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. What is the result of Reverend Hare's indiscretion?

2. One of May's arguments in support of moving to the Agency includes the belief that the mixed race children will help the Indians assimilate. What is Phemie's response?

3. What do the soldiers put in the fire?

4. How do all of the women feel about the new babies?

5. How do the Cheyenne women explain the act of capturing the Shoshone infant's hands to May?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does May describe Anthony?

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

5. How are the women seen when they enter the fort with the Cheyenne after living almost six months with the Cheyenne?

6. What do the Indians do on the return trip from the fort that May believes will cause trouble?

7. How does Phemie handle her life in the tribe?

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

10. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?

Essay Topics

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

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

What part does the land and nature play in this book? Why does Jim Fergus choose to spend so much time describing the land, the seasons, and the part that living so close to nature played in Indian life? How does the reaction of May and the other women to their chance to live so close to nature, contribute to the story?

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