TDCJ TEST

This Test is required to be taken to those who are American Indians or Native Americans incarcerated in TDCJ.
However, no test is required if you state that you are Christian, Jew or Muslim. So is this not discrimination?


Basic Knowledge Test

1. Who is;
a. WanKan Tanka
b. Tankashila

2. What does it mean to walk the Red road?

3. What does Sacred mean?

4. What is meant by Intention?

5. Explain what is;
a. Kicci Yaon Ohinni
b. Mitakuya Oyasin
c. Hocoka

6. What does a Heyoka or Sacred Clown do?

7. Why is story telling important?

8. What important duty should you perform every day?

9. What are the following?
a. Ceremonies
b. Customs
c. Traditions
d. Rituals

10. Who traditionally is responsible for teaching the children in Native families?

11. What is the drums meaning and its use?

12. Give a couple uses for the rattle

13. Why do Native Americans wear headbands?

14. What is the importance of Eagle feathers?

15. Why do some Natives wear medicine bags, what does it represent?

16. Give some examples of items that can be placed in the medicine bag?

17. What does the circle represent?

18. Draw the 2 most common medicine wheels.
a.
b.

19. Name the seven directions.

20. Name the 7 colors that correspond with the 7 directions.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

21. Name the 4 animal spirits that represent the 4 cardinal directions on the medicine wheel and what direction do they represent?
a.
b.
c.
d.

22. When you enter and exit the circle what directions do you travel?

23. When you begin a ceremony, what direction do you face and why?

24. Name the 4 elements and what direction do they represent?
a.
b.
c.
d.

25. Name the 4 sacred plants and what direction do they represent?
a.
b.
c.
d.

26. What do each of the sacred plants used for?
a.
b.
c.
d.

27. What is Kinni-Kinnic and what is is used for?

28. Why and what doe we smudge?

29. When smoking the pipe what is the smoke when you breath it in, then out.

30. What does the pipe stem and the pipe bowl represent?

31. What is the difference between a Lakota pipe and a Cherokee pipe?

32. What are some different uses for the pipe?

33. Give some examples of different styles of pipes.

34. What is an Inipi?

35. Please give a brief explanation why you feel you should walk the Red Path.


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