Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Kent Nerburn
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Dan, how do white people learn?
(a) By talking.
(b) By reading.
(c) By listening.
(d) By experimenting.

2. What request did the Indian woman have when she called Nerburn?
(a) She asked him to sell her his two books.
(b) She asked him if she could visit him.
(c) She asked him to visit her grandfather, an Elder.
(d) She asked him to speak to her grandfather on the phone,.

3. How fast did Grover drive his Buick?
(a) He seldom drove over 45 miles per hour.
(b) He crept along at about 30 miles per hour.
(c) He drove about 60 miles per hour.
(d) He drove at exactly the speed limit.

4. In which South Western City was there a market where rich people could buy all kinds of Indian stuff?
(a) El Paso.
(b) Santa Fe.
(c) San Antonio.
(d) Austin.

5. What was Nerburn's first inclination to do after leaving his Nissan at Jumbo's?
(a) He wanted to go to Dan's house and work on the book.
(b) He wanted to stay in the village and explore it.
(c) He wanted to take the trip with Grover and Dan.
(d) He wanted to go to the motel and sleep till it was over.

6. What did Nerburn buy at the local store before proceeding to the old Indian's house?
(a) A pack of chewing gum.
(b) A pack of Prince Albert tobacco.
(c) A candy bar.
(d) A soda.

7. What were the most important assets Nerburn had in writing the book?
(a) Dan's notes and clippings in the shoebox.
(b) The pen and the tape recorder.
(c) His previous experience with the Lakota.
(d) His love and respect of Indians.

8. What was the Indian philosophy of ownership?
(a) You owned it as long as you needed it then passed it on.
(b) The more things you owned, the better.
(c) No one dare violate one's ownership of something.
(d) If you owned a lot of things others looked up to you,.

9. How much did Dan's grandmother receive for sitting on a blanket and having her picture taken?
(a) Fifty cents.
(b) A quarter.
(c) A nickel.
(d) A dime.

10. What was the only sign of industriousness that could be seen in the village?
(a) The cleanly swept sidewalks in front of the houses.
(b) The line of laundry flapping in the wind behind each house.
(c) The gardens behind each house.
(d) The men working on their cars.

11. What were Dan and Nerburn listening to as they sat on Dan's front porch?
(a) Dan's granddaughter singing as she worked.
(b) The approach of Grover's car.
(c) Fatback's barking.
(d) The larksong and the morning wind.

12. What did the Indians feel the Creator disapproved of that the white man did?
(a) Make silly, stereotyped Indian movies.
(b) Offer money for land.
(c) Not honor the Indians and their ways.
(d) Dress differently and have different customs.

13. How did the Indians measure people when times were bad?
(a) By whether they were able to survive.
(b) By whether they were rich.
(c) By whether they were poor.
(d) By how they shared.

14. What was Grover doing when Dan and Nerburn came to visit him?
(a) Watching a black and white cowboy movie on television.
(b) Reading one of Nerburn's books.
(c) Fixing his Buick.
(d) Sleeping.

15. Where was Grover's house located?
(a) In the next village.
(b) In the middle of the village.
(c) Down the road from Dan's house.
(d) On the other side of the village.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of horses were all the Indians in the television cowboy movie riding?

2. What color hatband was on Grover's cowboy hat?

3. On what kind of sandwich did Grover often make for which Dan complimented him?

4. What famous person from overseas saw "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"?

5. According to Dan, what did the white man do to the land?

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