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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. What is the significance of an upside down flag for Native Americans?

2. What does Mary spend $99.99 on in Chapter Eight?

3. What legislation passes in 1934 that focuses on Indian government?

4. What tribe does Mary belong to?

5. Why does Mary not want to have her child in a white hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Mary's breakdown and how is she healed?

2. Describe the peyote plant.

3. 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?

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

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

6. What does Leonard Crow Dog compare the Bicentennial to?

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

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

9. How does the first Crow Dog get his name, according to the stories that Henry Crow Dog tells Mary?

10. Where was Mary's first encounter with AIM?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Mary ends the first chapter by talking about her husband's family history. She states, "So, if my own family lacks history, that of my husband more than makes up for it." Compare and contrast Mary's family history with that of the Leonard Crow Dog.

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