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. Who was often impatient with those who did a poor job and did not like to be questioned?

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

3. Where does Alvord decide to work with Gary Rosenberg, according to the book?

4. _______ eventually has to make a decision about whether to stay on or to leave the reservation.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Alvord find helps her in the education process, though she had not done well in previous biology courses?

3. What does Gary Rosenberg encourage Alvord to do, though she had not considered it for herself before that time?

4. What did Alvord know about the Night Chant, despite what her medical training taught her?

5. What did other doctors at the Gallup Indian Medical Center find challenging?

6. What is the problem that requires Dezbah Tsosie to have surgery with Alvord?

7. What happens to Alvord's father after his troubles with alcohol?

8. What could the Navajo people not believe about the disease of cancer, as they had no word for it?

9. How does Alvord continue to celebrate her animal totem and her strong sense of self?

10. What does Alvord seek to treat when she is managing her patients, a way that develops over time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Alvord decides to avoid any sort of violence when she finds out she is pregnant.

Part 1: Do you think babies can sense violence in the world around them, even in utero?

Part 2: How do you think Alvord is limited in the things she could avoid when pregnant?

Part 3: Why do you think being pregnant means a person needs to change their life? Or does it?

Essay Topic 3

Alvord realized the value of having her patients trust her when she was working with and on them.

Part 1: Why does a patient need to trust their doctor?

Part 2: What happens when a patient does not trust their doctor?

Part 3: How can a patient's health be impacted by a less than positive relationship with a doctor?

(see the answer keys)

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