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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the Army attack the Cheyenne camp?
2. What does May observe about Anthony's sharing of his Christian faith?
3. Why does Phemie refuse to go the the Agency?
4. What happens when May and Captain Bourke meet again alone?
5. Who replaces the Reverend Hare?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is the book's antagonist? Please support your answer with details and examples from the book. Do you think this character was realistic and well developed or one dimensional?
Essay Topic 2
How does the fact that the author is a man affect the reader's view of the journals of a woman? Jim Fergus was intrigued by the existence of the program and curious about the kinds of women that would have participated in such a program. Do you feel that the author was successful in his impersonation? Do you feel that as a man, he might have been able to add an additional depth to May Dodd's journals? How do you feel about how his life experiences might have affected this creation?
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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