The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Test | Final Test - Hard

Lori Alvord
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the position Jon holds when he first meets Lori in this book?

2. The eventual diagnosis for Florena is catastrophic ________, according to the records.

3. Alvord tries to avoid a _________ disaster by ensuring the family makes the decision before the courts are called in.

4. Alvord says her pregnancy allows her to become closer to all of the ___________ around her.

5. How long after their first date do Jon and Lori get engaged, according to the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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