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

Lori Alvord
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test 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

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Alvord comes to see alcoholism as a disease after witnessing the way it impacts the Navajo people.

Part 1: How would you define the condition of alcoholism?

Part 2: Do you think the alcoholism is a problem that can be stopped in the Navajo people?

Part 3: Why would a people who want to live in balance turn to alcohol?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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