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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. Where is Simon trying to get to in Chapter 1?

2. How has the settler whom Simon finds in Chapter 6 been killed?

3. What does Simon notice while up the tree?

4. Who becomes the new governor of Kentucky?

5. What town do the Kentucky Colonists retreat to in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Yaeger and George Strader at the beginning of Chapter 2?

2. What is so devastating about the British military force?

3. How does Simon's father die?

4. How does Simon Kenton save Daniel's life?

5. What crime does Simon Kenton think that he has committed in Chapter 1?

6. What is the impressive action Kenton takes that awards him the job with Bill Grills?

7. In what ways do chiefs Cornstalk and Logan both change their minds?

8. In Chapter 3, who are the colonists at war with?

9. How is Simon adopted into the Shawnee tribe?

10. How does Simon find out in Chapter 5 that he can use his real name once again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What prompts Simon to leave his family's Virginia farm? Discuss the event and its ramifications on his later life.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Simon Kenton's wilful stubbornness as a character. At first it appears to be a flaw in childhood, only to be a virtue in his later career as a frontiersman. How would you agree or disagree with this?

Essay Topic 3

How does Tecumseh come to depend on his younger brother? What's the outcome of that alliance?

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