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. Lame Deer talks about the white man being afraid of natural odors and declares that soon the white man will breed people without what?

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

3. How old was Lame Deer when his mother died?

4. The beginning of the ghost dance began with a sweat bath and the burning of what?

5. Lame Deer stated that the only place his tribe could hold their sun dance was where?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Godfrey Chips describe Crazy Horse?

4. 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.

5. Who was Leonard Crow Dog?

6. Describe what happened when Indian police surrounded Sitting Bull's cabin.

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

8. Why does Lame Deer say that Indian children are never alone?

9. In Chapter 14, the legend of the ghost dance is mentioned. A Ute holy man was taken to heaven and brought back five songs. What did this songs do?

10. In the beginning of Chapter 10, what does Lame Deer mention is the Indian's first rite and always comes before any other ritual?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Lame Deer mean when he says, "what you see with your eyes shut is what counts"? How does this relate to the medicine man or wicasa wakan? How could it relate to other tribe members or even Lame Deer himself? Describe your thoughts on this statement and explain how it relates to the book and to the reader.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Lame Deer's experience in the vision pit that is mentioned in the beginning of the book. How did this experience transform him from a boy to a man? Use specific information from the book to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

What new things did you learn from this book about Indian culture? What things surprised you or enlightened you about the Sioux way of life? Use specific information to support your answers.

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