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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 Simon's captor?

2. Who adopts Boone in Chapter 4?

3. Where is Simon when Chapter 3 begins?

4. Who winters with Kenton in Chapter 5, proving to have become a drunk?

5. For what do Simon and Daniel Boone become relatively famous in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where and when was Simon Kenton born?

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

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

4. How is Simon rescued?

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

6. Where is Simon Kenton attempting to travel to in Chapter 1?

7. What does Simon Kenton become famous for?

8. How is Boone captured, and what happens to him thereafter?

9. Who surveys the site for the first city in Kentucky?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Simon's relationship with Martha, and then with Elizabeth. How were the two women similar?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the notion of historical veracity in fiction. How can it be said that Eckert's book is biased? Is it historically accurate?

Essay Topic 3

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

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