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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 tells the story of the heyoka turtle and the heyoka frog in Chapter 16. At the beginning of the story, what were they sitting on?
2. When Richard fed about sixty Indians in his New York apartment in 1967, how many of those Indians had come to participate in a peace march with Martin Luther King?
3. The substitute dancers that helped the heyokas put grass in what two places?
4. Where did Richard's first encounter with the American West take place?
5. What saved a young beautiful woman from the immense flood?
Short Essay Questions
1. Before Richard Erdoes met his Indian friends, what did he do in New York?
2. Because of Iktome, the spider man, what did the villagers do to Rabbit Boy?
3. What happened when Richard Erdoes was attending a yuwipi meeting and he asked to take photographs?
4. According to legend, where did the Sioux nation come from?
5. What does the great wakinyan or thunderbird of the west look like?
6. What did Richard Erdoes see when he rushed to the window and looked outside on his first day in New York City?
7. According to Sioux legend, where did the blood-red rock found in the southwest corner of Minnesota come from?
8. How did each day end for Richard Erdoes when he lived with his aunt who was a Mohammedan girl from Sarajevo?
9. How does Richard Erdoes describe the prairie of South Dakota?
10. Describe the Odenwald Schule that Richard Erdoes attended for two years.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the book, Lame Deer mentions that he left the discussion about the peace pipe until the end of the book because it is the most important subject. Describe why the pipe is such an important symbol and thing in the Sioux Indian culture. Use specific information from the book to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
What importance was having an epilogue in the book? What insight does this epilogue provide into Lame Deer's life and into Richard Erdoes' life? How does the epilogue benefit the reader?
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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