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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 name of the woman that Simon has feelings for in Chapter 4?

2. What Native American chief goes to Fort Randolph to talk to the Whites?

3. What date does Cornstalk attack Colonel Lewis's force?

4. Who are the missionaries that have to leave their fork in the river because of Indian threats?

5. How long was Boone's fort under siege and yet didn't fall?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to the Moravian Indians in Chapter 6?

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

4. Who is Ruth?

5. What town is Simon Kenton hiding in at the beginning of Chaper 5?

6. How is Simon adopted into the Shawnee tribe?

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

8. What is the Shawnee Nation divided over in Chapter 5?

9. How do the hostilities with the Indians start in Chapter 2?

10. What does Simon Kenton become famous for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In your own words, would you suggest that The Frontiersman presents an accurate picture of American history? How could you agree or disagree?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of Greed in The Frontiersman by Allan W. Ekert. Which character(s) personify it? What does it motivate them to do?

Essay Topic 3

What are ‘tomahawk improvements’? What happens to many of the claims made in this manner?

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