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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, according to the author, is the problem with the white man's economic system?
(a) It is separate from European and Japanese markets.
(b) It is based on the stock market.
(c) It is not based on the world economy.
(d) It is not real.

2. According to the author, where should the Bureau of Indian Affairs be transferred?
(a) To the Interior Department.
(b) To the Foreign Service Department.
(c) To the Commerce Department.
(d) To the War Department.

3. As stated in Part 8, what must the white man do before he can relate to others?
(a) He must define his own history.
(b) He must connect to the land.
(c) He must understand that he is superior to others.
(d) He must forego the pleasure of defining them.

4. What, according to the author, is welfare designed to do?
(a) Compensate people who don't need it.
(b) Compensate people who are too poor to make much use of it.
(c) Compensate people who complain the loudest.
(d) Compensate people insofar as they deviate from the norm of society.

5. What did the Indians see on TV that turned them off to the Civil Rights Movement?
(a) Martin Luther King.
(b) The March on Washington.
(c) Malcom X.
(d) Looting.

6. When death is unreal, how does this affect violence?
(a) Violence becomes more real.
(b) Violence become natural.
(c) Violence becomes easy.
(d) Violence becomes unreal too.

7. What, according to the joke, is a peace treaty?
(a) "When a white man want a piece of you."
(b) "When a white man wants a piece of your land."
(c) "When a white man wants pieces of your soul."
(d) "When a white man wants a piece of your mind."

8. When the buffalo were gone, what did the Sioux eat to keep from starving?
(a) Skunks.
(b) Deer.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Cats.

9. What, according to many Indians, is the culture of the white man?
(a) Violence with the Indians.
(b) Continual exploration.
(c) War with Indians.
(d) Continual exploitation.

10. When Indians looked at pictures of the Disciples, what were they surprised to find?
(a) Their white faces.
(b) Their short hair.
(c) Their brown faces.
(d) Their shoulder-length hair.

11. Among the Sioux in the Dakotas, what was the Sun Dance reinterpreted as?
(a) Christmas service.
(b) Palm Sunday service.
(c) The annual convocation of the missions on each reservation.
(d) Tenebre service.

12. What has been the basis on which racial relations have been defined ever since the first settlers got off the boat?
(a) Water rights.
(b) Money.
(c) Land.
(d) Hunting rights.

13. What is the reputation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Juneau?
(a) It is representative of the people it serves.
(b) It is run by white men.
(c) It holds fast to fishing rights.
(d) It has the best reputation for service to native peoples of any of the area offices.

14. Under what umbrella did the Bureau of Indian Affairs begin?
(a) The War Department.
(b) The Peace Department.
(c) The Senate.
(d) The Interior Department.

15. What happened during World War II on reservations?
(a) Indians were drafted and many reservations lost their leaders.
(b) Women took over men's jobs, just like in the rest of the country.
(c) All progress stopped and funds were scarce.
(d) Money increased under Roosevelt and the reservations were well funded.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the new immigrants do to organize themselves in their new land?

2. What did Louie Sitting Crow do for fun?

3. What was one good, tangible result of Indian participation in the Poor People's Campaign?

4. Why are the Five Civilized Tribes thus named?

5. What did the white man systematically destroy for the Indians?

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