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Cross Cultural Studies - Alaska Natives

1.  The idea of all American Indians/Alaska Natives having a mystical spirituality is a broad generalization.
A) True
B) False
2.  American Indians/Alaska Native people all get “Indian money” and don’t pay taxes.
A) True
B) False
3.  Tribal governments can create and enforce laws that are stricter or more lenient than State laws.
A) True
B) False
4.  Cultural customs can be viewed as a particular group or individual’s preferred way of meeting their basic human needs and conducting daily activities as passed on through generations.
A) True
B) False
5.  Specific practices such as ceremonies, prayers, and religious protocols will vary among Alaska Native communities.
A) True
B) False
6.  Alaska Native people communicate a great deal through non-verbal gestures.
A) True
B) False
7.  Alaska Native people may look down to show respect or deference to elders, or ignoring an individual to show disagreement or displeasure.
A) True
B) False
8.  A gentle handshake is often seen as a sign of respect, not weakness.
A) True
B) False
9.  It is often considered unacceptable for an Alaska Native to criticize another directly.
A) True
B) False
10.  American Indian communities often have a historical distrust of the dominant society.
A) True
B) False
11.  It is important to respect the importance of spiritual beliefs.
A) True
B) False
12.  Mental health professionals should understand their dominant cultural position in terms of race, ethnicity and power.
A) True
B) False