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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. Alvord says her pregnancy allows her to become closer to all of the ___________ around her.
2. According to Alvord, new _________ support her beliefs of how social activities and relationships are tied to lower mortality rates.
3. What does Alvord decide to do, even though it's in direct opposition of her doctor's orders?
4. Alvord also tries to avoid _________ and arguments in order to help her baby stay calm.
5. What is placed onto Alvord's body during the procedure, according to the story?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Alvord believe happened during Florena's surgery, which may have led to her death?
2. What happens behind Bernice's back as the hospital staff attempts to get Melanie the surgery she needs?
3. What is the added problem that comes along with the larger than normal harvest on the reservation?
4. What does a Navajo healer track, according to Alvord's findings?
5. What are some of the feelings that Alvord has during the ceremony that Thomas does for Alvord and her child?
6. What happens when Alvord first becomes pregnant with her first child?
7. What does Thomas Hataathlii perform and do as his profession?
8. What does Alvord do in order to support her child's harmony and health during her pregnancy?
9. What is special about Thomas' position as a medicine man in 1955?
10. Why is Alvord encouraged to go see a medicine man during her pregnancy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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 has troubles with dissecting a cadaver as the Navajo believe the dead should not be touched.
Part 1: Why do you think it is not respectful to touch the dead, according to the Navajo tradition?
Part 2: Do you think Alvord should have dissected the cadaver anyway?
Part 3: What might you have done if you were in Alvord's position?
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