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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. At the beginning of Blood Turned Into Stone, Lame Deer talks about the people who inhabited this land a long time ago trying to save themselves from an immense flood by going where?
(a) To an alter to pray.
(b) To the top of a high hill.
(c) To a hidden cave in the mountains.
(d) To their boats by the river.

2. When Richard was arrested by a brutish-looking policeman who took him to a park, the policeman gave him enough money for a third-class ticket to where?
(a) France.
(b) Spain.
(c) Austria.
(d) America.

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

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

5. What did the large pool of blood turn into?
(a) A human.
(b) Red pipestone.
(c) A sacred statue.
(d) A thunderbird.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Richard Erdoes study art?

2. When the earth was young, the Sioux Indians believe that the wakinyan ruled over what?

3. In what year did Richard Erdoes finish High School?

4. Where did Richard's first encounter with the American West take place?

5. What did Richard keep doing all the way back to their campsite after his first experience with the American West?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Richard Erdoes say he did as a child when he would attend a "blood opera" with his pals?

2. What did Iktome, the spider man, decide to do after he discovered that Rabbit Boy had come back to life and gone up with the clouds?

3. Describe some of the strange things that a heyoka, or clown does.

4. What does the great wakinyan or thunderbird of the west look like?

5. What happened when Richard Erdoes was attending a yuwipi meeting and he asked to take photographs?

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

7. According to legend, where did the Sioux nation come from?

8. What is the story that Lame Deer tells about the heyoka turtle and the heyoka frog?

9. What does Lame Deer state the old people used to say about damage caused by lightning?

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

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