Native Americans Quiz: How Well You Know?

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Are you looking for a trivia quiz on Native Americans? There is much that people don’t know about the story of the Native Americans, and if you consider yourself well-researched on the people, the quiz below is perfect for you. Do give it a shot and see how well much information you may add to what you already know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the Chief of the "Minneconjou's" at the 1890 massacre at "Wounded Knee Creek"?

    • A.

      Chief Red Cloud

    • B.

      Chief He Dog

    • C.

      Chief Big Foot

    • D.

      Chief Little Crow

    Correct Answer
    C. Chief Big Foot
    Explanation
    Chief Big Foot was the Chief of the "Minneconjou's" at the 1890 massacre at "Wounded Knee Creek".

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  • 2. 

    After Native American Crazyhorse's father gave Crazyhorse this 3rd generation name, what did his father call himself?

    • A.

      Crazyhorse Senior

    • B.

      Man-Afraid Of His Horses

    • C.

      Redcloud

    • D.

      Worm

    Correct Answer
    D. Worm
    Explanation
    The question asks what Crazyhorse's father called himself after giving Crazyhorse his 3rd generation name. The options given are Crazyhorse Senior, Man-Afraid Of His Horses, Redcloud, and Worm. Since the question is specifically about Crazyhorse's father, it can be inferred that the correct answer is the option that represents his father's name. Among the given options, only "Worm" represents a possible name for Crazyhorse's father, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    In the movie "Jeremiah Johnson," what Native American tribe did Johnson have a personal vendetta against?

    • A.

      Souix

    • B.

      Blackfeet

    • C.

      Cheyenne

    • D.

      Crow

    Correct Answer
    D. Crow
    Explanation
    In the movie "Jeremiah Johnson," the protagonist, Jeremiah Johnson, had a personal vendetta against the Crow tribe. This vendetta stemmed from an incident where the Crow tribe killed Johnson's wife, sparking his desire for revenge against them. Throughout the movie, Johnson seeks to settle the score with the Crow tribe, leading to a conflict between him and the members of the tribe.

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  • 4. 

    Which 1887 Act weakened Native American tribal organization?

    • A.

      Missouri Compromise

    • B.

      Dawes Act

    • C.

      Louisiana Purchase

    • D.

      Nullification Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Dawes Act
    Explanation
    The Dawes Act of 1887 weakened Native American tribal organization by allowing the government to divide tribal lands into individual allotments for Native Americans, with the goal of assimilating them into mainstream American society. This act aimed to break up tribal communities and promote private land ownership, ultimately leading to the loss of Native American lands and culture.

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  • 5. 

    Which type of fruit was used to make pemmican?

    • A.

      Berries

    • B.

      Apples

    • C.

      Peaches

    • D.

      Pears

    Correct Answer
    A. Berries
    Explanation
    Pemmican, a traditional food of Indigenous peoples, is typically made from dried meat, fat, and berries. Berries provide natural sweetness and flavor to the pemmican, balancing the savory taste of the meat and fat. They also add important nutrients and antioxidants. Therefore, berries were used to make pemmican.

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  • 6. 

    In the tradition of the Crow, what would a woman's slit nose signify?

    • A.

      Adulterous Behavior

    • B.

      Honor To Her Dead Husband

    • C.

      Gift To The Spirits

    • D.

      An Act Against The Community

    Correct Answer
    A. Adulterous Behavior
    Explanation
    A woman's slit nose in the tradition of the Crow signifies adulterous behavior. This means that if a woman was found to be engaging in extramarital affairs, her nose would be slit as a punishment or a mark of shame. This practice was a way to publicly shame women who were believed to have betrayed their husbands and the community.

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  • 7. 

    In the movie "Smoke Signals", what tribe did Thomas and Victor belong to?

    • A.

      Apache

    • B.

      Lakota

    • C.

      Cheyenne

    • D.

      Coeur D'Alene

    Correct Answer
    D. Coeur D'Alene
    Explanation
    In the movie "Smoke Signals", Thomas and Victor belong to the Coeur D'Alene tribe. This can be inferred from the context of the question, which asks about the tribe that the characters belong to.

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  • 8. 

    What does "Tatonka Yotanka" translate into in English?

    • A.

      Sitting Bull

    • B.

      Thomas Dakota

    • C.

      Standing Cow

    • D.

      War Chief

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitting Bull
    Explanation
    "Tatonka Yotanka" is the Lakota Sioux name for the historical figure commonly known as Sitting Bull. Therefore, the correct answer is Sitting Bull.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these combinations have many Indians used to purify themselves spiritually?

    • A.

      Yucca, Aloe, And Leeks

    • B.

      Sage, Holy Water, And A Feather

    • C.

      Sage, Sweetgrass, And Cedar

    • D.

      Poison Ivy, Wheat, And Poison Oak

    Correct Answer
    C. Sage, Sweetgrass, And Cedar
    Explanation
    Many Indians have used the combination of sage, sweetgrass, and cedar to purify themselves spiritually. These three plants hold significant cultural and spiritual importance in various indigenous traditions. Sage is believed to cleanse negative energy, sweetgrass is used for attracting positive energy, and cedar is known for its purifying and protective properties. The combination of these three plants is commonly used in smudging rituals to cleanse and purify the mind, body, and spirit.

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  • 10. 

    In the Cherokee religion, where would you go when you died?

    • A.

      Up Or Down Based On Behavior

    • B.

      You Are Reborn

    • C.

      To The Great Forest

    • D.

      You Become A Spirit

    Correct Answer
    A. Up Or Down Based On Behavior
    Explanation
    In the Cherokee religion, it is believed that after death, individuals go either up or down based on their behavior during their lifetime. If a person lived a good and honorable life, they would go up to a higher spiritual realm. On the other hand, if a person was wicked or committed evil deeds, they would go down to a lower spiritual realm. This belief reflects the Cherokee's understanding of the consequences of one's actions and the idea of moral accountability in the afterlife.

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