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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. During the 1960's, what made the American people realize that there were still a large number of American Indians in the United States?
(a) Indian protests.
(b) It was on the Internet.
(c) More movies about Indians were made.
(d) Many Indians moved to the city.

2. Deloria claims that the only belief common to both Christianity and Indian religions is which of the following?
(a) Land.
(b) Music.
(c) Animals.
(d) A creator.

3. According to the author, one of the first distinctions between Christianity and Indian religions is what?
(a) The day of the week they worship.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) The fact that Christians worship in buildings.
(d) The supreme being is perceived.

4. Chapter 8, "Origin of Religio n," states which of the following regarding the origin of religion?
(a) It's found in the Bible.
(b) It's found in Indian tribal religions.
(c) It's vague.
(d) It's irrelevant.

5. During the 1950's, the BIA initiated a relocation program in California in an attempt to sell something that belonged to the Indians. What were they trying to sell?
(a) Indian land.
(b) Indian scalps.
(c) Indian jewelry.
(d) Reservations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does BIA stand for?

2. In Chapter 6, the author explains that American Indians held no importance for which of the following?

3. What are the two stereotypical categories Deloria refers to?

4. Although tribal religions do believe in creation, Deloria states they do not believe in which of the following?

5. Deloria teaches that Indian religions view creation as which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the different reactions of Christians and Indians to supernatural phenomena, such as meteors and supernovae.

2. How does the Indian connection to nature relate to their religious beliefs?

3. Deloria states some devout Christians may be upset by comparing God to Supreme Beings of other religious groups. Why?

4. What are the differences between Christianity's belief in a Supreme Being and that of Indian religions?

5. Why were ecologists jealous of the Civil Rights Movement?

6. How do American Indians tend to view their history and religion? Is this similar or different from traditional Western beliefs?

7. How did WWII impact the Indians?

8. Why did the National Indian Youth Council publish a pamphlet titled, "When Our Grandfathers Had Guns?"

9. How do Indians view creation?

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

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