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

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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. What does the name wicasa wakan mean?

2. In the tale of the Stone Boy, when Stone Boy goes out to find his uncles he starts out in the morning and in the evening he smells what?

3. To get ready for a yuwipi meeting, what did the floor need to be covered with?

4. How many puffs did the Sioux take on the peace pipe?

5. What was the name for men who dressed like women?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Lame Deer sees the old cooking pot in Chapter 6.

2. 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?

3. Describe some of the things that Indians endured during the sun dance.

4. Describe the first white man that Lame Deer ever met.

5. 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.

6. How does Godfrey Chips describe Crazy Horse?

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

8. What does Lame Deer say the white man's symbol is and why?

9. How many buffalo skulls were needed in the old days of the sun dance and what were they needed for?

10. After the Indians smoke for the fourth and last time in the sweat house, what do they say and how do they exit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Lame Deer, what are the evils that come from the "green frog skin"? Do you agree with Lame Deer's view on money? Why or why not? What other evils did the white man bring to the Indian culture? Use specific examples from the book to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 9, Medicine, Good and Bad, Lame Deer talks about the medicine man or wicasa wakan and how they love silence. Why do you think the wicasa wakan had the desire to be by themselves and loved silence? What kinds of experiences did the wicasa wakan have as a result of silence and meditation? How did this bring the wicasa wakan closer to nature and closer to fellow Sioux Indians?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the struggles and experiences that Lame Deer went through that helped him become insightful and respectful of the Sioux culture.

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