God Is Red: A Native View of Religion Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 10, Deloria claims the Spanish would have a priest standing by to baptize a fetus after killing its mother and before killing it. Why would they feel a baptism was necessary?
(a) Baptized babies go to heaven.
(b) This really didn't happen.
(c) To ease the conscience of the killers.
(d) No answer is correct.

2. Deloria recognized which country for having the best reputation for dealing with aborigine peoples?
(a) United States.
(b) Australia.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Canada.

3. In Chapter 14, Deloria asserts that when the younger generation visits the outside world of modern conveniences, which of the following occur?
(a) They love music.
(b) It can cause a lack of harmony in in the Indian home.
(c) They never return home.
(d) They are afraid of public transportation.

4. Deloria names which of the following as the second type of sacred land?
(a) Buffalo Gap.
(b) Where oil is discovered.
(c) Reservations.
(d) Wounded Knee.

5. The third type of sacred land described in Chapter 16 is which of the following?
(a) The desert.
(b) Overwhelming holiness.
(c) The birthplace of Geronimo.
(d) Agriculturally fertile land.

6. What major reason did Deloria give for the Indians' refusal to give up their land to the whites?
(a) They loved the land more than their life.
(b) Their wise men told them not to surrender.
(c) Spiritual ancestors live on the land.
(d) They knew the land would be valuable some day.

7. What people do Deloria claim fears death more than any other group?
(a) Indians.
(b) Christians.
(c) Catholics.
(d) Baptists.

8. Deloria believes that Western commercial interests and Christianity have gone hand in hand to do which of the following?
(a) Unite Indian tribes worldwide.
(b) Destroy nations of the world for trade and conversion.
(c) Modernize the world.
(d) Annihilate anyone that disagrees with them.

9. In Chapter 17, Deloria states that Christianity is _________________.
(a) Based on the Bible.
(b) Wrong.
(c) Not wrong.
(d) Outdated.

10. Deloria explains that Indians believe that the souls of dead people often remain at the place of their __________,
(a) Birth.
(b) Funeral.
(c) Death.
(d) Wedding.

11. By the 1500's, Deloria claims it was popularly accepted that the Indians could live on their natural land, until which of the following took place?
(a) The turn of the century.
(b) They disobeyed the Europeans in any way.
(c) Such time as the invading Europeans need the land for themselves.
(d) The older generation died.

12. According to Deloria in Chapter 11, what creates Christian denominations?
(a) Geographic locations.
(b) The pope.
(c) Doctrinal disagreements.
(d) Different governments.

13. Deloria believes that the distinction between the immortality of the soul and the Christian ideal of the resurrection of the dead is best described as which of the following?
(a) As a vital one.
(b) Confusing to the Indians.
(c) As something that should not even be discussed.
(d) As irrelevant.

14. Deloria declares that the interpretation of religion has always been done through which of the following?
(a) Christian leaders.
(b) Indian chiefs.
(c) The authority of Westerners.
(d) The females of the culture.

15. Name one problem with modern society and tribal cultures according to Deloria.
(a) Some tribes choose not to use modern conveniences, such as electricity.
(b) The Indians prefer to live in tepees.
(c) Automobiles are not allowed on reservations.
(d) Most tribes prefer to use their native language instead of English.

Short Answer Questions

1. The American Indian Religious Freedom Act gave Congress which of the following powers?

2. In Chapter 14, Deloria expresses concern about the ongoing tug-of-war between the old tribal culture and ________________________.

3. Chapter 12 details __________________ and how it affects religious cultures.

4. Deloria believes culture shapes religion in which of the following ways?

5. The title of Chapter Ten is "___________ and Religion."

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