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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. Where is Alvord encouraged to go by Rosenberg, even though she does not think she is capable?
(a) Medical school.
(b) A new hospital.
(c) Nursing school.
(d) Biology remedial courses.

2. The fact that Alvord is a _______ often meant that she was not recognized as a Navajo by her fellow tribespeople.
(a) Woman.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Sister.
(d) Priest.

3. Alvord believes that patient _______ are dehumanizing and inharmonious, according to her description.
(a) Charts.
(b) Histories.
(c) Progress notes.
(d) Summaries.

4. Who was often impatient with those who did a poor job and did not like to be questioned?
(a) Jon.
(b) The nurses.
(c) Job.
(d) Dr. Alvord.

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

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

7. Who is called in to help the Navajo people if they can not heal on their own?
(a) Medicine man.
(b) Parents.
(c) Outsiders.
(d) Grandparents.

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

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

10. What is the last name of Dr. Alvord, according to the description of her life in this chapter?
(a) Lorraine.
(b) Singing Woman.
(c) Alvord.
(d) Cupp.

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

12. What is the kind of necklace that Alvord wears, in accordance with her animal totem?
(a) Silver fox.
(b) Silver snake.
(c) Silver spider.
(d) Silver bear.

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

14. Navajos have a strong cultural belief that they should never touch _____________.
(a) The dead.
(b) The liars.
(c) The sick.
(d) The living.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Alvord knows that _______ patients needed to be handled with care, especially when it comes to end of life decisions.

2. Alvord believes a part of the problem with Evelyn's outcome is that Alvord does not __________ the patient.

3. What is NOT one of the components of a normal Navajo diet?

4. It is revealed later on that Alvord's paternal grandfather was a ___________ man.

5. ___________ is the only Ivy League school at the time that has more than fifty Native American students.

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