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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. 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 kill the badger.
(b) He had to use his knife to cut the rope.
(c) He and his horse had to pull on the rope together.
(d) He had to shoot the rope in two.

2. What state did the Sioux church members have to get their peyote from?
(a) California.
(b) Arizona.
(c) Texas.
(d) Nevada.

3. Lame Deer talks about one of the Sioux's greatest holy men whose name was Chips. How old was Chips' grandson, Godfrey, when the power was passed on to him?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Fourteen.

4. 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.

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?
(a) Yellow and green.
(b) Red and yellow.
(c) Black and green.
(d) Black and red.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the holy man in the story of the ghost dance saw the beautiful land he saw a land that was dotted with what?

2. During the yuwipi ceremony a man would lie face down and have his fingers laced together with what?

3. In the tale of the Stone Boy, when Stone Boy goes out to find his uncles he starts out in the morning and in the evening he smells what?

4. What animal does Lame Deer mention in Chapter 7 that is much like an Indian because it's unchangeable?

5. What does the word hanhepiwi mean?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe how Lame Deer sees the old cooking pot in Chapter 6.

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

6. 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.

7. Describe how Lame Deer's great-grandfather was killed by mistake.

8. 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?

9. Who was Leonard Crow Dog?

10. What would happen in a Sioux tribe when a young girl would have her heart set on a young boy instead of a famous chief and would elope with him?

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