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

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

3. Lame Deer tells the story of the heyoka turtle and the heyoka frog in Chapter 16. At the beginning of the story, what were they sitting on?
(a) A patch of grass.
(b) A lillypad.
(c) A rock.
(d) A log.

4. Lame describes a time when a friend of his went to the rock quarry to pick out stone. The park ranger said he could take out a pound for how much?
(a) A dollar.
(b) Five dollars.
(c) Two dollars.
(d) Ten dollars.

5. Richard Erdoes' father died how many weeks before he was born?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

6. Lame Deer tells a story from the 1920's when an Indian was running away from a bunch of cowboys on horseback who couldn't catch him. How old was the Indian?
(a) In his seventies.
(b) In his thirties.
(c) In his sixties.
(d) In his twenties.

7. 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?
(a) More than thirty years.
(b) More than fifty years.
(c) More than forty years.
(d) More than thirty five years.

8. Lame Deer states that being a clown brought honor but also what?
(a) Guilt.
(b) Shame.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Fame.

9. What did the stone represent on the pipe?
(a) The heart.
(b) The body.
(c) The head.
(d) The blood.

10. In what year was Richard sent to do a story on an old mining railroad?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1960.

11. Richard's Catholic aunt in Austria went to early Mass each morning at what time?
(a) 5 A.M.
(b) 8 A.M.
(c) 6 A.M.
(d) 7 A.M.

12. When Richard was driving through the plains on his first encounter with the American West, what were the houses surrounded by?
(a) Cattle fields.
(b) Barron land.
(c) Wheat fields.
(d) Corn fields.

13. Where did Richard Erdoes study art?
(a) Salzburg.
(b) Prague.
(c) Vienna.
(d) Linz.

14. What did a heyoka ceremony start with?
(a) A bath.
(b) Smoking a pipe.
(c) A dance.
(d) Singing a chant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the the heyoka do when he ran up on the bucket of boiling water?

2. The bowl of the pipe represented what?

3. When the White Buffalo Woman was addressing the children of the tribe she told them to "remember this and grow up" and do what?

4. How many hunters were sent out who discovered the White Buffalo Woman?

5. What does the name of the pipe, Ptehincala Huhu Canunpa mean?

(see the answer keys)

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