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 describes the heyokas as having rattles made from rows of what?
(a) Buffalo horns.
(b) Warrior beads.
(c) Deer hoofs.
(d) Dried corn husks.

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

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?
(a) "Teach your children."
(b) "Live a good and strong life."
(c) "Love the land."
(d) "Be better than the past."

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

5. What shoots out from the wakinyan's eyes?
(a) Smoke.
(b) Lightning.
(c) Fire.
(d) Tears.

6. Lame Deer states in Blood Turned Into Stone that all Indian wisdom could be known through what?
(a) The Great Spirit.
(b) The pipe.
(c) The smoke.
(d) The White Buffalo Woman.

7. Richard told of times when he and a Hungarian peasant girl would eat bacon with a fine powder of what?
(a) Salt.
(b) Black pepper.
(c) Red paprika.
(d) Cinnamon.

8. At the beginning of Chapter 15, Lame Deer states that he was going to tell a story that wouldn't be funny. The story was about what?
(a) Birds.
(b) Clowns.
(c) Indians.
(d) Buffalo.

9. What is the word for clown in the Lakota language?
(a) Sintkala.
(b) Heyoka.
(c) Noni.
(d) Witko.

10. How many people smoked Lame Deer's pipe that he brought to the convention mentioned in Blood Turned Into Stone?
(a) 203.
(b) 161.
(c) 182.
(d) 175.

11. In the Indian culture, Lame Deer states that clowns had more power than what?
(a) The atom bomb.
(b) A poison arrow.
(c) A thunder storm.
(d) God.

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

13. After Richard fed the Indians at his New York apartment, one old man stayed at his apartment for how many months?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Two.

14. What did the large pool of blood turn into?
(a) Red pipestone.
(b) A human.
(c) A thunderbird.
(d) A sacred statue.

15. The White Buffalo Woman wore a dress made of what?
(a) White buckskin.
(b) White feathers.
(c) White silk.
(d) White quills.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. In what year did Richard Erdoes finish High School?

3. Richard Erdoes' father died how many weeks before he was born?

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

5. What was the name of Richard Erdoes' wife?

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