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What is the best summary of the selection?
a) Plains Indian women spent hours decorating robes with symbolic pictures using porcupine quills, buffalo hide, and beads. b) Plains Indian clothing was carefully created to record historical events with paintings, feathers, quillwork and beads. c) Plains Indian families worked together to paint symbols which depicted stories on their robes. They wore them to ceremonies. d) Plains Indians had elaborately decorated robes for special occasions. An important event was the ghost dance ceremony.
The author of this selection thinks that –
a) the elaborate decorations on the robes were a sign that the Plains Indians had highly developed craftsmanship b) the Plains Indian women spent excess time decorating robes instead of helping warriors learn to hunt c) the pictographs on the robes were often too violent and not always necessary in portraying Plains Indians' history d) the quillwork should not have been substituted for beads because the beads came from the white settlers
According to the selection, how did Plains Indians demonstrate their status?
a) by depicting their great deeds on elaborately decorated robes for everyone to see b) by displaying beautifully decorated robes along the sides of their homes c) by speaking about their deeds during tribal meetings to show how great they are d) by creating spiritual robes to depict their deeds during ghost dancing ceremonies
Why did the women take such care in construction and decoration of their husbands' hunting clothes?
a) The decorated clothing would go with the hunter to the Great Spirit. b) They wanted their husbands to be the best dressed of all the tribes during the ceremonies. c) The clothes recorded pictures of the tribe's history and important events. d) High quality clothing and decoration would increase the wife's status in the tribe.
What evidence suggests that feathers and trim were special to the Plains Indians?
a) They were used to specify the number and kinds of animals that a warrior had successfully hunted. b) They were worn or applied in a certain way to depict accomplishments and needed community approval. c) They were used to illustrate the number of years and number of animal skins a warrior had accumulated. d) They were used to identify who the warrior was related to and what his status was within the tribe.
The reader can conclude that ceremonial robes were worn only for special celebrations because –
a) Plains Indians did not like to dress up b) Plains Indian women spent too much time creating them c) they were too heavy to wear for long periods d) the Indians wanted to conserve the robes' spiritual powers
What evidence does the author provide to support the conclusion that visions were important to the Indians?
a) Visions determined the status among the tribe warriors. b) The visions protected warriors against bullets during battles with the white settlers. c) Plains Indians decorated their warrior robes with previous visions. d) A Pawnee woman painted a ghost dress according to a vision she had experienced.
How do paragraphs 1-8 contrast with paragraphs 9-10?
a) Paragraphs 1-8 explain why Plains Indians like to dress up while paragraphs 9-10 describe in detail how they dressed. b) Paragraphs 1-8 explain the Plains Indians' hunting parties while paragraphs 9-10 describe the war parties. c) Paragraphs 1-8 show how Plains Indians developed skills to create robes while paragraphs 9-10 describe how they were used. d) Paragraphs 1-8 explain how robes were used to record events while paragraphs 9-10 explain how robes were used in ceremonies.
Which of the following sentences from the selection contains an opinion?
a) Along with decoration their own clothing, women took great pride in dressing their husbands in the finest garments possible. b) The porous bone held liquid paint like a sponge, and the sharp point helped to make neat lines. c) Later, when white traders brought glass beads to the Plains, intricate beadwork designs were substituted for the quillwork. d) If a man wore beautiful garments, his wife and other relatives gained in status because of their ability to make such clothes
What is the main idea of paragraphs 4-7?
a) Without a written language, the Plains Indians had no way of recording their history. b) Men's and women's clothing was elaborately decorated to show their status within the tribe. c) Important feats and events were recorded in quillwork, beading, and paint on buffalo robes. d) Plains Indians believed that the clothing had spiritual powers and would protect them from enemies.
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