The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lori Alvord
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Alvord NOT have that makes it difficult when she wants to apply to medical school?

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

3. Robert teachers his daughters simple Navajo ________ as well a explains to them the interconnectedness of the world.

4. How many sisters does Dr. Alvord have, according to her family history?

5. Alvord's grandmother _________ understands the complexities of living two lives, as she comes from a mixed background.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who has an alcohol problem, which leads Alvord to see alcoholism as a disease?

2. What do the Navajo people think causes cancer in those who are stricken with it?

3. What does Alvord think about patient histories and how they describe the patients?

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

5. What is one of the most important parts of Navajo healing in the culture?

6. What are some of the roles that a woman may play within the matriarchal society of the Navajo?

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

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

9. What does Thomas Hataathlii perform and do as his profession?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Carolyn's sister tells her that the cancer is all her fault, which might be shocking to some readers.

Part 1: Do you think that cancer is every anyone's fault? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think you would react if your sibling told you what Carolyn's sister told her?

Part 3: Why do you think Carolyn's sister felt she needed to tell her about the possible cause of her cancer?

Essay Topic 2

Alvord did not have a strong bedside manner at the start of her career, though she sought to change this.

Part 1: What are the benefits of having a positive bedside manner?

Part 2: What are some of the benefits of having a less than friendly bedside manner?

Part 3: Would you rather have a friendly doctor or a doctor who doesn't mince words? Why?

Essay Topic 3

The Navajo believe the cancer is something that is caused by a bad deed or an evil action.

Part 1: Do you believe the cancer might be partially caused by an action or an emotion?

Part 2: How do you think science shows that cancer is caused by evil actions?

Part 3: Do you think that cancer is something of which to be frightened today?

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