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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 far apart were the houses in the village?
(a) About a half a mile apart.
(b) About 75 ft. from one another.
(c) About a mile apart.
(d) About a quarter of a mile apart.

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

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

4. What adjective did Nerburn use to describe what white people thought Indians were with which Dan agreed?
(a) Brave.
(b) Wild.
(c) Exotic.
(d) Dangerous.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was inside the three-sided wooden structure Nerburn came across on his motorcycle trip?

2. What drug did Nerburn take in the sixties that mimicked the experience Dan had listening to the dead?

3. What kind of truck did Nerburn own?

4. What did the Lakota people call the Creator?

5. What was Nerburn's first inclination to do after leaving his Nissan at Jumbo's?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was the white lady Grover mentioned and what had she wanted to do?

2. What did Nerburn find when he returned to Dan's house several months later?

3. Where was Nerburn sitting in Grover's Buick on the trip he took with Grover and Dan and what was he doing?

4. Describe the telephone call Nerburn got.

5. Write some things about Dan's grandson.

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

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

8. Describe Grover's house.

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

10. Describe the landmark Nerburn came upon when riding across North Dakota on his motorcycle.

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