Lakota Woman Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. Who runs the boarding school while Mary attends?

2. When the author leaves Custer in Chapter Eight, what does the bumper sticker on her car say?

3. Who is Wise?

4. What American city does AIM begin in?

5. What event leads to Mary being given the special name of Ohitika Win (Brave Woman)?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Crow Dog talk to Mary about Sioux legends and what was involved in being a medicine man and the wife of a medicine man?

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

3. Describe the houses in the reservation towns from Chapter Four.

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

5. What did Mary received from her grandmother's older sister, Mary, and her husband?

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

7. Why did the Rosebud people not play a big part at battles like Little Big Horn?

8. How was Mary Brave Bird honored after having her baby during the siege of Wounded Knee?

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

10. Describe the incident that led to Mary leaving boarding school permanently.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the treatment of Native American women in Chapter Five.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter Two, the Sioux practice of tiyospaye is introduced and described as the center of the old Sioux society. Explain what tiyospaye is and how it has changed.

Essay Topic 3

Research the history of Indian Boarding Schools and write an essay about the philosophy behind Indian boarding schools and their effects. Did the schools achieve the purpose they were supposed to achieve? Were the schools a benefit or harmful to the Native American children who were forced to attend them?

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