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

2. The bowl of the pipe represented what?
(a) The body.
(b) The feet.
(c) The hands.
(d) The head.

3. Who did Richard Erdoes claim was responsible for he and his pals attending "blood operas"?
(a) His grandfather.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His mother.
(d) Karl May.

4. In the Indian culture, Lame Deer states that clowns had more power than what?
(a) A poison arrow.
(b) A thunder storm.
(c) The atom bomb.
(d) God.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The second thunderbird who was red, has wings with how many joints?

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

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the Odenwald Schule that Richard Erdoes attended for two years.

3. According to Sioux legend, where did the blood-red rock found in the southwest corner of Minnesota come from?

4. What did the woman look like that presented the first pipe to the Sioux tribe?

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

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

7. Describe how the thunder-beings eventually turned into wakinyan or thunderbirds.

8. Where did Richard Erdoes' Jewish grandfather live and what did he teach Richard?

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

10. What does Lame Deer say is the reason that one loud clap of thunder is heard followed by smaller rumblings?

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