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Michelle Nicole Boyer
AIS 160A1 – Prof. Colombi
September 23rd, 2015
Week 5 questions
1. What is “adaptive capacity”?
a. The capacity for an organism to change into an entirely new organism.
b. The capacity for an ecosystem or group of people to rapidly adapt to a changing
c. The capacity for a person to adapt to societal pressures of beauty by purchasing
and wearing lots of salmon colored makeup.
d. The capacity for salmon to migrate upstream while fighting off hungry bears.
2. What is a key component of Nation Building?
a. Having a good relationship with the Federal government.
b. Having a strong relationship with future presidential candidates.
c. Having a strong tribal government that is thinking about the future.
d. Having a good relationship with the state the Nation is located within.
3. Which of the following is the best definition of Nation Building?
a. Constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the sun.
b. Constructing or structuring a strong tribal nation using the government, tribal
members, and a plan for the future.
c. Constructing or structuring a large group of buildings on a tribal reservation
because there are no buildings there.
d. Constructing or structuring a pan-Indian identity by allowing all tribes to create
the same urban development program.
4. Which of the following is an example of adaptive capacity?
a. A tribe realizes they live in a state that they do not like, so they decide all tribal
members should move to a different state.
b. A tribe realizes they have lost their keys on the way to their office, so they begin
asking all of the tribal members where the keys could be.
c. A tribe realizes that they live in an area where there are no longer big game
animals to hunt, so they decide that they must all be vegan.
d. A tribe realizes they no longer have access to traditional fishing areas, so they
begin fishing for new fish at a different location.