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. Who is called in to help the Navajo people if they can not heal on their own?
(a) Parents.
(b) Grandparents.
(c) Outsiders.
(d) Medicine man.

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

3. __________ among the Navajo were challenging for some doctors, according to the book's description.
(a) Families.
(b) Superstitions.
(c) Rites.
(d) Songs.

4. Alvord knows that Carolyn's life lacks _________, which might have helped cause her cancer, but she keeps this knowledge to herself.
(a) Beauty.
(b) Balance.
(c) Nutrition.
(d) Honesty.

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

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

7. What is the type of surgery that Evelyn Bitsui has to have during this section of the book's narrative?
(a) Breast cancer.
(b) Pelvic.
(c) Lung.
(d) Gallbladder.

8. Robert Cupp turns to __________ in order to cope with the years of oppression he suffers at the hands of others.
(a) Drinking.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Writing.
(d) Affairs.

9. What is the type of bark that can be used to treat scurvy?
(a) Birch.
(b) Orange tree.
(c) Maple.
(d) Evergreen tree.

10. What is a common condition among the Navajo people, which is why they have to have surgery so often?
(a) Large gallstones.
(b) Throat cancers.
(c) Kidney stones.
(d) Bad livers.

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. Drunk driving arrests in Gallup exceed _________ per year, according to Alvord at the time of writing this book.
(a) 25,000.
(b) 100,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 10,000.

13. The school where Alvord is accepted has a __________ Native American community, according to the book.
(a) Dull.
(b) Decreasing.
(c) Vibrant.
(d) Nonexistent.

14. Robert Cupp is Alvord's father, and knew everyone, every animal, and every _____________ in the area.
(a) Geographical location.
(b) Shadow.
(c) Book.
(d) Car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Native American history shows how other cultures have come to see their race as ____________.

2. In what state was Dr. Alvord born before she was moved onto the reservation with her parents?

3. Alvord begins to see how her Native American ________ can aid in her educational process.

4. What did Alvord NOT have that makes it difficult when she wants to apply to medical school?

5. The form of healing that is used in the Navajo culture is the idea of walking in ___________.

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