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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. When whites claim Indian heritage, who do they believe was their ancestor?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Pocahontas.
(c) An Indian Princess.
(d) Lewis and Clark.

2. What were the findings of the House Interior Committee headed by Karl Mundt?
(a) The Wheeler-Howard act needed an amendment for money to build new schools.
(b) The Wheeler-Howard act was a success.
(c) The Wheeler-Howard act was not accomplishing the task of bringing the Indian people up to the level of their white neighbors.
(d) The Wheeler-Howard act was working well.

3. How are the Indians of Canada different from the American Indians?
(a) They live in colder climates and have better housing.
(b) They are paid by the government NOT to grow crops.
(c) Their medical care is not as good as American Indians.
(d) They have not had their basic governmental forms disturbed.

4. What happened to most of the treaties in the far west of the country?
(a) The written documents never made it back to Washington.
(b) They were never broken and followed carefully.
(c) They were never ratified by Congress.
(d) The field offices lost the written documents years ago.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the minds of most Indians, what is the best way to eradicate a species?

3. What is the oldest, continuous Indian-run organization?

4. A 1791 Treaty with the Cherokees included what provision?

5. What does not overlap across state boundaries?

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

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

4. What is paternalism?

5. 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?

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

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

8. 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?

9. According to the author, what European background is the law of the United States built on?

10. How does the author describe anthropologists? What is his attitude and tone when discussing this group of people?

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