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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lame Deer states that their tribe's oldest lady had a face like what?
(a) Rippled water.
(b) The rock covered mountains.
(c) The Badlands.
(d) The wrinkled sheet.

2. What animal does Lame Deer mention in Chapter 7 that is much like an Indian because it's unchangeable?
(a) A buffalo.
(b) A cat.
(c) A bear.
(d) A wolf.

3. What does Lame Deer say the white man forgot to give Indians when they brought them whiskey?
(a) The instruction book.
(b) A flask.
(c) Green frog skin.
(d) A woman to cry about.

4. Lame Deer states that many white men think that the sun dance is an initiation of what?
(a) Of a man and a woman growing together in love.
(b) Of a young man growing into manhood.
(c) Of a warrior ready to kill for the first time.
(d) Of a old medicine man passing on his power to a younger medicine man.

5. In the first part of the book, Lame Deer describes a white soldier bellied down in a gully watching the women using his green frog skin to fire up what?
(a) Fire wood.
(b) The bonfire for a dance.
(c) Buffalo chips.
(d) The latern for the tipi.

6. Lame Deer tells a story about his uncle and how his horse's rope was pulled into a badger's hole. What did his uncle have to do with the rope?
(a) He and his horse had to pull on the rope together.
(b) He had to use his knife to cut the rope.
(c) He had to kill the badger.
(d) He had to shoot the rope in two.

7. Which direction did the sweat lodge face?
(a) South.
(b) North.
(c) West.
(d) East.

8. What did Lame Deer mention was a problem for Indians and that it wouldn't get better?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Death.
(c) Alcoholism.
(d) Ceremonies.

9. When the holy man in the story of the ghost dance saw the beautiful land he saw a land that was dotted with what?
(a) Tipis.
(b) Buffalo.
(c) Thunderbirds.
(d) Indian babies.

10. Lame Deer talks about a bird in the book that doesn't chirp. What did the white man call this type of bird?
(a) A crow.
(b) A golden eagle.
(c) A night hawk.
(d) An owl.

11. How many guns are there in the Museum of the American Indian in New York City that once belonged to famous Indian chiefs?
(a) Four or five.
(b) Five or six.
(c) Eight or nine.
(d) Six or seven.

12. One way for young folks to get together was for the girl to stand outside her family's tipi with what?
(a) A buffalo skull.
(b) A bowl of stew.
(c) A peace pipe.
(d) A big blanket.

13. What was on the blanket that Lame Deer's grandmother had made especially for the vision pit?
(a) A star.
(b) A circle.
(c) A buffalo.
(d) A thunderbird.

14. When the tree was cut down to prepare for the sun dance and the lower branches were cut off, what was used to cover the "wounds" on the tree?
(a) Blessed water.
(b) Buffalo's blood.
(c) A paste made of herbs and leaves.
(d) Vermillion paint.

15. Lame Deer states that most the time a person became a medicine man through what?
(a) His grandfather's vision.
(b) The joint vision of the medicine men of the tribe.
(c) The vision of the oldest medicine man in the tribe.
(d) His own vision.

Short Answer Questions

1. As a start to a yuwipi meeting what needed to be done with all the windows and doors?

2. What animal was most likely to appear in a vision that a medicine man had?

3. What does Lame Deer say is on the money, but is being killed by the money?

4. Lame Deer talks about a famous chief that was named Man-Afraid-of-His-what?

5. In Chapter 8, Lame Deer talks about a young Navajo boy and girl in their apartment in their city. What color of blanket did he put over this young couple?

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