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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 happens to May during a bad storm?
2. What does Chief Little Wolf decide to ban from camp because it causes harm?
3. What is May's response to the Kit Foxes attack on the Shoshone?
4. Why does the Army attack the Cheyenne camp?
5. What does May learn from Gertie about the Captain?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Anthony decide to do as the tribe prepares to move to the Agency?
2. What does May tell Chief Little Wolf he will have to do in order to comply with the law of the white man?
3. What terrible thing happens that make the women believe the Cheyenne are truly savages?
4. What do the Indians do on the return trip from the fort that May believes will cause trouble?
5. 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?
6. How does May describe Anthony?
7. 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?
8. How does Phemie feel about the Cheyenne moving to the Agency?
9. How does the ordeal with the Crow Indians end for the women?
10. How does December 25th pass for the women?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
What part does the practice of self-denial, self-mutilation, self-imposed hardships, sacrifices, self-inflicted pain, and fasting play in the book? What purpose does this theme have in the telling of the story? Use specific illustrations from the book to support your contention.
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