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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is telling the story in Chapter One?
(a) Barbara Brave Bird.
(b) Mary Brave Bird.
(c) Mary's mother.
(d) Leonard Crow Dog.

2. When the author leaves Custer in Chapter Eight, what does the bumper sticker on her car say?
(a) Custer died for your sins.
(b) Red Power.
(c) Custer was Sioux'd.
(d) Custer had it coming.

3. Who or what does the author blame for the "Indian drinking problem"?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Loss of spirituality.
(c) Racism.
(d) White men.

4. Who says, "Kill 'em all, big and small, nits make lice"?
(a) Spotted Tail.
(b) Colonel Chivington.
(c) General Custer.
(d) Major McDougall.

5. What activity is justified as a way of getting a little of their own back?
(a) Stealing cars.
(b) Taking drugs.
(c) Drinking alcohol.
(d) Shoplifting.

6. Why does Mary not want to have her child in a white hospital?
(a) Because Barbara's baby died after two hours.
(b) Because she was afraid the baby would be taken from her.
(c) Because of the large number of forced sterilizations.
(d) Because of fear of white medicine.

7. In Chapter Two, what does Mary's family make tea from?
(a) They don't have tea.
(b) Chokeberries.
(c) Rosehips.
(d) Mint.

8. What does Mary's grandmother tell her never to do in Chapter Two?
(a) Never go into white peoples' homes.
(b) Never be ashamed of where she came from.
(c) Never to talk to a white person.
(d) Never tell a lie.

9. What is the name of the boarding school that the author attends?
(a) Rosebud.
(b) Chilocco.
(c) St. Francis.
(d) St. Xavier.

10. Where is the Sioux peyote garden located?
(a) Southern Mexico.
(b) Canada.
(c) Southwest.
(d) Black Hills.

11. In the old days, where do the heads of households keep ration cards?
(a) A beaded pouch around the neck.
(b) In a place of honor in the home.
(c) The heads of households had no ration cards.
(d) In their pocket.

12. There are two major divisions among the Sioux. What are they?
(a) Reservation and non-reservation.
(b) Pine Ridge and Rosebud.
(c) Northern and Southern.
(d) Lakota and Dakota.

13. According to the author, what town is considered by many Native Americans to be the most racist town in the U.S.?
(a) Rapid City.
(b) Birmingham.
(c) Custer.
(d) Kansas City.

14. What event leads to Mary being given the special name of Ohitika Win (Brave Woman)?
(a) Her marriage.
(b) Participating in Sun Dance.
(c) The Second Wounded Knee.
(d) Her grandfather's death.

15. What does Mary's Grandpa Moore consider a feast?
(a) Antelope.
(b) Beef.
(c) Turtle stew.
(d) Deer meat.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many kids are in Mary's family?

2. In Chapter Four, where are you likely to see a sign that says, "No Indians and Dogs Allowed"?

3. What causes Mary's mother and grandmother to abandon many traditional ways?

4. According to a sign in Chapter Eight, what town has "gunsmoke flavor"?

5. In Chapter Seven, who finds the chief peyote?

(see the answer keys)

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