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. What did a heyoka ceremony start with?

2. At the beginning of Chapter 15, Lame Deer states that he was going to tell a story that wouldn't be funny. The story was about what?

3. What kind of work did Richard do in New York?

4. What was the name of Winnetou's sidekick?

5. What did the stone represent on the pipe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the place where the wakinyan live.

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

6. How did each day end for Richard Erdoes when he lived with his aunt who was a Mohammedan girl from Sarajevo?

7. What does the great wakinyan or thunderbird of the west look like?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe Lame Deer's experience in the vision pit that is mentioned in the beginning of the book. How did this experience transform him from a boy to a man? Use specific information from the book to support your answers.

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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