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. Winnetou never killed his enemies but stunned them with what?

2. In what year was Richard sent to do a story on an old mining railroad?

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

4. How many hunters were sent out who discovered the White Buffalo Woman?

5. If a person would swear by the sacred pipe then they could not do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why would it make a sick person happy to hear a heyoka tell them that they are going to die?

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

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

5. What does Richard Erdoes say he did as a child when he would attend a "blood opera" with his pals?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Lame Deer state that one word like medicine man cannot describe what an actual medicine man is in the Sioux culture? How complex is being a medicine man and why? What different names and definitions does Lame Deer give for the Sioux "medicine men"?

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 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?

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