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

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

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

4. Alvord sees alcohol as the lubrication of __________ which allows other people to dominate the Navajo people.
(a) Domination.
(b) Consternation.
(c) Trepidation.
(d) Conflagration.

5. What part of Evelyn's body is partially paralyzed as a result of the surgery, according to the book?
(a) Both.
(b) Neither.
(c) Right.
(d) Left.

6. Alvord's new home is located close to the _________, and her grandmother Grace will live with her there.
(a) School.
(b) Reservation.
(c) Hospital.
(d) Training facilities.

7. ________ scares Alvord as well since so many dollars are poured into research, only to have it not be easy to treat.
(a) Hanta virus.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Influenza.
(d) Pneumonia.

8. During the ceremony, many people sing songs that talk about the beauty of the _____________.
(a) Shooting stars.
(b) Sick person.
(c) Universe.
(d) Earth.

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

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

11. The school where Alvord is accepted has a __________ Native American community, according to the book.
(a) Nonexistent.
(b) Vibrant.
(c) Decreasing.
(d) Dull.

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

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

14. A ___________ is a song that's needed to cure a person of their illness in the Navajo culture.
(a) Songway.
(b) Blessingway.
(c) Chantway.
(d) Beauty Way.

15. Alvord wants to bring in a __________ for Carolyn in order to help her with her cancer.
(a) Family member.
(b) Cancer specialist.
(c) New treatment.
(d) Medicine man.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does Alvord have her surgical practice, according to this chapter?

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

3. What is the type of bark that can be used to treat scurvy?

4. What did Alvord never do as she was not raised in her culture to do so?

5. There is some evidence now that suggests patients are _________ during surgery and this awareness affects them after.

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