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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. How were the Indians arrested at the 1968 protest punished?
(a) Tried and acquitted.
(b) Moved to Canada.
(c) Sentenced to life in prison.
(d) Forced to apologize.

2. Until the 1970's, why did the term "vanishing Americans" refer to American Indians?
(a) Most believed they were extinct.
(b) Most of them had died.
(c) They all moved to Canada.
(d) There were not any at Wal Mart.

3. Name one major development between 1972 and 1990 that was mentioned in Chapter 2.
(a) No answer is correct.
(b) The creation of the Indian Christian Assembly.
(c) Integration of religious Indian beliefs with that of traditional churches.
(d) The abolition of the Indian Christian Assembly.

4. Deloria believes that historically, in regards to a Supreme Being, humans have transferred their own personality traits onto the deity. This statement is made to support his description of the Christian God as what?
(a) Lazy.
(b) Unstable.
(c) Forgiving.
(d) Evil.

5. Although tribal religions do believe in creation, Deloria states they do not believe in which of the following?
(a) Rights of trees.
(b) Fall from grace.
(c) No answer is correct.
(d) Importance of sin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Gold Rush cause the American Indians to do?

2. In Chapter 3, "The Religious Challenge," what incident is being discussed?

3. In Chapter 8, the origins of religion are examined from which of the following?

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

5. Who refused to sign the Treaty of Walla Walla because he felt all of creation was not represented in the agreement?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Indians begin protesting in the 1960's?

2. the 1860's, how did the American Indian suffer at the hand of federal bureaucrats?

3. What did the explosion of New Age culture, numerology, astrology, martial arts, shamanism and witchcraft have in common according to Deloria?

4. Explain the American Indian's methods of record keeping.

5. Why did a group of Mohawk Indians block the Canadian border at Cornwall Bridge?

6. Discuss the two Indian stereotypes identified by Deloria prior to the incident at Wounded Knee.

7. How and by whom were Indian burial grounds desecrated?

8. How are beliefs based on political persuasion, as explained by Deloria?

9. Why does Deloria believe the Christian ideal of keeping peace on earth is not true?

10. Discuss why Young Chief, a Cayuse, refused to sign the Treaty of Walla Walla.

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