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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What phrases does Mr. Farb continue to use when talking about Indians?
(a) Below standard.
(b) Inferior.
(c) Test tubes and living laboratories.
(d) Stupid and slow.

2. What, according to the author at the end of chapter 1, should the government do about the Indians?
(a) Pass laws removing all federal government from Indian proceedings.
(b) Establish a cultural inclusion policy.
(c) Establish a cultural leave-us-alone agreement.
(d) Begin talks with the federal government on land rights.

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

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

5. 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 objects for observation.
(d) That people are human and have a range of emotions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Stewart Udall's explanation about why the Indians had not made progress like his friends in Arizona?

2. Who appointed Dillon Myer as Commissioner of Indian Affairs?

3. Who, according to the author, is at fault for poverty among American Indians?

4. Who was Arthur Watkins?

5. What were the findings of the House Interior Committee headed by Karl Mundt?

Short Essay Questions

1. In February 1954, approval was granted for Termination of Indians. Why were the four factors, which Zimmerman implemented in 1947 to classify tribal readiness for termination, not used?

2. How have the workshops offered by anthropologists affected the young Indians?

3. What criteria, according to the author, do whites use to say that they "understand" Indians?

4. What did the Treaty of August 5, 1826 with the Chippewa tribe do?

5. What did anthropologists find about alcoholism on the reservation? What does the author think of this finding?

6. What is the Treaty of August 5, 1826 with the Chippewa tribe known for?

7. Describe the treatment of the Choctaws. Why was their treatment worse when compared to other Indian peoples?

8. What was the Pickering Treaty? Why was it thus named? What was the final outcome of the Pickering Treaty?

9. Describe what happens to the Virginia Indians each year at Thanksgiving. What is this in response to?

10. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

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