The Medicine Bag

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Medicine Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What is the main reason given by Grandpa for his surprise visit to the family?
    • A. 

      He wants to see Cheryl.

    • B. 

      He feels that death is near and he wants to pass on the medicine bag to Martin.

    • C. 

      He wants to see what life is like in the city.

    • D. 

      He wants to discuss the resentment he feels toward his family.

  • 2. 
    What can the reader infer about Grandpa when he dresses in fancy clothes on the day he expects a visit from Martin’s friends?
    • A. 

      He is losing his wits.

    • B. 

      He is vain.

    • C. 

      He is sensitive to Martin’s insecurities.

    • D. 

      He has bad taste in clothes.

  • 3. 
    The medicine bag is passed along through the tribe’s generations of
    • A. 

      Chiefs only.

    • B. 

      Males only.

    • C. 

      Females only.

    • D. 

      Males and females.

  • 4. 
    How do Martin’s feelings about Grandpa relate to his feelings about wearing the medicine bag?
    • A. 

      Martin feels he has no place in his life for Grandpa or for the medicine bag.

    • B. 

      From the time Grandpa arrives, Martin is always proud of him and his medicine bag.

    • C. 

      Martin likes Grandpa but never sees the point of the medicine bag.

    • D. 

      Martin feels embarrassment and pride about both Grandpa and the medicine bag.

  • 5. 
    The medicine bag comes to represent Martin’s
    • A. 

      Decision to go and live on the reservation.

    • B. 

      Family heritage and his pride in his grandfather.

    • C. 

      Desire to reject his Sioux heritage.

    • D. 

      Love for the Sioux way of life and for the prairie.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Martin is a cruel and insensitive person.

    • B. 

      Grandpa’s behavior is out of control.

    • C. 

      Martin is overly sensitive to what his friends think.

    • D. 

      Martin once had a bad experience with his grandfather.

  • 7. 
    Why does Grandpa collapse after arriving at the house?
    • A. 

      He is having a heart attack.

    • B. 

      He has heat exhaustion.

    • C. 

      He is shocked by life in the suburbs.

    • D. 

      He is overcome with emotion.

  • 8. 
    How does Cheryl’s reaction to Grandpa’s visit differ from Martin’s?
    • A. 

      Cheryl is not ashamed for her friends to see Grandpa.

    • B. 

      Cheryl is jealous because she will not get a medicine bag.

    • C. 

      Cheryl wishes Grandpa had never come.

    • D. 

      Cheryl is afraid of Grandpa and tries to hide from him.