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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. According to the author, for those whites who do not claim Indian heritage, what asset do they have that connects them with American Indians?
(a) They donate to Indian colleges.
(b) They understand Indians.
(c) They have friends who are Indians.
(d) They ARE Indians.

2. What kind of hats to anthropologists wear?
(a) Baseball caps.
(b) Indian warbonnets.
(c) Australian bush hats.
(d) Straw hats.

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

4. What have tribes discovered that they must do to make themselves heard?
(a) Start a national newspaper.
(b) Band together.
(c) Elect their own congress.
(d) Elect their own president.

5. Who did missionaries believe the American Indians were when they connected their religion with the tribes they encountered?
(a) Mayans.
(b) The Spanish.
(c) Russians.
(d) The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the best way for tribes to handle their reservation conflicts?

2. What did one anthropologist admit spending while studying a tribe of less than a 1,000 people?

3. Why do anthropologists believe Indians drink?

4. What "Civilized" Tribe is among the poorest people in America?

5. Who was asked to testify before the Senate Civil Service Committee in 1947?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the myths associated with Indian Affairs?

2. 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?

3. What is the problem with most books about American Indians, according to the author? What do the incorrect portrayals of the Indians do to harm the image of the Indian, and complicate understanding of the people by others?

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

5. What happens every summer with work camps and teenagers? What do the teenagers learn in one month that adults do not understand? What is the author's point about this program?

6. What is the history of the Sioux who lived along the Missouri River?

7. How did William Zimmerman, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs classify existing tribes into categories for Termination?

8. Why are the American Indians lost when, in Congressional hearings, the chairman of the committee talks about the Anglo-Saxon heritage of law and order?

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

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

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