Native American Literature Quiz! Trivia

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American Literature Quizzes & Trivia

Are you familiar with Native American literature? Do you suppose you can get past this quiz? There are traditional oral and written works of literature of the indigenous people of America. These consist of ancient hieroglyphic and pictographic writings of middle America and an extensive set of folktales, myths, and oral histories that were told by Native American storytellers throughout time. Take this quiz and put your knowledge of native American literature to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term void?
    • A. 

      A deep gully cut by an intermittent stream

    • B. 

      An empty space

    • C. 

      An ankle-length garment worn by clergymen

    • D. 

      A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.

  • 2. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term ritual?
    • A. 

      A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.

    • B. 

      Stubbornly opposed to what is right or reasonable.

    • C. 

      Shifty; not straightforward

    • D. 

      A broad, flat-topped hill with cliff-like sides

  • 3. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term devious?
    • A. 

      To compete

    • B. 

      To give up or give in

    • C. 

      A place devoted to religious seclusion

    • D. 

      Shifty; not straightforward

  • 4. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term cloister?
    • A. 

      A place devoted to religious seclusion

    • B. 

      An ankle-length garment worn by clergymen

    • C. 

      A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.

    • D. 

      A broad, flat-topped hill with cliff-like sides

  • 5. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term perverse?
    • A. 

      An ankle-length garment worn by clergymen

    • B. 

      Stubbornly opposed to what is right or reasonable.

    • C. 

      A place devoted to religious seclusion

    • D. 

      A broad, flat-topped hill with cliff-like sides

  • 6. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term mesa?
    • A. 

      An empty space

    • B. 

      A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.

    • C. 

      A broad, flat-topped hill with cliff-like sides

    • D. 

      Shifty; not straightforward

  • 7. 
    (Vocabulary) Which best defines the term cassock?
    • A. 

      An ankle-length garment worn by clergymen

    • B. 

      A place devoted to religious seclusion

    • C. 

      To compete

    • D. 

      A deep gully cut by an intermittent stream

  • 8. 
    (Turtle's Back) How did the young mother of twins die?
    • A. 

      Her head was cut off.

    • B. 

      Her son killed her during child-birth.

    • C. 

      She was shot by an arrow.

    • D. 

      She fell from high in the sky and broke her back on the rocky cliffs.

  • 9. 
    (Turtle's Back) According to the myth, the left-handed twin created a mountain lion in response to his brothers creation of ________.
    • A. 

      Man

    • B. 

      Birds

    • C. 

      Deer

    • D. 

      Coyote

  • 10. 
    (High Horse) High Horse offered four horses to an old man for his _______.
    • A. 

      Rifle

    • B. 

      Daughter

    • C. 

      Golden ring

    • D. 

      Enchanted spear