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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 Dan's Indian friends call Nerburn?
(a) Grizzly Adams.
(b) City boy.
(c) White man.
(d) Intruder.

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

3. What did the guys in Grover's unit call him when he was in Korea?
(a) Chief.
(b) Indian.
(c) Lakota.
(d) Red man.

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

5. What did Dan consider bullshit regarding the white people's way of life?
(a) The white people's way of raising their children.
(b) The white people's emphasis on education.
(c) The white people's attitude toward possessions.
(d) The white people's marriage customs.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was outside of the Old Indian's house?

3. Where did Fatback live?

4. What Indian people did Dan say were killing Indians?

5. Describe the Hippie man.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Dan give Nerburn and what did Nerburn do with them?

2. What was Dan sprinkling into the fire when Nerburn drove up to his house on the next morning in Chapter Two, "Burn Offerings" and what was the significance of this?

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

4. Describe Grover.

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

6. Dan asked Nerburn to read one of the papers he had written using the Elder's notes and clippings. Describe that paper.

7. Why did Kent Nerburn want to write this book?

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

9. Explain the Indians' philosophy and practice of silence and how it differs from the white mens' way.

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

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