Northern Lights Mn History Ch. 3 Quiz

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This is a quiz about the Dakota Indians.


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  • 1. 
    From page 33 of Northern Lights: "But winter was not just a time for resting and playing. It was a hard season, full of dangers. Deep snow and bitter cold often made it difficult to gather firewood and hunt for food. Blizzards blew down tipis. In the worst winters, hundreds of people died. Many others suffered frostbite." What made winter life difficult?
    • A. 

      Many suffered frostbite.

    • B. 

      Deep snow and bitter cold made it difficult to gather firewood or hunt for food.

    • C. 

      Blizzards blew down tipis.

    • D. 

      All of these are true.

  • 2. 
    The Dakota remember their history by writing it all down in books.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    From pages 28 and 29 of Northern Lights: "Summer was a time of planting, cultivating, and harvesting for the Dakota. Families gathered back together at summer villages of bark houses along rivers where the soil was soft and sandy. The women planted and tended crops, such as corn, squash, and beans. The men fished and hunted small animals. Once the corn was harvested, the Dakota turned their attention to another important food: wild rice." What was the biggest job of the Dakota in the summer?
    • A. 

      Getting food

    • B. 

      Building

    • C. 

      Storytelling

    • D. 

      Traveling

  • 4. 
    What kind of house did the Dakota live in in winter?
    • A. 

      Tipi

    • B. 

      Barkhouse

    • C. 

      Temple

    • D. 

      Wigwam