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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) 60.
(c) 20.
(d) 26.

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

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

4. What was the color of the buckskin that Rabbit boy wore?
(a) Blue.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Red.
(d) Green.

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

6. Lame Deer described the prayer he usually said when he was crying for a vision. He asked the Great Spirit to pity him so that what may occur?
(a) The land might grow.
(b) His people may live.
(c) The white people will learn.
(d) He might receive his vision.

7. In the tale about Rabbit Boy, when the rabbit came across a pool of blood, what did he do?
(a) He gave it the shape of a human being.
(b) He spread it out into a larger pool.
(c) He hopped over it and didn't look back.
(d) He scooped it up in a cup to keep.

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

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

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

11. What animal guarded the west entrance to the mountain where the wakinyan lived?
(a) A bear.
(b) A buffalo.
(c) A deer.
(d) A wolf.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lame Deer mentions that sometimes the tonwan or thunderbolt hits something. What does he describe it hitting?

2. The White Buffalo Woman wore a dress made of what?

3. Richard told of times when he and a Hungarian peasant girl would eat bacon with a fine powder of what?

4. When Lame Deer received the chance to hold the Ptehincala Huhu Canunpa, what colors of flannel was it wrapped in?

5. What kind of work did Richard do in New York?

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