The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Test | Final 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. How long does it take Jon to summon up the courage to ask Lori out on a date?

2. In _______, Thomas is the youngest Navajo medicine man, according to the book.

3. The Navajo celebrate the first _______ of a baby, according to the start of this section.

4. Pregnancy induced hypertension is also known as ___________, which is the final diagnosis of Alvord at this point.

5. Where do Alvord and Thomas go in order to perform the ceremony for her baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alvord do in order to support her child's harmony and health during her pregnancy?

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

3. What does Jon tell Dr. Alvord when Jon's dog becomes seriously injured as a result of a car accident?

4. What is so special to the Navajo about a baby's first laugh, according to Alvord?

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

6. Why is Alvord encouraged to go see a medicine man during her pregnancy?

7. What does Alvord believe happened during Florena's surgery, which may have led to her death?

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

9. What happens when Alvord works on a surgery with an Army Special Forces medic trainee, according to the book?

10. What are some of the feelings that Alvord has during the ceremony that Thomas does for Alvord and her child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Navajo people were deeply oppressed by others, causing them to have troubles handling their lives and their feelings about their lives.

Part 1: Why were the Navajo people oppressed by others?

Part 2: How might a people become oppressed by another group of people?

Part 3: Can the Navajo people change the way that others feel about them? Is this their job to do so?

Essay Topic 2

Bernice's grandmother is hesitant to have Alvord operate on her granddaughter because of past experiences with Anglos.

Part 1: How do you think Bernice's grandmother feels about surgeons?

Part 2: Why do you think the grandmother is unwilling to separate her history from the present day experience?

Part 3: Do you think Alvord should have talked to the child's father in order to get permission to operate?

Essay Topic 3

Alvord's mother was unlike other Navajo mothers, encouraging her daughters to want more in life.

Part 1: Do you think it's a good idea to encourage children to want more out of life?

Part 2: Why do you think the Navajo do not encourage children to want more from life?

Part 3: How do you feel about wanting more out of your own life?

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