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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In 1966, what did the secret Presidential Task Force recommend doing with the Bureau of Indian Affairs?
(a) Transfer the Bureau to the Dept. of the Interior.
(b) Transfer the Bureau to Health, Education and Welfare.
(c) Transfer the Bureau to the Commerce Department.
(d) Transfer the Bureau to the War Department.

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

5. How many area offices does the Bureau of Indian Affairs have throughout the country?
(a) 5.
(b) 51.
(c) 20.
(d) 10.

6. Who did Clyde Warrior support in the 1964 Presidential Campaign?
(a) Nixon.
(b) Johnson.
(c) Kennedy.
(d) Goldwater.

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

8. What did Martin Luther King organize in the spring of 1968?
(a) The Poor People's Campaign.
(b) The Muslim Speaker.
(c) The African American Coalition.
(d) The Indian Reorganization Act.

9. What did Senator Clinton Anderson announce in 1968?
(a) That the federal government needed to spend more money on the Indian.
(b) That the federal government should support only those Indians living in urban areas.
(c) That the federal government was spending nearly half a billion dollars a year on Indian people and therefore he did not think they were so neglected.
(d) That the federal government needed to close the reservations.

10. What did the new immigrants do to organize themselves in their new land?
(a) They asked the Indians for help.
(b) They borrowed from Indian culture and myth to build their basis of laws.
(c) They transplanted European social and political systems.
(d) They learned Indian art.

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

12. Who is the prophet of peace on the Hopi reservation?
(a) Thomas Banyaca.
(b) Geronimo.
(c) Papovi Da.
(d) Sitting Bull.

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

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

15. What did the Supreme Court do in June of 1968?
(a) Interpreted an ancient statute in favor of blacks in the matter of purchasing a house.
(b) It ruled in favor of water rights for African Americans.
(c) It drained a dam and gave Indians back land on the east coast.
(d) It ruled in favor of urban development for Indians.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Indians believe about land?

2. What is one of the main beliefs of the Indians about their religion?

3. Where did Billy Mills grow up?

4. What happened over time to young Indian men who wanted to enter the ministry?

5. Who was Clyde Warrior?

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