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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the white man systematically destroy for the Indians?
(a) Their art.
(b) Their language.
(c) Their culture.
(d) Their schools.

2. What kind of groups, according to the author, do people have little sympathy for?
(a) Funny groups.
(b) Stolid groups.
(c) Polite groups.
(d) Rude groups.

3. During the 1950s, where were the Indian Health Services transferred to?
(a) The War Department.
(b) The Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
(c) The Department of the Interior.
(d) The Department of Commerce.

4. What was the first concern of mission work on the reservation?
(a) Land on which to build churches, homes, storehouses and other monuments.
(b) Getting the Indians to come to church.
(c) Getting clothing for the Indians.
(d) Getting the Indians food.

5. What were the record years for the Christian church on the reservations?
(a) 1850 to 1900.
(b) 1863 to 1910.
(c) 1855 to 1863.
(d) 1870 to 1930.

6. What did Billy Mills do?
(a) He became the first Indian astronaut.
(b) He was a pole vaulter at the Olympics.
(c) He won the ten thousand meter run at the Olympics.
(d) He became the first Indian Senator.

7. Who is Frank Takes Gun?
(a) The author of this book.
(b) The leader of the Native American Church.
(c) A gun-control lobbyist.
(d) The chairman of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

8. Why did the Indians support Urban Renewal?
(a) They joked that everyone else would move to the city and they could fence them off and run buffalo all over the country again.
(b) They thought they could get a piece of the action moneywise.
(c) They thought that African Americans could use the support.
(d) They thought it might help urban Indians.

9. What does the Native American Church use in its sacramental worship life?
(a) Communion.
(b) The peyote button.
(c) Prayer shawls.
(d) Dance.

10. What did the office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque, New Mexico do to the Tigua of El Paso?
(a) They visited twice a year.
(b) They never visited, but sent money.
(c) They called them twice a year.
(d) They simply forgot about the tribe.

11. What basic principle of man's history, according to the author, did colonists violate?
(a) Never make war with people you do not understand.
(b) Certain lands belong to certain peoples.
(c) Never steal land from others, they will always get it back.
(d) Damns are harmful in the long run.

12. What do the Indians believe about land?
(a) That it is not very important.
(b) That it can be shared.
(c) That it belongs to everyone.
(d) That it is the mother of all.

13. What was the main goal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs when it was started?
(a) To dirve the Indians to Oklahoma.
(b) To prevent the extinction of the Indian.
(c) To make sure the Indian became extinct.
(d) To drive the Indians to reservations.

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

15. What is one of the main beliefs of the Indians about their religion?
(a) There is no distinciton made between religion and life's other activities.
(b) That religious ceremonies are important and should be done daily.
(c) It holds a separate place in Indian society and the lines are never crossed.
(d) That religion must be done in a group.

Short Answer Questions

1. What favorite hymn surprised old warriors in church?

2. Who was Clyde Warrior?

3. What did Indians joke about when asked what the country was called before "America?"

4. What happened during World War II on reservations?

5. In 1964, what percentage of Indian thought the United States should get out of America?

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