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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. Whom does Simon first meet on the road after running away?

2. Who does John Yaeger say that he lived with for many years?

3. What does Simon Kenton decide to do in Chapter 5 to even the odds between British and Colonist?

4. What does Colonel Bowman decide to do in Chapter 5?

5. What does Simon notice while up the tree?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Simon's father die?

5. What family is hiding Kenton in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

9. Why does Simon Kenton start stealing horses?

10. What was Simon Kenton known for as a youth and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you think about Blue Jacket's conversion to the Shawnee tribe? Does Blue Jacket lose some of his own heritage in doing so? Assess Blue Jacket's character in the book.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the actions and the eventual fate of the Greathouse party/expedition. Do you think they deserved their fate? Why do you think they did what they did?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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