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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. Why did so many of the Indian children have chronic health problems or die?
(a) They were always out in inclement weather.
(b) There was no medicine.
(c) They did not get enough Vitamin C.
(d) They were weak from starvation.

2. What happened to Gertrude when she got on the train?
(a) She nearly passed out.
(b) She got pushed to the floor.
(c) She vomited.
(d) She fainted.

3. Which of the following does NOT describe the character in #21?
(a) Creative.
(b) Angry.
(c) Helpful
(d) Greedy.

4. Who stared at Gertrude and the other Indian children?
(a) The train conductor.
(b) White people.
(c) The Indian men.
(d) The nuns.

5. What role did Cloud Elk have in the tribe?
(a) Chief.
(b) Warrior.
(c) Hunter.
(d) Medicine man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What last name was given to Gertrude?

2. What was Gertrude ordered to mash one day?

3. Which famous people did Tate tell Gertrude she saw?

4. At college, Gertrude won honors in which field?

5. Who is Tate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What major success did Zitkala-Sa have for the Ute Indians several years after her death and what was her legacy to other Indian rights activists who would come after her?

2. Explain how Zitkala-Sa's name meaning Red Bird symbolized both her life and afterlife.

3. Explain the cultural conflict Zitkala-Sa experienced no matter where she was?

4. Who was Carlos Montezuma and why did Zitkala-Sa not marry him?

5. What role did oral stories serve in the Indian society, and which story character did Gertrude like best?

6. What two tragic events occurred for Indian people in December of 1890?

7. How many times was Tate married, and how many children did she have?

8. What conditions did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond find when they moved to Utah?

9. What was the project Zitkala-Sa collaborated with William Hanson on in Vernal?

10. Who did Zitkala-Sa marry and why did she choose him over Carlos Montezuma?

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