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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. How do Dan and the Lakota people feel about being called Indians?
(a) They are highly insulted.
(b) They are amused.
(c) They don't care about something like a name.
(d) They are fighting mad.

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

3. What did Dan like about Nerburn?
(a) He was polite.
(b) He was quiet.
(c) He was thoughtful.
(d) He wasn't trying to be an Indian.

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

5. What did Nerburn use to pack his belongings?
(a) A black canvas bag.
(b) A green aviator's bag.
(c) A blue Samsonite suitcase.
(d) A small brown valise.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was a man supposed to wear an eagle feather?

2. How were the reservations defined on Nerburn's map?

3. What was Grover doing when Dan and Nerburn came to visit him?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Indians wear long hair?

2. What was Grover's answer when Dan asked him why he didn't have any junk cars in his yard and what was he referring to?

3. How did the storm affect the three men?

4. Name some of the signs along the road in Chapter 22.

5. What did Dan say one had to do to be like an Indian?

6. Describe the Homestead town they visited in Chapter 15.

7. Describe the inside of Annie's house.

8. Describe the houses in the Indian village Dan and Nerburn pass on their way to Grover's house.

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

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

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