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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the agent of the Red Cloud agency think May is?
2. What items are no longer available for trade to the Indians?
3. How do all of the women feel about the new babies?
4. Who is Pretty Walker?
5. What does Helen do that the Indian women consider scandalous?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Which character broke through the gender boundaries the most? Use specific examples in the text to support your selection.
This section contains 1,140 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)