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  • 1. 

    When were native americans given universal citizenship in the u.s. 

    • A.

      1776

    • B.

      1865

    • C.

      1890

    • D.

      1924

    • E.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    D. 1924
    Explanation
    In 1924, the Indian Citizenship Act was passed by the U.S. Congress, granting Native Americans citizenship and the right to vote. Prior to this, Native Americans were not considered U.S. citizens and were denied many basic rights. The Indian Citizenship Act aimed to rectify this injustice and recognize Native Americans as full citizens of the United States.

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  • 2. 

    When did the u.s. grant native americans the right to vote?

    • A.

      1492

    • B.

      1776

    • C.

      1832

    • D.

      1924

    • E.

      1958

    Correct Answer
    E. 1958
    Explanation
    The U.S. granted Native Americans the right to vote in 1958. Prior to this, Native Americans faced various restrictions and obstacles that prevented them from exercising their right to vote. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 granted citizenship to all Native Americans, but many states still imposed voting restrictions on them. It was not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1957 and subsequent amendments in 1958 that Native Americans were fully granted the right to vote in all states.

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  • 3. 

    The reservation system in the united states is managed by the bureau of indian affairs, the bureau of indian affairs is a part of the department of the interior which is a part of....

    • A.

      Homeland security

    • B.

      Dept. of war

    • C.

      Immigration and naturalization

    • D.

      Social security dept

    • E.

      Dept. of housing and welfare

    Correct Answer
    B. Dept. of war
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Department of War. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, which manages the reservation system in the United States, is a part of the Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior, in turn, is a part of the Department of War.

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  • 4. 

    What percentage of native american children died in the boarding schools

    • A.

      12%

    • B.

      18%

    • C.

      27%

    • D.

      43%

    • E.

      50%

    Correct Answer
    E. 50%
    Explanation
    The answer is 50% because it is the highest percentage among the options provided. The question asks for the percentage of Native American children who died in boarding schools, and 50% indicates that half of the children in these schools did not survive. This suggests a high mortality rate and highlights the significant impact boarding schools had on the Native American population.

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  • 5. 

    Lakota people have reservations in...

    • A.

      The great plains

    • B.

      The southwest

    • C.

      Eastern woodlands

    • D.

      Great basin

    • E.

      Great lakes

    Correct Answer
    A. The great plains
    Explanation
    The Lakota people have reservations in the Great Plains. The Great Plains is a vast region in North America, stretching from Canada to Texas. It is known for its grasslands and rolling hills. The Lakota people, also known as the Sioux, have a deep connection to this region and have historically inhabited the Great Plains. The establishment of reservations allowed them to maintain their cultural traditions and way of life within their ancestral lands.

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  • 6. 

    Mohawk people have resrvations in...

    • A.

      Great plains

    • B.

      Southwest

    • C.

      Great basin

    • D.

      Great lakes

    • E.

      Eastern woodlands

    Correct Answer
    D. Great lakes
    Explanation
    The Mohawk people have reservations in the Great Lakes region. This region is known for its vast interconnected system of lakes and rivers, which provided the Mohawk people with abundant resources for fishing, hunting, and transportation. The Great Lakes region also offered fertile land for agriculture, allowing the Mohawk people to sustain their communities and way of life. Additionally, the Mohawk people have a strong historical and cultural connection to the Great Lakes region, making it a significant area for them.

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  • 7. 

    Navajo people hav reservations in...

    • A.

      Eastern woodlands

    • B.

      Great basin

    • C.

      Southwest

    • D.

      Great lakes

    • E.

      Great plains

    Correct Answer
    C. Southwest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is southwest because the Navajo people have reservations in this region. The southwest region includes states such as Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, where the Navajo Nation is located. The Navajo people have a deep cultural and historical connection to this area, and their reservations are spread across the southwest region.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these athleates is not native american?

    • A.

      Jim Thorpe

    • B.

      Tarzan Brown

    • C.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • D.

      Billy Mills

    • E.

      Jacoby Ellsbury

    Correct Answer
    C. Dennis Eckersley
    Explanation
    Dennis Eckersley is not a native American because he is a former professional baseball player from the United States. The other athletes mentioned, such as Jim Thorpe, Tarzan Brown, Billy Mills, and Jacoby Ellsbury, have Native American heritage.

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  • 9. 

    All native ameicans used to live in tee-pees

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "all Native Americans used to live in tee-pees" is not true. Native Americans had diverse housing structures and lived in different types of dwellings depending on their geographic location, climate, and cultural practices. While teepees were used by some Native American tribes, many others lived in different types of homes such as longhouses, pueblos, wigwams, or earth lodges. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all Native Americans used to live in tee-pees.

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  • 10. 

    Native americans cant grow facial hair

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "native americans can't grow facial hair" is false. Facial hair growth is not determined by one's ethnicity or race, but rather by genetics and hormonal factors. Native Americans, like individuals from any other ethnic group, can vary in their ability to grow facial hair, just like people from different backgrounds can have different levels of hair growth.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the native american who taught the pilgrims how to plant corn?

    • A.

      Hiawatha

    • B.

      Pocahontas

    • C.

      Squanto

    • D.

      Sitting bull

    • E.

      Pontiac

    Correct Answer
    C. Squanto
    Explanation
    Squanto is the correct answer because he was a Native American who played a vital role in helping the Pilgrims survive in the New World. He taught them various survival skills, including how to plant corn, which was a crucial crop for their sustenance. Squanto acted as a translator and mediator between the Pilgrims and the local Native American tribes, helping to establish peaceful relations and ensure their survival. His knowledge and assistance were instrumental in the Pilgrims' successful establishment of Plymouth Colony.

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  • 12. 

    Do native americans get money from the government? why?

    • A.

      Yes, because they are on permanant welfare

    • B.

      Yes, because there is no jobs on reservations

    • C.

      No, because now they have casinos

    • D.

      No, but they get free school and dont pay taxes

    • E.

      Yes, some do from land settlements

    Correct Answer
    E. Yes, some do from land settlements
    Explanation
    Some Native Americans do receive money from the government through land settlements. These settlements are agreements between Native American tribes and the government, often related to land disputes or compensation for historical injustices. These settlements can include financial compensation, which is distributed to the tribes or individual members of the tribes. However, it is important to note that not all Native Americans receive money from the government, and the reasons for receiving these funds vary depending on the specific circumstances and agreements between tribes and the government.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these entertainers is not native american?

    • A.

      Chuck Berry

    • B.

      Lou Reed

    • C.

      Jimmi Hendrix

    • D.

      Neil Young

    • E.

      Johny Cash

    Correct Answer
    B. Lou Reed
    Explanation
    Lou Reed is not native American because he was born and raised in New York City. He was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist known for his influential work in the rock and punk genres. While he had a significant impact on American music, his heritage is not Native American.

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  • 14. 

    How manny tribes of native americans are in the u.s. ?

    • A.

      100-300

    • B.

      300-500

    • C.

      500-600

    • D.

      600-800

    • E.

      800-1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 500-600
    Explanation
    There are approximately 500-600 tribes of Native Americans in the U.S. This answer suggests that there is a significant number of distinct tribal groups within the country, each with its own unique culture, language, and history. These tribes have inhabited various regions of the U.S. for thousands of years, and their diversity contributes to the rich tapestry of Native American heritage in the country.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these foods was not originally cultivated by native americans?

    • A.

      Pumpkins

    • B.

      Peas

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Corn

    • E.

      Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Peas
    Explanation
    Peas were not originally cultivated by Native Americans. While pumpkins, tomatoes, corn, and potatoes were all part of the Native American diet and were cultivated by them, peas were introduced to the Americas by European settlers. Native Americans primarily relied on staple crops like corn, beans, and squash, known as the "Three Sisters," which were grown together in a symbiotic relationship. Peas, on the other hand, were brought to the Americas by Europeans during the Columbian Exchange.

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  • 16. 

    Which of these animals are native to north america?

    • A.

      Horses

    • B.

      Cows

    • C.

      Pigs

    • D.

      Turkeys

    • E.

      Chickens

    Correct Answer
    D. Turkeys
    Explanation
    Turkeys are native to North America. They were domesticated by Native Americans and have been an important part of their culture for centuries. Turkeys were later introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers and became popular worldwide. However, their original habitat and natural range is North America.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these states is not named in a native american language?

    • A.

      Massachusetts

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Colorado

    • D.

      Kentucky

    • E.

      Utah

    Correct Answer
    C. Colorado
    Explanation
    Colorado is the correct answer because it is the only state in the given options that is not named in a Native American language. Massachusetts, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Utah all have names derived from Native American languages, while Colorado does not.

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  • 18. 

    The "first" native american, chronologically

    • A.

      Geronimo

    • B.

      Crazy horse

    • C.

      Cheif joseph

    • D.

      Cheif dan george

    • E.

      Tecumseh

    Correct Answer
    E. Tecumseh
    Explanation
    Tecumseh is considered the "first" Native American chronologically because he was a prominent Shawnee chief who lived during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He played a significant role in attempting to unite various Native American tribes against the encroachment of white settlers in the United States. Tecumseh's efforts to form a confederacy and resist the expansion of European settlers made him one of the most influential Native American leaders of his time.

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  • 19. 

    Chronologically, who is the "newest" native american?

    • A.

      Sitting bull

    • B.

      Cochise

    • C.

      Black hawk

    • D.

      Geronimo

    • E.

      Corn planter

    Correct Answer
    D. Geronimo
    Explanation
    Geronimo is considered the "newest" Native American chronologically because he was born in 1829, which is the most recent birth year among the given options. Sitting Bull was born in 1831, Cochise in 1812, Black Hawk in 1767, and Corn Planter in 1732. Therefore, Geronimo is the most recent Native American based on birth year.

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  • 20. 

    Traditionally native american people belived ....

    • A.

      ....that the mother earth is their god, and they pray to trees and animals

    • B.

      ....in devil worship, and thats why they had to be saved

    • C.

      ....in nothing, so they were happy to finally get religion

    • D.

      ....mostly in a single creator, but that everything has a spirit

    • E.

      ...in medicine men, who are like gods to them

    Correct Answer
    D. ....mostly in a single creator, but that everything has a spirit
    Explanation
    Native American people traditionally believed mostly in a single creator, but also believed that everything in nature has a spirit. They had a deep reverence for the natural world and saw it as sacred, praying to trees and animals as a way of connecting with the divine. This belief system emphasized the interconnectedness of all living beings and the importance of living in harmony with nature.

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  • 21. 

    Indians lost the wars because....

    • A.

      They were allways fighting one another

    • B.

      They didnt have guns

    • C.

      They wernt smart

    • D.

      Of germ warfare

    • E.

      There was not verry manny of them

    Correct Answer
    D. Of germ warfare
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the reason for the Indians losing the wars was due to germ warfare. This implies that the Indians were not equipped to handle or defend against diseases brought by the opposing forces, which weakened their ability to fight and ultimately led to their defeat.

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  • 22. 

    Today all native americans get casino money

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "today all Native Americans get casino money" is false. Not all Native Americans receive casino money. While it is true that some Native American tribes operate casinos and receive revenue from them, not all tribes have this opportunity. Additionally, not all Native Americans are members of tribes that operate casinos, so they do not receive casino money. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 23. 

    Native american tribes can operate casinos because...

    • A.

      ....its their form of reperations

    • B.

      ....white guilt has prevented anyone from stopping them

    • C.

      ....its less expensive to the u.s. than welfare

    • D.

      Tribal goverments are equall to state goverments

    • E.

      ...special intrest lobbying

    Correct Answer
    D. Tribal goverments are equall to state goverments
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that tribal governments are equal to state governments. This means that Native American tribes have the same level of political authority and autonomy as state governments. As a result, they have the right to establish and operate their own casinos, just like states have the authority to regulate and operate casinos within their jurisdictions. This recognition of tribal sovereignty is based on historical treaties and legal agreements between Native American tribes and the federal government.

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  • 24. 

    The last armed conflict fought over land between native americans and the u.s. army was in what year?

    • A.

      1849

    • B.

      1868

    • C.

      1890

    • D.

      1973

    • E.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    E. 1990
  • 25. 

    Native americans number about...

    • A.

      7,000

    • B.

      133,000

    • C.

      650,000

    • D.

      1,000,000

    • E.

      6,450,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1,000,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1,000,000 because it is the highest number among the options given. This suggests that there is a large population of Native Americans. However, without additional context or information, it is difficult to determine the exact number of Native Americans.

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