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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 job that Alvord takes on with Gary Rosenberg in New Mexico?
(a) Secretary.
(b) Research assistant.
(c) Research technician.
(d) Fact checker.

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

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

4. The main concern with cancer among the Navajo people is that they think it is _____________.
(a) Deadly.
(b) Black magic.
(c) Magic.
(d) Contagious.

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

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

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

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

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

10. For how many days would people in the ceremony help to sing and dance with the person that is ill?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Four.
(c) Nine.
(d) Ten.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the last name of Dr. Alvord, according to the description of her life in this chapter?

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

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