The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Lori Alvord
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Four, Life Out of Balance.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Alvord and her sisters never think the media's representation of ___________ has anything to do with them.
(a) Children.
(b) Hispanics.
(c) Indians.
(d) Whites.

2. Grace ends up marrying an ___________ and has an appreciation of other cultures.
(a) Irishman.
(b) Englishman.
(c) Welshman.
(d) Ojibuwe.

3. What is the kind of necklace that Alvord wears, in accordance with her animal totem?
(a) Silver spider.
(b) Silver fox.
(c) Silver snake.
(d) Silver bear.

4. _______ eventually has to make a decision about whether to stay on or to leave the reservation.
(a) Grace.
(b) June.
(c) Alvord.
(d) Anna.

5. What is the job that Alvord gets when she is in high school and is interested in medicine?
(a) Reservation pharmacy.
(b) She doesn't have a job.
(c) Medicine apprentice.
(d) Veterinarian assistant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was often impatient with those who did a poor job and did not like to be questioned?

2. What is the cultural background of Alvord's mother, according to this section?

3. What is the type of surgery that Evelyn Bitsui has to have during this section of the book's narrative?

4. What is the job that Alvord takes on with Gary Rosenberg in New Mexico?

5. __________ have a strong role in the Navajo culture, helping to create structure and order.

(see the answer key)

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