Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Richard's first encounter with the American West take place?
(a) South Dakota.
(b) Maine.
(c) North Dakota.
(d) New York.

2. Lame Deer mentions that sometimes the tonwan or thunderbolt hits something. What does he describe it hitting?
(a) A horse.
(b) A human.
(c) A pig.
(d) A bull.

3. In what year did Richard Erdoes finish High School?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1935.

4. At the beginning of Blood Turned Into Stone, Lame Deer talks about the people who inhabited this land a long time ago trying to save themselves from an immense flood by going where?
(a) To their boats by the river.
(b) To an alter to pray.
(c) To a hidden cave in the mountains.
(d) To the top of a high hill.

5. Richard's grandfather taught him to stay away from what?
(a) Ham.
(b) Bridges.
(c) Dirt.
(d) The Nazis.

6. How many hunters were sent out who discovered the White Buffalo Woman?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

7. The birds that Richard spent time with ate raw hamburger out of his hand along with fragments of what?
(a) Bird seed.
(b) Ham.
(c) His own finger tips.
(d) Peanuts.

8. What did the name of the Itazipcho tribe mean?
(a) Without Bows.
(b) With Honor.
(c) Without Guns.
(d) With Spirit.

9. When a clown was fooling around he was really performing what?
(a) A silly joke.
(b) A comedy act.
(c) A sad dance.
(d) A spiritual ceremony.

10. When the earth was young, the Sioux Indians believe that the wakinyan ruled over what?
(a) The waters.
(b) The heavens.
(c) The underworld.
(d) The land.

11. When Lame Deer was describing the pipe in Blood Turned Into Stone, he states that the pipe is "us". Therefore, the stem of the pipe represented what?
(a) A backbone.
(b) A body.
(c) An arm.
(d) A leg.

12. If a person would swear by the sacred pipe then they could not do what?
(a) Speak.
(b) Lie.
(c) Go back on their word.
(d) Tell the truth.

13. Richard states in the Epilogue of the book that one kind soul solved his problem of religion by taking him where?
(a) To a planetarium.
(b) To a rose garden.
(c) To an open field of wild flowers.
(d) To a Catholic cathedral.

14. The substitute dancers that helped the heyokas put grass in what two places?
(a) Their hair and shoes.
(b) Their belts and shoes.
(c) Their belts and hair.
(d) Their shoes and ears.

15. Winnetou never killed his enemies but stunned them with what?
(a) A horseshoe.
(b) A blow from his fists.
(c) His powerful rope.
(d) The butt of his rifle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was something that was very sacred, especially to Indians, that the clowns could give the Sioux people?

2. Lame Deer tells of a convention that he went to and brought his pipe, which everyone smoked. How long had Lame Deer had this particular pipe?

3. How many years did Richard go to the Odenwald Schule?

4. After Richard fed the Indians at his New York apartment, one old man stayed at his apartment for how many months?

5. The bowl of the pipe represented what?

(see the answer keys)

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