Learn About The Medicine Bag Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where does Martin’s great-grandfather live? _______________________________________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He lives on a reservation." This answer suggests that Martin's great-grandfather resides on a reservation, which is a designated area of land set aside for Native American tribes. Reservations are typically governed by tribal governments and provide a home for indigenous communities.

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  • 2. 

    What is the significance of Grandpa’s medicine bag?

    • A.

      It is a symbol used in rituals by all the men in Martin’s family.

    • B.

      It contains sacred items from a vision quest made by Grandpa’s father.

    • C.

      It is a sacred necklace worn only by Sioux chiefs.

    • D.

      It contains an ancient artifact that he found when he was a boy.

    Correct Answer
    B. It contains sacred items from a vision quest made by Grandpa’s father.
    Explanation
    The significance of Grandpa's medicine bag is that it contains sacred items from a vision quest made by his father. This suggests that the medicine bag holds spiritual and cultural importance within Martin's family, as it is a symbol used in rituals by all the men in the family. The sacred items within the bag may have been passed down through generations, representing a connection to their ancestors and their spiritual beliefs.

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  • 3. 

    Why doesn’t Martin want to show his friends pictures of Grandpa?

    • A.

      Martin’s friends would have laughed.

    • B.

      Martin’s friends aren’t interested in Grandpa.

    • C.

      Martin doesn’t care to share something so personal.

    • D.

      Martin is ashamed of Grandpa.

    • E.

      Martin doesn't have a picture of Grandpa.

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin is ashamed of Grandpa.
    Explanation
    Martin doesn't want to show his friends pictures of Grandpa because he is ashamed of him.

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  • 4. 

    The Medicine Bag” is narrated by _________________.

    Correct Answer
    Martin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Martin.

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  • 5. 

    In “The Medicine Bag,” which of the following can be inferred from Martin’s embarrassment about his grandfather?

    • A.

      Martin is a cruel and insensitive person.

    • B.

      Martin is overly sensitive to what his friends think.

    • C.

      Martin doesn't love his Grandpa.

    • D.

      Grandpa's behavior is out of control.

    Correct Answer
    B. Martin is overly sensitive to what his friends think.
    Explanation
    Martin's embarrassment about his grandfather suggests that he is overly concerned about what his friends think of him. This implies that he values their opinions and is sensitive to their judgments, indicating that he is overly sensitive to what his friends think.

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  • 6. 

    In “The Medicine Bag,” after arriving at the house, Grandpa collapses because

    • A.

      He is shocked by life in the suburbs.

    • B.

      He is having a heart attack

    • C.

      Of heat exhaustion

    Correct Answer
    C. Of heat exhaustion
    Explanation
    In "The Medicine Bag," Grandpa collapses after arriving at the house because of heat exhaustion. This is indicated by the fact that the question mentions "after arriving at the house," suggesting that Grandpa's collapse is related to something that happened upon arrival. Additionally, the other options, being shocked by life in the suburbs or having a heart attack, do not align with the context of the story.

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  • 7. 

    At the beginning of the story, how are Martin and Cheryl different in their attitudes about their grandfather?

    • A.

      Only Martin wants to bring friends over to meet Grandpa.

    • B.

      Only Cheryl shows Grandpa’s picture to her friends.

    • C.

      Cheryl is not bothered by Grandpa like Martin is.

    • D.

      Martin talks more with Grandpa than Cheryl does.

    Correct Answer
    C. Cheryl is not bothered by Grandpa like Martin is.
    Explanation
    Cheryl is not bothered by Grandpa like Martin is. This suggests that Martin has some negative feelings or reservations about their grandfather, while Cheryl does not share the same sentiment. It implies that Martin may find Grandpa annoying or bothersome, whereas Cheryl does not feel the same way.

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  • 8. 

    Joe Iron Shell is the author.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Joe Iron Shell is the author" is false. This means that Joe Iron Shell is not the author.

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  • 9. 

    Virginia Hawk is Martin and Cheryl's mother.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 10. 

    Grandpa is related to Martin and Cheryl's mom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Grandpa is related to Martin and Cheryl's mom, indicating that Martin and Cheryl's mom is either Grandpa's child or spouse. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    What was the relationship between Iron Shell and Grandpa? Iron shell was Grandpa's ___________________.

    Correct Answer
    father
    dad
    Explanation
    Iron Shell was Grandpa's father or dad.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following best captures the main theme of “The Medicine Bag”?

    • A.

      People, both young and old, need to value their culture and traditions.

    • B.

      Martin’s family is an example of the mistreatment of older members of the family.

    • C.

      Riding a bus for two hours will cause heat exhaustion.

    • D.

      The younger generations are very disrespectful towards old people.

    Correct Answer
    A. People, both young and old, need to value their culture and traditions.
    Explanation
    The main theme of "The Medicine Bag" is that people, regardless of age, should appreciate and uphold their cultural heritage and traditions. This is evident in the story as Martin's grandfather passes down the medicine bag, symbolizing their Native American heritage, to Martin, emphasizing the importance of preserving their cultural identity. The story highlights the significance of honoring one's roots and the wisdom and guidance that can be gained from older generations.

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  • 13. 

    What does Grandfather do to show that he knows kids often are embarrassed by their elders?

    • A.

      He has a talk with Martin about Sioux pride and tradition.

    • B.

      He cleans his hat and changes his clothes.

    • C.

      He leaves the room when Martin’s friends are over.

    • D.

      He stops talking about Sioux history.

    Correct Answer
    B. He cleans his hat and changes his clothes.
    Explanation
    Grandfather cleans his hat and changes his clothes to show that he knows kids often are embarrassed by their elders. This action implies that he is aware of the importance of appearance and wants to present himself in a way that is more acceptable and less embarrassing to Martin and his friends.

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  • 14. 

    What generalization about the Sioux do Martin and his mother make?

    • A.

      They are tall and stately with long braided hair.

    • B.

      Speaking of death is impolite.

    • C.

      Leaving the reservation is forbidden.

    • D.

      Displays of affection are unseemly.

    Correct Answer
    D. Displays of affection are unseemly.
    Explanation
    Martin and his mother generalize that displays of affection are unseemly among the Sioux. This means that they believe the Sioux people do not openly show affection towards one another, as it is considered inappropriate or improper.

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