Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions Test | Final 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 story mentioned in the beginning of Blood Turned Into Stone, what made up the large pool of blood?

2. In order for a person to have listened to the story of Much-Blood-Man a person ought to have fasted for how many days?

3. Lame Deer tells of a convention that he went to and brought his pipe, which everyone smoked. How long had Lame Deer had this particular pipe?

4. The White Buffalo Woman wore a dress made of what?

5. What was the great wakinyan of the west clothed in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where are the places set aside for surviving buffalo herds, and what does Lame Deer state the buffalo would say if they could speak?

2. Because of Iktome, the spider man, what did the villagers do to Rabbit Boy?

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

4. What is the story that Lame Deer tells about the heyoka turtle and the heyoka frog?

5. Some medicine men have an eagle feather attached to their pipe. Where is the eagle feather attached and why?

6. What happened when Richard Erdoes was attending a yuwipi meeting and he asked to take photographs?

7. Describe how the thunder-beings eventually turned into wakinyan or thunderbirds.

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

9. Who was Karl May's favorite Indian hero?

10. What did Richard Erdoes see when he rushed to the window and looked outside on his first day in New York City?

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

Essay Topic 3

Describe Lame Deer. Explain Lame Deer's characteristics and ideals. What is important to Lame Deer? In what ways do you agree with Lame Deer's views that are mentioned in the book? Are there any particular ideas that you don't agree with that that Lame Deer brings up in the book? If so, what are they and why do you disagree?

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