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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are young Indians connected to anthropologists?
(a) They assist them in their work.
(b) They teach anthropologists about their culture.
(c) They have become unwitting missionaries for anthropologists.
(d) They teach anthroplogists about their art.

2. How, according to the author, has America always viewed other nations?
(a) America has always honored other nations, but not the Indians.
(b) As a militantly imperialistic world power eagerly grasping for economic control over weaker nations.
(c) America tries to help other countries, but sometimes oversteps their boundaries.
(d) As neighbors and friends.

3. Who did missionaries believe the American Indians were when they connected their religion with the tribes they encountered?
(a) Russians.
(b) Mayans.
(c) The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
(d) The Spanish.

4. What year did the United States clear the eastern states of the former Indian allies?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1934.
(c) 2010.
(d) 1886.

5. What happened to the oldest treaty between the U.S. and the Seneca tribe?
(a) Nothing, it still exists.
(b) The government passed a new law in 1869 abolishing the treaty.
(c) The government gave the land away after the Civil War to former slaves.
(d) The government built a dam, which flooded the major part of the Seneca reservation and the treaty was broken.

6. Once Dillon Myer took over, what was the policy instated from Commissioner to field clerk regarding Indians?
(a) Get them money as quickly as possible.
(b) Get their land as quickly as possible.
(c) Get rid of them as quickly as possible.
(d) Get them health care as quickly as possible.

7. When Watkins visited the Menominee, what did he compare the living conditions to?
(a) War torn Italy.
(b) The refugee camps of the Near East after World War II.
(c) Hiroshima after the atomic bomb.
(d) Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack.

8. By 1943, what was the Senate Interior Committee convinced should happen?
(a) Indians should be abolished.
(b) Indians should be compensated for land loss.
(c) The Indian Bureau should be abolished.
(d) All land should be taken from Indians.

9. Why are the Pyramid Lake Paiutes poor?
(a) Because they live in an area where there is no work.
(b) Because they do not work.
(c) Because they have been systematically cheated out of their hunting rights.
(d) Because they have been systematically cheated out of their water rights.

10. How are the Indians of Canada different from the American Indians?
(a) Their medical care is not as good as American Indians.
(b) They are paid by the government NOT to grow crops.
(c) They live in colder climates and have better housing.
(d) They have not had their basic governmental forms disturbed.

11. What kind of hats to anthropologists wear?
(a) Baseball caps.
(b) Indian warbonnets.
(c) Straw hats.
(d) Australian bush hats.

12. What is the fundamental thesis of the anthropologist?
(a) That people are different and deserve study.
(b) That people are lost in this world and need saving.
(c) That people are human and have a range of emotions.
(d) That people are objects for observation.

13. What had Dillon Myer been in charge of during World War II?
(a) Pearl Harbor security.
(b) The Manhattan Project.
(c) Japanese internment camps.
(d) The attack on Tokyo.

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

15. How long did the Indians have under the Wheeler-Howard Act to make a decision about their reservation?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 9 months.
(d) 1 year.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did one anthropologist admit spending while studying a tribe of less than a 1,000 people?

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

3. What is regarded as utter hypocrisy by the Indian people?

4. What is the oldest, continuous Indian-run organization?

5. What, according to the author, is one of the finest things about being an Indian?

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