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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. Why is Quiet One kind to May after the kidnapping ordeal?
2. What does the visitor bring to Anthony?
3. Why does May feel the need to be close to Chief Little Wolf after the kidnapping ordeal?
4. What does May try to convince Chief Little Wolf to do because she believes it is in the best interests of the Cheyenne?
5. Who replaces the Reverend Hare?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?
2. What does Anthony decide to do as the tribe prepares to move to the Agency?
3. 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?
4. What does May try to do each morning, and who often joins her?
5. How does Phemie handle her life in the tribe?
6. How does May describe Anthony?
7. How does December 25th pass for the women?
8. How does Chief Little Wolf respond to the Sioux request that the Cheyenne join them as they go to war against the white man?
9. What is unusual about Wren?
10. How does Chief Little Wolf feel about taking the tribe to the Agency?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The character of Captain Bourke serves as the point of contact between all the people in the story. He is a direct representative of the American government. He loves May. He respects the Indians. He commits the sin of the murder of an innocent boy when the final attack begins at the end of the book. He chooses to launch the attack even though he understands that the Indians he is about to kill are Cheyenne and not the Sioux tribe of Chief Crazy Horse, as he has been led to believe by Jules Seminole. He, then, becomes an advocate of Indian rights. Was the author's use of this character was realistic and helped the story? If so, why? If not, why not?
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