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Kent Nerburn
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the Lakota word "wasichu" mean in English?
(a) Danger.
(b) White man.
(c) Dog.
(d) Elder.

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

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

4. What criticisms did Grover have for the first chapters Nerburn wrote?
(a) They sounded too much like stories of "movie Indians."
(b) They were too poetic and fancy.
(c) They were too short and used large words.
(d) They were not authentic and full of lies.

5. What was the title of one of the books Nerburn wrote after working on the reservation?
(a) Tales of the Elders.
(b) To Walk the Red Road.
(c) Our Mother Earth.
(d) The Forgotten People.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Grover and Dan do as the car passed through the evening landscape?

2. Why did Dan feel it was stupid to be called an Indian?

3. Where was Grover's house located?

4. Who did Nerburn sit next to in the Buick on the trip?

5. Of what piece of music was Nerburn reminded as they drove through the deepening evening?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Nerburn's black Nissan truck when he got back in it to drive away?

2. What did Dan tell Nerburn about the prairie dogs?

3. Describe Grover's house.

4. What were some of the things discussed by Dan and Grover and Nerburn as they watched an old cowboy and Indian movie on television?

5. Who passed Grover as he drove 45 mph on the trip they were taking?

6. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

7. Describe the "wannabe" Hippies they ran into at the truck stop.

8. By what means did white men attempt to exterminate the Indians?

9. What did Dan say about being called an Indian?

10. Describe Dan's house.

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