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1. 10. 20. 30. 40. 50. 2. 10. 20. 30. 40. 50. 3. 10. 20. 30. 40. 50. The Iroquois Constitution . Category 1 questions follow. In terms of a governmental body, what do the roots of the Tree of Peace symbolize to the confederacy? . 10. Category 1. Strength/unity/power. 10.

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The Iroquois Constitution


Category 1 questions follow


In terms of a governmental body, what do the roots of the Tree of Peace symbolize to the confederacy?

10

Category 1


Strength/unity/power

10

Category 1


According to the author, what is the mission of the Five Nations?

20

Category 1


Include everyone who agrees to the Constitution

20

Category 1


To what other political organizations could you compare the Iroquois confederacy and the Five Nations?

30

Category 1


Our federal government and the states working together

30

Category 1


With which American institution could you compare the council of the Five Nations?

40

Category 1


Our Congress/state representatives

40

Category 1


What is the task of the eagle that sits at the top of the Tree of Long Leaves?

50

Category 1


To warn of danger/watch for danger

50

Category 1


Category 2 questions follow


Who is meant to see the smoke of the confederacy council fire as it ascends to the sky?

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Category 2


The Iroquois allies (friends) that work with them

10

Category 2


Why do the lords of the Five Nations give thanks to the earth before they begin deliberations?

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Out of respect/to show respect

20

Category 2


According to the author, how do the Iroquois refer to their god? (What do they call him?)

30

Category 2


The Great Creator

30

Category 2


Read the passage.

“It shall be a serious wrong for anyone to lead a lord into trivial affairs, for the people must ever hold their lords high in estimation out of respect to their honorable positions.”

What does this statement ask the lords to guard against, or they will lose the respect of their people?

40

Category 2


To focus on unimportant (trivial) events/issues/activities

40

Category 2


For what purpose did the Iroquois use strings of shells?

50

Category 2


As money

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Category 2


Category 3 questions follow


What does a candidate for lordship in the Confederacy pledge when he gives four strings of shells?

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Category 3


Loyalty to the Constitution/Confederacy/Iroquois people

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Category 3


What is suggested to a lord when he is told the following?

“The thickness of your skin shall be seven spans- which is to say that you will be proof against anger, offensive actions, and criticism.”

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Category 3


They will not/should not be hurt or angered by criticism of others

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Category 3


What does the author think about the value of anger?

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Category 3


It will destroy the person (self-destructive)

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Category 3


According to the author, what is the most important goal of a confederate lord?

40

Category 3


To act for the welfare of all the people

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Category 3


Know the meaning of the following words:

Deliberation

Constitution

Oblivion

Disposition

Tempered

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Category 3


Use your book to write in definitions

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Category 3


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