Native Americans Culture Quiz: Trivia!

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How well do you know about Native American culture? Native Americans were the indigenous people found in North America. They included tribes such as the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and the Creek. Native Americans had a fascinating culture full of diverse and different people and practices. Take our very informative quiz, and find out what aspect of the culture is relevant today.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of the buffalo was not used for daily survival by the Plains Indians?

    • A.

      The Intestines

    • B.

      The Dung

    • C.

      No Part Went Unused

    • D.

      The Meat And Hide

    Correct Answer
    C. No Part Went Unused
    Explanation
    The Plains Indians utilized every part of the buffalo for their daily survival. They used the meat for food, the hide for clothing and shelter, the bones for tools and weapons, and even the dung for fuel. This holistic approach to resourcefulness allowed them to make the most out of the buffalo and ensure their survival in the harsh environment of the Great Plains.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of feathers are used on a Native American Chief's ceremonial bonnet?

    • A.

      Yellow-Bellied Sap Sucker Feathers

    • B.

      Golden Eagle Feathers

    • C.

      Hawk Feathers

    • D.

      Canadian Honker Feathers

    Correct Answer
    B. Golden Eagle Feathers
    Explanation
    Golden Eagle feathers are used on a Native American Chief's ceremonial bonnet. These feathers hold great significance and are considered sacred in many Native American cultures. The Golden Eagle is seen as a powerful and majestic bird, symbolizing strength, courage, and spirituality. The use of Golden Eagle feathers in a Chief's bonnet represents the Chief's leadership, wisdom, and connection to the spiritual realm.

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  • 3. 

    In the old days, why did Northwest Indians create forest fires?

    • A.

      To Give Edible Foods A Chance To Grow With The Seasons

    • B.

      They Used Fire To Chase Deer And Elk Out Into The Open When Hunting For Winters Food

    • C.

      To Use Fire To Detract Their Enemies So They Could Retreat To Safe Ground

    • D.

      Because Indians Were Natural Fire Bugs

    Correct Answer
    A. To Give Edible Foods A Chance To Grow With The Seasons
    Explanation
    The Northwest Indians created forest fires in the old days to give edible foods a chance to grow with the seasons. By burning the forests, they cleared out underbrush and created open spaces for new plant growth, which provided them with a sustainable food source throughout the year.

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  • 4. 

    What was a sure way for an Indian not to get lost while hunting in strange territory of the vast wilderness on overcast days?

    • A.

      They Always Carefully Looked For Landmarks

    • B.

      Always Paid Attention To Which Way The Wind Blew

    • C.

      Prayed For The Sun To Come Out

    • D.

      They Knew Moss Grew On The North Side Of The Tree

    Correct Answer
    A. They Always Carefully Looked For Landmarks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They Always Carefully Looked For Landmarks". This is because landmarks are distinct features or objects in the environment that can serve as reference points for navigation. By carefully observing and remembering these landmarks, an Indian hunter could ensure that they didn't get lost while hunting in unfamiliar territory, even on overcast days when visibility might be limited.

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  • 5. 

    What happened to Cynthia Ann Parker when she was returned by force to her White relatives?

    • A.

      She Died Of Old Age

    • B.

      She Became A Spokesperson For Comanche Rights

    • C.

      She Starved Herself To Death

    • D.

      She Married Her Old Sweetheart

    Correct Answer
    C. She Starved Herself To Death
    Explanation
    When Cynthia Ann Parker was forcibly returned to her White relatives, she struggled to adapt to her new life. She had been captured by the Comanche tribe at a young age and had fully assimilated into their culture. Unable to fit back into her original society, she became despondent and refused to eat, eventually leading to her death by self-starvation.

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  • 6. 

    In the movie "Thunder Heart", if the case wasn't wrapped up fast, what food would they be eating for "many moons to come"?

    • A.

      Chicken And Carrotts

    • B.

      Rice And Beans

    • C.

      Deer Meat And Onions

    • D.

      Frybread And Dog Soup

    Correct Answer
    D. Frybread And Dog Soup
    Explanation
    In the movie "Thunder Heart", if the case wasn't wrapped up fast, they would be eating Frybread And Dog Soup for "many moons to come".

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  • 7. 

    Which of these ceremonial chiefs was also known for his knowledge of healing techniques?

    • A.

      Chief Nelson Wallulatum

    • B.

      Chief Quanah Parker

    • C.

      Chief Sitting Bull

    • D.

      Chief Crazy Horse

    Correct Answer
    C. Chief Sitting Bull
    Explanation
    Chief Sitting Bull was known for his knowledge of healing techniques. He was not only a ceremonial chief but also a spiritual leader and medicine man of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Sitting Bull possessed extensive knowledge of traditional herbal remedies and healing practices. He used his expertise to help his people by treating various ailments and injuries. Sitting Bull's reputation as a healer and his understanding of medicinal plants made him a respected figure among his tribe and beyond.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Comanche's thrust the battle spear from under the arm, rather than throw it javelin-style?

    • A.

      Underarm, Rather Than Overarm, Was A Sign Of Prowess

    • B.

      It Was The Personal Choice Of The Warrior

    • C.

      If Thrust Overarm, The Spear Might Hit Bone And Break The Point

    • D.

      The Weight Of The Battle Spear Made It Awkward To Throw

    Correct Answer
    C. If Thrust Overarm, The Spear Might Hit Bone And Break The Point
    Explanation
    Thrusting the battle spear from under the arm instead of throwing it overarm was a practical choice for the Comanche warriors. By thrusting the spear, there was less chance of the spear hitting bone and breaking the point. The weight of the battle spear also made it awkward to throw, so thrusting it under the arm provided better control and accuracy.

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  • 9. 

    Did all Comanche warriors carry battle spears?

    • A.

      No, Only The Bravest Men Carried A Spear

    • B.

      No, Only The Eldest Son Carried The Battle Spear

    • C.

      Yes, It Was Part Of The Comanche War Ceremony

    • D.

      Yes, It Gave Them An Advantage

    Correct Answer
    A. No, Only The Bravest Men Carried A Spear
    Explanation
    The answer states that only the bravest men carried a spear, implying that not all Comanche warriors carried battle spears. This suggests that carrying a spear was a symbol of bravery and not every warrior was considered brave enough to carry one.

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  • 10. 

    What is unusual about the name of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanche Indians?

    • A.

      Only Chiefs Were Given That Name

    • B.

      Only Chief To Have The Last Name

    • C.

      Never Changed His Name At Manhood

    • D.

      Not His Real Name

    Correct Answer
    C. Never Changed His Name At Manhood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never Changed His Name At Manhood." This means that Quanah Parker did not go through the traditional practice of changing his name when he reached adulthood, which was a common custom among the Comanche Indians. This sets him apart from other chiefs and makes his name unusual in that regard.

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