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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As a start to a yuwipi meeting what needed to be done with all the windows and doors?
(a) The needed to be opened.
(b) They needed to be purified.
(c) They needed to be painted.
(d) They needed to be covered with blankets.

2. What is the word that the Sioux Indians use for the soul, spirit, or essence?
(a) Nagi.
(b) Hanblechia.
(c) Heyoka.
(d) Shehi.

3. Lame Deer tells a story about his uncle and how his horse's rope was pulled into a badger's hole. What did his uncle have to do with the rope?
(a) He had to shoot the rope in two.
(b) He had to kill the badger.
(c) He had to use his knife to cut the rope.
(d) He and his horse had to pull on the rope together.

4. According to Lame Deer, what was the name of the greatest of all the Sioux?
(a) Crazy Horse.
(b) Crazy Bull.
(c) Wild Horse.
(d) Sitting Bull.

5. When the holy man came back to earth in the story of the ghost dance, he began to teach the people a dance. How many songs did he have?
(a) Eight.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the steam represent that is coming out of the pot mentioned in the beginning of Chapter 6?

2. What does Lame Deer say the white man has changed it's women into?

3. What does Lame Deer say is the name of a man who "uses the power of the rawhide and the stones to find and to cure"?

4. Lame Deer talks about the white man being afraid of natural odors and declares that soon the white man will breed people without what?

5. Lame Deer told a reporter that he would like to plant a staff on the very top of Mount Rushmore to make it a sacred mountain again. What colors would be on the staff?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Richard Erdoes describe the prairie of South Dakota?

2. Most of the time, how does a person become a medicine man?

3. What kind of room would serve as a good room for a yuwipi meeting?

4. How does Lame Deer describe the white man's way of war?

5. Why does Lame Deer say that the pipe is like an open Bible to him and his people?

6. Where are the places set aside for surviving buffalo herds, and what does Lame Deer state the buffalo would say if they could speak?

7. How does Lame Deer suggest that mankind can get back on the red road of the pipe or the road of life?

8. Who was Leonard Crow Dog?

9. Describe what happened when Indian police surrounded Sitting Bull's cabin.

10. Before Richard Erdoes met his Indian friends, what did he do in New York?

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