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

3. Alvord's __________, due to her training as a surgeon, often makes her look like a white woman.
(a) Appearance.
(b) Clothing.
(c) Rules.
(d) Movements.

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

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

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

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

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

9. In what state was Dr. Alvord born before she was moved onto the reservation with her parents?
(a) Washington.
(b) Oregon.
(c) Texas.
(d) California.

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

11. What did Alvord NOT have that makes it difficult when she wants to apply to medical school?
(a) Money.
(b) Health.
(c) Books.
(d) Time.

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

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

14. The Navajo are taught to always be _________ in dealing with others in their lives.
(a) Humble.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Sullen.
(d) Secretive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Dr. Alvord find Carloyn later on, though she knew that she would be seeking additional healing?

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

3. What part of Evelyn's body is partially paralyzed as a result of the surgery, according to the book?

4. The leading cause of death among the Navajo people is ____________, at the time of this book.

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

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