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. What was the author doing when the seed for this book was planted in his mind?
(a) Day-dreaming about Indians and their values.
(b) Re-reading the other books he had written about Indians.
(c) Sitting on his front porch watching the sun set.
(d) Riding his motorcycle across North Dakota in August.

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

3. When all the sacred Indian ceremonies are gone what will be left according to Dan?
(a) Their families.
(b) Their hearts.
(c) Their memories.
(d) Their sorrows.

4. What did Wenonah suggest Nerburn do?
(a) Sleep under the car.
(b) Become an honorary member of the Lakota tribe.
(c) Start cooking the meals for her and Dan.
(d) Give up writing the book.

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

6. According to Dan, what did the white man do to the land?
(a) Disrespected it.
(b) Turned it into property.
(c) Didn't love it.
(d) Developed it.

7. What did Dan's granddaughter put in the breakfast oatmeal?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Honey.
(c) Bacon grease.
(d) Milk.

8. According to Dan, the Creator love the smell of what?
(a) The spring rain.
(b) The Indian camp fire.
(c) Sweet grass sprinkled into a fire.
(d) The spring prairie flowers.

9. What was the name of the old Indian's dog?
(a) Old Faithful.
(b) Round Tummy.
(c) Fatback.
(d) Old Yeller.

10. Who did Nerburn sit next to in the Buick on the trip?
(a) Nobody.
(b) Fatback.
(c) Grover.
(d) Dan.

11. In what year was the book published?
(a) 1993.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1994.

12. Nerburn got a phone call from whom in Chapter 1?
(a) An Indian woman.
(b) An Indian Elder.
(c) His publisher.
(d) His son.

13. From what college did Dan's grandson graduate?
(a) Notre Dame.
(b) Haskell.
(c) Yale.
(d) North Dakota U.

14. What was in the yard to the left of Grover's house?
(a) A wagon wheel.
(b) An old, rusted truck
(c) A perfectly ordered woodpile.
(d) A small garden.

15. What sentence, according to Nerburn, sums up America?
(a) "We are the land of the free."
(b) "From sea to shining sea."
(c) "What's in it for me?"
(d) "We are number one."

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Lakota word "wasichu" mean in English?

2. In what kind of vehicle was the Hippie family traveling?

3. What did Dan particularly not like about Hippies?

4. What was the only sign of industriousness that could be seen in the village?

5. On what reservation had Nerburn worked several years before?

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