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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. What are winter counts?
(a) A list of people who die.
(b) Pictures on buffalo skin that tell stories.
(c) The number of people living in a place in a specific winter.
(d) A record of buffalo killed.

2. According to the author, who makes up the AIM song?
(a) Leonard Crow Dog.
(b) A middle-aged Ojibway woman.
(c) A 14-year-old Sioux boy.
(d) Russell Means.

3. What does Mary spend $99.99 on in Chapter Eight?
(a) Beads.
(b) Asian food while in New York.
(c) An imitation Persian rug.
(d) Dishes.

4. What is Cankpe Opi Wakpala?
(a) A warrior society.
(b) A siege.
(c) Spiritual medicine.
(d) Wounded Knee creek.

5. Who is Ira Hayes?
(a) A Pima man who won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
(b) One of the BIA employees who talked to AIM.
(c) A Native American Congressman.
(d) One of the protestors in Washington, D.C.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following celebrities is not mentioned as a supporter of AIM?

2. What does Mary's grandmother tell her never to do in Chapter Two?

3. How many times does Mary see her birth father by Chapter Two?

4. What year is AIM born?

5. Who or what does the author blame for the "Indian drinking problem"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain who Charles and Robert were from Chapter Nine.

2. What happens to the buildings used after Wounded Knee ends?

3. What events led to Judge Robert Merhige to release Crow Dog for time served?

4. Explain the points where Mary disagreed with the feminists who had supported her.

5. What was the attitude toward Mary, who was quite pregnant at the time of the siege at Wounded Knee?

6. Describe Mary's Christmases when she is young in Chapter Two.

7. Why do the Crow Dogs believe they are cursed?

8. Why does Mary say that it is hard being an Indian woman?

9. Describe the beginning of AIM.

10. How is a yuwipi ceremony prepared for?

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