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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What other name is the Dawes Act known by?
(a) The Indian Referral Act.
(b) The Indian Ownership Act.
(c) The Peace Act.
(d) The Allotment Act.

2. What "Civilized" Tribe is among the poorest people in America?
(a) The Zuni.
(b) The Apache.
(c) The Cherokee.
(d) The Choctaw.

3. What other name is the Wheeler-Howard Act known by?
(a) The Cavalry Act.
(b) The Indian Encampment Act.
(c) The Howard- Wheeler Act.
(d) The Reorganization Act of 1934.

4. How did Utah get the Indians in their state to agree to termination?
(a) They offered them money in return for termination.
(b) They told the Indians that the state would be running their services and it would be more efficient.
(c) Utah promised them recognition by the federal government of their tribal marriages.
(d) They tripled their land mass.

5. What year did the Congressional policy of termination begin?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1880.
(d) 1965.

6. Why, according to the author, do anthropologists never carry a writing instrument?
(a) Because the ink dries up in the sun.
(b) Because they would rather record than write for accuracy.
(c) Because they already know what they are going to find.
(d) Because they are afraid they will hurt a child with it.

7. What kind of people do anthropologists believe the Indians are?
(a) A native people.
(b) A white people.
(c) A foreign people.
(d) A folk people.

8. What was the unfortunate provision in the Wheeler-Howard Act?
(a) The Indians would have to move again and give up more land.
(b) The Indians would have to give up hunting rights.
(c) Once a reservation voted against the acceptance of the provisions of the act, they were forbidden from considering it again.
(d) There was a one year delay on all services while the tribe voted.

9. What does the author believe is active in the private sector?
(a) Paternalism.
(b) Fairness.
(c) Greed.
(d) Racism.

10. What political aspirations did the Seneca's accuse the government of having regarding the oldest Indian treaty?
(a) Senator Kennedy wanted to buy the land for his own family.
(b) President Kennedy needed the land to bargain with the Russians during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
(c) President Kennedy wanted to add the land to Camp David.
(d) The dam was part of the price of keeping Pennsylvania in line for John F. Kennedy at the 1960 Democratic Convention.

11. What does not overlap across state boundaries?
(a) Tribes.
(b) Water.
(c) Treaty rights.
(d) Buffalo.

12. What was the decision about the Pottawatomie of Kansas during the time of termination?
(a) To move them to Missouri.
(b) To combine them with tribes in Oklahoma.
(c) Better to have them expire as private citizens than let anyone know how badly they had been treated.
(d) To get them better hospitals and roads.

13. What does the author believe anthropologists should do in the future?
(a) Stop worrying about publishing and live among the Indians.
(b) Start writing everything down.
(c) Learn the art of the Indians and give up anthropology.
(d) Stop researching and preying on the Indian, and start helping.

14. What is the oldest Indian treaty between the United States and the Seneca tribe?
(a) The Pickering Treaty.
(b) The Allotment Treaty.
(c) The Dawes Treaty.
(d) The Church Treaty.

15. Which American Indian tribe is the author a member of?
(a) The Kiowa.
(b) The Sioux.
(c) The Senecas.
(d) The Cherokees.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the frontier was closed in 1890, what did American enter into next?

2. When Watkins visited the Menominee, what did he compare the living conditions to?

3. What "first" did the Treaty of August 5, 1826 enact?

4. What was the Senate Interior Committee afraid of after the passage of the Wheeler-Howard act?

5. What act was passed by the American government in 1934?

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