Native American Quiz: Southwest Indians

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  • 1. 

    What kind of houses did the Apache Tribe live in?

    • A.

      Chickee

    • B.

      Igloo

    • C.

      Wikiup

    Correct Answer
    C. Wikiup
    Explanation
    The Apache Tribe lived in houses called Wikiups. A Wikiup is a traditional Native American dwelling made of a framework of poles covered with brush, grass, or mats. It is a temporary structure that can be easily constructed and dismantled, allowing the Apache Tribe to move frequently in search of resources. The Wikiup provided shelter and protection from the elements for the tribe.

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  • 2. 

    Where is the Apache Tribe from?

    • A.

      Southwest

    • B.

      Northwest

    • C.

      Plains

    Correct Answer
    A. Southwest
    Explanation
    The Apache Tribe is from the Southwest. This region includes states such as Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Texas and Oklahoma. The Apache Tribe has a rich history and cultural heritage in this region, with many of their traditional practices and customs still being preserved today. The Southwest is known for its desert landscapes, and the Apache Tribe has adapted their way of life to this environment over centuries.

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  • 3. 

    What kind of homes did the Navajo Tribe live in?

    • A.

      Longhouse

    • B.

      Hogan

    • C.

      Wikiup

    Correct Answer
    B. Hogan
    Explanation
    The Navajo Tribe lived in homes called Hogans. Hogans are traditional Navajo dwellings made of wooden frames and covered with mud or earth. They are typically round or octagonal in shape and have a central fireplace for heating and cooking. Hogans are considered sacred spaces and are often used for religious ceremonies and gatherings.

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  • 4. 

    Name the god from the Apache tribe.

    • A.

      Sun god

    • B.

      Tree god

    • C.

      People god

    Correct Answer
    A. Sun god
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sun god. In Apache mythology, the Sun god is a prominent deity. The Apache tribe believes that the Sun god is responsible for the creation of the world and the giver of life. They view the Sun god as a powerful and benevolent entity who brings warmth, light, and growth to the earth. The Sun god holds great significance in Apache culture and is often invoked in ceremonies and rituals.

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  • 5. 

    The Pueblo Tribe Are:

    • A.

      Hunters and gatherers

    • B.

      Desert Farmers and Hunters

    • C.

      Vegetarians

    Correct Answer
    B. Desert Farmers and Hunters
    Explanation
    The Pueblo Tribe are Desert Farmers and Hunters. This means that they rely on both farming and hunting as their means of sustenance. They have adapted to living in the desert environment by cultivating crops and also hunting for food. This combination of farming and hunting allows them to have a more diverse and reliable food source in a challenging desert environment.

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  • 6. 

    A Native American spiritual Leader is called a:

    • A.

      Chief

    • B.

      Shaman

    • C.

      Hunter

    Correct Answer
    B. Shaman
    Explanation
    A Native American spiritual leader is called a shaman. Shamans are considered to be intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds. They possess spiritual and healing powers and are responsible for guiding their community in matters of spirituality, rituals, and ceremonies. They are believed to have the ability to communicate with spirits, perform healing rituals, and provide guidance and wisdom to their people. The term "shaman" is commonly used across various Native American tribes to refer to their spiritual leaders.

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  • 7. 

    Some of the Southwest reaches into ______.

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mexico because Southwest refers to a direction or location, and Mexico is a country located in the southwestern part of North America.

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  • 8. 

    Kiva (special room for ceremonies) is one of the most complex native ________.

    • A.

      Religions

    • B.

      Spirits

    • C.

      Weapons

    Correct Answer
    A. Religions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Religions." The question is asking for the most complex native concept, and Kiva, which is a special room for ceremonies, is closely associated with religious practices. Therefore, it can be inferred that the missing word should be "Religions."

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  • 9. 

    Name tribe from the southwest region.

    • A.

      Cherokee

    • B.

      Iroquois

    • C.

      Zuni

    Correct Answer
    C. Zuni
    Explanation
    The Zuni tribe is a Native American tribe that is primarily located in the southwestern region of the United States, specifically in New Mexico. They have a rich cultural heritage and are known for their intricate pottery, jewelry, and religious practices. The Zuni people have a distinct language and traditional beliefs that have been passed down through generations. They have a strong connection to their ancestral lands and continue to maintain their cultural traditions in the modern world.

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  • 10. 

    The Apache tribe believed that everything in nature had special _________.

    • A.

      Animals

    • B.

      Powers

    • C.

      Weapons

    Correct Answer
    B. Powers
    Explanation
    The Apache tribe believed that everything in nature had special powers. This belief reflects their deep connection and reverence for the natural world. They believed that animals, plants, and even natural elements possessed unique abilities or qualities that could be harnessed or respected. This belief system likely influenced their spiritual practices and their overall understanding of the interconnectedness of all living beings.

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  • 11. 

     A Kachina is used to talking to the _______.

    • A.

      Other Tribes

    • B.

      Gods

    • C.

      Spirits

    Correct Answer
    C. Spirits
    Explanation
    A Kachina is a spiritual being in the Pueblo culture of Native American tribes. These beings are believed to possess supernatural powers and are considered intermediaries between humans and the spiritual realm. They are believed to communicate with and represent the spirits of ancestors, nature, and other supernatural entities. Therefore, the correct answer is "Spirits."

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  • 12. 

    Fill in the following blank in the sentence: The Navajo were gatherers, hunters, and _______.

    • A.

      Raiders

    • B.

      Runners

    • C.

      Singers

    Correct Answer
    A. Raiders
    Explanation
    The Navajo were gatherers, hunters, and raiders. This suggests that in addition to their roles as gatherers and hunters, the Navajo also engaged in raiding activities.

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  • 13. 

    The Zuni tribe is a subdivision of the ______ Tribe.

    • A.

      Pueblo

    • B.

      Cherokee

    • C.

      Navajo

    Correct Answer
    A. Pueblo
    Explanation
    The Zuni tribe is a subdivision of the Pueblo Tribe. The Pueblo people are a group of Native American tribes who reside in the southwestern United States. The Zuni tribe is one of the Pueblo tribes, known for their rich cultural heritage, including their unique art, pottery, and religious practices. They have a distinct language and are known for their agricultural practices, particularly their cultivation of corn. The Pueblo tribes share certain cultural and historical similarities, but each tribe also has its own distinct traditions and customs.

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  • 14. 

    The Pueblo men made weapons that looked like a  _________ shaped sticks at them.

    • A.

      Spear

    • B.

      Rock

    • C.

      Boomerang

    Correct Answer
    C. Boomerang
    Explanation
    The Pueblo men made weapons that looked like boomerang shaped sticks at them. A boomerang is a curved throwing stick that can be used as a weapon. It is designed to return to the thrower after being thrown, making it an effective tool for hunting or self-defense. The use of boomerangs by the Pueblo men suggests that they were skilled in the art of throwing and had developed weapons that were both effective and practical in their environment.

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  • 15. 

    The Apache Tribes art is:

    • A.

      Basketry

    • B.

      Silver Smithing

    • C.

      Sand painting

    Correct Answer
    A. Basketry
    Explanation
    The Apache Tribes art is basketry. Basketry is a traditional form of art and craft that involves weaving or plaiting flexible materials such as grasses, reeds, or twigs to create functional and decorative baskets. This art form has been practiced by the Apache Tribes for generations and holds cultural significance. Basketry allows the Apache Tribes to express their creativity, showcase their craftsmanship, and create practical items for everyday use or ceremonial purposes. It is a skill that is passed down through generations, preserving their cultural heritage and traditions.

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  • 16. 

    Another one of the Navajo peoples customs is ____________.

    • A.

      Pow Wows

    • B.

      Slavery

    • C.

      Raiding

    Correct Answer
    C. Raiding
    Explanation
    One of the customs of the Navajo people is raiding. Raiding refers to the practice of conducting surprise attacks on other tribes or settlements to capture livestock, resources, or individuals. Raiding was a significant aspect of the Navajo culture and played a role in their survival and acquisition of necessary goods. It was a way for the Navajo people to assert their power, gain wealth, and maintain their social status within their community.

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  • 17. 

    Fill in the space below:Geronimo was from the _______ Tribe.

    Correct Answer
    Apache
    Explanation
    Geronimo was from the Apache Tribe.

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