The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Lori Alvord
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Alvord comes to look at the ________ of the being of each of her patients, according to the book.
(a) Honor.
(b) Story.
(c) Harmony.
(d) Beauty.

2. Patients can often feel ____________ and forgotten when they are in the Western medicine system.
(a) Bored.
(b) Powerless.
(c) Doomed.
(d) Unhealthy.

3. Navajos do not dream of a __________, as this is not passed down to daughters in the culture.
(a) Marriage.
(b) Single life.
(c) Better life.
(d) Education.

4. __________ have a strong role in the Navajo culture, helping to create structure and order.
(a) Elders.
(b) Women.
(c) Children.
(d) Men.

5. The body, according to Alvord, appeared to be like the Navajo philosophy of the __________.
(a) Universe.
(b) Water.
(c) Beauty Way.
(d) Land.

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

7. What is the last name of Dr. Alvord, according to the description of her life in this chapter?
(a) Singing Woman.
(b) Alvord.
(c) Lorraine.
(d) Cupp.

8. ________ bark can be used to treat pain, and it is still being used today in chemical form.
(a) Redwood.
(b) Willow.
(c) Evergreen.
(d) Fir.

9. Cupp is barred from speaking ________ when he is in school, which causes the assimilation of the culture.
(a) Navajo.
(b) English.
(c) Sioux.
(d) Lakota.

10. Alvord respects her patients desire to have __________ before they have any surgery.
(a) Sacrifices.
(b) Gatherings of family.
(c) Smoke lodges.
(d) Ceremonies.

11. As a child, Alvord often has to decide whether to play with the _________ or the whites in their neighborhood and schools.
(a) Navajo.
(b) Chinese.
(c) Blacks.
(d) Whites.

12. Alvord's grandmother _________ understands the complexities of living two lives, as she comes from a mixed background.
(a) June.
(b) Grace.
(c) Anne.
(d) Ruby.

13. Alvord begins to see how her Native American ________ can aid in her educational process.
(a) Story.
(b) Theology.
(c) Experience.
(d) Background.

14. Who tells Carolyn that the cancer is her fault, according to the description in this section of the book?
(a) Brother.
(b) Grandmother.
(c) Sister.
(d) Mother.

15. Alvord believes a part of the problem with Evelyn's outcome is that Alvord does not __________ the patient.
(a) Believe.
(b) Examine.
(c) Know.
(d) Trust.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grace ends up marrying an ___________ and has an appreciation of other cultures.

2. Alvord believes that patient _______ are dehumanizing and inharmonious, according to her description.

3. Who is called in to help the Navajo people if they can not heal on their own?

4. How many Navajo students were at the school of the person that Alvord meets and finds to be an inspiration?

5. When the Navajo become ill, they often wonder what local ______ they broke in order to create the situation of disease.

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