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

Lori Alvord
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Alvord did not do well in the sciences when she first attended college, but she changed her attitude and her grades later on.

Part 1: Why do you think Alvord was unable to do well in the sciences at first?

Part 2: How did Alvord begin to grow more confident in her knowledge of the sciences?

Part 3: Do you think a person that is not strong in sciences can become a good doctor?

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

Alvord decides to see a medicine man in order to help her with her pregnancy.

Part 1: Why do you think Alvord believes a medicine man can help her?

Part 2: Do you think you would ever see a medicine man or woman?

Part 3: What can a medicine man or woman offer to Alvord that other doctors can not?

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