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. What is the cultural background of Alvord's mother, according to this section?
(a) Mix of Navajo and white.
(b) White.
(c) Navajo.
(d) Chinese.

2. Cancer is seen as a great ________ to the Navajo people, caused by an evil action or evil deed.
(a) Destruction.
(b) Abomination.
(c) Horror.
(d) Concern.

3. __________ is a reservation border town that spills into New Mexico, so Alvord decides to move there with her grandmother.
(a) Truckee.
(b) Pueblo.
(c) Auburn.
(d) Gallup.

4. Women are allowed to have ________ names as a part of their position and role in society.
(a) Hunting.
(b) Animal.
(c) War.
(d) Flower.

5. Robert teachers his daughters simple Navajo ________ as well a explains to them the interconnectedness of the world.
(a) Insights.
(b) Crafts.
(c) Water chants.
(d) Parables.

6. How many bars does Gallup have for every 50,000 people at the time of the book, according to Alvord?
(a) 25.
(b) 100.
(c) 50.
(d) 5.

7. There is some evidence now that suggests patients are _________ during surgery and this awareness affects them after.
(a) Alert.
(b) Awake.
(c) Aware.
(d) Ready.

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

9. A person can live a long time without a ____________, as Alvord has seen time and time again.
(a) Liver.
(b) Voice box.
(c) Bladder.
(d) Gall bladder.

10. ________ scares Alvord as well since so many dollars are poured into research, only to have it not be easy to treat.
(a) Cancer.
(b) Influenza.
(c) Hanta virus.
(d) Pneumonia.

11. What is Alvord's first name, as given to her when she was born?
(a) Lorisa.
(b) Lori.
(c) Lorraine.
(d) Janette.

12. To the students at Alvord's new college, the reservation would appear to be a ______________.
(a) War zone.
(b) Mine field.
(c) Third world country.
(d) Catastrophe.

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

14. What did Alvord never do as she was not raised in her culture to do so?
(a) Turn in homework.
(b) Discuss with others.
(c) Correct the teacher.
(d) Raise her hand.

15. Alvord knows that _______ patients needed to be handled with care, especially when it comes to end of life decisions.
(a) Lakota.
(b) Navajo.
(c) Female.
(d) Male.

Short Answer Questions

1. _______ eventually has to make a decision about whether to stay on or to leave the reservation.

2. The medicine men also teach the white men to use Quinine to treat ___________, according to Alvord's research.

3. Medicine men and women come to see the person they are treating as a __________ person.

4. The school where Alvord is accepted has a __________ Native American community, according to the book.

5. Alvord's __________, due to her training as a surgeon, often makes her look like a white woman.

(see the answer keys)

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