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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many sisters does Dr. Alvord have, according to her family history?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Zero.
(d) Three.

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

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

4. Alvord didn't expect much of college until she met a Navajo student from ____________.
(a) Princeton.
(b) Yale.
(c) Dartmouth.
(d) Harvard.

5. ___________ is the only Ivy League school at the time that has more than fifty Native American students.
(a) Dartmouth.
(b) Yale.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Princeton.

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

7. The form of healing that is used in the Navajo culture is the idea of walking in ___________.
(a) Balance.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Harmony.
(d) Truth.

8. Which of Alvord's parents is a full-blooded Navajo person, according to this book?
(a) Neither.
(b) Both.
(c) Father.
(d) Mother.

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

10. Who states that Dezbah is healed from her surgery, according to this section of the book?
(a) A child.
(b) Her family.
(c) Medicine man.
(d) The tea leaves.

11. Most people on the reservation spoke __________ as their first language, according to Alvord.
(a) Navajo.
(b) English.
(c) Spanish.
(d) Lakota.

12. How many Navajo students were at the school of the person that Alvord meets and finds to be an inspiration?
(a) Five.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Six.
(d) Ten.

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

14. In which town is Carolyn visiting a clinic during the start of this particular chapter?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Gallup.
(c) El Paso.
(d) Crownpoint.

15. In what state does Alvord have her surgical practice, according to this chapter?
(a) New Mexico.
(b) Arizona.
(c) Texas.
(d) Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alvord sees alcohol as the lubrication of __________ which allows other people to dominate the Navajo people.

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

3. A ___________ is a song that's needed to cure a person of their illness in the Navajo culture.

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

5. To the students at Alvord's new college, the reservation would appear to be a ______________.

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