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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. In the story of Rabbit Boy, there is a boy who states that he has power over Rabbit Boy and that he is going to throw what over him?
(a) A rope.
(b) A net.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A hoop.

2. In the story mentioned in the beginning of Blood Turned Into Stone, what made up the large pool of blood?
(a) The thunderbird cries and buffalo skin.
(b) Blood from the animals killed in the flood.
(c) Flesh and bones of the people.
(d) The tears of the people.

3. After Richard fed the Indians at his New York apartment, one old man stayed at his apartment for how many months?
(a) Three.
(b) Six.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

4. When Richard fed about sixty Indians in his New York apartment in 1967, how many of those Indians had come to participate in a peace march with Martin Luther King?
(a) 20.
(b) 15.
(c) 60.
(d) 26.

5. What is the oldest dance along with the sun dance in the Sioux culture?
(a) The "Sing to the Rain" dance.
(b) The "Water Comes" dance.
(c) The "Around the Bucket" dance.
(d) The "Into the Sky" dance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lame Deer tells the story of the heyoka turtle and the heyoka frog in Chapter 16. At the beginning of the story, what were they sitting on?

2. Richard Erdoes' father died how many weeks before he was born?

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

4. Where does Lame Deer state that too many of the Sioux Indian things wind up?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happened when Richard Erdoes was arrested by a brutish-looking policeman?

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

6. When Lame Deer tried to describe a thunderbird, why did he say that could not do it?

7. What did the substitute dancers in a heyoka ceremony wear?

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

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

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

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