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Lori Alvord
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Alvord begins to feel the effects of disharmony in her life, which causes her to consider seeing a ____________.
(a) Midwife.
(b) Shaman.
(c) Medicine man.
(d) Doctor.

2. What military branch does Jon join after he and Lori have been married?
(a) New Mexico Army.
(b) New Mexico National Guard.
(c) New Mexico Air Force.
(d) New Mexico Navy.

3. What is the year in which Jon and Lori meet, according to the book?
(a) 1994.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1993.

4. Who is the person in Melanie's family that does not want to go ahead with the surgery?
(a) Sister.
(b) Mother.
(c) Grandmother.
(d) Grandfather.

5. Who does Alvord's mom bring in to help during the procedure, according to this section of the book?
(a) Maria Herrera.
(b) Her father's brother.
(c) Thomas.
(d) No one.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is afraid that losing the dog will end up causing them to lose touch with one another?

2. Where does Alvord drive to in order to see the medicine man during her pregnancy?

3. What is another word for medicine man, as well as being the last name given to Thomas?

4. What is buried on the top of Mount Taylor, in accordance to the Navajo ways?

5. How long does it take Jon to summon up the courage to ask Lori out on a date?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alvord want to remember as she is experiencing the labor and its complications?

2. What is the added problem that comes along with the larger than normal harvest on the reservation?

3. What happens when Alvord first becomes pregnant with her first child?

4. What are the allegations made against the Indian Health Service in the 1950s?

5. Why does Alvord choose the name she does for her child during her pregnancy?

6. What do Alvord and Jon decide to do to begin the labor process with Kodi?

7. What is the elective surgery that Florena Woody has, which is generally complication free?

8. What do the medicine men point out to Alvord and others when the deaths begin to occur in the reservation?

9. What is the problem with Melanie Begay's appendix surgery?

10. What are some of the accolades that Alvord enjoys as a result of helping with the Dartmouth Native American Program?

(see the answer keys)

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