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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 news does Gertie bring to May when she visits her at the camp?
2. Why does May believe the Indians have not easily convert to Christianity?
3. What happens that causes some distress among the women, especially Martha?
4. How does May feel about visiting the fort after spending months with the Cheyenne?
5. What happens to the band of Crow Indians that kidnapped the women?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chief Little Wolf respond to the Sioux request that the Cheyenne join them as they go to war against the white man?
2. How does the ordeal with the Crow Indians end for the women?
3. What does Woman Who Moves Against the Wind, the tribal holy woman, see for the Cheyenne future?
4. What happens to the women on one of these morning outings?
5. How does Chief Little Wolf feel about taking the tribe to the Agency?
6. What do the Indians do on the return trip from the fort that May believes will cause trouble?
7. What happens to Reverend Hare that changes his standing in the tribe?
8. How does the nomadic life of the Cheyenne tribe end?
9. How does Phemie feel about the Cheyenne moving to the Agency?
10. What unusual reaction does Daisy have while living with the Cheyenne?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the book's ending and whether or not it is a satisfactory ending for readers. Is it historically accurate? What part does the seer's prophecy play in making the ending more powerful? Does the ending satisfy the bulk of readers' questions?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Why do you think the author used the insane asylum as a way to prepare May to be willing to participate in the program? Two other women, Sara and Martha, are also touched by the asylum. How does this help the story? Do you agree that this worked well, or did you disagree with the environment created by the use of the insane asylum?
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