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 practice of proposing and signing treaties between the white settlers and the Indians. Who creates those treaties? Are the treaties fair? Are the treaties honored? Why does the white government continue to propose treaties, and why do the Indians continue to sign them?
By the 1790s, the Indians refer to the president of the United States as "the white chief." Do you think that chief = president is an accurate, constructive comparison, or do you think it may add a level of confusion and inaccuracy to dealings between the Indians and the white government? Give specific examples to support your view. Discuss the decisions made and actions taken by U.S. presidents toward the Indians during the course of the book. Do some presidents handle these matters better than others? To whom do the U.S. presidents owe their allegiance: the settlers, the Indians, both or neither? Support your views with examples from the book.
In the course of "The Frontiersmen," Simon Kenton falls in love with and/or marries a series of women. Choose at least two of the women listed below and discuss Simon's relationship with and treatment of them, in terms of how that relationship would be judged (a) in the 1700s and early 1800s and (b) in our modern society:
(a) Ellen Cummins Leachman
(b) Rachel Edgar
(c) Ruth Calvin
(d) Martha Dowden
(e) Elizabeth Jarboe
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