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Richard Erdoes
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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. Korczak Ziolkowski told Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes that his Crazy Horse monument would dwarf what?
(a) The white man.
(b) The pyramids of Egypt.
(c) The tallest buildings in New York.
(d) Mount Rushmore.

2. What does the word heyoka mean?
(a) Rodeo.
(b) Bull.
(c) Clown.
(d) Horse.

3. Lame Deer talks about an old white man that invited him and his friend into his cellar to drink and play cards. Lame Deer said that this bootlegger was so drunk he couldn't do what?
(a) Breath any fresh air.
(b) Find his nose with both hands.
(c) Walk a zig-zagged line.
(d) Stand up to go to the bathroom.

4. What church was Lame Deer a member of for five years?
(a) Eastern Community Church.
(b) The Church of the American Indian.
(c) The Native American Church.
(d) First Indian American Church.

5. What does Lame Deer say is on the money, but is being killed by the money?
(a) The bald eagle.
(b) The soldiers.
(c) The President of the United States.
(d) The open land.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name for men who dressed like women?

2. When Lame Deer was asked to pick a trade when he was in the reformatory, what did he choose?

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. Richard Erdoes tells Lame Deer that good art cannot be made with what?

5. What does the word inyan mean?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would the mothers of daughters afraid of tipi-creepers do to create a "No Trespassing" sign on their daughter and what would the mothers do if they found there had been a tipi-creeper?

2. What did the old Indian in The Green Frog Skin mean when he said, "now they own the air, too."?

3. Many medicine men get their power from a particular animal. Describe some of the powers and attributes that an elk master or medicine man would have.

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

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

6. What does the lizard and turtle stand for in the Sioux culture and what were they believed to protect a baby from?

7. When Lame Deer was put on trial, how much was he paid per day?

8. What are some of the meanings of the word yuwipi that Lame Deer mentions in the book?

9. What kind of shapes are in the belt that Lame Deer's grandmother made that is mentioned in Chapter 6 and what do these shapes represent?

10. How did Lame Deer end up with a bum shoulder?

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