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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal was most likely to appear in a vision that a medicine man had?
(a) A buffalo.
(b) An eagle.
(c) A deer.
(d) A bear.

2. In the beginning of the tale about the Stone Boy, a young girl had how many brothers?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

3. How many days did the ghost dance last?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

4. Lame Deer talks about a famous chief that was named Man-Afraid-of-His-what?
(a) Knife.
(b) Horse.
(c) Cow.
(d) Arrow.

5. When Lame Deer was asked to pick a trade when he was in the reformatory, what did he choose?
(a) Sign painting.
(b) Rodeo clown.
(c) Mechanic.
(d) Fence builder.

6. What church was Lame Deer a member of for five years?
(a) First Indian American Church.
(b) The Church of the American Indian.
(c) Eastern Community Church.
(d) The Native American Church.

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

8. What does Lame Deer say is the main thing in marriage?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Children.
(d) Love.

9. Richard Erdoes tells Lame Deer that good art cannot be made with what?
(a) A mountain.
(b) A jackhammer.
(c) Piece of green frog skin.
(d) A tail feather.

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

11. What does the word inyan mean?
(a) The coyotes.
(b) The rocks.
(c) The horses.
(d) The houses.

12. If a boy wasn't satisfied with just rubbing noses with a girl, he would ask an elk medicine man to make him what?
(a) A horse bridle.
(b) A bow and arrow.
(c) A flute.
(d) An ax.

13. What does the word heyoka mean?
(a) Rodeo.
(b) Clown.
(c) Bull.
(d) Horse.

14. In the beginning of Chapter 11, Lame Deer describes a yuwipi ceremony. What does Lame Deer state roared in the darkness?
(a) The Great Spirit.
(b) The fire.
(c) The drums.
(d) The pipe smoke.

15. At the beginning of Chapter 13, Lame Deer mentions that one of his tribe's troubles is that they can't do what?
(a) Curse.
(b) Steal.
(c) Cheat.
(d) Lie.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the process of building a sweat house, how many white willow trees needed to be cut?

3. At the end of the yuwipi ceremony, dog meat was eaten. If someone ended up with the dog's head, what did that mean?

4. What does Lame Deer say the white man has changed it's women into?

5. When Lame Deer talks about the four square miles along the Rapid River that his great-grandfather and his tribe had taken away from them, he talks about the government missing out on a life-sized dinosaur made out of green what?

(see the answer keys)

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