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. One clown was called Heyoka Osni which means what?

2. What did the smoke rising from the pipe represent?

3. Lame Deer states that those who saw the unktegila went blind for how many days?

4. Winnetou's sidekick was a German what?

5. Richard states in the Epilogue of the book that one kind soul solved his problem of religion by taking him where?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe some of the strange things that a heyoka, or clown does.

3. Before Richard Erdoes met his Indian friends, what did he do in New York?

4. Describe the Odenwald Schule that Richard Erdoes attended for two years.

5. Describe the place where the wakinyan live.

6. What did Iktome, the spider man, decide to do after he discovered that Rabbit Boy had come back to life and gone up with the clouds?

7. According to Sioux legend, where did the blood-red rock found in the southwest corner of Minnesota come from?

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

9. What happened when Richard Erdoes was arrested by a brutish-looking policeman?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the book, Lame Deer mentions that sometimes parents wanted their daughters to marry a famous chief but sometimes their daughter had her heart set on someone else. Sometimes the daughters would elope. Why do you think the tribe and parents approved of this union after the couple returned from their elopement? Why wasn't the arranged marriage forced by the parents and tribe? How did this help unity of families and the tribe as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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