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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. For how long is Carolyn missing before Dr. Alvord finds her?
(a) One day.
(b) One year.
(c) One month.
(d) One week.

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

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

4. The Navajo have no word for ________, which is a part of why it is so scary to them when it comes up.
(a) Fear.
(b) Pain.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Love.

5. What is the type of cancer that Carolyn Yazzie has, as described during this section of the book?
(a) Lung.
(b) Brain.
(c) Bone.
(d) Breast.

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

7. Where does Alvord decide to work with Gary Rosenberg, according to the book?
(a) University of Phoenix.
(b) Yale.
(c) Dartmouth.
(d) University of New Mexico.

8. Patients are made to be _________ in the traditional medicine system, according to this book.
(a) Passive.
(b) Dramatized.
(c) Dehumanized.
(d) Active.

9. The leading cause of death among the Navajo people is ____________, at the time of this book.
(a) Motor vehicle accidents.
(b) Heart attacks.
(c) Strokes.
(d) Cirrhosis.

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

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

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

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

14. Relationships must be in _______ with others in order to be healthy, according to the Navajo way of thinking.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Harmony.
(c) Truth.
(d) Commitment.

15. For Alvord, coming back to the _____________ is difficult and painful at times.
(a) Reservation.
(b) Hospital.
(c) Smaller cities.
(d) Hut.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Navajo are taught to always be _________ in dealing with others in their lives.

2. It is important to keep the _______ healthy to heal the body, according to this section of the book.

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

4. The fact that Alvord is a _______ often meant that she was not recognized as a Navajo by her fellow tribespeople.

5. Navajo people often want the removed _________ back after the surgery is complete, according to tradition.

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