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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. Lame Deer states that all the Sioux sweat lodges faced what direction?
(a) South.
(b) West.
(c) East.
(d) North.

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

3. When Richard fed about sixty Indians in his New York apartment in 1967, how many of those Indians had come to participate in a peace march with Martin Luther King?
(a) 15.
(b) 20.
(c) 26.
(d) 60.

4. When Richard stopped his car during his first encounter with the American West, what animal did he hear the calls of?
(a) Cows.
(b) Elk.
(c) Birds.
(d) Wolf.

5. What was the great wakinyan of the west clothed in?
(a) Smoke.
(b) Clouds.
(c) Quills.
(d) Feathers.

6. 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 lillypad.
(b) A patch of grass.
(c) A rock.
(d) A log.

7. What was an owanka wakan?
(a) A sacred pipe cover.
(b) A sacred earth altar.
(c) A sacred hollow tree.
(d) A sacred water bridge.

8. The second thunderbird who was red, has wings with how many joints?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Eight.

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

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

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

12. What is the name of the the spider-man in Sioux legend?
(a) Gougla.
(b) Iktome.
(c) Mawani.
(d) Wakan.

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

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

15. What saved a young beautiful woman from the immense flood?
(a) A buffalo.
(b) An eagle.
(c) A thunderbird.
(d) The Great Spirit.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Richard sent to do a story on an old mining railroad?

2. When the White Buffalo Woman entered the tipi with the old men of the tribe, what was the only thing they could offer her?

3. How many paths led into the mountain where the wakinyan lived?

4. The substitute dancers that helped the heyokas put grass in what two places?

5. In the story of Rabbit Boy, there is a boy who states that he has power over Rabbit Boy and that he is going to throw what over him?

(see the answer keys)

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