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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major reason did Deloria give for the Indians' refusal to give up their land to the whites?

2. In Chapter 10, Deloria said tribal communities believe death to be what type of event?.

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

4. According to Deloria, what was the result of many Christian zealots posing as Indian agents for the Bureau of Indian Affairs?

5. Deloria claims that in Australia, the Aborigines ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What theme is repeated throughout the few chapters, if not the book? (Pertaining to God and individuals.)

2. How did the Indians feel about hanging criminals?

3. According to Deloria, how are developments of contemporary American culture and Indian tribal cultures different?

4. According to Deloria, how does education affect Indians in the modern world?

5. Explain why Deloria feels that the Amish are a special group of Christians.

6. Compare religion and politics from a Christian and an Indian point of view.

7. Name a few of the religious doctrines Deloria believes pertain to the human personality.

8. What is the difference between Christianity and Indian tribal beliefs regarding individuality?

9. In the book, "God is Red," what advantages are attributed to the establishment of reservations.

10. Why does Deloria believe sacred places are important?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Where the cross goes, there is never life more abundantly - only death, destruction, and ultimately betrayal." Explain what Deloria means by this statement. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Support your opinion with information from the book.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 15, Deloria discusses the historical treatment of the Aborigine and other native people across the world. Compare and contrast at least three countries mentioned in the book and their treatment of their own native people to that of American Indians.

Essay Topic 3

Deloria describes the deity in the Old Testament as somewhat "unstable." Why does Deloria use this description? Explain this statement using several examples from the book.

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