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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The majority of Indian religions, claims Deloria, refuse to think of a supreme being how?
(a) During the day.
(b) As an animal.
(c) At all.
(d) Anthropomorphically.

2. With regards to supernatural phenomena, such as meteors and supernovae, Deloria accuses Christians of which of the following?
(a) Tended to fear celestial happenings.
(b) Hid in their cellars.
(c) Joined the Indians in celebration.
(d) Celebrated the events.

3. Deloria says that some tribal religions believe humans can turn into animals, birds and which of the following?
(a) This happens automatically when you die.
(b) Once this is done they cannot change back.
(c) You can pick what you want to be.
(d) Other species can turn into humans.

4. Deloria claims it is widely believed that the lack of record keeping in American Indian history is probably responsible for which of the following?
(a) Great oral traditions of the Indian tribes.
(b) Mystery surrounding Indian events.
(c) Lost dates and times.
(d) Lack of historical information.

5. How was one way Indians tried to preserve their rights in Chapter 1?
(a) By retaliating on white cemeteries.
(b) By holding hunger strikes.
(c) By using the legal system.
(d) By holding whites hostage.

6. However, regarding time, the author said the Plains Indians use an animal hide to do what?
(a) Worship buffalo.
(b) Show their wealth.
(c) Keep a "Winter Count."
(d) Hide from whites.

7. When did the American public learn a great deal about American Indians?
(a) History.
(b) The 1990's.
(c) The 1960's and 1970's.
(d) The 1940's.

8. When was the BIA ordered to find areas for the California Indians to reside?
(a) During the Great Depression.
(b) During the Civil Rights Movement.
(c) During WWII.
(d) During WWI.

9. Deloria claims in Chapter 1 that "token" Indians were always present on what holidays?
(a) Easter and Christmas.
(b) Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
(c) Christmas and New Years.
(d) Thanksgiving and Memorial Day.

10. In Chapter 2, what brought even more attention to the American Indians?
(a) Columbus Day.
(b) Civil Rights Movement.
(c) Memorial Day.
(d) Equal Rights Movement.

11. What is the purpose of the American Indian Religious Freedom Resolution?
(a) Forbids Indians from attending white churches.
(b) Protects Indian children from being forced to attend Sunday School.
(c) Protects the religion and ceremonial rites of American Indians.
(d) Allows whites to participate in Indian ceremonial rites.

12. In Chapter 1, Deloria claims that the domestic affairs of the United States included the American Indians up until what date?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1492.

13. In Chapter 6, the author explains that American Indians held no importance for which of the following?
(a) Worshipping trees.
(b) Keeping a calendar.
(c) Living long lives.
(d) Remembering events.

14. Chapter 1 says that many people believed Indian settlements were located where?
(a) Sitting atop valuable resources, such as oil and minerals.
(b) Places for teenagers to party.
(c) Sacred and forbidden to tourists.
(d) Becoming extinct.

15. According to Deloria, who believes creation will eventually end in destruction and judgment?
(a) Germans.
(b) Indians.
(c) Americans.
(d) Christians.

Short Answer Questions

1. Deloria teaches that many tribal religions refer to God as which of the following?

2. Chapter 7, "The Spatial Problem of History," addresses the spatial issues involved with which of the following?

3. Deloria believes one of the greatest offenses to the Indian tribes was what?

4. In Chapter 5, the author explains that some tribal religions believe humans can not only change into animals and birds, but they can also change into what?

5. Why did some whites dig up Indian bodies from their graves?

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