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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. Which of the women is the first to learn the Cheyenne language, and why is it so unusual?
2. How are the women seen by the people of the fort?
3. What does the tribal seer see for the future of the tribe?
4. What happens that causes some distress among the women, especially Martha?
5. How does Chief Little Wolf feel about May's child?
Short Essay Questions
1. What items are denied the Cheyenne during the attempts to trade at the fort?
2. How does December 25th pass for the women?
3. What is unusual about Wren?
4. What happens to Chief Little Wolf and some members of the tribe that makes him reconsider who their enemy really is?
5. What terrible thing happens that make the women believe the Cheyenne are truly savages?
6. What happens to the women on one of these morning outings?
7. How does the ordeal with the Crow Indians end for the women?
8. 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?
9. What happens to May's journals?
10. How does May describe Anthony?
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
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?
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