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

2. What event takes place on Crow Dog land in late 1972 that the author compares to a rebirth?
(a) Wounded Knee siege.
(b) Sun Dance.
(c) Ghost Dance.
(d) Marriage to Leonard Crow Dog.

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

4. Who are the helpless ones, according to Chapter Two?
(a) Alcoholics.
(b) People from Pine Ridge.
(c) Those living in poverty.
(d) Elderly and children.

5. In Chapter Four, where are you likely to see a sign that says, "No Indians and Dogs Allowed"?
(a) South Dakota government buildings.
(b) South Dakota saloons.
(c) South Dakota department stores.
(d) South Dakota bus stations.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter Two, who raises Mary and her siblings?

2. Who runs the boarding school while Mary attends?

3. According to Mary, what family has no shortage of legends?

4. Who does Mary go to in order to "learn to be Indian"?

5. What historic event does Grandpa Fool Bull witness?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the last peyote meeting that the author attended with Grandpa Dick Fool Bull.

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

3. How did Mary spend her time after she quit school?

4. Why will Mary's mother and grandmother not teacher her how to speak the Sioux language?

5. Although Mary grew up in poverty, she indicates she was happier before she had to go to boarding school. Explain why.

6. Describe Indian boarding schools from "Lakota Woman."

7. What attempts were made to destroy Indian religion, according to Chapter Seven?

8. Explain why no one Mary knows saves money in Chapter Two.

9. Describe the peyote plant.

10. Explain how the trading posts operated as described in Chapter Five.

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