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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 principle did the case of Lone Wolf vs. Hitchcock put forth?
(a) That the tribes had titles of ownership to all land.
(b) That the tribes rent land from the government.
(c) That the tribes have no title to the land at all, only occupancy rights.
(d) That the tribes could give their land away if they wished.

2. Who was Arthur Watkins?
(a) The chairman appointed to run the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(b) A poet who wrote about the Indian problems.
(c) President Truman's Chief of Staff.
(d) A Mormon named as head the Indian subcommittees in the Senate and House.

3. What, according to the author, did the white man discover that the American Indians still owned of value?
(a) Horses.
(b) 135 million acres of land.
(c) Gold.
(d) Buffalo.

4. When the Wheeler-Howard act was passed, what did the Indians experience for the first time in half a century?
(a) Self-government.
(b) New schools.
(c) Social welfare.
(d) Social services.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author suggest that each anthropologist should have to do in order to study a tribe?

2. What happened to most of the treaties in the far west of the country?

3. What provision did Watkins attach to the bill for the Menominee distribution of judgment money?

4. Why, according to the author, do anthropologists never carry a writing instrument?

5. What does an anthropologist come to the reservation to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the 4 main rules to Rene Descartes' method of research? Was this a good method to examine the lives of Indians for Termination?

2. 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?

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

4. Why has the Indian Reorganization Act responded so well to fit the European white model?

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

6. What is paternalism?

7. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

8. Why are hunting and fishing rights important to the Indians of Idaho, Washington and Oregon at the time of this writing?

9. Who did the government go after first during the time of Termination?

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

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