Lakota Woman Test | 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. In Chapter One, what procedure is discussed that was commonly performed on Indian women without their permission?

2. What does AIM stand for?

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

4. What event takes place on Crow Dog land in late 1972 that the author compares to a rebirth?

5. What is the sacred medicine that was the Creator's gift to the Indian people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened at home when Mary quit school?

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

3. What problems do Plains men face, according to Mary in Chapter One?

4. Explain the tribal divisions among the Sioux people.

5. Describe the type of relationship that the author had with her mother in Chapter Five.

6. What did Mary live while her husband was in the maximum-security prison in Lewisburg? How did she spend her time?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What purpose does the Epilogue of Lakota Woman serve?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the effects of the Indian Reorganization Act on Native Americans, both the advantages and the disadvantages. What is the author's opinion of the Indian Reorganization Act?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of women at Wounded Knee and whether they were treated as second-class citizens.

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