition do Gretchen and May challenge?
2. What do the soldiers put in the fire?
3. How do the Cheyenne women explain the act of capturing the Shoshone infant's hands to May?
4. What does May tell Martha about the night of the abduction?
5. What happens very soon after the Cheyenne arrive at the winter camp?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Reverend Hare that changes his standing in the tribe?
2. How does Chief Little Wolf respond to the Sioux request that the Cheyenne join them as they go to war against the white man?
3. What happens to May's journals?
4. Who accompanies the women back from the fort to the Cheyenne camp?
5. How does Phemie feel about the Cheyenne moving to the Agency?
6. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?
7. What happens to the women on one of these morning outings?
8. What happens to Chief Little Wolf and some members of the tribe that makes him reconsider who their enemy really is?
9. As a result of the Crow incident, how does Quiet One's attitude toward May change and why?
10. What items are denied the Cheyenne during the attempts to trade at the fort?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the transformation of Daisy throughout the story, and explain what causes that transformation.
Essay Topic 3
How does the fact that the author is a man affect the reader's view of the journals of a woman? Jim Fergus was intrigued by the existence of the program and curious about the kinds of women that would have participated in such a program. Do you feel that the author was successful in his impersonation? Do you feel that as a man, he might have been able to add an additional depth to May Dodd's journals? How do you feel about how his life experiences might have affected this creation?
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