Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Simon spend the year after Ellen's wedding?
2. Who or what is Sutawnee?
3. In August 1782, Hugh McGary urges a battle against Indians and British soldiers. Daniel Boone argues against it but is overruled. Who dies in that battle?
4. What best describes the work habits of the Kenton family in 1770?
5. Who is Jacob Greathouse?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss and give examples of the conflicting emotions experienced by Blue Jacket, poised as he is between the Indian world and that of the white settlers.
2. Describe the new kind of village that Tecumseh and Lowawluwaysica plan to establish in 1808, and how their idea is received.
3. Describe how Tecumseh plans to use his younger brother, Lowawluwaysica, to influence the other Indians.
4. In March 1773, when Simon and Strader flee from the Indians naked and without provisions, where do they eventually find shelter and help?
5. Describe the early days of the relationship between Simon Kenton and Jacob Greathouse.
6. In 1784, what becomes of Ruth after she tells Simon that she is pregnant with his child?
7. What effect do the Indian attacks of 1776 have on the white settlers?
8. What is the reaction of Simon's parents and siblings when he urges them to move to Kentucky?
9. What is Tecumseh's attitude about Indians consuming alcohol?
10. What realization does Tecumseh reach in August 1813 as he and his Indian warriors fight alongside the British against the Americans?
Discuss the romantic relationship of Tecumseh and Rebecca Galloway. Of the three possible outcomes listed below, pick the one that you feel represents the greatest opportunity for a happy outcome, and explain why. Then, for each of the other two choices, briefly explain why it is not likely to represent a chance for a happy outcome. For additional credit, if you can think of a fourth and better alternative, please provide it.
(a) Rebecca could choose to marry Tecumseh and live in the Indian society as his wife, with the special considerations that he promises to her when he proposes;
(b) Tecumseh could choose to marry Rebecca and live in the white society as her husband, leaving behind his position as leader of the unified Indian nations; or
(c) Rebecca and Tecumseh could choose, despite their love for one another, to separate permanently, each continuing to live in their own society.
In 1786, Indians are able to go to the British in Detroit and trade white scalps for supplies. Discuss the morality of this practice. Put yourself in the minds of the British and give at least two reasons why they might agree to participate in this practice.
Discuss the role of female characters in general in "The Frontiersmen" and whether you think the book is an accurate portrayal of women in the late 1700s in North America. Then contrast the roles played by the following women:
(a) Mary Miller Kenton
(b) Ellen Cummins Leachman
(c) Rebecca Galloway
(d) Sweet Tree
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