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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) An arm.
(b) A leg.
(c) A body.
(d) A backbone.

2. What was Rabbit Boy's buckskin decorated with?
(a) Eagle feathers.
(b) Horse teeth.
(c) Buffalo skin.
(d) Porcupine quills.

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 rock.
(c) A lillypad.
(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) Two dollars.
(c) Ten dollars.
(d) Five dollars.

5. In the story of Rabbit Boy, what came down to make the pieces of Rabbit Boy disappear?
(a) A cloud.
(b) A giant thunderbird.
(c) Hail.
(d) Rain.

6. What did the the heyoka do when he ran up on the bucket of boiling water?
(a) Threw the water into the air.
(b) Poured the water over his head.
(c) Plunged his bare arm into the water.
(d) Spilled the water into a cold river.

7. What did Richard keep doing all the way back to their campsite after his first experience with the American West?
(a) Singing.
(b) Whistling.
(c) Humming.
(d) Snapping his gum.

8. One clown was called Heyoka Osni which means what?
(a) The happy cheerful.
(b) The sluggish man.
(c) The cold fool.
(d) The fleeing feet.

9. How did a clown ride his horse?
(a) Backward.
(b) Standing up.
(c) Slowly.
(d) Sidesaddle.

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

11. 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 fifty years.
(b) More than forty years.
(c) More than thirty five years.
(d) More than thirty years.

12. How many paths led into the mountain where the wakinyan lived?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

13. What was something that was very sacred, especially to Indians, that the clowns could give the Sioux people?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Peace.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Purity.

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

15. What kind of work did Richard do in New York?
(a) He was a painter.
(b) He was an architect.
(c) He was an illustrator.
(d) He was a graphic designer.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the earth was young, the Sioux Indians believe that the wakinyan ruled over what?

2. What is the name of the the spider-man in Sioux legend?

3. What did the stone represent on the pipe?

4. In the story of Richard and his friends writing a clandestine paper, how much were the costs for the parents of the condemned boy?

5. How many people smoked Lame Deer's pipe that he brought to the convention mentioned in Blood Turned Into Stone?

(see the answer keys)

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