Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
When a Navajo person becomes ill, they wonder what ritual or norm they broke.
Part 1: How might being out of balance in life lead to sickness?
Part 2: Why do you think the Navajo don't necessarily think of a virus or a germ causing them to be sick?
Part 3: What do you think when you first begin to show signs of illness?
Alvord had to make a difficult decision when she left the reservation to attend her school.
Part 1: Why is it difficult for Alvord to leave the reservation?
Part 2: How could Alvord have made the transition smoother for herself and for her family?
Part 3: Do you think it's always necessary to be uncomfortable in order to become successful or educated?
Because she became a surgeon, many of Alvord's tribe did not recognize her as a Navajo anymore.
Part 1: Why do you think Alvord is less a part of the tribe because of her new role?
Part 2: How do you think Alvord is able to become a stronger part of the tribe because of her healing role?
Part 3: What are the similarities and differences between medicine women and surgeons?
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