Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard Erdoes
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of the tale about the Stone Boy, a young girl had how many brothers?

2. What does Lame Deer say is on the money, but is being killed by the money?

3. Which tribe did the ghost dance start in?

4. In the beginning of Chapter 8, Lame Deer tells a big secret that he just wants to whisper and doesn't dare say aloud. What is this secret?

5. Lame Deer talks about a famous chief that was named Man-Afraid-of-His-what?

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. Why was the trial that Lame Deer was involved in considered to be one big confusion?

3. Describe the situation described in Chapter 13 when white students gave an old chief a bottle of little pills.

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

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

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

7. How did each day end for Richard Erdoes when he lived with his aunt who was a Mohammedan girl from Sarajevo?

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Lame Deer thinks the white man has destroyed or taken the "spirit" from particular animals and also how the white man has taken away from his own natural body. What disasters befall the white man because of these problems, according to Lame Deer?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Lame Deer state that one word like medicine man cannot describe what an actual medicine man is in the Sioux culture? How complex is being a medicine man and why? What different names and definitions does Lame Deer give for the Sioux "medicine men"?

Essay Topic 3

Describe one of your favorite Indian ceremonies, rituals, or legends that you read about in the book. Why was this your favorite and what things intrigued you about this particular ceremony, ritual, or legend?

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