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

Lori Alvord
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alvord decides to stop watching _________ television and movies when she is pregnant to help the child grow positively.



2. In the ________, there are accusations against the IHS that Native American women were sterilized.



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



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



5. Where does Jon end up asking Lori to marry him, as she is out visiting him during training?



Essay Topics

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?

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?

Because she became a surgeon, many of Alvord's tribe did not recognize her as a Navajo anymore.

Part 1: Why do you think Alvord is less a part of the tribe because of her new role?

Part 2: How do you think Alvord is able to become a stronger part of the tribe because of her healing role?

Part 3: What are the similarities and differences between medicine women and surgeons?

(see the answer keys)

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