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 Chapter 7, Pete Catches talks about his sister eating what animal's heart?

2. What did Ziolkowski say he wanted to do for the Indians?

3. If a boy wasn't satisfied with just rubbing noses with a girl, he would ask an elk medicine man to make him what?

4. How many times was the door to the sweat house opened during the inipi ceremony?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lame Deer describe the white man's way of war?

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

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

4. What would the mothers of daughters afraid of tipi-creepers do to create a "No Trespassing" sign on their daughter and what would the mothers do if they found there had been a tipi-creeper?

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

6. When Lame Deer was put on trial, how much was he paid per day?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the experiences that Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes had growing up. Explain how the two became good friends and why you think they had such a strong relationship.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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